Want to do away with the excess shine on your skin and bid bye to breakouts, pimples and acne? We’ve just the right guide for you! Oily skin has an abundance of natural oils that preserve your skin but you need to strike a balance between keeping your skin naturally moisturized and having too much oil on skin. Oily skin can cause a challenge in our everyday life. With excess oil clogging the pores and resulting in uneven texture, breakouts and pimples, the need for a sincere skincare regimen is of great importance! Everyone wants to flaunt a face that looks clean and refreshed minus the greasiness. To help you keep that in check, we are presenting the ultimate skincare routine for taking care of oily skin.
What Causes Oily Skin?
Our skin has natural oils that keep our skin nourished and hydrated. Sebaceous glands in our skin produce ‘sebum’ that maintains oil-moisture balance for a healthier looking texture but in oily skin types, excess sebum is produced that results in blocked pores, oiliness, pimples and breakouts.
To maintain your skin’s health and flaunt a flawless complexion, sticking to a regular skincare regimen is vital. While a morning skincare routine helps you to keep any damage caused to skin by harsh sun rays, environmental pollutants such as dirt, smoke, dust, etc at bay, the nighttime skincare routine, however, can reverse this damage by taking care of and repairing your skin at night. We’d also suggest to follow a weekly skincare regimen where you can exfoliate or mask once a week to remove dead skin cells for a clearer, even skin texture and glow.
Morning Skincare Routine
Your morning skincare routine is important as it prepares your skin to handle the day ahead and keep it protected from the harmful UVA/UVB rays of the sun along with the other detrimental pollutants. But what makes for an efficient morning routine? Here’s what we recommend!
Start your day with a fresh, clean face. Foam-based cleansers are best for oily skin type and effectively remove the dirt, impurities and excess oil from your face that has accumulated overnight. We’d suggest you pick a face wash or cleanser that does not rip off the natural oil from your skin but eliminates unwanted impurities. Face washes with natural ingredients such as grapefruit, papaya and honey are great for oily skin type.
Toning your skin is key in a skincare routine. Once you’ve cleansed your face, use an alcohol-free toner that refines your skin’s texture and minimizes the appearance of pores. If you're using a regular toner, make sure it doesn't contain stripping ingredients like alcohol. Or, if you're looking for a more hydrating, gentle alternative, look for an essence that replenishes your skin's natural moisture with some soothing ingredients like cica.
Wondering why to moisturize oily skin? Just like dry skin, oil skin needs proper hydration too. With all the oil-controlling ingredients and actives added to skincare products for oily skin type, it’s possible that your skin dries out. Dry skin, in turn, produces more sebum that makes your skin look greasy. To maintain that balance of moisture and oil in skin, moisturizing your skin with the right kind of products is necessary. Go for an oil-free, water-based or aloe-vera based moisturizer like the Mon Cherry Ultra Light Moisturizer and keep skin happy and hydrated.
Before you step out, make sure you generously slather on a broad spectrum, high SPF sunscreen to protect your skin from harsh rays of the sun. Wait at least 15 minutes after application and then leave!
Nighttime Skincare Routine
With your skin being exposed to sun, dirt, dust and other harsh pollutants during the day, it just makes sense to allow it to repair and rejuvenate itself at night. A great nighttime skincare routine will come to your rescue and give you smoother, firmer and healthy-looking skin. Here’s what you can do to build a strong skincare routine for the night.
We cannot stress enough on the importance of cleansing your face before hitting the bed. A cleanser will not just remove the makeup after a night out but would also remove the impurities and grime that settles on your face during the day. You can also double cleanse to ensure no impurities are left. Gel-based, foam-based or green-tea, aloe based cleansers are excellent for oily skin type.
Toning your skin at night can prove to be superb. It helps your skin get rid of any unwanted particles on skin and makes it efficiently absorb beneficial ingredients from skincare products. pH balancing, skin smoothening or hydrating toners with alpha-hydroxy acids and beta-hydroxy acids combat pimples, acne, blemishes and maintain moisture balance in skin. Use a gentle essence if you have dry, acne prone skin!
Moisturizing is a must! If you want a grease-free boost of moisture, go for a rich serum instead of a moisturizer. Make sure it is enriched with ingredients such as ceramides, rice water and other gentle ingredients to boost your skin’s hydration while addressing other skincare concerns such as acne, blemishes and uneven skin texture.
4. Eye Cream
We all tend to forget about taking care of our eyes. The skin around our eyes is very delicate and requires as much care as the rest of our face. Make sure you add an eye cream in your nighttime routine to dark, puffy under eyes. Applying an eye cream would help soothe, revitalise and restore the area around the eyes while depuffing any under-eye puffiness.
5. Finish with a sleeping mask
A sleeping mask will provide your skin with a long-lasting boost of moisture and let your skin absorb all the goodness, all night long so that you wake up with smooth, plump, hydrated skin! Try the Mama Cica Oil Control Overnight Mask for shine-free yet radiant skin.