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The Ultimate Skincare Routine For Oily Skin 2024

Oily skin can have you looking like an oil slick, but get dehydrated quickly and can also open the floodgates for whiteheads and blackheads. So quite evidently, finding a skincare routine for oily skin that ticks all the boxes is not a breeze. But hey, we’ve got it all settled for you. Consider this AM-PM routine a concise roadmap that will help you navigate through the topsy-turvy world of oily skin. Let’s go! 

In This Article:

What Causes Oily Skin?

Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

What Causes Oily Skin?

First things first, having oily skin is NOT a problem, it is merely a skin type. It is when your sebaceous glands are working in overdrive to make up for the lack of hydration (water) in the skin. You’ll typically notice dilated pores and shine all over your face within hours of cleansing it. 

Here are some factors other than genetics that might be causing oily skin.

  • Age: Since oil production is regulated by hormones like testosterone and cortisol (stress hormone), having oily skin is quite common for younger people. As you start to age, your body loses its ability to produce as much oil as it once used to.
  • Climate: If you live in a tropical or humid area, chances are you might have oily skin. As this kind of climate makes your skin produce more oil. That being said, if you live in a dry region, your skin might feel more oily during summers.
  • Incorrect Skincare Routine: If you are using ingredients or formulations that are not meant for oily skin, you might end up damaging your barrier or strip your skin of its natural oils. In either case, your skin will go into an oil production overdrive.

Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

What sounds like a bane can become a boon. With the right routine and products, you can easily work with oily skin. 

1. Cleanse (AM and PM) 

As a thumb rule, ensure that you’re washing your face only twice a day, one in the morning and once before bed. Anything more is not advisable and unnecessary (yes, even when your skin feels oily during the day). Overwashing is the secret villain that is making your skin produce more oil. With our 100% soap-free Purifying Facial Wash you will notice visibly clear, fresh skin and instantly controlled shine! The detoxifying blend of ingredients like Thyme, Zinc and Witch Hazel deeply clean your skin and fight clogged pores, while being gentle on the skin. 

2. Tone (Only AM)

Toners are the true underdogs for oily skin. They help in sweeping away any leftover impurities, tighten pores, restore your skin’s pH level post cleansing and soothe your skin. They even prep your skin to better absorb the following skincare products. Our Soothing Facial Toner is a must-have in your morning skincare routine. Touting of ingredients like chamomile, witch hazel and allantoin this toner alcohol-free toner calms and hydrates like no other. 

3. Serum (AM and PM) 

The ‘treatment’ stage of your skincare routine, a serum is a potent potion of skin-loving ingredients that can deeply penetrate your skin’s surface to bring about changes at a deeper level. Niacinamide can single-handedly tick off all the boxes that we were talking about earlier. It hydrates your skin, controls excess oil as well as helps reduce pore size. Our 10% Niacinamide Booster Serum offers multi-faceted benefits like strengthening your skin barrier, promoting an even skin tone, preventing premature ageing, along with reducing spots. It is also infused with 1% Pro-Vitamin B5 that enhances skin hydration and leaves you with soft skin.

As for the night, you can level up your skin’s hydration level by many notches with our Simple Booster Serum 3% Hyaluronic Acid + Vit B5. Skin that is hydrated, is healthy; and Hyaluronic Acid is a super-hydrator. It locks in moisture and improves your skin’s texture so that you wake up with baby soft skin.

4. Moisturise (Only AM)

Oily. Skin. Needs. A. Moisturiser. But if you’re skipping them because they make your skin greasy, allow us to introduce our Hydrating Light Moisturiser Lotion. It provides all-day hydration, thanks to ingredients like Glycerin, Borage Seed Oil and Pro-Vitamin B5 that soothe and replenish your skin. It's lightweight and fast-absorbing formula ensures that you get the glow without the grease. 

5. Eye Cream (AM and PM) 

Do not forget to give your delicate under eyes some TLC with our Simple Protect N Glow Vitamin C Brightening Under Eye Gel. It de-puffs, protects and instantly hydrates your eyes to visibly reduce dark circles in just 15 days! 

6. Sunscreen (Only AM) 

This is the last step in the morning skincare routine. Apply a sufficient amount of sunscreen on your face and all exposed parts of your body at least 20 minutes before stepping out. This will shield your skin from sun damage. 

7. Night Cream (Only PM)

Nighttime is when your skin repairs and rejuvenates itself. Make the most of your 8 hours of Zzz with our Simple Active Skin Barrier Care Soothing Water Crème. It instantly re-plumps skin ingredients like ceramides and organic aloe vera that offer optimum hydration and leave behind a dewy finish. 

To sum it up…

Your morning skincare routine for oily skin should begin with a cleanser, followed by toner, serum, moisturiser, eye cream and lastly sunscreen.

As for the nighttime, use a cleanser, serum, eye cream and night cream. 

Products To Be Used Once A Week 

Along with being consistent with the above-given skincare routine, your oily skin will benefit with these weekly rituals as well. Pick any day in the entire week to use a gentle scrub. Our Clear Pore Facial Scrub gently lifts dirt, impurities and excess sebum from your pores. This helps in reducing their size and controlling shine. Then, follow it up with our Protect N Glow Vitamin C Brighten Clay Mask to ‘seal’ your pores shut and get that lit-from-within glow!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:1 What's the best way to start an oily skin care routine?

A. It’s best to stick to the basics. You can start by cleansing, toning and moisturising. Once you are consistent and comfortable with this routine, you can introduce a Niacinamide serum in your routine to control excess oil. Use it before the moisturiser and after the toner. 

Q:2 How often should I cleanse my oily skin?

A. You should wash your face only twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night. This applies to all skin types. 

Q:3 Can I use a moisturiser if my skin is already oily?

A. Yes, oily skin needs a moisturiser. Opt for a lightweight, fast-absorbing moisturiser that deeply hydrates your skin without making it greasy.

Written by Rhea Shah on Feb 09, 2024
Rhea has banked on her passion for writing and beauty to be where she is today. When she isn't looking up fancy synonyms for simple words aka working, she is either traveling, making travel plans, or exploring a new restaurant.
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