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Skincare For Acne & Oily Skin Types

We know dealing with acne-prone skin can get you down, that’s why we’re here to help! For many years we’ve been helping clients combat their acne and regain their confidence. Providing them with products and treatments that help to significantly improve their acne, scarring, redness, and inflammation. 

What causes acne

Acne is the result of hair follicles becoming blocked. These tiny holes, which are present in the skin, can become blocked when too much sebum is produced and combines with dead skin cells. If this ‘plug’ happens to follicles close to the skin’s surface, it can lead to whiteheads or blackheads being created. Bacteria can then also contaminate these plugged follicles, leading to cysts, nodules, pustules, or papules.

While this can happen to anyone – particularly teenagers – if proper acne skin care isn’t conducted, it can lead to further acne-related issues. 

How to prevent acne

Fortunately, there are various routes you can take when it comes to skincare for acne-prone skin. With the right tips, treatments, and routines in place, it’s possible to eliminate blemishes and not let acne negatively impact your appearance and self-esteem. Below we’ve listed both tips to keep in mind and an effective skincare routine. 

Skincare tips for acne

Skincare for acne is not something that you can take lightly. Breakouts are likely to strike when you let your guard down, so it’s imperative you stay on top of it at all times. This can be done by following the tips below.

Keep your hands away from your face

Even if your face is itchy, always try and avoid touching or scratching the affected area. This can lead to further irritation to the inflamed skin. Plus, if any pimples are picked or popped, this might lead to further issues such as infection and scarring. Moreover, simply touching your face can spread bacteria.

Avoid the sun

Easier said than done, admittedly, but the ultraviolet rays from the sun can lead to redness and increased inflammation. As a result, you should limit your time in the sun when possible. Plus, when you do venture outside, ensure you apply sunscreen frequently and wear protective clothing such as a broad-brimmed hat.

Use makeup sparingly

If you’re having a breakout, stay away from using foundation and powders like blush and bronzer.. If you do decide to use makeup, try to select mineral makeup or oil-free cosmetics that are labeled “non comedogenic,” which means it shouldn’t lead to pore blockages or acne. Also, if you opt to wear makeup, never forget to wash it off completely at the end of the day.

Watch what you eat

Your diet is a vital part of looking after your body – and that includes your skin. It makes sense to dodge the likes of junk food and greasy food, but you also have to watch out for dairy products and items featuring high levels of processed sugar. These can trigger acne. Ensure you add more whole grains, vegetables, and fresh fruits to your diet. 

Skincare routine for acne

If you’re prone to acne breakouts, it is essential you have an effective skincare routine in place. A daily process helps to keep pores clear, speed up the healing of blemishes, and remove excess oil. An effective routine doesn’t have to be complex, and you only have to dedicate a few minutes each morning and nighttime to the cause.

Gently cleanse the face

The first step of your skincare routine should be to gently cleanse your face. With either a soft washcloth or your fingertips, wash your face with warm water thoroughly. Make sure not to miss your neck and jawline. Even though you should clean thoroughly, this doesn’t mean being aggressive. It won’t get your skin any cleaner – and it could even accentuate breakouts. 

Use a mist spray

While optional, a mist spray can help in multiple ways. It can tone your skin, but it also helps to combat blemishes, hydrate and remove excess oil. If you decide to go with a mist spray, our Infuse Activating Mist is a natural face mist packed with nutrients that help rejuvenate your skin and battle against acne.

Apply treatment serums

The acne skincare products you use are dependent on several factors. For example, what works for you may not work for someone else. However, using acne-designed treatment serums – preferably those from the Osmosis range –  are going to do the bulk of the work during your skincare routine. As a result, pick your treatments wisely.


When your skin is already oily, the step of applying moisturiser might seem counter-intuitive. However, it’s important you don’t skip this step. Certain acne medications and treatments tend to dry out your skin, which can result in something you don’t want: dry and peeling skin. This can be avoided by applying a light moisturiser.

Osmosis skincare for acne

At Osmosis, we know how much acne can affect you. That’s why we’ve made a continued commitment to treat this skin condition. We offer numerous effective and acclaimed products that can help clear up your acne, along with reducing inflammation and redness.

Purify Enzyme Cleanser

This cleanser is specially designed for aging, acne-prone, or pigmented skin to naturally exfoliate and detoxify your skin through botanical ingredients. The tropical enzymes found in this cleanser will buff away dead cells and debris without stripping your skin of its natural protective lipid barrier. Leaving you with soft and supple skin.

Infuse Mist Spray

Quench your skin with a splash of nutrient-rich moisture formulated to soothe and rejuvenate. This natural face toner contains fulvic and humic acids that delivers supple, hydration to your skin with a touch of antioxidants.

This face mist also enhances the penetration of our skin serums.

Clarify Blemish Serum

Blemish-prone skin has met its match with this powerful vitamin A serum. Clarify works with your skin to clear breakouts, normalise oil production, improve detoxification, calm inflammation, restore the epidermal barrier, and protect your skin from UV rays.

Osmosis Clarify Serum accelerates the healing process of blemishes to create a flawless finish.

Rescue Epidermal Repair Serum

This uniquely powerful face repair serum is proven to calm inflammation and neutralise toxins. It also activates epidermal DNA and wound repair, which dramatically enhances age spots and skin texture. Making it especially ideal for blemish-prone and pigmented skin types

Skin Perfection Elxir

This natural clear skin supplement is a must for flawless skin and healthy digestion. Skin Perfection contains 75 critical minerals, edible 24-karat gold, and our exclusive, clinically-proven acne technology that can find the source of redness, inflammation, and blemishes.

Why Choose Osmosis Skincare?

Osmosis takes a rigorous scientific approach to natural skin care. Every Osmosis skincare product includes a doctor-developed formula based on the latest research, evidence, and benefits of naturally sourced ingredients.

If you’d like to discuss your skin concern book a 30-minute Zoom Consultation with one of our Professional Osmosis Skin Therapists.


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