Skin Love: Hydration vs. Harsh Actives - Nourishing Acne-Prone Skin the Gentle Way

Having acne-prone skin is frustrating and extremely mentally taxing. When it’s there, all you want is for it to not be there, and this mindset often leads people to trying several harsh active ingredients. Using too many of these products too often can be extremely damaging to your skin barrier, leading to even more breakouts. Let’s get into a new, gentler method for dealing with Acne.

The Balancing Act: Hydration's Gentle Touch

Acne-prone skin is like a delicate dance; it craves balance. Instead of bombarding it with harsh active ingredients, opt for a gentle, hydrating touch. Though drying out the Acne might seem like the right thing to do, this only leads to more inflammation and irritation. Hydration helps maintain your skin's natural balance, soothing inflammation and providing the support it needs to heal.

The Dangers of Over-Exfoliation: Kindness is Key

While exfoliation has its merits, overdoing it can lead to irritation and worsen acne. Moisturizing regularly keeps your skin barrier intact, preventing excessive moisture loss and reducing the risk of over-exfoliation-related issues. It’s best to only exfoliate 1-2 times per week, and avoid using other active ingredients like Retinol in the same routine. 

Glycerin: The Hydration Hero

Glycerin is our favorite ingredient for dehydrated, acne-prone skin. This natural humectant draws moisture into the skin while helping it retain water. Glycerin is one of the key ingredients in our extra gentle Goat-to Face line alongside Goat Milk, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Honey. 

Mindful Moisturizing: Choosing the Right Hydrators

Not all moisturizers are created equal. Do your own research on different skincare ingredients and choose products whose ingredient lists reflect your individual skin type and needs. Our Goat-to Creamy Cleanser and Face Cream cleanse, hydrate, and deeply moisturize your skin with powerful but soothing ingredients like Goat Milk, Vitamin E, and Rosemary Extract. 

For extra dry or damaged skin, incorporating a facial oil in your routine can make a huge difference. It may sound scary and counterintuitive to use an oil on acne-prone skin, but it all comes down to choosing the right oil. Our antioxidant boosting Pure Perfection Face Oil deeply moisturizes skin without clogging pores or causing breakouts. Formulated with Squalane, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Vitamin E, this vitamin and fatty acid rich oil sinks nutrients into the skin to leave your barrier hydrated and protected. 

When it comes to acne-prone skin, the mantra is clear: hydrate, don't aggravate. Harsh active ingredients might promise quick fixes, but the gentle touch of hydration often yields longer-lasting results. Embrace the balancing act, choose kinder skincare options, and let hydration be the guiding light for your acne-prone skin journey.