The Ultimate Skincare Guide for Oily Skin
Oily skin is a common skin concern that can give you that glow without the "up". But the right skincare routine can help keep the grease at bay.
Oily skin can be caused by several factors: genetics, diet, stress, and climate being a few. At its core, though, oily skin is the result of increased sebum production, which can lead to clogged and enlarged pores.
Along with managing stress and visiting a GP or dermatologist to help get your hormones in check, there are lots of benefits of a consistent and specially tailored skincare routine.
How do you get oily skin?
The hormones responsible for oily skin are called androgens. These are male hormones that both men and women have. They sometimes cause excessive sebum production. The pores then widen as they cannot process the high sebum production. The combination of too much sebum and a thickening of the skin and inside of the pores due to dead skin cells means the sebum can’t be secreted from the pores. This results in blackheads and white bumps under the skin (whiteheads).
We talked to Dr. Hana Patel, GP specialist in skin health, to bring you the ultimate skincare guide for oily skin.
Cleansing twice a day (as people with oily skin are more likely to get a break out of acne and clogged pores). When washing your face, use a mild, fragrance-free cleanser.
Awarded Women & Home Clever Skincare Awards 2022 - Best Cleanser For Oily Skin our mild, non-drying, facial cleanser, aims to effortlessly eliminate excess oil, dirt, and makeup without leaving skin feeling over-exposed. With a cocktail of antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant extracts such as Salicylic acid and Vitamin E, the Blue Volcanic Stone Purifying & Antioxidising Cleansing Gel helps prevent breakouts and soothe irritation. The perfect first step in your skincare regime.
Moisturising your face daily: gentle skincare can prevent skin problems. By infusing 3 precious ingredients known for their revitalising and repairing properties on the skin – Rose, Squalane, and Tocopherol - into a silky cream, we have created a day and night cream that aims to intensely revitalise skin, replenish moisture and revive radiance. Benefits of using our Rose & Squalane Revitalising DUO Moisturiser:
- Aims to tighten skin and lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Works to purify and soften skin
- Helps mattify skin
- Contributes to skin's revival
If your skin gets clogged easily and you'd rather use a lightweight serum instead. Look for ingredients such as retinol for oily skin.
Infused with powerful restorative and regenerative ingredients for flawless skin, our serum is ideal for skin that is oily, overworked, or weakened. Hi-Retinol Restoring and Lifting Serum aims to mattify the complexion and help to improve the appearance of enlarged pores.
Finally, remember sunscreen, Dr. Patel suggested using a specially formulated one for oily skin. Our Multi-Defense Ceramides Protecting Veil Broad-Spectrum SPF 50 is an exceptional, powerful formula that aims to effectively protect skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays that cause photo-ageing. Works to provide long-lasting moisture for skin that is smooth to the touch.
If you want to deep dive and learn how to treat and prevent breakouts, you can also read this article we wrote about.