Dealing with oily skin is not easy; hormones, genes, medication and even unhealthy diet can be blamed for all that excess oil on your face. The problems associated with oily skin are also far too many (read: clogged pores, breakouts, blemishes and dull skin). However, there are no skin problems that a good skincare routine can’t fix. All you have to do is find ingredients that detoxify the skin, remove excess oil as well as balance the pH level to prevent excess sebum production.

Here are four ingredients that can do wonders for anyone with oily and blemish-prone skin.

 

01. Thyme

01. Thyme

Thyme is known for its antibacterial properties. When used as a skincare ingredient it can inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria, thereby preventing breakouts and blemishes. It also helps in balancing oily skin without clogging pores. With regular use, this herb also has the ability to heal scars and fade blemishes.

 

02. Witch hazel

02. Witch hazel

Astringents are usually added to skincare products like toners and makeup removers developed for oily skin type because they can shrink pores. But did you know they can severely dry out skin, even the most oily skin? A gentle alternative to this is witch hazel. A natural astringent, it works as a toner to hydrate skin as well as fight acne and prevent excess sebum production.

 

03. Zinc

03. Zinc

Zinc is a natural DTH (dihydrotestosterone or male sex hormone) blocker that lowers excessive sebum production. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that kills existing bacteria and reduces inflammation and redness associated with acne. Zinc also has the ability to prevent pore clogging, which is a common concern among those with oily and blemish-prone skin and a reason for frequent breakouts.

 

04. B3

04. B3

Vitamin B3 or Niacinamide as its commonly known, is another ingredient that works wonders for oily and blemish-prone skin. An all-rounder ingredient, it reduces excessive sebum production and keeps the skin’s barrier intact. Using B3 based skincare products can lighten scars and blemishes by accelerating the healing process.

ingredients that work wonders for oily, blemish prone skin

The all new Simple Daily Skin Detox range contains a gentle yet powerful blend of thyme, witch hazel, zinc and vitamin B3 to combat excessive oil production, deep clean pores as well as reduce redness associated with blemishes. The range includes the Simple Purifying Facial Wash, Simple Clear Pore Scrub, Simple Oil Be Gone Micellar Water and Simple Ultra Light Liquid Moisturiser.

Break free from problems associated with oily and blemish-prone skin by introducing this expert range into your skincare routine!