Oily skin is one of the trickiest skin types to deal with as it can lead to not only blocked pores, but also different types of acne, irritation or inflammation. When coming up with a skin care routine to cope with this skin type, you should remember these three basic rules:
1. Prevent your pores from being clogged
Due to excessive oil production, people with oily skin have a higher chance of experiencing clogged pores. Thus, preventing clogged pores should be one of the priorities in your skin care routine.
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Incorporating double cleansing on a daily basis is a great method to prevent clogged pores as your buildup of excess oil and dirt will be removed everyday. Starting your cleansing process with a mild, quick-to-emulsify oil-based cleanser can actually help in cleaning off excess oil effectively without dehydrating your skin, then moving on to a pH-balanced water-based cleanser will get rid of any residues in your pores.
We highly recommend you give this cleansing duo a try: IUNIK Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil and IUNIK Centella Bubble Cleansing Foam. These cleansing products are not only non-irritating, but they are also formulated to nourish and moisturise your skin with different plant extracts such as Centella Asiatica Extract, Sunflower Seed Oil, Canola Oil and Calendula Flower Extract.
When talking about keeping the pores clear, exfoliation is also another essential step. You should choose a BHA product to exfoliate as this acid can help in reducing oil production, as well as travel deep into the pores to get rid of dead skin cells and impurities lurking beneath. The Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner is one of our favourite toner for its effectiveness in penetrating into the different layers of the skin to slough off dead skin cells.
2. Maintaining the skin’s water – oil balance
Your skin will continue to secrete more oil when your skin is dehydrated, so it's important to keep your skin hydrated to control sebum production. Choosing a lightweight and rich-in-water-content moisturiser, such as Huxley’s Fresh and More Cream, will provide the moisture your skin needs without any heavy or greasy feeling.
Though it may sound counterproductive, facial oils can actually be really beneficial for oily skin types. It's known that people who have oily skin have lower levels of linoleic acid in the skin. When this deficiency is balanced out, your skin will be able to control oil production, reducing the chances of clogged pores and acne. Ingredients with high content of linoleic acid include rosehip oil, jojoba oil, and grape seed oil. You can try products which blend different types of oils to enhance the effects on the skin, such as Huxley Oil ; Light and More.
3. Never forget sunscreen
By now we should all be aware that sun rays is one of the main causes of premature signs of ageing, but do you know that it can disturb your sebum production as well? In fact, overexposure to the sun will cause your skin to dry out, thus urging your sebaceous glands to produce more and more sebum (the worst thing for oily skin babes!) to lubricate your skin.
This is why applying sunscreen everyday is a skin care rule that you should never forget. Mineral sunscreen is a great choice for oily skin types as it can absorb into the skin quicker, and will give you a shine-free look the whole day.
Do you have any rules when creating your skin care regime? Share with us in the comment box below!