A Quick Product Guide for Struggling Humans with Oily Skin

By: Marie Kamal

If you struggle with oily skin then this is the right place for you. For however many years this has mattered, I’ve been thrown at dermatologists and left tossing 500000 bottles of skin care product; thankfully, I’ve found a combination that makes my skin happy. So I thought; why not share them with you? I’m warning you though, these products work for me but they don’t necessarily have to work for you too. Don’t come at me if they don’t, just go visit a dermatologist. 

That being said, here is my routine for dealing with my oily skin, thank me later, yeah?

First, cleanser. You have to start your morning with a cleanser to remove all the dirt off your face. Cleanser is used to remove oil, dead skin, and prevent acne. You can also use it to remove makeup. I highly recommend Garnier micellar cleansing water. As it contains no oil, alcohol nor fragrances. 

Second, toner. Toners are not necessary but they can help to clean the skin and balance the Ph of it. Toner is the second step of the cleaning process of the skin. I recommend Tea tree toner from the Body shop. It works to calm irritation of the skin and minimize pores, and it’s 100% vegan.

Next is face wash! Now, it’s actually time to wash your face. I love Clean & Clear’s face wash; it’s specifically designed for oily skin, and it cleans without causing dryness. What’s most perfect about it, is that it’s gentle enough for everyday use.

According to dermatologists and pharmacists (yes, I’m legit at a pharmacy right now asking about all the products on display and they think I am a psychopath); Clean & Clear’s oil moisturizer, Himalaya’s nourishing face moisturizer lotion and Neutrogena’s hydro boost water gel are some of the best moisturizers for oily skin. They’re also not hideously expensive, so you (and your baba’s) wallets won’t suffer too greatly.

Finally, sunscreen. The golden skincare rule for all humans with oily skin is to buy and constantly apply (and reapply) a good quality 50+ SPF sunscreen, alright? Nothing hurts our skin more than the sun, Avéne’s sunscreen is brilliant – if a bit pricey.

At night, you can use the same products (except the sunscreen of course) and add eye cream and acne spot treatment. What do you think I am going to recommend for the acne spot treatment? Yup, you’re right. The clean and clear acne spot treatment. 

You can also do face masks! Anyway, here are some recipes just in case you need some:
If you’re stressed AND dealing with the heat, check these masks out.

If you’re dealing with acne that just won’t go away, click here for some help.

If you’re just looking for something to help your skin glow, these recipes are perf for you.

TIP: carry with you the Clean & Clear oil absorbing sheets to use during the day to remove oil from your face. 

Yeah, I guess that’s it. I hope you found it helpful!


P.S I swear this isn’t a Clean and Clear ad, although, at this rate, it really could’ve been.

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