Say Goodbye To Oily Skin With This Routine

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Let’s be honest, finding the right skincare routine is no mean feat. From figuring out your skin type to choosing the right products, it can all feel pretty overwhelming.

But don’t worry, if you struggle with oily skin and are looking for a routine that suits you, you’ve come to the right place! We explain what oily skin is, what causes oily skin and introduce you to the perfect step-by-step oily skincare routine. Your shine-free complexion is just around the corner!

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What Is Oily Skin?

Before we delve into the best products for oily skin, let’s start with the basics: what actually is oily skin?

The body naturally secretes oil (or sebum) from its sebaceous glands to keep skin moisturized. While dry skin doesn’t produce enough oil, oily skin is caused by an overproduction of sebum.

How Can You Tell You Have Oily Skin?

  • Even with a morning cleanse, skin appears shiny and greasy by the afternoon.
  • Pores look enlarged, especially around the T-Zone (nose, chin and forehead).
  • Blackheads and spots are particularly prominent on the oilier parts of the face.
  • Your makeup doesn’t stay put and feels like it slides off throughout the day.

What Causes Oily Skin?

Oily skin is often hereditary but can be triggered by hormone imbalances during puberty, pregnancy, menstruation, and menopause.

Oily skin can also be caused by external factors, including pollution and harsh skincare products that clog the pores.

Is Oily Skin Bad?

We won’t deny it, oily skin comes with its downsides (did someone say shine, clogged and enlarged pores, and breakouts?).

Don’t despair, though, it also has some decent benefits. Oily skin tends to be thicker and more robust with fewer visible fine lines. Trust us, you’ll be grateful for it one day!

Skincare Routine Steps for Oily Skin

Give your skin the love, care and attention it deserves with the best oily skincare routine.

We’ve devised a failsafe skincare routine that spotlights some of the best products for oily skin, from cleanser to moisturizer.

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Step 1 – Cleanse Morning and Night

To keep oiliness at bay and avoid clogging up your pores, wash your face twice a day (once in the morning and once in the evening).

Just make sure that you’re using the right cleanser for your skin type.

Best Face Wash for Oily Skin

We recommend the Purifying Daily Facial Gel Cleanser with Niacinamide. This super gentle formula is perfect for those with oily skin, helping to soothe and care for blemishes.

This cleanser for oily skin is powered by Niacinamide, renowned for its ability to rebalance sebum and target enlarged pores.

Not only does it help regulate oily complexions, but it also promotes an even skin tone, improves skin’s elasticity, and keeps blemishes at bay.

Step 2 – Don’t Forget to Tone

To help soothe, condition and rebalance the skin, it’s important to use toner as one of your oily skin routine products.

Toner is an essential step in any oily skin routine as it helps your other skincare products work more effectively.

Best Toner for Oily Skin

We recommend the Revolution Skincare 2.5% Glycolic Acid Toner for oily skin.

It reduces the appearance of enlarged pores, while helping to deeply cleanse and condition the skin. This oily skin toner is formulated with brightening Ginseng, soothing and conditioning Aloe Vera, and pore-tightening Witch Hazel.

Step 3 – Time for Serum

Serum is a fantastic way to target skin concerns. For oily skin types, there are countless ingredients you can incorporate into your skincare routine to help keep the shine at bay.

Best Serum for Oily Skin

Try the Revolution Skincare Blemish and Pore Refining Serum as your go-to serum for oily skin.

It’s powered by Niacinamide and Zinc to regulate skin’s oil production, reduce the appearance of large pores and calm any active blemishes.

This oil-free formula is gentle enough for daily use, but if you have super sensitive skin, we recommend using the Revolution Skincare Plumping and Hydrating Serum. Oily skin still requires hydration, and Hyaluronic Acid is the perfect ingredient to deliver that moisture.

Step 4 – Apply a Lightweight Yet Hydrating Moisturizer

We get it, it sounds counter-intuitive to apply moisturizer onto oily skin that already feels greasy, but a face cream is a must-have in every skincare routine.

Even oily skin can become dehydrated, and when it does, the skin will produce even more sebum to compensate, making it even oilier. Trust us, you never want to skip on face cream!

Best Moisturiser for Oily Skin

When choosing your moisturizer for oily skin, opt for a light formula that won’t block the pores. A great choice? Our Revolution Skincare Hydration Boost Moisture Gel with Watermelon contains skin-friendly ingredients that work a treat on oily, blemish-prone complexions, while deeply hydrating the skin.

Apply a small amount to clean skin morning and evening.

Extra Step – Try a Face Mask for Oily Skin

Looking for the best face mask for oily skin? We are obsessed with the Revolution Skincare Pink Clay Detoxifying Face Mask to help draw out impurities and absorb excess oil on the skin’s surface.

Check out our previous post to get the lowdown on this oil skin essential!

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