Oily skin is generally caused by over active sebaceous glands. These glands produce more sebum (natural skin oils) than the skin needs, which leads to that oily skin feel and potentially acne breakouts.
Do you have oily skin? If you're unsure here is a quick test you can do: give your face a quick cleanse, pat your face dry, and leave it for about half an hour. Don't add any other products to your skin in this time no toners, serums, moisturiser, etc. If after about 30 minutes your skin looks shiny all over - or in certain areas especially the cheeks and T-zone you likely have oily skin.
Skincare routine for oily skin
You will want to start your skincare routine with a gentle cleanser that won't dry out your skin. Our Spearmint Face Cleanser contain therapeutic spearmint and sage which are loaded with antioxidants and have natural antibacterial properties. These will help to tighten your pores and calm inflammation. It's advised for oily skin that you cleanse your face twice a day and definitely cleanse after exercise. You really want to make sure that you are clearing any excess dirt and oils from your skin to avoid pores clogging and breakouts happening.
At least 2 -3 times a week reach for your Pomegranate Face Exfoliant. This gem will help to remove dead skin cells and clears out your pores. Regularly exfoliating can help to lower excessive oil production. Our pomegranate exfoliator includes grapefruit peel essential oil which helps to tone and tighten as it stimulates those skin cells.
When you have oily skin, you will really want to make sure that you're adding a toner into your skincare routine. We recommend picking up something natural like Witch Hazel. It is an amazing toner that has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Hot tip: Aim for a Witch Hazel product that doesn't contain alcohol.
Choosing a moisturiser for oily skin it's important to look for something that is low comedogenic. This means that it won't clog your pores. Our Prickly Pear Face Cream absorbs fast, is packed with incredible nutrients, and is low comedogenic.
By being consistent with your skincare and using products that work with your skin you should notice changes in your overall skin health. The easiest strategy for minimising breakouts caused by excessive oil production is by maintaining a daily skincare routine.