Top 6 Skin Care Tips for Oily Skin

Knowing your skin determines your skincare routine. Essentially, no one understands your skin more than you do! Before buying skincare products or before setting your skincare routine, take a minute to assess your skin type, complexion, and needs, as well as your personal habits. Consult your dermatologist, as well, for further insights.

If you have identified your skin type as oily skin, it is important to know that oily skin results from excess sebum, an oil produced by the sebaceous glands, in the skin.

Oil in the skin is beneficial, to a certain degree, as it can preserve the skin and can allow you to have thicker skin and fewer wrinkles. However, oily skin is a main cause of concern among most dermatologic patients as an excess amount of sebum production becomes troublesome. In fact, excess oil in oily skin can clog pores, leading to increased acne breakouts. As such, the oiliness in the skin needs to be regulated

Following the below skincare tips for oily skin will allow you to regulate the oiliness of your skin:

1 - Use oil-free products:

When you are out on your next shopping spree, remember to purchase skincare products and make-up that are oil-free. Look for the oil-free label on the bottle. Oil clogs pores and leads to acne. With oily skin, the last thing you need is a product that will add more oil!

We recommend using JOHNSON’S® Wipes: Oil Balancing Facial Cleansing Wipes for Oily to Combination Skin to enhance your oily skin’s natural moisture balance.

2- Wash your face:

Wash your face in the morning, in the evening, and after you exercise or sweat. Use a gentle, foaming face wash like the JOHNSON'S® Even Complexion Face Wash with Soy & Red Berry.

Do not go for a strong face wash as it is too harsh and can irritate your skin, triggering further oil production. Also, scrubbing is a big no-no. Scrubbing your face as you wash can irritate your skin, too!

3- Moisturize your skin:

You might be thinking that moisturizing oily skin can further lead to oiliness and greasiness. However, this is not the case. It is very important to keep your skin hydrated, so do apply a moisturize such as JOHNSON'S® 24 Hour Moisture Soft Cream which is enriched with Shea butter that helps achieve 24-hour hydration to prevent dryness, oiliness or dull looking skin on both your face and body.

4- Wear sunscreen:

Regardless of your skin type, wearing sunscreen is an essential aspect of your skincare routine as it prevents sun damage that might lead to wrinkles, age spots, and, in worst cases, skin cancer. With oily skin, avoid sunscreens that contain fragrance or oil; instead, look for sunscreens that contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.

5- Remove make-up:

The golden rule is never to sleep in your make-up as make-up can clog your pores even further. So, make sure you remove all make-up and its residues using JOHNSON’S® Fresh Hydration® Micellar Rose-Infused Cleansing Water alongside JOHNSON'S® Pure Cotton Make-Up Pads.

If you would prefer to remove your makeup with facial wipes, Johnson’s has got you covered with JOHNSON'S® Oil Balancing Facial Cleansing Wipes for Oily to Combination Skin.

To read more on Make-up removal for acne-prone skin, here.

6- Use blotting paper:

Using blotting papers throughout the day can also be helpful to reduce the oiliness of your skin. Press the paper gently on your face and leave it for a few seconds. Again, do not rub your face with the paper in order to avoid irritation and to avoid spreading the oil to other areas.

Finally, it goes without saying, do not touch your face throughout the day unless you are cleaning, moisturizing, or applying sunscreen or make-up. Follow the skincare tips for oily skin mentioned-above and get ready to flaunt the skin you have always desired!