Spotting an oily complexion is typically not too difficult. In fact, if you have one, you probably already know and just need to find out how to care for it. Without further ado here's the best skin care routine for oil-prone skin types.
STEP 1: Cleanse
What's better than cleansing your face once? Doing it twice! We're talking about double cleansing, which just might be something you want to try if you have oily skin. Your first cleanse should help remove makeup and dirt from the surface of your skin, while your second cleanse should remove any remaining impurities and excess oil. Start with a simple rinse-free option like the Revitalift Classic Make-Up Removing Wipes. Then, follow up with a rinse-off cleanser for an even deeper clean, like the Pure Clay Eucalyptus Purifying Cream Face Wash. This formula will purify the skin while removing impurities and excess sebum.
STEP 2: Exfoliate
Dead skin cells and excess oils can build up on your skin, which can lead to your skin looking extra-oily and shiny. To keep excess oils at bay and balance the texture of your skin, you should be exfoliating regularly. For a chemical exfoliating option that won’t aggravate your skin, reach for the Revitalift Laser X3 Glycolic Pads. With the exfoliating solution already infused in the pads, it’s an easy option for those on the go. Simply swipe over your skin after cleansing and you’re good to go. In terms of what we mean by regular, it’ll be different for everyone. Start out once or twice a week and see what your skin can handle.
STEP 3: Moisturise
Just because you have oily skin doesn't mean you can't benefit from moisturising. In fact, moisturiser should be part of every single skin care routine, no matter your skin type. If you don’t maintain hydration by using a moisturiser, your skin may even produce more oil to compensate. The key is to find one that's right for your skin type. For an oily skin type, we’d recommend a lighter moisturiser, such as the Revitalift Classic Light Day Cream. The lightweight texture means it’s absorbed quickly and doesn’t leave any sticky or greasy residue.
STEP 4: Dot on eye cream (again, put eye cream before moisturiser)
Similarly, to how everyone should use moisturiser, everyone can benefit from the use of eye cream. One of our favourites? The Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Acid Replumping Eye Cream. Enriched with Hyaluronic acid (LINK), this his will visibly plump your skin while fighting the visible signs of ageing such as wrinkles and crow's feet.