If you have naturally shiny skin and experience breakouts, you might have an oily skin type. Excess sebum production is the culprit, which can be caused by a number of things, including genetics, hormones, the environment, and over-cleansing or over-exfoliating.
Gentle cleansing and exfoliation with healing plant-based skincare products designed for your skin type can help unclog pores and reduce the risk of breakouts. Plus, skin-friendly oils can help your skin from making too much sebum. Here are a four products to address oily or blemish-prone skin.
Trying to dry out your skin is one of the worst things you can do if you have oily or acne-prone skin. Breakouts happen when oil glands become overactive and your oil to water balance is off. Certain face oils with ingredients such as argan, sea buckthorn, safflower, and blue tansy are designed to provide nourishment and relief to your skin and reduce excess sebum.
A nutrient-dense, lightweight formula will ensure deep hydration, control sebum production, and provide a protective layer over the skin. Some of the best clarifying facial oil also contains anti-inflammatories and antioxidants and does not make your skin feel greasy. You can address skin concerns and say goodbye to problem skin with an effective face oil.
Healthy skin starts with clean skin—and an excellent cleanser. The best cleansers will combat excess sebum without ever compromising on the hydration of your skin. In other words, you want a formula that works but that won’t dry out your skin.
Beneficial ingredients to seek out within products for oily skin include willow bark extract, a beta-hydroxy acid because it’s a natural exfoliator that helps keeps pores clear, and antibacterial tea tree leaf. Peppermint leaf can provide skin-stimulating menthol while a natural plant surfactant like yucca root is excellent at removing buildup while being gentle on and nourishing for the skin.
It may sound counterintuitive to clean your face with oil if you have oily skin, but a high-quality, luxurious cleansing oil removes both makeup and excess oil from your skin. A non-comedogenic cleansing oil will not leave your skin feeling greasy but clean to the touch.
Seek out a cleansing oil formulated with pineapple enzyme to break down buildup that gets trapped in pores and vitamin A-rich guava fruit, an anti-inflammatory to combat environmental stressors.
After cleansing and before applying a face oil, spray a toner mist for softer, more luminous-looking skin. This is an important step for all skin types because it will hydrate your skin and help improve the appearance of overall elasticity. Choose a formula without alcohol or water fillers. Instead, look for skin-beneficial ingredients like neroli flower water, which helps maintain optimum, natural sebum levels and moisture, as well as rose water with anti-inflammatory properties, which may reduce the appearance of redness. Salicylic acid from white willow bark is an antibacterial that helps prevent clogged pores and address breakout-related issues. The best part? Your face oil will absorb like a dream as a result.