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Our Ultimate Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin

If you’re struggling with oily skin, knowing how to properly care for your skin is essential. The skin produces sebum, a natural oil that helps maintain hydration and skin health. However, overactive sebaceous glands can produce excess sebum, resulting in oily skin. Oily skin is a common skin type and adopting a daily skincare routine with specialised oily skin products can help alleviate unwanted shine and excess oil.

What Causes Oily Skin?

Several factors can contribute to oily skin, but its primary cause is usually a genetic predisposition. Oily skin can be worsened through a range of environmental and external factors, including:

• Using skin care products that are unsuitable for oily skin types
• High stress levels
• Diet and lifestyle choices, which can trigger increased oil production in the skin
• Hormonal fluctuations, such as puberty and pregnancy.

Oily skin typically presents as a greasy sheen on the skin, but it’s also associated with large pores and acne. The sebaceous glands tend to be denser in what is known as the T-Zone (forehead, chin and nose). This is why people usually experience an oily forehead, oily nose and oily chin. Other commonly affected areas can include the neck, chest, head and back. Although oily skin is usually caused by genetics, developing a proper skincare routine can help with managing this type of skin.

How To Reduce Oily Skin

To reduce oily skin, you’ll need to understand which products can be used in a skincare routine tailored for oil control. Cleansing is important for those with oily skin types, so ensure you use a facial cleanser in the morning, evening and after excessive sweating. Effective cleansing can reduce clogged pores. When using a chemical exfoliant, check the ingredients list and choose beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) over alpha-hydroxy acids. BHAs are lipid-soluble and are more effective on oily skin types. 


When managing oily skin, it is important to choose non-comedogenic products that will not clog the pores. Avoid thick bars of soaps and heavy creams and opt for liquid, serum and gel-textured skincare products made especially for oily skin.

Morning Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin

Prepare your skin and give it the nourishment it needs throughout the day by starting off with a morning routine to help minimise excess and unwanted shine. 


1. Begin with a cleanser for oily skin


Your morning skincare for oily skin should begin with a cleanser for oily skin. SkinCeuticals LHA Cleanser is formulated with lipo-hydroxy acid foams to clear blocked pores, making it the ideal face wash for oily skin by removing excess sebum.


2. Apply a toner for oily skin


Introduce a toner for oily skin into your morning routine. SkinCeuticals LHA Toner can also act as an mild exfoliator for oily skin and helps to remove the build-up of dead skin. This toner has been optimally formulated for oily skin types.


3. Protect your skin with a vitamin C serum


After removing all excess oil and impurities, protect your skin with the SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic serum for oily skin. Containing vitamin C, vitamin E and ferulic acid, this serum helps fortify against environmental skin aggressors. 


4. Hydration is still critical for oily skin types


Dehydrated skin can sometimes trigger additional sebum production, so it is still necessary to hydrate oily skin effectively. The SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier Serum is formulated with a 1.3% concentration of hyaluronic acid, a molecule essential for retaining moisture in the skin.


5. Reduce dark circles with an eye cream suitable for oily skin


The SkinCeuticals AOX+ Eye Gel is an important serum to help brighten and protect the area around the eyes.  This gel reduces signs of fatigue and will brighten the eyes.


6. Incorporate a moisturiser for oily skin types


Offering a light-weight moisturiser for oily skin, the SkinCeuticals Daily Moisturiser has been designed to minimise the appearance of enlarged pores. 


7. Protect your face with UV protection


Important for skin health, the SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defense SPF 50+ offers a broad-spectrum moisturising sunscreen that is suitable for oily skin types.

Evening Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin

Remove sweat, dirt and daily irritants with an effective evening skincare routine for oily skin. Giving the products time to seep deeply into the skin, an evening skincare routine for oily skin is all about balance and nourishment.

1. Wash away oil and makeup with a face wash for oily skin


SkinCeuticals Simply Clean is a gel-based cleanser for oily skin that will effectively remove oil and stubborn waterproof makeup. This face wash will also leave the face feeling fresh and clean.


2. Incorporate an oily skin exfoliating cleanser


With exfoliating and deep cleaning properties, the SkinCeuticals Glycolic Renewal Cleanser is suitable for oily skin types. Removing excess oil, this gel cleanser removes oil, dirt, debris and daily irritants for cleaner skin. 


3. Encourage new skin cells with a chemical exfoliant


An ideal serum for oily skin, SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator Serum is a chemical exfoliator that can increase the skin cell turnover rate. This exfoliator can both remove dead skin cells and hydrate simultaneously, making an effective product for those who produce extra sebum, common to oily skin types.


4. Apply a moisturiser for oily skin


The SkinCeuticals Renew Overnight Oily has been specifically formulated for an oilier canvas. As an ideal moisturiser for oily skin, this cream seals in the powerful serums and hydrates the skin for overnight repair.
Achieve a clearer and a brighter complexion when following a thorough skincare routine for oily skin. Balance your sebum production, unclog pores and say hello to more visibly cleaner, clearer and healthy-looking skin.

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