How to Hydrate an Oily, Acne Prone skin without causing a breakout


Our skin can be like a complex puzzle full of often annoying contradictions. Throughout your 20’s, 30’s and even your 40’s individuals can experience breakout activity, whilst simultaneously battling with a flaky dry skin. It is often difficult to try and find the balance catering for all the needs of the skin and more specifically how to hydrate an oily, acne prone skin.


Ensuring an oily, combination, blemish-prone skin stays hydrated, and healthy-looking without causing breakouts is often a tricky balancing act.  The “Dry, but Oily” skin is not a myth! In order to understand this concern, it’s important to accurately diagnose the skin, identifying the contributing factors to the skins general state of health as well as taking note of the difference between your actual skin type and an often temporary condition.


Your skin type is the skin you were born with due to your genetic makeup and hormones whereas a skin condition is often a temporary concern, occurring as a result of external factors such as diet, stress and climate etc. Therefore, people with different skin types can experience skin conditions that might come and go without changing the way their baseline skin behaves normally.


There is also a clear difference between dry and dehydrated skin. Dry skin is a skin type caused by a lack of oil production whereas dehydration is a skin condition caused by a lack of water. So, whilst your skin might have enough oil, it could be lacking water. This in turn causes the skin to produce more oil in an effort to protect and balance itself. It you already have an oily skin type, this skin response results in the confusing “dry but oily skin” look and feel. Getting enough water is obviously important for our bodies to function at their optimum, but it’s also vital for skin health.


DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care recommends 5 simple steps on how to hydrate an oily, acne prone skin without causing additional breakouts:


Avoid using a harsh facial cleanser:

Opt rather to introduce DermaFix Gentle Cleansing Gel, a non-stripping foaming cleanser into your routine. This moisturising cleansing gel contains natural botanical extracts, which are healing and calming to the skin providing anti-inflammatory benefits, and is gentle enough to use over the entire face, including the eye area.


Use a non-abrasive exfoliator regularly:

DermaFix DermaPolish + Activated Charcoal is an enzymatic exfoliator that effectively removes keratinised skin cell build-up, ensuring improved product penetration whilst adsorbing impurities giving your skin a smoother, brighter and more radiant complexion.


Incorporate a hydrating boosting serum:

DermaFix ACC Hyaluronic Gel is a highly concentrated anti-ageing, moisture binding and skin repairing corrective containing the key ingredient Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid naturally occurs in dermal tissue and is a highly hydrophilic, gel-like substance in which the fibrous proteins collagen and elastin are embedded, thereby keeping them supple and flexible. Collagen is a vital protein of the human body and is responsible for 60% of the moisturising process which is essential to keep the skins tone, youth and elasticity. Hyaluronic further serves to maintain the water retention capacity of the skin, more than other moisturising agents, to add support for dermal components.


Use a lightweight moisturiser:

DermaFix Vitamin B Cream is a lightweight moisturiser ideal for sensitive, problematic and oily skin types. The Vitamin B complex helps to regulate oil gland secretion and is used in combination with botanical ingredients assisting to balance and moisturise the skin.


Use an oil-free sun protection:

DermaFix DermaShield SPF 40 offers both high UVA and UVB protection against the harmful effects of the sun. This low chemical, oil free formulation utilises Zinc Oxide offering protection from damaging sun rays whilst providing skin healing benefits


For more information on how to hydrate an oily, acne prone skin or the DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care brand, visit or call us on 0861 28 23 23.