How to take care of oily skin: a guide
Oily skin owners, you’re in for a treat. If you ever thought that skincare just ‘isn’t for you’ or that no product ever let you feel fresh and clean, let this simple guide be the be all one all for you.
What is oily skin?
First things first. Let’s understand what it means to have oily skin. Everyone’s skin produces some amount of oil. Called sebum, it’s our skin’s natural way of keeping itself moisturized, and protect your skin barrier. Some people’s skin produces a little too much sebum, leading to a build-up of the oily substance. Oily skin can be a result of several factors; from genetics, hormones, your diet to even stress and weather changes. So, is oily skin bad? No! However, it is possible to be more prone to things like acne, clogged pores or even just a greasy surface due to this skin type.
Here are some ways to manage oily skin & feel great from the inside out:
Wash your face more often
Cleansing your skin is an important element in keeping it fresh and clean. Especially for people with oily skin, the skin tends to collect more dirt, oil and pollution through the day than other skin types. This can lead to clogged pores and in turn, acne. Cleansing your face with cleansers that reduce oil can help control the oil production and help keep your skin feeling fresh.
Try our Charcoal Face wash or the Vitamin C Face Wash.
Yep, we’re not kidding! Every type of skin needs moisturization. Even oily skin! When you wash your face, you lose some of the natural moisture from your skin, leaving it more prone to dirt, bacteria and the likes. Moisturizing is important to retain the moisture on the topmost layer of your skin and keep it feeling soft and hydrated. Oily skin owners can choose moisturizers that are lightweight, that have a matte effect, or those that are oil-free and water-based.
Pick something like the light-as-a-feather Green Tea Superlight Moisturizer.
Exfoliation is key
If you’re looking to breathe new life into your skin, look no further than a good exfoliation sesh at least once a week. Exfoliating regularly doesn’t just remove excess oil. It also unclogs your pores, prevents buildup of bacteria, and improves the appearance of your skin by increasing blood circulation and brightening it.
However, remember to not over-exfoliate (yes, it’s a thing!). Exfoliating a bit too much can lead to can cause dryness and inflammation, leading to additional oil production.
How about some Pollution Protect & De-Tan Face + Body Scrub?
Face masks can be your friend
Sundays are for self care. Right? Well, it’s time to bring face masks into the picture. A good face mask session every week can help suck out impurities, clean your pores, and remove extra oil from your skin. They’re also a great way to revive your skin and nourish it with the right stuff. For oily skin, we recommend using clay masks that are great for removing excess oil and leaving your skin feeling bright and glowy.
Check out our 2-in-1 Charcoal Face Mask + Scrub or the Green Tea Face Mask.
Use products that are non-comedogenic
Non-comedogenic products are simply products that don’t close up your pores when you apply them. What this means is that even if you apply the products, your pores stay open and can breathe, preventing buildup & acne to a large extent.
While oily skin can require some extra care, with the right products, you can do wonders to your skin!