Oily skin is characterized by excess oil, especially in the t-zone (forehead, nose and chin). In addition to an oily, shiny appearance, it also often has visibly enlarged pores and thick, rough skin texture.
What causes oily skin?
Oily skin occurs when skin produces excess sebum which can give the skin a shiny, greasy appearance. Excess oil production can be caused by a range of factors including the environment, stress and weather. While oily skin is difficult to treat, there are ways to help control oil for balanced, healthy-looking skin.
How do you care for oily skin?
If you have oily skin, look for formulas that help reduce excess oil without over-drying skin. Cleanse with a gentle, foaming face wash every morning and night and after exercise. After cleansing, sweep on a toner to help reduce surface oil and remove impurities and residue. Moisturize daily and apply sunscreen to help protect skin during the day.
Should you use a moisturizer if you have oily skin?
If you have oily skin, you may be tempted to skip your moisturizer. Even if your skin has excess oil, it may still be dehydrated—or lacking in water—and need a moisturizer. Skipping a daily moisturizer can even cause skin to become more dehydrated which may cause skin to produce excess oil.
What skincare routine should you use for oily skin?
Look for lightweight, non-comedogenic formulas that won’t clog pores to help keep skin clear and shine-free. Start with a daily foaming face wash and resist the temptation to scrub skin, which can trigger excess oil production. After cleansing, use a toner, moisturizer and sunscreen to help keep skin balanced and protected. Care for your skin and control oil with our skincare routine for oily skin to reveal shine-free, healthy-looking skin.