If you’ve ever dealt with breakouts (or acne), you have likely heard that oily skin is the most common culprit. It may sound shocking, but in reality, your natural composition combined with oil-based products can be your skin's best advocate. Read on and take charge of your skin’s health and appearance.
What Causes Breakouts
Breakouts are caused by skin congestion, which is the result of excess oil clogging your pores. This is what you may have NOT known: If you over dry your skin to reduce the oiliness, your body can overcompensate by producing even more oil. This can end up leading to more clogged pores and skin congestion, which in turn leads to breakouts. In short, that squeaky clean feeling after washing your face could be working against you.
What Products to Look For
Skin care products that closely match your skin's composition are going to have the biggest payoff. Oil-based products are some of the best to keep your skin nourished and hydrated precisely because certain botanical combinations resemble your skin’s sebum, they’re readily accepted by a variety of skin types and help the skin to self-regulate. But, be on the lookout for harsh chemicals that may be lurking in the ingredient list. Look for products that use organic, botanical ingredients.
3 Products Every Skin Care Routine Needs
When you find the right products, your dream of a simple skin care routine can be reality. Start with a gentle Facial Cleanser. As a major added bonus, the best ones will also be effective at removing make-up. A nourishing daily Facial Moisturizer is the next must-have. To really beef up the nutrient delivery, complete your routine with a Facial Serum. Even if you only use it once or twice a week, it will help strengthen your skin with an additional nourishing barrier.
Facial Cleanser: Remove the day’s buildup without stripping your skin of its natural oils.
Facial Moisturizer: Soften and smooth the skin without irritating chemicals.
Facial Serum: Promote a healthy barrier that nourishes and protects your skin.
More Tips to Help Clear Skin
If your daily routine just isn’t enough to keep your skin glowing, it may be because things like diet, exercise and environment play a role in your skin clarity as well. Pick a couple of the suggestions below and stick to them to see if they make a difference:
Eliminate any irritating skin care products from your routine
Drink water and stay hydrated all day
Try cutting out as much processed sugars and foods as possible
Include fruits and vegetables in your daily diet
Eat fermented foods that are rich in probiotics
Exercise regularly to help your body remove toxins
At Life’s Abundance we created a skin-loving care line that’s handcrafted and organically sourced. Our skin care products are made with organic, plant-based and nourishing ingredients. Best of all, they really work — and we wouldn’t have it any other way.