Collection: Skin Care Products For Oily Skin
When it comes to controlling shine, excess oiliness and maintaining a matte finish, the right skin treatments and maintaining a daily regimen that focuses on balancing your skin's natural sebum production is key.
When you have naturally oily skin, you may make the common mistake of excessively washing or over scrubbing your skin, or even skipping on your moisturiser entirely. But what may appear logical when treating oily skin, in fact, in most cases, worsens it.
In most cases, oily skin is a result of your unique skin type. Skin types are driven by genetics, and they don’t tend to change – although skin does become drier as we age. Most people experience a level of oil in the t-zone area (nose, above the brows and chin), as this is where we have more oil glands. But beyond the t-zone, oily skin types experience oil flow on the cheeks and tend to start feeling shiny early in the day. You can’t “prevent” an oily skin type, but with the correct skincare and habits, excess oil can be controlled.
Environmental changes or exposure, alongside lifestyle habits can also cause shiny skin. Pollution, hot humid climates, working with industrial oils or in a commercial kitchen, a sugary diet, pregnancy, and stress can all send the skin’s oil producing glands into overdrive. If you notice your skin suddenly becomes oily but hasn’t always been that way, your oiliness is likely temporary. By assessing what’s different in your day-to-day life, you should be able to figure out what could be causing your oily skin and make changes to help bring balance back to your skin.
oily skin FAQs
what products are good for oily skin?
Against what you may believe, oily skin requires hydration and moisture just like other skin types. That’s because dryness and dehydration are two very different things. While dry skin types generally struggle with ‘surface dryness’, oily skin requires hydration where there is a reduction in water molecules beneath the skins’ surface. You can maintain oily skin and hydration by layering a lightweight moisturiser like the Active Moist moisturiser, with a brightening primer like our Age Bright Clearing Serum. Lastly, prepping and resetting your skin is most important for maintaining your oily skin, prep your skin for makeup or reducing shine with a blurring primer and wash the day away with a gentle foam cleanser.
what is the best skincare routine for oily skin?
Reducing shine and managing oily skin starts with the proper skincare routine.
Start your skincare journey to hydrated and mattified skin with a lightweight or oil-free mattifying moisturiser like the Oily Free Matte spf30, for added hydration apply a few drops of a brightening serum.
Ensure your makeup stays put all day long and prep with a skin primer or makeup primer that blurs the appearance of pores and natural oils. If you struggle with breakouts, you can also apply a gentle breakout treatment like the Deep Breakout Liquid Patch.
Lastly, cleansing is a must! Wash the day away with a foaming cleanser. For ultra-clean and hydrated skin start your cleansing with a precleanse balm and end with an overnight treatment like the Daily Resurfacer.Read Less