Do you have an oily complexion, enlarged pores, and a tendency to get blackheads and breakouts? If you answered YES, your skin type is most likely OILY. Our genes define our skin types, and they usually fall into one of four categories: oily, dry, combination, or normal, on which we can base our skincare routine.
WHY DO I HAVE OILY SKIN?
Excess sebum is produced by oily skin's sebaceous glands beneath the surface, resulting in a greasy or shiny appearance most noticeable on the t-zone (forehead, nose, and chin).
Sebum is required to keep the skin hydrated, protected, and healthy, but too much can cause outbreaks (caused when oil, debris, and bacteria combine to form acne), clogged pores, and a greasy/shiny look.
A variety of other factors can have an impact on oil production. Stress, the environment, hormones, and age all have an impact. Your skin will respond to the temperature if you live in a hotter, more humid region, or even only during the summer months.
SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR OILY SKIN
Using some of our bestselling products, we've laid out the perfect skincare routine for oily skin.
BEST CLEANSER FOR OILY SKIN
SALICYLIC ACID CLEANSER
This non-drying, mildly foamy cleanser helps to decrease blackheads and breakouts while removing makeup and debris. This 0.5% Salicylic Acid cleanser has a Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Water ingredient to properly washing the skin. They work together to manage oil, reduce blackheads and breakouts, and promote a more even complexion.
HOW TO USE: Use AM and PM. Gently massage a small amount onto dampened face and neck. Rinse thoroughly with water. Follow with preferred serums and moisturiser.
BEST SERUMS FOR OILY SKIN
Niacinamide is a lightweight, power-packed serum that contains 10% Niacinamide. This naturally occurring B3 vitamin aids in the reduction of excess oil, pimples, and redness on the skin.
HOW TO USE: AM and PM, after cleansing and hydrating, gently pat a pea-sized amount into face and neck. If using alongside other serums, layer in any order or check out our tips on layering below.
BEST TONER FOR OILY SKIN
GLYCOLIC ACID TONER
This 10% Glycolic Acid exfoliating toner helps decrease the appearance of pores and fine wrinkles while also providing smoother, brighter skin. Glycolic Acid is derived from sugar cane and helps to improve the overall appearance of skin texture and brightness by unsticking dead skin on the surface.
HOW TO USE: Gentle enough to be used in the AM and PM. After cleansing and Hyaluronic Acid if using, saturate a cotton pad and sweep across the face and neck. It does not need to be rinsed off. Follow with preferred serums and moisturizer.
BEST MOISTURIZER FOR OILY SKIN
Lightweight and suitable for all skin types, this moisturizer helps to control excessive sebum. It protects and soothes skin while delivers deep and long-lasting moisturizing. It is a cool watery-type cream that absorbs into skin immediately without stickiness.
HOW TO USE: Use in both the AM and PM. After serums, apply a thin layer to the face and neck. Follow with oils, SPF during the day
BEST SUNSCREEN FOR OILY SKIN
SOME BY MI TRUECICA SUNCREAM SPF50+
Made up of 85% moisturizing essence, this suncream offers a broad SPF50+ PA++++ spectrum for protection while soothing and reinforcing the skin’s barrier with 10,000ppm of patented Truecica. The cream also aids in reducing wrinkles and brightening complexion.
BEST NIGHT TREATMENTS FOR OILY SKIN
A deep-cleaning, natural face mask that uses high-grade clay to absorb excess oil. Ideal for oily or acne-prone skin. This clay mask aids in the removal of pollutants and the regulation of oil. It can be used on a regular basis without causing skin irritation. Clay mask is gentle, so it's perfect for all skin types as a deep clean once or twice a week.
HOW TO USE: Can be used in the AM or PM as preferred. 1-2 times a week apply a thin layer to dampened cleansed skin and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Pat face dry and follow with your preferred serums and moisturizer.
OTHER WAYS TO PREVENT OILY SKIN
- To remove excess oil, cleanse and wash your face every morning and evening.
- DO NOT exfoliate or cleanse too much. The friction on the skin might trigger greater oil production, especially when using scrubs or rough cloths. Keep an eye on your face when you're touching it. When oil is removed too often, the skin believes it needs to be replaced and produces more.
- Oil-based cosmetics and makeup should be avoided because they can clog pores and make skin appear oilier. Look out for products labelled as non-comedogenic which won’t block the pores.
- Be conscious of the impact your diet has on your skin's appearance.
- Manage your stress levels - when we're anxious, our bodies create too much cortisol, which can lead to hormonal imbalances and skin problems like oiliness and breakouts.
Remember that your skin type might vary over time due to environmental conditions, age, hormones, and other factors, so make sure to adapt your routine if you notice changes in oil production, hydration, or reaction to your current routine.
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