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A skincare routine for oily skin

The good, the bad and the oily: A skincare routine for oily skin.

Are you someone who deals with a perpetually shiny face along, suffering from breakouts? Well, you are far from alone. A large number of women suffer from overly-oily skin, and adult acne. What’s important is that you know how to care for your skin correctly, without over-cleansing (common for oily skin sufferers).

Your skin doesn’t have to shine in the spotlight anymore

There are many reasons for oily skin and there is also a recommended skincare routine for oily skin, so fear not! Some of the factors include:

· stress,

· humidity,

· genetics,

· and fluctuating hormones.

Although oily skin can clog pores and lead to increased acne breakouts, having oily, as opposed to dry skin, in fact has many benefits. Oil helps preserve the skin, and people with oily skin tend to thicker, more supple skin with fewer visible wrinkles. The key is to find a balance between having too much oil and maintaining your skin’s natural moisture. Neostrata’s Clarify Range is aimed specifically at finding this fine line balance between oil, clarity and moisture.

A simple skincare routine for oily skin that is easy to follow and make part of your daily skincare regimen:

1. Cleanse day and night

2. Exfoliate twice a week at night

3. Treat skin with actives at night

4. Moisturise day and night

5. Apply SPF every day

Tips for oily skin: What to do and what not to do

To help control oily skin we recommend the following tips as part of your skincare routine for oily skin:

1. Wash your face every morning, evening, as well as after exercise. While washing, resist the temptation to scrub your skin, even when removing makeup. Scrubbing the skin with any amount of force can cause irritation and loss of moisture.

2. Choose skin care products that are labelled “noncomedogenic.” This means that products that have these labels — including cleansers, moisturizers and makeup — plus it won’t clog your pores or cause acne.

3. Use a gentle, foaming face wash. Many people believe that they need to use a strong face wash for oily skin in order to dry out the skin. This is not the case. Using a face wash that is too harsh can irritate your skin and trigger an increase in oil production and we recommend looking for a mild, gentle face wash instead.

4. Apply moisturizer daily. This seems obvious, but it’s one of the most important steps in a well-rounded skincare routine for oily skin. Despite having oily skin, it is still important to apply moisturizer daily. To save time and protect your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, look for a moisturizer that also contains a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

5. Wear sunscreen. Summer has started, so it’s now more important than ever to apply sunscreen every day. Sunscreen helps prevent sun damage that could lead to wrinkles, age spots and even skin cancer. To prevent acne breakouts, look for sunscreens that contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, and do not use sunscreens that contain fragrance or oils.

6. Don’t sleep with makeup on. Even after a long day! Always remove all makeup before going to sleep. Waking up with clogged pores and mascara on your pillow is no way to start the day!

7. Use blotting papers throughout the day. Gently press the paper against your face and leave it on for a few seconds to absorb the oil. Don’t rub the paper on your face, as this will spread the oil to other areas.

8. Don’t touch your face throughout the day. Although it’s tempting to touch your face, doing so can spread dirt, oil and bacteria. Only touch your face when you’re cleansing, moisturizing or applying sunscreen or makeup, and make sure your hands are clean first.

The good news is that you don’t have to deal with oily skin forever. It’s as straightforward as tweaking your skin care products and daily routine from sunrise to sundown.