Skin Care Regime for Oily Skin

April 1, 2017

The best skin care regime for oily skin is to use a range of products that gently cleanse away oils from the skin’s surface and unblock pores without drying out and damaging the skin.

An Oily skin type usually has open pores and an oily surface with a tendency towards pimples, blackheads and a sallow appearance.

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Follow this skin care regime for oily skin each day so your skin always looks and feels its best.

Morning skin care routine for Oily Skin

Step 1. Cleanse

Cleanse by lathering up with a gentle cleansing gel. This is a better choice than ordinary soap, as it won’t strip away moisture from your skin, but will remove grime, dirt and oil. Massage gently over damp skin with your fingertips. 

Step 2. Rinse 

Thoroughly rinse all traces of cleanser from your face and neck, then pat dry. 

Step 3. Exfoliate

Exfoliating your skin will help your skin care products work properly. As a general rule of thumb, the oilier your skin, the more often you can exfoliate, but do not exfoliate every day as your skin may become dry, and patchy.

Apply your exfoliant over a wet face gently slough away dry, flaky skin. Rinse and pat dry.

Step 4. Toner 

Tone your skin by soaking a cotton wool pad with astringent lotion and sweep it over your skin to refresh it. Continue “sweeping” until the cotton pad comes up clean.

Step 5. Sunscreen

It is important to use a Sunscreen even on cloudy days. Apply a sunscreen with a SPF+50 factor onto your face, neck, backs of your hands and your decolletage area (right down to your nipple line). 

Wait 5 minutes before continuing with the next step.

Step 6. Moisturiser

Even oily skin requires a moisturiser to help seal water into the top layers to keep skin soft and supple. Choose a light, watery fluid and don’t load the skin down with a heavy cream.

Allow your moisturiser to penetrate the skins surface and after a few minutes press a clean tissue over your face to absorb the excess, this will prevent a shiny complexion.

Step 7. Make-up Application

Once your moisturiser has dried go ahead with your makeup application. 

Evening skin care routine for Oily Skin

Step 1. Remove Make-up 

Before you go to sleep make sure your remove all makeup with your Micellar Water. Concentrate on removing all traces of makeup, especially your mascara. 

The skin around the eyes is delicate, so don’t drag it when removing your eye makeup. Soak a cotton make-up pad with a non-oily remover and hold over your eyes for a few seconds to dissolve the make-up, then lightly wipe it away from the eyelids and lashes.

Step 2. Cleanse 

Using an Oil based cleanser, cleanse your skin by splashing your face with water, then massage a small amount into your face, neck and decolletage, working it into a lather for 30 seconds. 

It is a good idea to lightly massage your skin, because this will boost the supply of blood to the surface of your skin stimulating cell turnover.

Step 3. Rinse 

Thoroughly rinse all traces of cleanser from your face and neck, then pat dry.

Step 4 Mask: (Optional) 

If you have the time and like to indulge, consider applying a face mask once or twice a week after you’ve cleansed your face but and before applying other products from your night time skin care routine.

If your skin is on the oily side, consider using a clay mask.  Clay purifies and tone pores, clearing congestion and battle breakouts

There’s are specialty face masks available to suit every skin type and skin concern. 

If you aren’t sure which one to use click here.

Step 5. Tone  

Most women skip this important step. Toners help balance our skin’s pH levels and remove any dirt your cleanser many have missed. 

They are also packed with active nourishing ingredients that nourish, hydrate and soothe the skin.

Balance your skin’s excess oil with a toner containing apple cider vinegar and witch hazel, both of which balance an oiliness. 

But be sure to avoid the delicate eye area as this can become more prone to dryness.

Step 6Serum (Optional)

Serums penetrate deeply into the skin and deliver a very high concentration of active ingredients. This makes them a great tool for targeting specific skincare concerns, like fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. 

Always apply your serum directly to your skin after cleansing or toning and before your moisturiser and sunscreen.

For oily complexions lean toward brightening serums. Apply serum to your face, neck and decolletage. Allow the serum to soak in before continuing with other products.

Step 7. Eye Cream

Best applied at night, Eye cream moisturises the skin around your eyes. Gently patting a pea-size amount of cream on the undereye area with your ring finger, (which applies the least pressure). 

Start below the inner corners of eyes and move out toward your temples using a gentle tapping motion, apply along cheek and brow bone. 
When looking for eye creams, check for formulas that have peptides, to boost hydration and help firm the skin to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

Step 8. Moisturise

Apply moisturiser formula to the back of your hand and from there apply a dot to your forehead, nose, to each cheek, chin, neck and decolletage, use light upward strokes to massage it in.

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