Oily skin is the most common skin concern. We know how annoying it is to have a greasy forehead, open pores, blackhead & pimples. So instead of reaching for oil-blotting papers multiple times throughout the day, why not take a look at skincare routine. After all the classic Cleanse Tone Moisture skincare routine can be life-changing!
Step 1: Cleanse
It is a basic practice as washing your face every morning removes any impurities or excess oil that was built up at night. Avoid cleansers that contain harsh surfactants, they make skin extremely dry. Try using exfoliant cleansers as they are more effective for removing the impurities. Oily skin is more prone to acne & if that is the case with you try using products with Salicylic acid.
Cera ve acne foaming face cleanser
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser
Step 2: Tone
Toners for oily skin should essentially do the same thing as toners for dry skin. Some toners can even help normalize the pH level of your skin, as well as smooth skin’s texture. Look for exfoliating toner that contains salicylic acid, glycolic acid or lactic acid.
Ole Henriksen Balancing Force Oil Control Toner
The ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
Step 3: Moisturize
Let me make this clear, skin hydration & the oil produced by skin are two different things.In fact, depriving your oily skin of moisture can actually lead to even more oil being produced to compensate for the loss. Look for a water based moisturizer instead of oil based one so your skin won’t look greasy.
Tatcha The Water Cream
Glow recipe Watermelon Pink Juice Oil-Free Moisturizer
Step 4: SPF
Apply Sunscreen even if you are not on a beach! It will protect your skin from harmful UV rays which cause premature skin aging. You might be skipping SPF as it makes your skin more oily but guess what lightweight, non-shiny, and mattifying sunscreens really do exist!
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Cooling Water-Lotion Face and Body Sunscreen SPF 30
What to avoid?
Using harsh scrubs frequently strips the skin’s barrier and causes increased oil production for compensation.
Also try avoiding products which contain ingredients like coconut oil, petroleum jelly, beeswax and cocoa/shea butter. These products are made for dry skin only!