Oily skin can prove to be troublesome as it is prone to acne breakouts & greasy complexion. It can be caused due to genetics, diet, stress, hormonal changes, and climate change. Oily skin can be characterized by clogged and enlarged pores, an oily face, and a change in skin texture.
A skincare routine need not be complex for it to be effective. it should be a mix of ideal products that are used in the correct order. For people with oily skin, developing and maintaining a skincare routine that concentrates on moisturizing skin and keeping it hydrated can be beneficial.
All you need to do is follow a simple routine in the morning and night, to achieve flawless skin. Here are a few steps that could be useful –
The most essential step of any skincare routine is cleansing your skin. Start by cleaning your face with a gentle cleanser, it will help remove excess oil, dirt, and pollutants, and unclog pores.
Cleansers are available in various forms, it is important to select the correct type for your skin. According to experts, select a formula that does not dry out your face completely.
It is important to cleanse your face in the morning as well as at night. Your skin sheds a lot of dead skin cells at night
Hence, it is essential to cleanse your face twice daily.
After cleansing and drying your face, the next important step is toning your skin. A toner helps unclog and reduce the size of pores, remove impurities, manage skin pH levels, and create a thin layer of even skin. They penetrate deeply into the skin giving the skin a thorough cleanse.
Some toners also reduce the damage caused by harmful UV rays. A toner that contains green tea, vitamin C, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin may be useful.
It is a myth that people with oily skin do not need moisturization. They need a moisturizer as much as people with other skin types do. However, the ingredients and texture of the moisturizer vary significantly.
Moisturizing oily skin helps enhance the texture of oily skin. A non-greasy, light-weight and oil-free moisturizer can helpful for providing the right amount of hydration, without clogging your pores.
A gel-based, non-comedogenic, silicon-free moisturizer with hyaluronic acid, glycerin, vitamin C, ceramides, niacinamide, glycolic acid, or jojoba oil would be the ideal pick for people with oily skin.
Skincare experts recommend moisturizing your face twice a day.
A waterproof, broad-spectrum sunscreen that provides protection against UVA (aging rays) and UVB rays (burning rays) along with an SPF of 30 or more is said to be the ideal sunscreen. A gel-based sunscreen that does not leave any white cast on the face.
Reapply sunscreen after every two hours for effective sun protection. Use sunscreen regularly even if you are indoors. Mineral sunscreen could be more effective as they reflect the rays of the sun back from the surface of the skin. As a thumb rule, applying sunscreen should be the last step in any skincare regimen. Besides, it should not be mixed with moisturizer or any other product as it might dilute the efficiency of the sunscreen. However, there are certain sunscreens available in the market that have moisturizing properties too.
Weekly skincare routine
Exfoliating skin 2-3 times a week can be useful as it scrubs away the dead skin cells, and impurities, improve blood circulation, and gives a smooth texture to the skin. Invest in a scrub that does not contain any oil or alcohol as it could lead to excess oil production and acne breakouts. People with oily skin should scrub their skin gently.
People with oily skin should use a face mask once a week to repair the damage caused to the skin by environmental pollution. Face masks help rejuvenate the skin and make it soft and bright. Face masks that contain charcoal, vitamin C, or green tea can help absorb excess oil and make skin look plump.
Before using any product, read the product labels carefully and avoid products that contain alcohol, cocoa butter, petroleum jelly, or any other greasy ingredient. Oily skin may be challenging to manage due to the shininess and appearance but you should not over-cleanse your face as it may strip the pH balance of the skin.
Less is more when it comes to developing a routine for oily skin. Using too many products will introduce several ingredients to your face at once and you will not be able to know the ingredients that are harming your face.
Follow and stick to a simple routine to achieve results.