The Ultimate Skin Care Routine For Oily Skin
Oily skin is one of the most common skin concerns that is known for posing challenges like breakouts, shiny complexion and more. But first, let’s understand the science behind oily skin. The sebaceous glands present in our skin produce an oily substance called sebum, which hydrates and protects the skin. However, when the skin produces excess sebum, it leads to oily skin. What’s more, the excess oil gets mixed with dead skin cells and causes breakouts, acne and other skin problems, which steal the skin’s natural glow. Solution? Following a specific skincare routine for oily skin that can help balance your skin’s natural oils, and keeping your skin healthy and hydrated, without any shine. So, get ready to shower your skin with the love and care it needs by following this detailed oily skin care routine.
Step 1 - Cleanse your skin with micellar water
Whether your skin is oily or dry, double cleansing should be a crucial step in your skincare routine, if not already. This first cleanse will ensure that your face is free from any makeup, excess oils and dead skin to prevent any build-up in the pores. One of the best suggestions for this step in your skin care routine for oily skin will be the Micellar Water by Garnier that works like a magnet to lift dust and dirt from your skin. What’s more, this micellar water is made without the use of parabens, alcohol or fragrance, making it a great addition in your oily skincare routine.
Step 2 - Double cleanse with a facewash
To further clean, refresh and revive your skin, opt for the Vitamin C Face Wash that replenishes the skin’s natural moisture barrier without making it over-dry. This face wash is enriched with the brightening properties of Yuzu Lemon and gives your skin an instant boost of freshness and radiance, making it an ideal product for your oily skin care routine.
Step 3 - Exfoliate effectively
Scrubbing dives deep into the pores and removes excess oil, dirt and impurities from the skin. This step in a skincare routine for oily skin helps to get rid of dead skin cells and bacteria from the surface of the skin. Exfoliation also allows oxygen to travel through the skin. However, it is necessary to be cautious and not over-exfoliate the skin as it can cause dryness, irritation, and redness. If you have oily skin, exfoliating two to three times a week is essential.
Step 4 - Apply a toner
Toners can effectively remove any leftover traces of makeup, dirt, or impurities that may not have been completely removed during the cleansing process. Add a toner in your oily skin routine to prep your skin for the remaining skin products.
Step 5 - Use a vitamin C serum
The next step in the skin care routine for oily skin is using a vitamin C serum as it contains active ingredients that penetrate deep into your skin to repair and rejuvenate it by removing excess oil and dust. You can add the vitamin C serum from the house of Garnier to your skincare routine for oily skin. It helps you get a bright, spotless complexion and contains a spot reduction formula. The vitamin C serum for the face is antioxidant-rich and reduces dark spots and acne marks in just 3 days.
Step 6 - Pamper your skin with a serum sheet mask
Use a sheet mask at least once a week to provide intense hydration to your skin. There are multiple sheet masks that you can choose from to include in your oily skin routine. We recommend using Ampoule Mask for Oily Skin enriched with Niacinamide and Kale that is specifically designed for oily skin. It rehydrates the skin, reduces excess sebum and makes your skin look clearer.
You can also use the Vitamin C serum sheet mask that is infused with 1 bottle worth of serum. It is infused with vitamin C and lemon that fades dark spots, hydrates the skin and adds an instant glow. What’s more, it is suitable for all skin types, making it an ideal product to add to your weekly skin care routine for oily skin.
Step 7 - Apply a moisturiser
Most people with oily skin often feel that they do not require moisturisers as it might make their skin greasier, and hence this step is often overlooked in the regime. Though it sounds contradictory, the truth is that since you’re primarily applying oil-reducing products on your skin, it is bound to dry out. And an overly dry skin can trigger the glands to produce more oil. To keep things in balance and control your skin’s pH level, oily skin needs a moisturiser. Add the lightweight serum gel in your skin care routine for oily skin that hydrates your skin and reduces dark spots at the same time.
Step 8 - Don’t skip SPF
Many are unaware of the fact that oily skin is more resilient to sun damage than other skin types due to the added layers of natural oil. However, prolonged sun exposure can trigger your oil glands to produce more sebum and lead to an increase in acne, breakouts and more. Even when you are in a rush and don’t have time for an elaborate skincare routine, you need to use an SPF to protect your skin’s health and radiance. You can try the Vitamin C Serum Cream with SPF 40/PA+++ that gets absorbed into the skin quickly and provides UV protection and skin brightening all at once. This serum cream is made with a lightweight formula that makes it a perfect addition in your oily skincare routine on days when you don’t feel like adding a layer of sunscreen to your skin.
Now that you know how to pamper your oily skin, browse through the wide range of Garnier skincare products and keep these skincare tips steps in mind to prevent excessive oiliness and pave the way for healthy, glowing skin.