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 cleanser

Use a cleanser

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.

 

Exfoliate regularly

Exfoliate regularly

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.

 

Stock up on toner

Stock up on toner

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.

 

Don’t skip moisturiser

Don’t skip moisturiser

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.

 

Always apply SPF

Always apply SPF

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.