Oily Skin Care Advice and Products
- Basic oily skin routine involves three steps: cleansing, exfoliation, moisturizing.
Cleansers need to remove excess oil, but not to strip the skin's natural protection. Alcohol is too harsh and will only create sensitivity in the long run, so watch out for it on the product label.
Exfoliation is a must for oily skin, revealing fresh skin and minimizing pore appearance. For best results exfoliate once a week.
Moisturizing - Apart from oil, our skin contains water, which is very important to all the skin functions. Very often oily skin is dehydrated. That means lacking water and the first signs of dehydration are very fine lines, that become wrinkles. Moisturizers for oily skin are specially formulated to not clog pores. There are also specialty creams for oily skin that deal with removing black heads and preventing blackheads from forming again.
- Essential oily skin routine adds night cream and mask to the Basic routine.
Nourishing - Usually the role of the night cream and/or serum. Even oily skin needs anti-aging products, also used at night.
Masks are very beneficial and can be a part of the oily skin solutions. Masks for oily skin can be used once to three times a week. Oily skin masks will balance excessively oily skin and assist in removing blackheads.
- Complete oily skin routine adds serum and eye cream to the Essential routine.
Serums are highly concentrated, so you only need drops to be applied before the day/night cream.
Eye creams for oily skin must be very light, preferably in gel form and are used at night and/or in the morning.
Basic Routine for Oily Skin
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For detailed advice on Essential and Complete routines, book a personal virtual consultation with our owner/esthetician.
She has extensive experience in the skin care field as a spa owner, trainer, teacher and will be delighted to share her knowledge and help design the best routine for you.