How to care for oily skin on face

Oily skin is marked by large pores and a shiny, thicker feeling complexion. It produces more than enough oil so hydration isn’t the issue, but blackheads and pimples usually are. People with oily skin struggle with keeping the shine down during the day, and usually feel the need to wash their face often.

Oily skin can be caused by hormonal changes, cosmetics, genetics, diet or certain medicines. One benefit of this skin type is that it usually ages at a slower pace because of the extra moisture, keeping skin hydrated and less prone to wrinkles.

How to Clean Oily Skin

Oily skin can feel uncomfortable and lead to blackheads and acne.

Deciding which way to clean oily skin depends on your skin type, budget, and available time.
Having a regular washing routine helps your skin be as clean as possible.

Proper use of facial masks, oils, and moisturizing lotions will help you achieve clean, healthy skin.

Face Wash - Oily Skin

  • Wash your face twice daily with warm water. First, clean your hands. Wet your face with lukewarm water. Apply cleanser with your fingertips.
  • Gently cleanse your skin--do not scrub it harshly.
  • When you wake up and before you go to bed are ideal times to wash. Also be sure to wash after exercising or sweating profusely. You can wash over the sink or while showering. The shower acts as a giant steamer, opening your pores and liquefying sebum--your skin's oil.
  • Do not scrub your face too hard.
  • Also, do not use water that is too hot. Sebum is meant to lubricate your skin and protect it.
  • Use an exfoliator once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells and keep your pores open.
  • On the other hand, using a washcloth or buff puff can increase oiliness.
  • If you wear make-up, cleansing is better than using makeup remover wipes. If you must use a wipe, avoid products with alcohol and fragrances. Choose products designed for sensitive skin. If you have acne, buy wipes containing salicylic acid or do not use wipes at all.
  • Regardless, be sure to wash your face afterwards. Wipes are not a substitute for washing. Coconut oil is an effective, moisturizing, natural product for makeup removal.

Peeling for Oily Skin

Peeling skin is common and usually part of the healing of skin damage. Superficial loss of skin cells is a normal ongoing process.

Do not scrub your face too hard.

Face for Dry Skin - NIGNT

Toners are a great way to add extra hydration to your skin

Caring for the Skin Around Your Eyes

If your eyes are a window into your soul, well, you’re going to want to care for the skin around them the best you can. “The area around your eyes is one of the thinnest, most sensitive areas of your body. It’s also among the first to reveal the very first signs of aging, like fine lines,”

Face Mask for Dry Skin

When skin feels dry and tight, a hydrating face mask could be the essential step your skincare routine has been missing.

In fact, there aren't many skincare problems that can't be solved by getting more moisture into the skin, whether that's restoring lost glow, plumping up fine lines or leaving skin feeling softer, more supple and less sensitive.

From overnight treatments to sheet masks (sustainable, of course), here are the masks our beauty team rate for putting the bounce back into skin.

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