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Nervous about using a cleansing balm on your oily skin?

Dealing with skin breakouts is pretty annoying. You know, those pesky blemishes and pimples that show up and make you feel all self-conscious.  Why do I sometimes feel more oily...

Dealing with skin breakouts is pretty annoying. You know, those pesky blemishes and pimples that show up and make you feel all self-conscious. 


Why do I sometimes feel more oily when my skin feels squeaky clean?

When a pore gets clogged it forms a comedo (or comedones if there’s more than one), which results in a whitehead or blackhead developing, thanks to some skin inflammation in action. These clogged-up pores can be the troublemakers behind acne, which is triggered when the skin's oil glands decide to go into overdrive.


People with oily skin often underestimate the risks of continuously stripping away the skin's natural oils. In attempting to eliminate excess oil with harsh cleansers, they inadvertently worsen the situation, prompting the skin to produce more oil in compensation. 


A non-comedogenic cleansing balm can be a game-changer for your acne and blemish-prone skin. Comedogenic oils have the potential to clog pores, exacerbating skin issues, while non-comedogenic oils are specifically designed to avoid this problem. When applied to dry skin, a non-comedogenic cleansing balm like our Wild’n’Minty Cleansing Balm can effectively remove impurities, excess oil, and makeup without leaving behind residue that could contribute to pore congestion. 


The gentle yet thorough cleansing action helps maintain the skin's natural balance and prevents the accumulation of debris that might lead to breakouts. 


Other tips to avoid breakouts

Reduce Over Exfoliation: Excessive use of exfoliating products or abrasive scrubs can strip the skin of its natural oils and disrupt the skin barrier, leading to increased vulnerability to breakouts. A turmeric-infused konjac sponge provides a gentle exfoliation option for those with acne-prone skin, offering effective cleansing experience.

Washing your face before bed is a non-negotiable: Not being bothered to take off your makeup before bed can totally lead to breakouts, trapping bacteria and clogging up your pores. Your skin will thank you later.

Cut out the processed food: Consuming a diet high in processed foods, sugars, and dairy products has been linked to increased acne. Opt for wholefoods, fruits and vegetables and organic meats.

Clean your phone regularly: Do we ever stop to think about cleaning our mobile phones? A recent study found that mobile phones carry 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats. Regularly cleaning your phone is essential, as accumulated bacteria can contribute to skin breakouts

Change your pillowcase regularly: It’s important to regularly wash your pillowcases. If your skin is oily, exposing your skin night after night onto the same pillow, your pillowcase will retain dirt, bacteria and allergens and can cause breakouts.

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