Skin Clearing Strategies for Oily, Acne, Dehydrated Skin

I have treated hundreds and hundreds of clients (of all ages) over the years who came to me with a (seemingly) impossible combination of skin issues that were direct opposites of each other – all at the same time – oily, dry, and dehydrated – all at the same time! Complicated combination skin issues seemed impossible to correct, and most of these people have tried everything out there (at least twice). The skin gets worse – usually with added redness to compound the existing issues as a result.

Once you understand what creates this frustrating combination of skin conditions, you can create an effective plan to correct and balance this difficult condition once and for all. Matching the correct ingredients to each skin condition and balancing the skin’s pH is where the magic happens, and you can begin (finally) to see impressive results quickly.

This combination of skin problems is recognizable by a dry, scaly, or flaky skin layer with a layer of oil sitting on top, often accompanied by breakouts and blemishes. Simply put, the skin has a very oily subsurface with a very dry surface layer of dead skin cells that traps the oil in the pores, causing them to become larger and more congested – making the problem worse. Dealing with the dry, dehydrated part is often a temporary condition caused by harsh, acidic products that alter the skin’s health pH in the vain attempt to fix the problem. Changing your approach to skin cleansing and upgrading your ingredients will correct this.

What Causes Acne on Face?

Food that cause acneAcne and oily skin is almost always an internal issue; root causes often include digestive issues. The body’s inability to properly digest fat along with hormone imbalances, candida, and yeast can create a perfect storm for serious problem skin conditions.

Diet is always a consideration, and here is a list of foods that aggravate acne include: sugar, fast food, dairy products, candy, and refined grains. The age-old question of “what causes oily skin” results from an overproduction of sebum (oily, waxy substances) in that excrete from your pores, and there are a few reasons why this happens. The environment (more pollution=more oil), your stress levels (more stress=more oil), and your hormones (your monthly period=more oil) can all play a role in how oily your complexion is on any given day. And, as anyone who’s dealt with oily skin likely knows, increased oil production also goes hand-in-hand with acne. Breakouts can happen when excess sebum gets trapped inside the pore. Down the line, that sebum mixes with bacteria and dead skin, and a pimple occurs. We are here to help you stop the cycle and repair acne breakouts and damaged skin.

How Do You Choose Products for Problem Skin? 

Numerous studies have shown that salicylic acid (BHA) and Alpha Hydroxy Acids are essential anti-acne ingredients and the first over-the-counter choice before you seek professional attention. However, many products containing salicylic acid also include harsh, skin-aggravating ingredients that can increase oil production and cause flaky, rough, dry patches. See the pattern here?? That’s why it’s so critical that you choose anti-acne products carefully.

Sunshine Botanical's PreCleanse & Detox and Cleanse & Clear facial cleanser - botanical skincare with natural ingredients

Sunshine Botanical’s signature PreCleanse & Detox and Cleanse & Clear Cleanser, together in the perfect duo for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin.

How to Heal Damaged Skin From Acne 

We have created a practical alternative that will quickly bring balance and clearing to this confusing skin condition and solve this crazy skin imbalance once and for all. Our signature “double cleanse” system is anti-inflammatory, soothing, pore minimizing, and acne clearing – all without leaving the skin dry and dehydrated. How? It’s simple – I designed our double cleanse system to match botanical ingredients to these specific skin conditions to create lasting change: Step #1 is Pre Cleanse and Detox – this elegant formula will instantly melt make-up, dissolve excess skin oils, remove environmental toxins, and surface debris – allowing the skin to “breathe” and the acne/oily skin cleanser to dig down much deeper. 

Step #2 is our Cleanse and Clear – this crisp texture refining cleanser will clear congested skin, minimize future breakouts, reduce large pores, refine skin texture and lighten discolored skin. 





Ingredient of the Week

Malic Acid


Malic acid is an exfoliant with skin benefits like hydration, anti-aging and smoother skin tone.Actions and Pharmacology:

Malic acid is an exfoliant with skin benefits like hydration, anti-aging, and smoother skin tone. It is a sigh of relief for people with sensitive skin due to its gentle exfoliating property.

Top Benefits Of Malic Acid:
  • Exfoliation, Even Complexion & Improved Acne
  • Skin Hydration
  • Restores pH Balance
  • Reduced Wrinkles & Anti-Aging

Malic acid helps in skin cell turnover, thus promoting collagen production. It also breaks down the glue that holds the dead skin cells (keratinocytes) together. Once the dead skin cells are washed away from the top layer of the skin, a fresh layer is pushed to the surface. Your skin is now smoother, evened out, and radiant than before.