If you are having issues with oil control on acne prone skin, here are five steps to take in order to reduce oil production:
Step 1: Break the Oil Production Cycle
Your skin operates on a biofeedback loop whereby oil is produced only when it is necessary. When you have clogged pores, oil is trapped and cannot reach its intended target so neighboring pores go into overdrive in order to make up for oil that is lacking. This leads to more clogs forming.
Break the oil production cycle by decongesting your pores. Clear Out is very effective in flushing out existing clogs. Furthermore, it uses medical grade retinol which directly decreases oil production:
Power Duo is the perfect starting kit for your journey from acne-prone to clear, healthy skin. Packed with quality medical-grade ingredients, it'll clear up spots, bumps, and red post-acne marks in no time.
Step 2: Getting Cleansing Right
Opt for a gentle cleanser and only wash your face twice per day: once in the morning and once in the evening. If you find that your skin still skews oily, spend more time working in the gentle cleanser and you will find the right balance.
It is a common mistake for people with oil skin to use a strong cleanser, or to overwash. This will force your skin into overdrive to make up for lost oil. This cleanser has been perfectly balanced for those with oily skin:
For those who need extra cleansing power, this soap-free formulation contains both AHA + BHA. Glycolic acid works on the surface to exfoliate while salicylic acid goes deeper into the pores to dissolve dead skin cells and break down sebum. Most acne cleansers contain a single AHA or a BHA. However, Balancing Cleanser combines both acids for extra effectiveness. We then minimize irritation by balancing this formulation with numerous botanicals. Since we use medical-grade ingredients, you can even leave Balancing Cleanser on your skin for 30 minutes to get a gentle peel! Why BALANCING CLEANSER?
- Medical-grade 2% AHA + 2% BHA face wash
- Can also be used as an exfoliating facial mask
- Gives skin a thorough cleanse without stripping it of its natural oils
- Loaded with botanicals so it is gentle on your skin
Step 3: Getting Moisturizing Right
Your skin operates on a biofeedback loop. Moisturize proactively so that your skin does not need to generate oil to do the same job. Here is an oil-free moisturizer which you will find very useful:
Skin in need of a drink? Feed it a few drops of Matte Hydrator, which can be used as a thirst-quenching serum or as a light moisturizer on oily, acne-prone skin. This formulation uses 100% medical-grade, ultra-low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid so it absorbs fully into skin. It leaves your skin matte on the surface and draws hydration into your skin where it matters most.
Why MATTE HYDRATOR?
- Keeps skin hydrated and nourished so it doesn’t produce excess oil that can clog pores
- Leaves a clean, matte finish without the oily sheen
- Sits well under makeup and helps it look better for longer
- Uses the highest quality of ultra-low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid
- Expect lower and healthier levels of oil on skin after three months
Step 4: Watch Your Diet
Avoid foods that are high on the glycemic index (GI). These foods have been proven to trigger your sebum glands to produce more oil. Common foods include: baked potatoes, pasta, white rice, white bread and ice cream:
Step 5: Consider a Toner
Toners have gotten a bad rap for containing drying alcohol. However, not all toners are the same. Consider a toner that contains salicylic acid as this BHA will break down oils.
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Nothing on this article should be interpreted as personal medical advice. For medical related matters, please consult with your dermatologist.
See what others have to say about Clearly Basics.
@brittaneyshanae I swear the Power Duo (Clear Out and Lighten Up) are a GOD-send! I’ve been using both consistently for 3 months now and my skin has NEVER looked or felt better! I haven’t experienced a breakout since March and more than 80% of my hyperpigmentation is GONE!
I’m so grateful to have finally found a product that actually works for my skin!
If you’re dealing with acne breakouts and hyperpigmentation, you should def research Clearly Basics.
@fi_ding I just wanted to post my progress, firstly to thank Clearly for giving me my confidence back! I have suffered on and off with my skin for years, the contraceptive pill kept it under control for a long time but since stopping any hormonal contraception my skins been up and down like a yo-yo! I really didn’t want to go down the route of prescription oral medication, personal choice, so when I read about Clearly Basics (after ALOT of research) I decided to give it a go. Even after a few weeks I could tell a difference, and after a few months, the difference is huge! My skin was angry, painful and inflamed. Its now way way calmer, with only a couple of spots popping up around that time of the month. And I’m overjoyed with that! I next plan on tackling the red marks left behind so I can feel even more confident make up free. It does take time, but be patient, and consistent, and it will work! No foaming face washes seem to have helped for me too. Thanks again clearly 🤗😀
@skinwithak @clearlybasics helped maintain my skin after oral prescription and honestly their products have helped so many, I get many DM’s thanking me for recommending Clearly Basics and how it’s helped them.
If I knew about @clearlybasics prior to my course of oral prescription I would’ve definitely gone with using Clear Out for sure!
@megandownes Amazing!! Never have I found a brand that is so gentle on my skin but works wonders. The lighten up is the best thing for redness, the difference in just one day on my pictures below. Can’t recommend enough, especially for hormonal acne. Thank you Clearly!
@amynuramira I have been struggling with acne for 10 years. This is by far the best product. I started out with brown pigmentation (acne marks) and a lot of tiny bumps of acne on my forehead, cheek and nose (kind of like sand paper). As soon as I started the Clear Out and Lighten Up, my acne bumps got smaller and smaller. My brown pigmentation began turning lighter (reddish pinkish).
Initially, when I started using it, I didn’t really get a ‘purge’ it was just a small amount of break outs which went away in a few weeks. Now my hormonal break outs are not as terrible as before, they still appear but barely noticeable. My skin is acne-free, pigmentation are still there but they’ve improved tremendously!
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