Most of the time products formulated for oily skin aim at drying the top layer of the skin to control excess oil. But is this good for your skin in the long run? Absolutely not! In fact, this makes your skin overproduce oil to compensate for the moisture loss, leading to an excessively oily face. So what’s a girl to do?
Well, the best way to deal with oily and blemish-prone skin is to indulge it in a regular but gentle skin detox. This will not only help to get rid of surface build-up and clogged pores, but also rejuvenate, revitalise and repair your skin by improving the barrier function.
To help you get started, here are some skincare tips that will help detox your skin and give you a visibly clearer complexion.
- 01. Choose potent ingredients
- 02. Cleanse gently but thoroughly
- 03. Don't forget to use a scrub
- 04. Never sleep with makeup on
- 05. Replace fried foods with water-rich foods
01. Choose potent ingredients
The ingredients in your skincare products matter a lot when you are dealing with oily, blemish-prone skin. Choosing the right ingredients will help to gradually regulate sebum production, reduce build-up and your skin blemish-free.
The Simple Daily Detox Range contains thyme, which eliminates acne-causing bacteria from the skin; witch hazel, which has natural astringent properties that help mattify skin without stripping away essential moisture; zinc, which regulates sebum production; and Vitamin B3, which lightens scars, reduces inflammation and helps retain skin moisture.
02. Cleanse gently but thoroughly
In order to thoroughly cleanse oily skin, you need to first get rid of dirt, makeup and any kind of sebum build-up. The best way to do that is by double cleansing. Start by using a gentle makeup remover such as the Simple Daily Skin Detox Oil Be Gone Micellar Water. It is enriched with thyme, zinc and witch hazel to reduce pore-clogging impurities and mattify the skin. Follow it up with a deep-cleansing face wash like the Simple Daily Skin Detox Purifying Facial Wash to further eliminate residual impurities for instantly clearer, oil-free skin.
03. Don't forget to use a scrub
The next big step for girls with oily skin is regular exfoliation. This is the best way to clear out clogged pores, eliminate surface impurities and reveal fresh, glowing skin. But you need to choose your scrub wisely as using something harsh will strip your skin of moisture, leading to overactive sebaceous glands. The Simple Daily Skin Detox Clear Pore Scrub is perfect for this job. Formulated using witch hazel and gentle bamboo exfoliators, this scrub detoxifies your pores to slough away impurities and reveal a soft and hydrated complexion.
04. Never sleep with makeup on
Oily skin or not, this is a beauty sin you shouldn’t commit. Period. Sleeping with makeup on is a recipe for infected pores, breakouts and blemishes. It also prevents your skin from renewing itself while you snooze. Therefore, be sure to remove every last bit of makeup with your micellar water and then apply a lightweight moisturiser such as the Simple Daily Skin Detox Ultra Light Liquid Moisturiser. It is fast-absorbing, hydrates for upto 24 hours and leaves the skin looking matte instead of greasy.
05. Replace fried foods with water-rich foods
Lastly, you also need to pay attention to your diet. After all, what you put inside always shows up on the outside. Excessively oily, spicy and sugar-rich foods tend to clog pores and increase sebum production. Instead concentrate on having nutrient and water-rich foods such as cucumber, watermelon, tomato, spinach, broccoli and so on. This will prevent skin inflammation, regulate hormones and prevent excess sebum production.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Nov 25, 2020
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!