When Skin Types Collide: Dry + Acne-Prone

When Skin Types Collide: Dry + Acne-Prone

Let's continue with our series looking at common but lesser-discussed skin issues (for our first post in the series, click HERE):

Dry + Acne-Prone

Changing up your skin care routine can be hard. One product might be GREAT for your dry, flaky skin, but then suddenly you notice acne popping up that wasn’t there before. Or maybe acne-fighting creams effectively clear your skin but suddenly leave your face feeling parched and taut.

Or maybe your skin feels constantly flaky or irritated, but the thought of adding oil makes your acne-prone skin shudder. Fortunately, there are products to combat both dry and acne-prone skin… at the same time!

Double cleanse + Exfoliate (powder cleanser):

A traditional K-beauty double cleanse fights oil with oil to balance the skin’s pH levels and control oil congestion that causes breakouts. Ohlolly recommends Dr. Ceuracle’s Pro-Balance Pure Cleansing Oil to begin, followed by the Kosmetic Immunity Enzyme Cleansing Powder to exfoliate dead skin cells and eliminate any redness and irritation below the skin’s outer surface.


Following a double cleanse, toners like Benton’s Aloe BHA Skin Toner help calm and boost hydration while preparing the skin for the next steps in your routine. Aloe soothes irritation while BHA and snail secretion filtrate both clear and improve skin's texture.


A face oil like the Olivarrier Fluid Oil Squalane is a great way to provide lightweight moisture without irritating your skin. Squalane is a particularly effective ingredient for imbalanced skin types since it's similar to the sebum naturally produced by the skin.


A brightening moisturizer helps to lock-in moisture for the dry areas of the face without causing breakouts. We recommend Dr. Ceuracle’s Royal Vita Propolis 33 Cream; its key ingredient, propolis, is rich with flavonoids, minerals, and vitamins to tighten pores, boost elasticity, and deeply hydrate the skin.


As a last step, a lightweight, moisturizing sunscreen will protect the skin from sun irritation and dryness. Missha All-around Safe Block Essence Sun Milk is a top seller at Ohlolly, providing a non-greasy, dewy finish to complete your routine.

For a little extra love:

Huxley Glow and Brightness Sheet Mask is the ultimate combination of nourishment and brightening properties. On days when your skin needs a little more TLC, swap out your regular serum or oil for this sheet mask and let its hydrating and brightening ingredients do the work!

What does your skin need these days? Stay tuned for more skin type specifics. Have questions? We’d love to hear from you! Email us at hello@ohlolly.com.