Having oily skin makes curating a skincare routine tricky, but several ingredients will save you from that trouble. If you are a makeup wearer, you’ll know that makeup doesn’t blend well and last as long on the face. Instead of covering the oiliness, it’s better to prevent it with these products:
It goes without being said that Cosrx’s Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser and Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser are its best sellers. People with combination skin or less skin concerns prefer the first, and people with acne-prone and oily skin from excess sebum production prefer the latter. Salicylic acid is a lipophilic, which means it easily dissolves in oil to get deep into your pores to unclog them. You should begin using it every other day before adding it to your daily skincare routine.
Green tea is an ingredient we can’t help but recognize as acknowledge to eat, drink, and now put on our skin. It contains Tannin to shrink pores and reduce excess sebum production. Isntree's Green Tea Fresh Toner is non-abrasive and contains antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic properties to heal the skin from the pores to the surface level of the skin.
We’ve seen the hype with Some By Mi’s Miracle Toner, but did you know the AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Serum contains many top quality, acne countering ingredients? The serum contains AHA, BHA, and PHA exfoliants for a clearer complexion. More importantly, it is formulated with 10.000ppm of tea tree leaf water and 14.5% centella asiatica extract. The antiseptics properties of tea tree help with redness from acne and soothes irritated skin from oil build up.
After controlling oil levels, it’s essential to re-hydrate your skin. You never want to dry out your skin after cleaning your pores. Using Dr.Ceuracle's Tea Tree Purifine 80 Cream with 80% tea tree extract and tea tree leaf oil helps lock in moisture and also heal the skin, preventing further breakouts.
For skin types that produce oil throughout the day, especially in direct sunlight, putting on a powder helps. With just a few dabs, Innisfree's No-Sebum Mineral Powder will soften the skin’s complexion and absorbs excess sebum.Final Thoughts
I’ve personally heard great things about tea tree, green tea, salicylic, and centella asiatica for oily skin types. As always, less is better, so slowly incorporating these ingredients one by one is better than all at once. We should always be gentle with our skin and not put it through severe changes right away. Hope you found this helpful and try some of the recommended products!