How to care for oily skin
Conventional wisdom suggests that all skin types need to go through the same skincare regime consisting of at least three steps, and this can be frustrating for people with oily skin for whom regular skincare products just don’t seem to be effective. Oily skin needs specific products suited to this skin type, such as an oil free facial cleanser rather than a soap-based cleanser. Here are some ways to care for oily skin.
Use an oil free facial cleanser
Using an oil free facial cleanser can be great if you have dry skin, but such products can be a little too heavy for people with oily skin. An oil free facial cleanser such as vbeauté’s facial cleanser can keep your skin clean without leaving behind residue that can clog your pores or weigh down already oily skin.
Use a gel-based moisturizer
Oily skin can still be dehydrated, so you do need a moisturizer to prevent your skin from overcompensating by producing even more oil. Cream based moisturizers are however too heavy for oily skin, so use a gel moisturizer such as Dermalogica’s Barrier Repair that’s light enough to keep your skin breathing all day.
Don’t use scrubs
Try to minimize your use of facial scrubs as they can stimulate your skin into producing more oil. You can exfoliate once a week to remove oil and dirt buildup in your pores, but avoid the use of products such as daily facial scrubs.
Oily skin doesn’t have to be bad skin, but can be difficult to care for because of the specific needs of this skin type. The trick to keeping oily skin healthy is to not assume that what works for dry and normal skin will work for you, and to seek out products that actually improve the condition of your skin.