Every beauty magazine and website recommends using products that suit your skin type. While they tell you how to identify your skin type, rarely do they mention which products will work for you. This often leads to a series of trial and errors, which may result in more skin problems. Hence, we’re here to help you put an end to this confusion once and for all.
So, whether you’re just starting a skincare routine or your current skincare products aren’t giving you the desired results, here’s a skincare starter pack for oily skin that will take care of all your oily skin woes.
One of the main characteristics of oily skin is excessive oil on the face. You need a cleanser that will get rid of the excess oil without leaving the skin too dry. A face wash with ingredients like charcoal is recommended to remove dirt, oil, impurities from deep inside the pores.
No skincare routine is complete without a toner. Applying a toner after cleansing your face removes dirt residue as well as shrinks pores and controls oil, making it a must-have for anyone with an oily skin type. However, alcohol-based toners can be quite drying on the skin; we suggest using an alcohol-free toner.
BB picks: Lakme Absolute Pore Fix Toner
Yes, oily skin needs a moisturiser just as much as any other skin type, but you need to be careful to not slather on a thick, heavy formula as it may clog pores. Use a lightweight gel-based formula that absorbs easily and does not leave a sticky feel behind.
To get rid of dead skin cells and clogged pores, it is important to scrub your face at least twice a week. This will also remove excess oil and leave you with smooth and radiant looking skin.
Don’t forget to use a face mask twice a week; it will not only relax your skin but will also remove excess oil from the face. Again, it is necessary to consider your skin type while choosing a mask. A clay mask is an ideal pick for those with oily skin.
BB picks: Dermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque
Never skip applying sunscreen — it shields your skin from UVA and UVB rays which are responsible for some of the most common skin concerns like premature ageing, uneven skin tone, dull skin, age spots, etc.. Opt for a gel-based sunscreen that will get the job done, without leaving your skin greasy.
Your starter kit would be incomplete without a night cream or serum. Your skin goes into repair mode at night; hence, using a night cream with potent ingredients will accelerate this repairing process.
BB picks: Dermalogica PowerBright TRx Pure Night