Skin Solutions: Acne

Acne can show up on the skin for a variety of different reasons, many of them stemming from an imbalance happening internally in the body: think hormones & gut. Stress and certain foods can also be triggering for breakouts; the main culprits being dairy, seed oils, and high glycemic foods. We know firsthand how frustrating it can be to struggle with breakouts, so here are some top tips:

  • If you have the resources to work with a functional medicine practitioner to do labs, do it! This will give you a full picture of your health and areas that need extra balance or supplementation.
  • If you feel like certain foods are contributing to your breakouts, try an elimination diet.
  • Get in the habit of a consistent skin routine with ingredients that are nourishing instead of irritating. It can feel counterintuitive to put oils on your skin, but often times, when it comes to acne - this is exactly what your skin needs. Read this review from Mary, who is an esthetician and huge fan of our Prickly Pear Face Oil:
"I truly have no words to describe how incredible the Prickly Pear Face Oil is. The last 6 months, my skin has had every reaction under the sun. From dehydrated acne to cystic to overall texture and PIH, nothing has helped. I was concerned about introducing a new product into my regimen but decided to give it a try and I’m so grateful I did. My skin is clearing up in front of my eyes. I saw a difference after just 4 days of use. Monica is so intentional with her product formulation so I didn’t doubt it was a great product but being a walking manifestation of its efficacy has been just what I needed to boost my confidence in my skin again. Forever a Berlin Skin girlie." - Mary K.


Here are the top products we recommend for oil and/or acne-prone skin:

We are here for you! If you have more questions about the best products to use for wherever you're at in your skin journey, please reach out to us at, and we're more than happy to help you get set up with a routine that's best for you.

*Medical disclaimer: the content in this article is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended as medical advice. Readers should consult their own doctor or qualified healthcare professional for specific health concerns and questions.