Published: 2018-09-03   Views: 876
Author: owenthomson9
Published in: Acne
A Korean Skincare Routine That'll Fight Off Acne - Oily, Acne Prone Skin

Acne is the worst! Mix that in with being oily and it’s the most frustrating combination! Acne prone skin care is so important and when you have oily skin, it needs to be a priority! A staple, the consistent routine is needed. Many people think when it comes to their skincare, using harsh products with high salicylic acid amounts, tea tree oil, or witch hazel will clear up their skin immediately. However, more often than not, the skin goes into shock and reacts to the product, making their acne worse...and now super dry and scabby. We don’t want this!


After testing, researching and discussion, the Skinboss team has thoughtfully handpicked a Korean Skincare Routine for those who have oily/acne prone skin. While knowing that we needed the most effective products, we also knew that affordable skin care products are key, too! What you’ll notice is that not every product may be what you expect. Even those with sensitive skin can use some of the products listed!

To ensure that you see results, be consistent! Skipping steps or your entire routine can undo all the progress you’ve made! The routine is listed below, listed in the order of application! Enjoy!

Tip: Make sure 30 or more seconds go by in between products! We want each layer of product to sink into the skin before you apply the next.


Oil Cleanser

Double cleanse in the evenings. Break down all that makeup, and pollutants from the day with an oil cleanser. Double cleansing is the process of using an oil-based cleanser and then a foaming cleanser followed right after. Oil cleansers won’t clog your pores because it works on the surface of the skin and doesn't seep into the skin.

You’ll be using the Banila Co Clean It Zero Purity cleanser. This award-winning cleanser by Banila Co. is the perfect first step to the “double-cleanse”. Comes as a solid balm with a sorbet-like texture that magically transforms into a silky oil when applied to the skin. The unique formula dissolves makeup and removes pore-clogging impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. This version from the Clean It Zero collection is a gentle, hypoallergenic formula that’s safe to use on even the most sensitive skin.

Foaming Cleanser

You’ll want to balance your skin before starting your routine.

A foaming cleanser will do just that. Having a clean base ensures that all products can get thoroughly absorbed. Having leftover oils on your face will not only clog your pores, but act as a barrier when your skin care products try to soak into the skin...not good!

The days of Googling, “Best Blackhead Mask Remover” are over. We have the perfect product for you. Applies like a mask, but treated as a cleanser. If you have oily skin, prone with blackheads in your T-Zone, this is for you. Neogen’s Canadian Clay Pore Cleanser instantly eliminates pesky blackheads, excess makeup, and dead skin cells inside your pores.


If you want glowy, fresh skin you’re going to need to exfoliate a few times a week. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells and encourages cell turnover. We found a perfect exfoliation product that hydrates while fighting acne at the same time! It’s perfect for acne blackheads removal, too! Score!

Exfoliate with Neogen’s Green Tea Gauze Pads 2-3 times a week. These amazing little scrubbers gently and effectively wipe away dead skin cells and impurities. Thanks to the innovative 3-layer pad technology, dead skin cells are easily sloughed away, leaving skin smooth and clear. Comprised of powerful antioxidants, these pads help prevent acne and premature aging, while also soothing and moisturizing the skin.


The main job of a toner is to get your skin's pH balanced and remove dead skin cells. If you skip this step, your routine becomes less effective and the results are reduced.

You’ll be using Huxley’s Extract It Toner. By replacing water with only natural antioxidant-packed ingredients including Organic Sahara Prickly Pear Cactus Seed Extract, this toner provides maximum hydration and intense nourishment to the skin. The toner effortlessly preps your skin for the next steps in your skincare routine by restoring skin’s pH levels and creating a smooth and radiant canvas.


This step might be different for you, but let us explain. Essence is crucial when it comes to Korean Skincare. It’s a watery serum that allows your skin to accept products more effectively.

Use this BRTC Essence both morning and night. This intensive essence contains an impressive 95.3% of fermented yeast formulated under BRTC’s patented Fermentox, which is derived from brown rice and green tea to help enhance skin’s elasticity and increase suppleness at a cellular level. This popular essence also contains Blue Phyto Complex, a proprietary formula made with lavender water to soothe and alleviate skin irritation and improve skin’s moisture barrier. Perfect for acne prone skin.

Face Mask

Sheet masks help provide deep relief for specific skincare concerns. This allows you to continuously optimize your skincare routine on the daily. For acne prone, oily skin, we have a good one...and it involves bubbles, lol.

Dr. Jart’s Bubbling Charcoal Sheet Mask will soothe active breakouts, shrinking them by morning! Wake up with softer, brighter, clearer skin.


When it comes to serums, its personal. It’s truly a personalized step not meant to take up much time, aimed to sink into the skin fast.

The COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid is for you. This omnipotent serum helps eliminate buildup and debris from pores as well as dead skin cells. It contains Niacinamide and Bark Extract which helps even out and brighten skin tone.

Eye Cream

There’s only so much acne fighting you can do with an eye cream, but nevertheless, we chose the Honey Ceramide Eye Cream for you. It’s easy and lightweight, and perfect for applying makeup over top. It’s one of our favorite’s and, hey, who wants dark circles? Acne prone or not!


Finally...we made it to the end! The last step in your routine will be your moisturizer. This not only moisturizes but locks in all those prior products into the skin. For acne prone skin, we want something where the skin can still breathe, nothing heavy or oily.

The Pyunkang Yul Nutrition Cream is it. This nutrient-rich cream is packed with wholesome ingredients that hydrate your skin like no other. It melts right into your skin, providing a deep hydration leaving your face feeling youthful, fresh, and radiant!


When it comes to acne, spot treatment can be important! The COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patches will become your best friend. Put them on at night and in the morning, poof! Your breakout shrunk into nothing! These flexible circular patches are loaded with active ingredients that target breakouts by eradicating infection and bacteria. It shrinks and heals problem areas such as pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads by breaking down debris and absorbing oil. The product comes in three different sized patches to ensure that any type of blemish can be covered fully.

Remember, if you need help choosing a routine that's right for you, we can make you a more personalized skincare routine! Go to our homepage and submit a request! We’ll get back to you ASAP.

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