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A Simple Skincare Routine For Oily Skin

A Simple Skincare Routine For Oily Skin

Finding the right skincare routine for oily skin can mean the difference between a greasy-looking complexion and a healthy, balanced glow that’s on the right side of shiny. With that in mind, we explain how to get rid of oily skin with a simple 5-step regimen.  

What Is Oily Skin? 

First things first – what is oily skin? Skin naturally produces sebum, an oil that helps to keep skin healthy and moisturised. How much sebum the skin produces determines your skin type. With oily skin, for example, the sebaceous glands produce too much oil, creating a shiny or greasy appearance.  

 

Oily skin is often accompanied by clogged and enlarged pores, as well as blackheads, pimples and acne.  

What Causes Oily Skin? 

You’re probably wondering what causes oily skin. While oily skin is typically hereditary, it can also be caused by hormones (skin is oilier during puberty, pregnancy, menopause, and certain weeks of the menstrual cycle), as well as external factors, including pollution and harsh skincare products that clog pores.  

How To Get Rid Of Oily Skin 

Following a strict skincare routine for oily skin is the easiest way to balance sebum production and mattify a shiny-looking complexion. Here’s what we recommend 

  1. Step 1. Remove Makeup 
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    Step 1. Remove Makeup 

    Oily skin can benefit from a double cleansing routine, where makeup is removed before applying a cleanser. This helps to wash away the makeup and impurities that could otherwise settle into pores and congest the skin. 

     

    To remove makeup, why not try our Foaming Micellar Cleansing Water? It boasts makeup dissolving Micelles, soothing Rose Water and nourishing Argan Oil to gently lift away makeup and impurities. Apply onto a cotton pad, then sweep over the face and eyes to cleanse and refresh. 

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  2. Step 2. Cleanse With A Charcoal Face Wash 
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    Step 2. Cleanse With A Charcoal Face Wash 

    When trying to get rid of oily skin, it can be tempting to cleanse vigorously – but over-washing can actually make skin oilier. Removing too much sebum will cause the skin to produce more sebum to compensate for the dryness. Instead, apply a purifying cleanser that removes the excess oil, without stripping the skin.  

     

    Our Warming Charcoal Detox Wash is a non-drying face wash formulated with detoxifying Charcoal and calming Chamomile Oil to help draw out impurities, unclog pores, remove excess oil, and reduce shine. Its luscious formula transforms from a gel to an oil to a foam, leaving skin feeling cleansed and refreshed.  

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  3. Step 3. Tone With Glycolic Acid 
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    Step 3. Tone With Glycolic Acid 

    Often neglected, toning is an important step of your skincare routine for oily skin. Not only does it help to rebalance the skin after cleansing but it prepares the skin for the next steps, allowing future products to better work their magic.   

     

    When choosing a toner for oily skin, we recommend using a Glycolic Acid-based formula. This powerful ingredient helps to cleanse the outermost layer of skin, lifting away dead cells, impurities and pollutants that could clog pores and cause further oiliness.  

     

    Our Daily Glow Radiance Tonic is formulated with 5% Glycolic Acid, brightening Vitamin B3, and soothing and toning Liquorice to help exfoliate pores, accelerate cell renewal and even skin tone for a naturally brighter, more radiant-looking complexion.

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  4. Step 4. Moisturise With A Lightweight Face Cream 
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    Step 4. Moisturise With A Lightweight Face Cream 

    It’s often thought that oily skin doesn’t require moisture, but this is far from true. Applying a face cream not only keeps oily skin hydrated and supple, but it can help to regulate sebum production and prevent shine.  

     

    The best moisturisers for oily skin are lightweight and infused with deeply hydrating ingredients. We recommend our Supercharged Hyaluronic Face and Neck Crème. It blends hydrating Hyaluronic Acid with nourishing Shea Butter to provide 24 hours of moisture without clogging pores.  

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  5. Step 5. Use A Clay-Based Face Mask
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    Step 5. Use A Clay-Based Face Mask

    Clay masks have been used to treat oily and combination skin for centuries – and for good reason! Clay acts like a sponge, absorbing excess oil without drying out the skin. Add a weekly face mask into your skincare routine for oily skin for a balanced, matte-looking complexion.  

     

    Our Diamond Dust Refining Scrub Face Mask is formulated with French Rose Clay, Pink Diamond Dust and Rose Quartz Extract to purify pores, refine skin texture and illuminate tone. Apply once a week for 15 minutes, then rinse to reveal smooth, mattified skin.  

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Follow our skincare routine for oily skin and you’ll have a healthier, more balanced complexion in no time! Explore our full range of skincare for oily skin on our website. 



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