It’s an ingredient that can penetrate your skin, allowing it to do its magic deep into your pore lining.
Step 3: Tone
A lot of people skip toners because they think that these products aren’t necessary. However, for someone who oils up more than usual and gets clogged pores more frequent than other skin types, toners are necessary.
They help pick up dirt, makeup residues and excess oil that your cleansers failed to remove. They also help bring back your skin’s natural balance.
In addition to that, toners can also reduce inflammation, particularly those that contain witch hazel.
Step 4: Using serums
Contrary to what most people believe in, serums aren’t only great for dry skin. Even those who have oily skin can benefit from it.
Of course, for a serum to be effective, you need to make sure that it has ingredients that can address your skin concerns.
Look for serums that have glycolic acid or salicylic acid. Green tea and hyaluronic acid are great ingredients, too.
Apart from ingredients, make sure that your choice of serum is non-comedogenic. If you can find one with a mattifying formula or one that can minimize large pores, go for it.
Step 5: Moisturize
Moisturizers can make you feel uneasy. With so much grease and shine on your skin, why would you apply more moisture?
Well, one good reason is to bring back your skin’s balance.
When you’re not using any moisturizer, your skin can end up dry and dehydrated, particularly after cleansing. This will signal your skin to produce more oil as a way to compensate.
And this is where more problems happen. More oil means more clogged pores and breakouts.
So, for moisturizers, make sure to apply twice a day, preferably after you wash your face. Stick with lightweight and water-based moisturizers as they are the best moisturizers for your skin type.
Again, make sure that you pick products that are oil-free and non-comedogenic.
Step 6: Use sunscreen
Having oily skin should be no reason for you to skip sunscreens. In fact, it gives you more reasons why you should use one.
If you use topical acne treatments, they can make you more sensitive and vulnerable to the sun’s UV rays. Apart from that, excessive sun exposure can spell bad news for your acne and acne spots.
It can make them darker and drier which can make them look worse.
So, for your skin type, the best sunscreen is one that is oil-free and lightweight. Physical sunscreens are great for oily skin as well since they have less chances of clogging your pores.
Apply your skin a few minutes (around 15 to 30 minutes) before stepping outdoors. You need to reapply them after every 2 hours or more frequent than that, depending on your activity.