Do you find oily skin frustrating sometimes? Us too!
Oily skin is the result of overproduction of sebum from the sebaceous gland. It usually has a shiny appearance, especially around the T zone. And also features enlarged pores that are most times not cute at all. It’s prone to acne and breakouts, that’s apart from patting/dabbing on the skin throughout the day to keep your makeup matte.
We know they say this skin type is best when ageing sets in but we’d rather not keep patting and dabbing on oil when all we want to do is stay flawless. It’s a dramatic skin type to have tbh.
Oily skin is clearly high maintenance, you need to look out for breakouts triggers and constantly find a way to keep your face matte and your makeup in place.
Oily skin contrary to what people think should be handled gently and not be overwashed/cleansed and moisturized with non-comedogenic lotions (ones that don’t clog pores). For this skin type, you should use light but effective lotions and serums. Cleanser for oily skin, for instance, should leave the skin clean without stripping the skin of its natural oils. The trick is to find products that go hard on the sebum and dirt but gentle on the skin, this is usually not an easy thing to do. That’s why we’re rounding up a few tried and tested products that are affordable and within reach for oily skin.
Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub
This scrub is perfect for oily skin! It’s oil-free, contains microbeads that gently exfoliates dead skin while reaching deep to clear the pores giving off a clear glowing skin in no time. The Beta Hydroxy it contains helps prevent blackheads. It’s one tried and tested product that rocks for oily skin. Get it here
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water (All-in-1 Cleanser + Refreshes)
The all-purpose Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water is the holy grail of gentle makeup remover. The micellar technology works like a magnet to pull out and dissolve dirt and oil lifting those off the face leaving you with clean skin. It’s safe to use across all skin-types and works for oily skin too because it’s oil-free.
Beauty Formula Clay Mask (With activated charcoal)
This mask is an absolute must-have for oily skin. Activated charcoal is great for controlling oil secretion without stripping the skin. You get that squeaky clean feel and the skin feels immediately softer and smoother afterwards. For best results, after applying all over clean face, let it dry fully for about 15 mins then rinse off with warm water.
Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque
Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque works to clear out the pores. It deeply reaches into the skin to get rid of sebum and dirt without drying out the skin. It absorbs excess oil in the skin and minimizes the appearance of pores. It’s actually made for oily skin and equally works amazing.
Palmer’s Skin Success Deep Cleansing Facial Astringent
Palmer’s Skin Success Deep Cleansing Facial Astringent is a winning everyday cleanser for oily skin. It’s a perfect addition to your beauty regimen because it reaches deep to clean the skin without drying it out. Get it here.
Don’t forget to keep skin moisturized with a non-comedogenic lotion or serum. Do you have oily skin and would be trying out any of these products? Share results!
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