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How To Look After Oily Skin

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. 

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. Remember: only exfoliate once a week as over scrubbing can cause broken veins and actually make your skin worse.

USE A FACE MASK ONCE A WEEK

Those with oily skin will sometimes suffer from irritating blemishes. The best way to tackle them is to get into a weekly face mask habit that will help tone down any unwanted face spotlights. Clay-based formulas will pull out impurities, while witch hazel infused masks will act as a natural astringent, tighten pores and help balance out your skin’s appearance. 

 

Brittni recommends using weekly Kypris Deep Forest Clay Mask. 

Deep Forest Clay Detoxifying Mask & Exfoliant clarifies skin's appearance with Nature’s renewing treasures: cleansing clay, mineral-rich oceanic salt, soothing algae, botanical exfoliants, and a potpourri of extracts from trees, roots, leaves, fruits, and flowers.

MAKE MOISTURISER YOUR BEST FRIEND

A good moisturizer for oily skin will remedy a greasy look and encourage healthy, dewy skin that stays hydrated throughout a busy day. Even if your skin is a little slick, you’re almost guaranteed to withstand dry, flaky patches if you decide to skip this step. Opt for an oil-free, mattifying formula that will stabilise skin and control excess oil. Key ingredients such as lemongrass, willow bark extract and vitamin C will soothe skin, calm excess shine and act as a primer base for make-up.

MORE TOP TIPS TO LIVE BY

Sunscreen should be a daily staple to help protect your skin from UV rays, just make sure it’s an oil-free formula. 

Make sure you always rinse your face after you work up a sweat because your pores can get easily clogged and lead to irritation or spots. Not washing your make-up brushes regularly can also lead to pore-clogging dirt.

If you’re on the go, you can absorb excess oil and eliminate shine on the spot with a handbag-sized packet of Spritz Run Sweat Recover Face wipes.

Now the skincare secrets are out, you’ll be well on your way to banishing oily skin in no time.

  

For more information, contact Brittni Alexandra at B. Beautiful at concierge@bbeautifulbeauty.com or shop online at www.bbeautifulbeauty.com .