Skincare Guide for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin Vol.02

Why do some people have healthy oily skin while others struggle with oily, acne-prone skin? 🤔

The answer is complex. Besides chronic acne-prone skin, sudden breakouts can be influenced by external and internal factors. Regardless, the first step to addressing the issue is "oil control."

Internal and External Management

For sudden breakouts, it's crucial not only to switch up your external products but also to review your diet and lifestyle. Could it be related to dairy products, fried foods, staying up late, irregular routines, or even emotional stress? Starting with internal adjustments can naturally accelerate the healing process of acne.

Skincare Approach

For the Entire Face:

  • Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial treatment
  • Spot treatment for specific pimples
  • Post-acne mark treatment

Product Recommendations:

  • Light oil-control or conditioning toner
  • Anti-inflammatory acne treatment serum
  • Targeted spot treatment serum
  • Physical sunscreen
  • Products recommended for red acne marks

For those looking to prevent acne through "acid exfoliation," consider common options like salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or mandelic acid. If you're dealing with comedones or closed pores, prioritize products with a combination of acids.


Those with oily and acne-prone skin should be careful not to over-exfoliate or use too many acids for oil and acne control! This is a common reason why some transition from oily acne-prone skin to sensitive skin. Aggressive peeling to improve oiliness and breakouts can actually thin the stratum corneum. This, in turn, can make the skin more susceptible to external irritants, worsening skin issues and diminishing the effectiveness of oil control.

Thus, whether it's using acid peels, IPL, or microneedling, it's essential to proceed with caution. Perform these treatments during stable periods of your skin condition and under the guidance of a dermatologist. Do not be swayed by claims that suggest monthly treatments; give your skin time to recover and breathe, and avoid anxiety over skin issues. 💆‍♀️

Hopefully, these tips are helpful. Remember to treat your skin kindly! ❤️