Skin Tip 101: Acne Oil Control

Did you catch my previous post where I shouted from the roof tops that I apply products, that traditionally those of us with acne have been told to stay clear of.

Such as moisturisers and hydration serums because people with acne have oily skin and applying more products will just make you oilier.

Worried moisturizer will make your acne worse? Think again — it can actually help improve your skin. “If the skin surface is dry and dehydrated, the oil glands tend to overproduce oil and this can make acne worse,” Dr. Weiser says. “Hydrating the skin surface can re-balance oil glands and help control acne and improve healing.” When buying a moisturizer, Doctors have recommended looking for a lightweight, oil-based product that won’t clog your pores. We love the ENHANCEMENTS Active Hydration Serum, thanks to some chemistry wizardry and a proprietary molecular matrix (how fancy does that sound) this super serum knows exactly how much hydration YOUR skin needs and draws moisture from the atmosphere and any other products you put on your face to give your skin exactly the amount of drink it needs. Clever right?! And best of all it works for all skin types, so perfect for acne sufferers and those sensitive types too.
When I first started using the ENHANCEMENTS Active Hydration Serum I was very cautious.  I mean how was a serum going to know that I had combination skin, and by adding in another new product I wasn’t going to make my skin worse.  But I wanted to give it a go and just see.  I started off slowly, applying it once twice a week in the evening, because it’s always a great idea to try new things at night when you’ll be in the comfort of your own home.  The first night or two it did leave my skin feeling a little more tacky than usual, but hey I’d just applied a super serum to my face so I figured it would feel a little different.  After about a week I stopped noticing the tackiness, then after 4-6 weeks of doing this I started to use it more frequently to the point that I am using it almost twice a day now.  Isn’t it funny how our skin adapts to things it likes.  Gone is that annoying combination skin and instead I have an even, glowing complexion.  Also, huge bonus for me it didn’t make my acne worse, in fact thanks to having the right amount of hydration and moisture the oil production reduced and my acne is now down to one or two pimples a month.  #WINNING


Just don’t forget to apply your moisturiser/sunscreen over the top because exposure to sunlight and can also make your acne worse and it’s just generally not good for our skins health and wellness.