How To Build Your Oily Skincare Routine

Do you have oily skin? Reducing shine throughout the day will be your main concern as well as keeping skin clear and decongested. We’ll show you how to build out your oily skincare routine with products and ingredients to make combatting oil and balancing your skin easy.

Moisturizers For Oily Skin

“First of all, don’t be afraid to moisturize your skin,” explains Anna De La Cruz, Glo’s VP of Product Development. “If you skip this step, your sebaceous glands may actually secrete more oil to make up for the lack of hydration. The key to moisturizing effectively is picking out the right one for your level of oil production.”

If you prefer a lightweight moisturizer that is slightly mattifying, choose Oil Control Emulsion. This blend of humectants, antibacterial agents and antioxidants balances skin and improves hydration. “Our best-selling moisturizer for oily skin is Oil Free Moisturizer. It lightly moisturizes and balances skin with botanicals and essential hydrators,” adds Anna.

All skin types need SPF for the day time, and our Oil-Free SPF 40+ provides weightless hydration and protection, without clogging pores.

The same guidelines should be used for all products used in a skincare routine. See your full oily skin regimen.

Key Oily Skin Ingredients

“Ingredients such as salicylic acid, totarol, kaolin clay, tea tree, and sulfur will help combat oil and shine. Salicylic acid is a gold standard ingredient to look for if you have oily skin and suffer from acne and breakouts. It kills bacteria, reduces oil, and exfoliates,” shares Anna.

Totarol is antibacterial, antimicrobial and a great antioxidant. Kaolin clay absorbs sebum and draws out impurities, while tea tree and sulfur are antibacterial. Tea tree is an astringent that cleans skin and helps treat acne. Sulfur aids in skin healing and has oil-balancing properties. Look for these ingredients when choosing products for your oily skincare routine.

Don’t Over-Cleanse Oily Skin

“Many people feel that if they cleanse and exfoliate their skin several times per day (morning, mid-day, after workout, and evening), that they are helping to combat oil. In reality, over-washing damages your skin and can cause more sebum production,” says Anna.

“We recommend you cleanse twice daily: morning and evening, using a cleanser that’s designed to be used as part of your oily skincare routine such as our Purifying Gel Cleanser or Beta-Clarity Clear Skin Cleanser. These are both targeted for oily skin to help purify and detox skin, without stripping essential moisture.”

Oily Skincare Serums

As with any skincare routine, for oily skin, adding a serum into your daily and nightly regimen will be key. “For nighttime repair and clarifying, we love Beta-Clarity BHA Drops. Powered by salicylic acid to clear out pores, retinol to smooth and refine, and glycolic acid, they’re clinically proven to help promote and maintain clearer, smoothed skin, overnight,” shares Anna.

For your day serum, oily skin can still benefit from lightweight hydration. “HA-Revive Hyaluronic Drops paired with our vitamin C serum C-Shield Anti-Pollution Drops are an incredible combination any skin type will benefit from. And, if you’re looking for anti-aging skin repair, you can’t go wrong with Bio-Renew EGF Drops to partner with your nighttime Beta-Clarity BHA Drops.”

Weekly Oily Skincare Treatments

“To keep oily skin in check we always recommend using a mask treatment to add to your oily skincare routine,” shares Anna. “Charcoal Detox Mask is powered by kaolin clay which really helps purify and clean out pores, so you feel like you’ve had a deeper treatment vs your daily cleanse.”

And, for exfoliation and toning; “Beta-Clarity Pro 5 Liquid Exfoliant will be the star of your oily skincare routine,” she adds. “It’s clinically proven to reduce breakouts, clear skin, refining and brightening it, making it even easier for your other skincare products to do their work. What’s not to love about that!”

Makeup for Oily Skin Starts with a Primer

Once you have your ideal oily skincare routine, it’s time to take a look at the best makeup for oily skin. “There are products perfectly suited for oily skin that will help combat shine throughout the day. Your first step is to prime your skin. Primers retexturize skin, creating a smooth, even canvas for foundation.”

Foundations for Oily Skin

The second step to your flawless finish is a base. “Be sure to pick a foundation well-suited for your skin type. For oily skin, our best-selling Pressed Base is a powder foundation with sheer-to-full, buildable coverage and a semi-matte finish that will be your go-to,” adds Anna.

When you feel that it is time for a touch-up, try our Loose Matte Finishing Powder. This truly translucent, loose powder soaks up oil with Rice Starch and sets looks to last while keeping skin shine-free.

Maintaining healthy and balanced oily skincare routine involves listening to your skin too. See what works well for you, and make any adjustments necessary. By focusing on gentle cleansing, oil-free, or non-comedogenic moisturizers, and targeted treatments like salicylic acid or clay masks, you can effectively manage excess oil production and prevent common issues such as acne and clogged pores. Being consistent in your routine will not only help control oiliness but also help unlock your natural radiance too.

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