"I'm nicer when my skin looks and feels good"
"You have amazing skin" is one of the nicest things anyone can say to you. Unless you've been blessed personally by the skincare Gods, you know how difficult it is to actually take care of our skin. Each one of us has a different skin type which requires a different kind of care. And if you do decide to seek *online* help, you'll be lost like Alice in the rabbit hole, aka online beauty blogs, as they have a tonne of things they want you to know... and buy.
This will not only confuse the hell out of you but you'd probably end up purchasing many products you probably do not even need. And if you were in fact, searching for skincare products for your skin type, specifically for oily skin, then you've landed exactly where you need to be.
Be it a fashion magazine or your fave blog--they all have different suggestions that may or may not work for your oily skin, which will only lead to the vicious cycle of hit and trials. If you're a skincare beginner or a skincare fanatic whose on the lookout for new products, here's a skincare starter pack if your skin has more oil than the oil rigs in Dubai.
Before starting your skincare routine, you have to clean your face to remove the traces of dirt, pollution or even makeup as the residue will harm your skin in the long run. Choose a cleanser that helps control the production of excess sebum and does not strip off the skin's natural oils, making your skin feel extra dry.
The next step is to tone your face. Yes, applying a toner is not an absolute necessity but honestly, it only helps make your skin better by removing residue from your face (if any), controlling the excess production of oil and even bluring out pores.
Choose an alcohol-free toner as they dry the F outta your skin and honestly, nobody likes that!
No, you CANNOT skip on applying your moisturiser, even if you have oily skin!
Oily skin requires its daily dose of moisturiser, as much as any other skin type. Just make sure you use a lightweight, gel-based moisturiser so that it doesn't clog your pores or feels too heavy on the skin.
AHAs, BHAs, retinol, hyaluronic acid and what not-- every day, we hear about a new kind of skincare ingredient that #SkincareGurus (is this a thing now?) keep raving about. Just a quick Google search and you'll be introduced to even more. So, which one should we use for oily skin?
Glycolic acid! It is a powerhouse to oily and acne-prone skin. Try using serums or toner that have glycolic acid in them as it'll help reduce the presence of excess oil from your skin, will not clog pores and also brighten the skin's complexion.
Face mask and chill- this should be your weekend mantra as weekends are all about unwinding and taking care of your skin. Choose a mud or a clay pack that'll remove excess oil from your skin and makes it visibly clearer.
Do not forget to slap on a sheet mask for putting moisture back into your skin.
Applying sunscreen is important not just for those beach holidays you keep reposting as #Throwbacks on Instagram but for everyday use too. It protects your skin from the harmful UVA, UVB rays and sunburns. In the long run, it also protects you from sun spots, premature ageing, dull skin and even uneven skin tone.
For oily skin, choose a nongreasy sunscreen immediately gets absorbed into the skin.
Our skin repairs at night so following a nighttime skincare ritual is what everybody should be doing. After you've done your CT (no M) routine, ditch your moisturiser and choose a night cream with ingredients that'll moisturise your skin but not make it overly oily.
After you're done, make sure you spray your face with a facial mist for some extra goodness.
Ready to add these skincare essentials to your everyday routine?
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