We all have different skin types and by determining your specific skin type, you also determine the skincare routine that you should have. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to skincare. One product may work like a miracle cure to one skin type while it can potentially harm another. In some cases, one product may also work perfectly well for all skin types. For this reason, the first step that you need to do in order to determine the best skin care routine for you is to determine your skin type.
For those with oily skin, a customized skin care routine specific for your skin type is important. After all, a skincare routine for dry skin types will most likely not work on you. Oily skin can be quite frustrating too especially if you want to get rid of that extra shine from your face. Oily skin is technically the result of an increase in sebum production which can enlarge one’s pores and clog it. It can be caused by several factors such as stress, diet, climate, and genetics. When this happens, you find your face appears greasy and shiny at all times. But that does not mean you are going to have oily skin forever. With the right skin of products and skin care routine, you will be able to get rid of that excess shine from your face.
Here’s the recommended skin care routine for oily skin.
Cleanse the skin using a facial cleanser designed for oily skin.
You will need to make sure that you are using a cleanser that is formulated for oily skin to effectively remove all the dirt and grease from your face. Unlike those who have dry skin, people who have oily skin can definitely not go without cleansing the face in the morning. At night, the skin can build up excess oils, dirt, and impurities so it has to be gently removed from your face in the morning to keep it fresh and clean. Start your morning with a clean face by using a gentle face cleanser designed for oily skin such as the La Colline Cellular Cleansing Gel. This cleansing gel effectively purifies the skin and remove any excess oils from the face. It is specially formulated for combination or oily skin.
Exfoliate dead skin cells.
Exfoliation is important when you have oily skin. When you have dead skin cells clinging to your pores, your skin becomes more prone to clogged pores and blackheads which can also increase the oil production in your face. This can also make the surface of your skin looking rough, dull, and uneven. Even worse, you will start seeing fine lines and wrinkles. For this reason, exfoliating oily skin is very important. You will need to do it at least twice or thrice a week using a gentle exfoliator. You will want something that will refine your skin’s texture as well as add radiance to your skin. One of the best exfoliators you can find in the market is the La Colline Cellular Exfoliator. It is an exfoliating cream with ultra-fine microspheres which effectively helps you rid of dead skin cells and impurities.
Tone your skin using a good toner for oily skin.
You will want your face to be more receptive of the subsequent skin care products you are going to apply. So to prepare your skin, you need to apply a good toner right after cleansing your face. Not only will this remove any residual makeup and dirt, but it will also help rebalance the pH levels of your skin. It will also help address that extra shine and oil from your face without drying it. This is why you need to find a good toner that will refine your texture, minimize your pores, but at the same time, will retain the natural moisture balance of your skin. Otherwise, if the skin lacks moisture, it will signal your skin to produce more oil. Cellcosmet Active Tonic is one of the most powerful toners that tones and rebalances the skin.
Use a serum that will address the specific concern of your skin.
For specific skin concerns, the right skin care product to have are serums. They tackle a specific skin concern of yours on a much deeper level. For oily skin types, your skin needs a hydrating treatment so that your skin doesn’t have to produce more oil. Find a serum that is designed to provide the hydration needed on your skin. What makes serums great is that they are lightweight and can easily be absorbed by the skin.
Apply a face mask once in a while.
Masks are often considered the magical concoction of all skin care products. Applying them on the face just make everything better. La Colline Cellular Dynamic Hydration Mask is the perfect hydrating mask to apply when it comes to this. It is rich in revitalizing and moisturizing ingredients that will immediately make the skin smooth and lustrous.
Apply a lightweight moisturizer.
You will want to get rid of that extra shine on the face so after you have toned your face, apply a lightweight moisturizer to lock in the moisture in your face. Since you have oily skin, stick to gel-type moisturizers and emulsions. Avoid richer creams since they can easily clog up your pores and make your skin look greasier than before.
Last skin care routine for oily skin? Apply sunscreen.
Lastly, finish your skincare routine with a sunscreen to protect it from harmful UV rays. A lot of people who have oily skin tend to skip this part because most sunscreens are heavy on the face. But you need the right protection before heading out especially under the sun. So, look for a moisturizer instead that has SPF. It is more lightweight but it still provides ample protection on the skin. If you can, look for sunscreens that are specifically designed for oily skin. This will make your skin care routine a lot more suited for you.