How To Build A Skincare Routine For Oily Skin?
Oily skin is a skin type which is characterised by excess sebum secretion. People who have oily skin often experience clogged pores, shiny t-zone, whiteheads, blackheads and pustules because oily skin is more prone to buildup. Hence, if you have oily skin, it is important to follow a simple yet effective skincare routine to keep your skin clean and clear.
Causes Of Oily Skin
If someone from the elder generations of your family has oily skin, you are likely to have oily skin because of your genes.
Hot, humid weather conditions can make your skin oilier than usual. If seasonal shifts cause excess sebum production in your skin, it can be managed by making some changes in your skincare routine.
Teenagers often have oily skin due to puberty. This may or may not continue in later years.
Products that are not meant for one’s skin type or concern can cause changes in the skin such as increased oiliness, dehydration and patchy skin.
Skin Concerns In Oily Skin
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the hair follicles on your skin get clogged. This causes whiteheads, blackheads and pimples. Clogged pores contain dead skin cells, sebum, dirt and grime. This can lead to inflamed acne and pustules.
If your acne leaves behind pigmentation or discolouration on your skin, such marks are known as acne scars. They can be red or brown in colour. Sometimes they fade on their own, and sometimes it takes targeted skin care products to lighten them.
Oily skin can often appear dark and dull due to excess sebum on the skin. This can be prevented by following your skin care routine in a timely manner. Incorporating a natural vitamin C serum for oily skin into your routine can also brighten your complexion and make you glow.
Factors Determining Your Skincare Routine
In winter, your skin might turn a little dry or dehydrated. Then you may need gentle cleansers and nourishing moisturisers. Whereas, in summers, your skin gets oily and sweat-prone. Then you may need a more thorough cleanse along with lightweight moisturisers.
Your skin care routine depends on the skin condition you are trying to repair. Targeted skin care products are often formulated with different active ingredients to repair different concerns.
Different skin care products perform differently on different skin types. Always use products that are meant for your skin type and make sure they suit you well by following these tips:
- Always do a patch test with new products to rule out skin irritation or allergies
- Do not introduce new products all at once. Include them in your routine one by one.
- If you have severe acne or broken skin, consult your dermatologist for a skin routine.
5-Step Skin Care Routine For Oily Skin
Step 1: Cleansing
Cleansing helps to remove excess oil and dirt from your skin and prevents clogged pores. Use a mild face wash for oily skin in your morning routine and follow the double cleansing method in your night routine to remove makeup, excess sebum and sunscreen effectively.
Step 2: Toning
Toning re-hydrates your skin after the cleansing process. A toner ensures that all residual dirt is removed from your skin. A targeted toner for oily skin also provides astringent benefits, balances your skin’s pH and allows the rest of the products in your routine to penetrate better.
Step 3: Treatment
Using gentle exfoliating actives on oily skin can help in regulating sebum production, reducing breakouts and enhancing the tone and texture of your skin. A formula that contains nature-derived beta hydroxy acids often proves to be the best serum for oily skin.
Step 4: Moisturising
Lightweight carrier oils such as organic rosehip seed oil and organic hemp seed oil provide non-sticky nourishment to your skin due to their fast-absorbing nature. Using a gel-based moisturiser for oily skin can also combat dryness and keep your skin cool during summers
Step 5: Protection
Use broad spectrum sunscreen during the day to protect your skin from sun damage. Some sunscreen formulas can make your skin look shinier. In this case, you can set it by using a natural dusting powder on your skin at the end of your routine.
Juicy Chemistry Products For Oily Skin
- Hemp, Tea Tree And Neem Face Wash is a mild cleanser for oily skin. It is made by the cold-process saponification of organic hemp seed oil, neem oil, neem distillate and tea tree essential oil. It provides a gentle cleanse and minimises acne.
- Aloe Vera Juice is 100% pure juice extracted from the flesh or gel part of organic aloe vera plants. It is a hydrating toner for oily skin. It can also be used as a refreshing mist to calm down sun damaged skin and inflamed acne.
- Aloe Vera Gel is a lightweight moisturiser for oily skin that provides intense hydration without making your skin appear shiny or greasy.
- BHA Clarifying Serum is a naturally-activated face serum for oily skin. It is made with cellular extracts of white tea, willow bark, turmeric and pineapple for reducing acne and blemishes.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to clear acne fast?
Acne can take some time to clear up depending on the reason behind it. Sometimes it occurs due to incorrect skin care habits and sometimes it occurs due to hormonal changes. Try our BHA Clarifying Serum to reduce existing breakouts. Consult a dermatologist if your acne keeps coming back or persists even after following a suitable skin care routine.
Which is the best face pack for oily skin?
Our Kakadu Plum, Matcha And Blood Orange Face Mask is suitable for all skin types. It reduces dark spots and blemishes, and promotes a smooth and glowing complexion.
How can I control oil on my skin?
Follow a carefully curated routine for your oily skin in the morning, at night and during the daytime (if necessary) to regulate excess oil production on your skin.
Suggest the best soap for oily skin.
Our Potato, Tomato And Lemongrass Soap is best suited for oily skin types. It cleanses your pores deeply and also reduces tanning overtime.