Skin concern: Oily skin with post acne scarring
Ruth's Oily Skin Journey
Having just had a baby, Ruth found her skin extremely oily due to hormonal changes and was also struggling to fade her post breakout pigmentation due to hormonal breakouts throughout her pregnancy. Ruth applied to our skin concern programme for expertise advice on how to fade those pesky pigmentation marks and mattify her oily skin.
Ruth’s results were incredible, seeing not only a reduction in sebum production but also her pigmentation was faded, leaving her with a bright and glowing complexion.
Best Treatment Plan for Oily and Acne Prone Skin
Ruth was prescribed a personalised skincare routine by the SKINICIAN inhouse skin specialist, specifically to address her skin concerns and asked to take pictures of her skin before using the products, at 3 weeks to check in on the progress and at 6-8 weeks to see the results. Let’s take a look at the routine Ruth followed to get her amazing results.
Step 1: Cleanse
For Ruth, we decided that as her main concern was oily skin, that our Purifying Cleansing Gel would be the perfect first step in her new routine. Packed full of oil busting Zinc PCA to mattify the skin and reduce sebum production, soothing chamomile and green tea to reduce inflammation and calm breakouts.
Before starting using the Purifying Cleansing Gel, Ruth complained that she felt her skin was oily to the touch early in the day with enlarged pores. When asked how her skin felt after she had mentioned that her skin didn't feel as oily and that she didn’t experience an early morning shine the way it had previously.
Ruth was also recommended the Advanced Pro-Radiance Enzyme Cleanser to use every other day. This cleanser not only cleanses skin but also contains Fruit Acids that help to gently exfoliate the skin, leaving dull skill brighter from the first use.
Step 2: Tone
The next step we recommended for Ruth’s skincare routine was to add a Toner to her AM and PM routine. Our Purifying Toner contains similar ingredients to the cleanser such as Zinc PCA, Vitamin C and amino acids which work together to not only mattify the complexion but also to reduce breakouts and help with post breakout scarring.
Skincare expert tip:
A great tip for this product is to pop it in your bag and reapply to skin throughout the day to give skin a boost of hydration and help to reduce oil production.
Step 3: Moisturise
A myth commonly believed about oily skin is that adding further hydration will leave skin feeling oilier. This isn’t the case at all; even the oiliest skin needs hydration, the key is ensuring to choose the correct face products for oily skin.
By adding the Purifying Day Moisturiser to Ruth’s routine, she was able to hydrate and protect her skin as this product has been developed specifically for oily and breakout prone skin types. This light-weight formula formulated with a mattifying complex to regulate sebum production also has an SPF30. Often those with breakout prone skin find that an SPF is too heavy for their skin which is why we have developed a moisturiser with an SPF suitable for those with an oilier skin type.
Step 4: Vitamin C Elixir
As one of Ruth’s main concerns was the pigmentation that had been left behind as the result of post breakout scarring, we recommended she included the Vitamin C Elixir into her daily routine. Vitamin C is known for its skin brightening properties and ability to fade pigmentation caused by sun damage, age spots or acne scarring. The difference this product has made to Ruth’s skin has been incredible, fading her post breakout pigmentation and brightening her over all complexion.
Skincare expert tip:
At SKINICIAN we thrive on creating multifunctional products that you can add into your routine, so we recommend this product is applied to freshly cleansed and toned skin under your SPF in the morning or in the evening apply on top of your night cream. This product can also be added to a face mask, by adding 1-2 drops, for extra skin glow.
Step 5: Face Mask
The final product we recommended to Ruth was the Purifying Mask which is formulated with green clay, to gently draw out excess oil and impurities without leaving skin feeling dried out and tight like traditional clay masks.
By incorporating this product into Ruth’s routine twice a week, it helped to clear up any congestion or breakouts her skin was suffering from, whilst also deep cleansing and minimising her pores, which again was another concern that Ruth voiced to use during consultation.
Skincare expert tip:
Pop a bit of Purifying Mask onto any pimple or breakouts that appear and leave on overnight. This helps to calm any redness and inflammation leaving the area clearer and calmed.
Ruth’s Oily Skincare Journey Before and After
Check out Ruth's skincare journey in the progress pictures below.
Week 1 & 3 before and after comparison
Week 1 & 6 before and after comparison
What Ruth had to say about her skincare journey:
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