When it comes to caring for oily skin, you need to be extremely cautious. Use a creamy moisturiser and your face will end up looking like a greasy mess, exfoliate too often and you’ll risk acne and breakouts. Annoying, isn’t it?
Oily skin is an indicator of an overactive sebaceous gland that produces more oil than required. But before you relegate to living with an oily, greasy fac all your life, hear us out. Following a skincare routine that’s crafted for your skin type can do wonders for oily skin. Yes, really!
Following the right skincare routine for your skin type will mattify the skin by restricting excess sebum production. Read on as we give you a low-down on the best skincare routine for oily skin.
- Use a mild cleanser to unclog pores
- Gently exfoliate to get rid of blackheads and dead skin build-up
- Apply a toner to minimise the appearance of pores
- Use a lightweight moisturiser that won’t clog your pores
- Use an SPF that contains zinc or titanium dioxide
Use a mild cleanser to unclog pores
It’s best to begin your skincare routine — morning and night — with a mild cleanser. This helps remove dirt and other impurities that clog your pores. The Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser is a great option because of the amazing blend of ingredients in it. Enriched with kaolin and lemon, this cleanser absorbs excess oils, refines pores and soothes inflamed skin.
Gently exfoliate to get rid of blackheads and dead skin build-up
In addition to a cleanser, it is mandatory to include a gentle exfoliator (at least twice a week) in your skincare routine. Scrubs remove dead skin cells, reduce excess sebum production and prevent pore clogging that could lead to acne. We recommend you use the St. Ives Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Scrub & Mask. With walnut shell powder, honey and oatmeal, this scrub buffs away dead skin and keeps your skin nourished and conditioned.
Apply a toner to minimise the appearance of pores
Toner is an essential step in your skincare routine that shouldn’t be skipped; it preps your skin and balances your skin’s pH levels. It also enables your skin to absorb more active ingredients from the products you apply afterwards. The Lakmé Absolute Pore Fix Toner is perfect for this job. It not only eliminates every last bit of debris that your cleanser may have left behind, all the while tightening your pores to make your skin look smoother, clearer and amazing.
Use a lightweight moisturiser that won’t clog your pores
It is very common for people with oily skin to think that they don’t need a moisturiser, but let me tell you, you couldn’t be more wrong. When choosing a formula, look for ingredients that include glycerin and hyaluronic acid as these help hydrate the skin and even out texture without clogging pores. The Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser is perfect for girls with oily skin. It is a lightweight formula that won't clog pores, keep the skin hydrated and prevents acne.
Use an SPF that contains zinc or titanium dioxide
Sunscreen should form an essential part of your skincare routine. Invest in a product that contains zinc or titanium dioxide, as these absorb excess oil too. The Pond’s Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 50 is the perfect pick for you. The non-oily texture blends beautifully into your skin and protects it against sun damage.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Apr 29, 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!