Oily skin is the second toughest skin type to deal with after dry skin. Although, oil on skin helps protect it from ageing. It is the accumulation of excess oil that lead to whiteheads, blackheads and acne. That becomes a nightmare for oily skin. Before jumping to solutions, know your skin type. And when you are sure of your skin type, do follow this skin care routine to combat oil on your face and other skin conditions.
1. Facewash For Oily Skin
To remove makeup, use Johnson Baby oil. Use a few drops of oils to remove eye and face makeup. Take a cotton ball/ washcloth to clean your face. It’ll also remove the excess oil from your face along with makeup and dirt. You can also use safflower oil/ sunflower oil for the same.
If you are highly acne-prone that almost every other product is breaking you out then only use Johnson baby oil for double cleansing.
Now, wash your face with a gel based face wash, designed for oily skin.
- Sebamed Clear face cleansing foam (if you’ve blackhead and acne)
- Sebamed face and body wash (maintain a healthy pH of skin even after washing)
- Clean & Clear face wash
- Himalaya herbal neem face wash
- Neutrogena oil free acne wash (has 2% salicylic acid)
- Body shop tea tree face wash
Oily skin people can skip toners as most of available in the market are comedogenic. You can use homemade rose water. That works for oily skin. It also has anti-bacterial that helps to combat acne.
Moisturiser makes the skin smooth and pliable by locking the moisture into the skin. Don’t think for a moment you don’t need a moisturiser if you have oily skin. It needs moisturiser too but the different kind that is light in consistency and non-comedogenic in nature.
- Sebamed clear face care gel
- Clean and clear skin clearing moisturiser
- Kaya skin clinic skin moisturiser
- Aloe vera gel (by Patanjali)
- Neutrogena moisturiser for combination skin
The skin around your eyes is more delicate than rest of your face.So, it needs more specialised products like:
- Sebamed anti-ageing q10 eye cream – Moisturises well and help to remove undereye dark circles.
- Wunder eye cream – Works well in fading dark circle and moisturises well.
- Olay Regenerist eye lifting serum – Helps with wrinkles and gives velvety finish over the application.
Sunscreen is the crucial part of every skin care regimen. It protects you from premature ageing, dullness, and tanning. Your skin can only protect itself from the sun for 20 minutes after that it starts getting affected by UVA/UVB rays. The one we have picked are noncomedogenic.
- Sebamed Sunscreen SPF 30 – It may make your face shine but nothing that your face powder can’t fix. It is waterproof. So a good option if you’re vacationing at the beach.
- Suncote gel SPF 30 – It is gel based and mattifies your skin for a long time. It provides good protection against the sun. The only drawback is, it is not waterproof.
- AnSolar gel cream SPF 30 – It is gel cream and looks shiny after application. It is waterproof and a good option for who sweat a lot.
Generally, this step is a night time routine as most of the products make you sun sensitive. Treatment can make your skin sensitive to anything you use if you don’t use it properly.
So, using a gentle cleanser is the first thing you need to change before treating your skin. Use a gentle cleanser/oil to remove makeup and dirt from your face. Now, wash your face with a gentle face wash. Use your spot treatment on the affected area before your moisturiser.
It is best to wait for an hour to apply moisturiser.
Tips to remember:
- Use sunscreen before stepping out in the sun.
- Look for Non-Comedogenic products while shopping.
- Try gel based products and avoid foam based face washes.
- Use gentle cleanser during night time.
- Use makeup that is Non-Comedogenic.