Skincare routine for Oily skin

The Best CTM Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin

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

Cleanser for Oily skin

Cera ve acne foaming face cleanser

Cleanser 2 for Oily skin

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.

Toner for Oily skin

Ole Henriksen Balancing Force Oil Control Toner

Toner 2 for oily skin

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. 

Moisturizer for oily skin

Tatcha The Water Cream

Moisturizer 2 for oily skin

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! 

SPF for oily skin

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55

SPF 2 for oily skin

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!