What myths have you heard about oily skin? Oily skin needs more aggressive cleansers than other skin types; oily skin doesn’t need a moisturizer; if you want to change oily skin, change your diet; a little sun exposure can help dry up oily skin. Nope, none of these are true. Oily skin needs balance. If you have oily skin and want to know how to properly care for it, we have a few tips on how to achieve hydration while catering to your skin type.
Opt for a gentle and clean approach
Having oily skin doesn’t mean you’ll be more likely to have acne, but the two often go hand-in-hand because excess sebum clogs pores and leads to breakouts. That’s why it’s important to avoid harsh facial cleansers filled with unnecessary chemicals and instead opt for gentle cleansers that don’t strip the skin barrier of all its natural moisturizing factors. Gentle, foaming facial cleansers are great for oily skin because they gently remove excess oil and impurities while leaving skin refreshed, balanced and hydrated.
Use a non-abrasive exfoliator regularly
Exfoliation keeps skin looking young and fresh while also preventing frequent breakouts. It is especially vital for those with oily skin because increased oiliness makes it harder for skin to shed cells naturally. Suki’s Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser is perfect for excess oil because it purifies pores and reduces toxic build-up and debris to smooth and soften an oily complexion. Unfortunately, dead skin cells don’t flake off as quickly for those with oily skin, which is why suki’s exfoliating cleanser is just the trick to help. Those with an oily skin type benefit from exfoliation two to three times a week.
After exfoliating, try one of nügg’s perfect pores detoxifying face masks. This set of four natural gel face masks are completely oil-free. For an all-in-one skin detox, this set contains 2x Double Detox pods to purify and mattify the skin, 1x Deep Clean pod to deeply cleanse and hydrate and 1x Super Bright pod to gently exfoliate . Though each pod performs different tasks, each has the primary function to deliver water deep within skin cells while leaving skin mattified and clean.
Use a light-weight moisturizer
Packed with vitamin goodness, baebody’s Vitamin C Moisturizer helps brighten and energize dull, oily-prone skin. The Vitamin C, B5 and E complexes in this light-weight moisturizer help regulate oil gland secretion and balances and moisturizes the skin. Our Vitamin C Moisturizer is perfect for the daytime so you can shine bright.
Fueled by natural ingredients like jojoba oil, green tea and Vitamin B5, our Retinol Moisturizer restores balance for oily-prone skin. Dermatologist-tested and cruelty-free, this moisturizer improves the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration and hyperpigmentation. Great for nighttime application, retinol reduces the tendency of cells to clump together and clog pores – making it especially helpful for those with oily skin.
Apply an oil-free SPF daily
No one with oily skin wants to apply a greasy, thick sunscreen that leaves the skin looking even more shiny. While white, powdery sunscreen streaks is not the cutest, skipping out on daily SPF is really not cute. Daily sunscreen is absolutely necessary for all skin types because it protects skin from harmful UV rays. There are several oil-free SPFs recommended by dermatologists that you can read more about here.
Add a hydrating boosting serum
Baebody’s Vitamin C Serum gives oily skin the powerful antioxidants it needs. Vitamin C is great for all skin types; it helps skin better retain moisture; it smooths the skin’s surface to reduce dullness for bright skin; it reduces redness; and it boosts collagen production.
Baebody’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum is the most direct way to reap all the benefits for brighter looking skin while balancing oil control. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar found naturally in our skin that holds water and helps keep it hydrated and plump throughout the day. Its main function is to retain water to keep skin well lubricated.
It’s important to know your skin type and cater to it. Oily skin can be properly maintained and cared for if you implement these six helpful tips into your routine. Stop listening to those crazy myths about oily skin and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Remember, the most important thing you can do for oily skin is strive for balance. Use gentle cleansers; exfoliate two to three times a week; use a light-weight moisturizer; apply an oil-free daily SPF; add a hydrating boosting serum; and embrace implementing oils in your skin care routine! Shine bright, but with your oil under control.