How to look after oily skin

Tips & tricks to conquer oily skin

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When you’re suffering from oily skin, you might naturally gravitate towards a regime that includes harsh scrubs and less moisturising – but halt! A dedicated and well-considered skincare routine should help refresh skin and allow your inner shine to take centre stage instead.

Always cleanse morning & night

Your quest to shine-free skin should start with a cleanser that helps to mattify and purify. Although it sounds unbelievable, the best way to get rid of excess oil is with an oil-based product – oil attracts oil! Avoid alcohol-based products because they’ll strip the skin, removing more oil than necessary and ultimately reintroducing shine. Instead, pick out a gentle wash that contains a little salicylic acid that will whisk away the day’s make-up with ease. If you’re battling blemishes, a charcoal-based cleanser will act as a magnet, drawing out impurities. You don’t have to stop at your face either; use the cleanser to wash your back, chest and all other spot-prone areas.

Get the oil-free glow with a great exfoliator

Sweep away make-up residue and persistent excess sebum (pesky oily secretions – yuck!) with an exfoliator that’s non-abrasive and designed especially for slick skin. Look for a product that will provide a matte effect and will unclog pores without over-drying the skin. Encourage clarity and counteract stubborn spots with a vitamin E-packed formula, or opt for an exfoliating toner to encourage that healthy oil-free glow. If you’re time poor and feeling a little lazy, there are some effective