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Top Skincare Must-Haves for Oily Skin


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Oily skin is one of the most common skincare concerns in both genders. It presents distinct challenges that can be frustrating to deal with especially if you don’t have the right products to use on your face. A shin complexion and regular acne breakouts are commonplace for people with oily skin, but these can all be resolved easily. 

In this article, we’ll give you a quick rundown of a skincare routine that works great on oily skin. We’ll also give you some expert recommendations on skincare essentials that will give you smooth, oil-free, and acne-free skin. With these tips and tricks, your oily skin will be more manageable for the long haul. 

Here is a simple four-step skincare routine that you can easily integrate into your daily self-care regimen:

Step 1- Do not forget to cleanse the skin in the morning and evening

The most important step to any skincare routine is cleansing. If you have oily skin, washing your face is the easiest way to remove the oil that has built up on your face. Oily skin is more tolerant to cleansing, which means your skin won’t suffer from any dryness or irritation despite washing your face a few times a day. 

One of the first things to remember is to never forget to give your face a thorough cleansing in the morning. Cleansing your face the night before doesn’t mean that your face hasn’t produced oils or shed dead skin cells while sleeping. A complete cleanse is always a good way to start a morning skincare routine. 

Use a gentle exfoliating cleanser in the morning to remove dead skin cells and accumulated oil in your pores. A facial cleanser with salicylic acid works great in deep cleansing and controlling the amount of oil produced by the skin. The Natural Look Dermofoliant Exfoliator is excellent for those with oily and sensitive skin. It gently removes dead skin cells to reveal smooth and glowing skin. It contains ingredients that help in regulating sebum production and improve overall skin elasticity, too. 

Step 2- Do not skin the toner

Once your skin is thoroughly clean and free from impurities, the next step is to apply a toner. For sensitive, oily skin, experts recommend using a toner made with natural ingredients. The Natural Look Immaculate Toning Lotion is a gentle toner for first-time users. It contains herbal extracts and purified water to leave your skin fresh and smooth. It also features aloe vera that soothes and hydrates the skin without leaving it feeling oily. 

On the other hand, if you have acne-prone skin, you may want to get a toner that includes exfoliants such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, and salicylic acid. 

Step 3- Apply the Necessary Treatments

Oily skin brings about other skin concerns, with acne or breakouts being one of the most common. To help control oil production, you can use regular benzoyl peroxide or sulfur in the morning. These products also help in preventing acne production. 

In the evening, you should apply a treatment containing retinoids or Vitamin A derivatives to effectively clear the pores and promote glowing skin. 

If your face is riddled with wrinkles, fine lines, and other anti-ageing signs, we recommend using nourishing moisturisers and serums to alleviate the problem. Here are our top picks for moisturising treatments for oily and ageing skin:

  • Lycon Skin Revitalising Hyaluronic Serum 

People often mistake the oil on their face as moisture; hence they avoid skincare products with moisturising ingredients. The truth is you need to moisturise the face despite it being oily to balance sebum production. The Lycon Skin Revitalising Hyaluronic Serum contains ingredients such as Yeast Beta-Glucan and Pro-Vitamin B5 that hydrates the skin and protects it from environmental stressors. 

  • Lycon Skin Superfruits Detox Mask

Applying a mask is also a good addition to your skincare if you’re suffering from constant breakouts due to oily skin. The Lycon Superfruits Detox Mask is a multi-action purifying mask that eliminates impurities without causing excessive dryness. Through detoxification, bacteria that is caused by the overproduction of sebum are instantly removed after mask application. This mask also has an added benefit of reduced dark spots and visibly tighter pores.  

In general, use moisturisers, serums, and masks that are water-based and free from oils to avoid further production of sebum. 

Other tips on how to regulate oil production:

  • If your face tends to be shiny due to excessive sebum production, carry blotting papers with you. Gently press the paper against your skin to remove excess oil and control shine. 
  • Apart from thorough face cleansing in the morning and evening, experts recommend washing your face immediately after rigorous physical activities to remove impurities that your face may have gathered from running or exercising outdoors. Washing after working out removes sweat that can increase your chances of developing breakouts. 

Lastly, it’s always smart to conduct a thorough research on the product you are about to use on your skin. We advise that you seek the help of your dermatologists in choosing which products will be beneficial for your skin. Now, if you are looking for quality skincare essentials to combat oiliness and promote optimal skin health, check out Beauty Warehouse. Whether you own an aesthetic centre or simply want to stock up on skincare and other beauty must-haves, visit our Beauty Warehouse branches located in Wollongong, Caringbah, Leumeah, Five Dock, and Mortdale. For additional questions, you may also reach our direct line on +1300 929 033 today.