Skincare Routine For An Oily FaceCredit : Photo by Branislav Belko on Unsplash

Too much of something is never a good thing, and such is the case with oily skin.

Some face oil (aka sebum) is usually considered normal and healthy as it said to keep your skin supple. However, too much of this can lead to all sorts of skin problems like clogged pores, breakouts and more. Who wants that?

Having this skin type makes you prone to blackheads, whiteheads, breakouts, and enlarged pores in addition to having excess oil on your face. Woe to people with too much oil on their skin, right?

But there's hope! Fortunately, there is a way to remedy all the side effects of oily skin. Just follow this skincare routine: 

1. Cleanse your skin during day and night time

Cleansing is the very first crucial step for anyone with oily skin, as it helps clean your face thoroughly. This step enables you to get rid of impurities as well as any dirt that may have settled on your skin. 

For oily skin, we recommend practicing double cleansing -- a famous Korean skincare trick wherein one cleanses their face twice instead of once. To be able to do this, you simply wash your face with an oil-based cleanser followed by a water-based one.

The oil-based cleanser cleans your pores deeply and gets rid of any dirt that may clog it in addition to removing impurities on your skin. On the other hand, the water-based cleanser flushes out any dirt residue left on your face. Cleansing is a significant part the routine because it addresses almost every side effect of having an oily skin, and as such, it is not a step to ignore.

2. Toner

After cleansing comes toning. Never skip this step.

Toning is another crucial step as it helps restore your skin's PH balance, which, in turn, control oil production. Moreover, toning also prepares your skin for better absorption of any product you wish to use after.

For oily skin, toning products with natural ingredients such as witch hazel, aloe vera, ginseng, and so on are best as they help tighten pores. It also reduces the risk of inflammation. Toners with AHA and BHA, as well as tea tree are also recommended for they help deep clean your pores and reduce the risk of any acne breakouts. 

3. Serum and Moisturizer

The last step in your skincare routine should be moisturizing. When you moisturize your face correctly, oil production is better regulated as your skin knows that it is already hydrated. The previous step, toning, helps your skin better absorb any serum or moisturizer you choose to use for this step.

In the morning, use any serum that has a lightweight formula. Serums are perfect for morning use because they do not feel heavy on your face. They are also jam-packed with hydrating ingredients that are perfect for keeping oily skin healthy.

At night time, use any serum or moisturizer that has a heavy formula. This skincare routine is a must since night time is when your skin loses the most moisture. With that said, it is essential to ensure you use something a little extra at night to make up for any lost moisture.

There - just three steps! Oily skin? No problemo!