Cleansing is an important step for all skin types, especially if you have oily skin. Women with oily skin may often experience blackheads and acne, due to the excess sebum produced by the sebaceous glands. Skincare experts always recommend washing your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser designed for oily skin that won’t dehydrate the skin or cause irritations. In fact, cleansing twice a day is necessary to prevent acne and other blemishes.
A foam-based face wash is the best type of cleanser for oily skin, as it effectively removes grime and sebum without drying your skin. Infused with Alpine Herb and Meadowsweet extracts, the Purifying Gentle Foaming Cleanser is a foaming cleanser for oily skin that gently lifts away make-up, purifies the skin and helps to maintain a clean, matte complexion.
It’s also good to have cleansers with gentle exfoliating properties, such as the One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser to ensure that your skin stays clear and blemish-free. This spa-fresh exfoliating scrub contains Orange extracts and gentle Silica Microbeads to polish off dead skin cells and unclog pores, giving you silky soft skin.
Avoid cleansers containing alcohol or harsh chemicals, as those will strip your skin’s natural oils and trick your sebaceous glands into producing more sebum to make up for the lack of it
You should use an alcohol-free toner for oily skin twice a day to keep your skin hydrated and balanced. If you’re in your early 20s, the My Clarins Purifying Mattifying Lotion is an ideal toner that refines and purifies oily skin with the help of Fig, Alpenrose and Meadowsweet extracts.
The Purifying Toning Lotion is a refreshing toner packed with Meadowsweet and Crocus extracts to reduce shine and remove any lingering traces of dirt or make-up from the surface of the skin. Fine lines can appear as early as your 20s, so keep them at bay with our Multi-Active Treatment Essence, formulated with powerful botanical ingredients to soften, hydrate and diminish the signs of premature ageing.
Lighten dark spots with the Bright Plus Dark Spot-Targeting Milky Essence. This lightweight milky essence is enriched with plant-based vitamins and antioxidants to boost radiance from within, visibly reducing the appearance of dark spots.
If you’re concerned about sagging skin, it’s never too late to revive skin density with the Extra-Firming Treatment Essence, a water-based product that dissolves quickly to moisturise and rebalance oily skin. You’ll also love the Precious La Lotion Anti-Ageing Treatment Essence, which doubles as a luxury serum.
The Super Restorative Treatment Essence works best for women in their 40s. This anti-ageing toner for oily skin restores your youthful glow and confidence through Jania, Organic Harungana and Roselle extracts, a potent botanical combination that effectively re-energises and plumps your skin.
Toners remove the final traces of dirt, sebum and make-up that your cleanser may have missed, while also balancing your skin’s pH levels. They also help to regulate oil control, keeping shine at a minimum.
Having a good skincare routine makes a huge difference. Read this to discover the best skincare routine for oily skin.