Let’s be honest, finding the right skincare routine is no mean feat. From figuring out your skin type to choosing the right products, it can all feel pretty overwhelming.
But don’t worry, if you struggle with oily skin and are looking for a routine that suits you, you’ve come to the right place! We explain what oily skin is, what causes oily skin and introduce you to the perfect step-by-step oily skincare routine. Your shine-free complexion is just around the corner!
What Is Oily Skin?
Let’s start with the basics: what is oily skin? The body naturally secretes oil (or sebum) from its sebaceous glands to keep skin moisturized. While dry skin doesn’t produce enough oil, oily skin is caused by an overproduction of sebum.
So, how do you know if you have oily skin?
- Even with a morning cleanse, skin appears shiny and greasy by the afternoon
- Pores look enlarged, especially around the T-Zone (nose, chin and forehead)
- Blackheads and spots are particularly prominent on the oilier parts of the face
- Your makeup doesn’t stay put and feels like it “slides” off throughout the day
What Causes Oily Skin?
Oily skin is often hereditary but can be triggered by hormone imbalances during puberty, pregnancy, menstruation, and menopause.
Oily skin can also be caused by external factors, including pollution and harsh skincare products that clog the pores.
Is Oily Skin Bad?
We won’t deny it, oily skin comes with its downsides (did someone say shine, clogged and enlarged pores, and breakouts?). Don’t despair, though, it also has some decent benefits. Oily skin tends to be thicker and more robust with fewer visible fine lines. Trust us, you’ll be grateful for it one day!
Step-By-Step Oily Skin Care Routine
Give your skin the pampering it deserves with the best oily skincare routine.
Exfoliate Once a Week
Any good skincare routine for oily skin should include a weekly exfoliation. It’s the best and easiest way to remove dead cells, prevent pores from getting clogged and help keep breakouts at bay.
To exfoliate your skin, why not try our Revolution Skincare Oily Skin Peeling Solution? It’s a liquid exfoliator that uses a combination of Azelaic Acid and Salicylic Acid to lift away dead cells and reduce skin surface congestion. Apply evenly to clean, dry skin 1-2 evenings a week, leave for 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.