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What is acne prone skin?

Similar to oily skin, those with acne prone skin types can experience an overflow of sebum (our natural oil). When oil combines with bacteria and dead skin cells, clogged hair follicles can result, leading to breakouts and blemishes. Not all acne prone skin is the same – and imperfections can range from blackheads to deeper nodules. Skincare for acne prone skin helps to rebalance and purify skin’s layers for clear and happy complexions.

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Easy Skin Care Routine for Oily & Blackhead Prone Skin

Skincare for acne shouldn’t need a thousand steps. You can reduce oil-flow and imperfections like blackheads through the consistent use of skin-boosting products. See how to clarify your skin with Garnier’s gentle, non-comedogenic and simplified routine.

Acne prone skin products by type

Let’s run through acne prone skin skincare products and how they each work in addressing shine and blemishes. See the important role each skincare step plays in achieving beautiful skin below.

Explore our Pure Active Range

Regain radiant skin with Garnier’s nourishing and purifying Pure Active range. Packed with clarifying ingredients, our dedicated range is designed specifically to improve the appearance of oily and acne prone skin.

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Featured skincare articles

To help you nail your acne prone skin skincare journey, we’ve rounded up the biggest myths and helpful how-to’s on this skin type. Explore our expert-approved guides below.

Skincare for acne FAQs

To help you on your glowing skin journey, we answer your most-asked acne skincare questions.

Can dry skin cause acne?

While many think that drying skin out will help to reduce breakout symptoms, the opposite is actually true. Dryness and dehydration prompt an uptick in oil production, which for acne prone skin types can result in increased skin imperfections. To protect your skin and promote healthy moisture levels, follow these simple steps:
1. Use a gentle cleanser that won’t remove natural moisture
2. Opt for a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturiser
3. Follow with SPF in the morning to protect against drying UV radiation


Does oily skin cause acne?

Paragraph: Excess oil flow can cause pores to clog and breakouts to occur, but oiliness is not the only contributor to acne prone skin. Hormones, diet, lifestyle habits and external stressors like UV radiation can all play a part – and can affect even those without oily skin types. To protect against blemishes, team your skincare for acne prone skin with healthy lifestyle habits:
Proper sleep cycles
Daily protection against UV radiation
A nourishing diet 


Does acne disappear as you age?

A big acne-related myth is that breakouts and blemishes diminish as we get older. While that can be true for some who experience hormone-related acne prone skin in their teenage years, many instances of this skin concern come about regardless of age. To assist adult acne prone skin, formulate a gentle and supportive skincare routine.

How to know if you have acne prone skin?

If you experience frequent breakouts or notice big bumps underneath your skin, it’s likely you have acne prone skin. A helpful way to determine your skin type is through Garnier’s virtual skin analysis tool. From there, we’ll help you personalise your optimal acne skincare routine!