The Ultimate Skincare Routine For Oily Skin


Raise your hands if your skin looks like a pizza pan within a couple of minutes after cleansing! Oily skin is a nightmare to deal with, especially since you can’t keep washing it every time you see a sliver of oil. And you need to tread very carefully––too much oil equals acne, too little oil equals acne too! Oily skin is a magnetic field for debris, dirt, and pollution, and that usually leads to clogged and congested pores, if it gets trapped in there. Adapting your skincare products and routine according to your skin type is essential, in order to get the most out of them and see results. Scroll down to see how you can control the shine, with the ultimate skincare routine for oily skin.


Best Skincare Routine For Oily Skin


Remember, the main goal here is to achieve balance. You don’t have to strip your skin off of its natural oils. You just need to maintain the oil levels, so that you’re neither a slickball or dry, dehydrated desert. Follow through with this skincare routine for oily skin and you and your skin will be happy campers.


Step 1 - Cleanse


This is a step you cannot afford to miss. Cleansing is important for oily skin, as it helps remove the dirt and grime collected in your pores. You need to be cleansing with a face cleanser twice daily –– morning and night.


Use lightweight gel cleansers that’ll help cleanse excess buildup of oil, while cleaning your pores without stripping the skin bare.


MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Tulsi Cleansing Foam Gel


This gel based foaming cleanser is made from pure, concentrated aloe vera juice that is blended with tulsi, olive oil, and mint. It is lightweight, which makes it perfect for oil skin. It deeply nourishes your skin and deep cleanses the pores to remove impurities. This foaming cleanser also improves skin texture and evens out its skin tone.


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Step 2 - Tone


While most other skin types can skip toning, people with oily skin cannot. Toners are the extra layer of cleansing your skin needs to remove any leftover impurities. Look for toners that will balance out your pH levels –– avoid toners that have a whole lot of alcohol in it, or else your skin will dry out, especially if it’s sensitive. You need something hydrating, even though you’ve got oily skin.


MyGlamm Recommends - Glow Iridescent Brightening Toner


Oily skin often ends up looking dull and lifeless. Step in this brightening toner. The rosehip oil rebalances your skin’s pH levels and enables the nutrients to be absorbed deep into its layers. It is also infused with hyaluronic acid, which moisturises and tightens your skin.


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Step 3 - Exfoliate


This step is crucial and needs to be carried out at least twice a week. A mild face scrub is what your skin needs to remove dead skin cells and all the impurities that refuse to come to the surface. However, if you’re breaking out, please try and avoid the affected areas, as this may irritate your skin even further. Go for a gel based scrub that’ll also nourish your skin while exfoliating it.

MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Methi Face Scrub Gel


A gel based face scrub that’s gentle on the skin while preventing clogged pores and sebum buildup. The lightweight formula is a nourishing mix made from pure concentrated aloe vera juice, roasted methi, amla, grapeseed oil and walnut shell beads. It effectively exfoliates the skin and removes any dead cells. A powerful antioxidant, this scrub deeply nourishes the skin and leaves it radiant and smooth.


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Step 4 - Sheet Mask


You can apply a sheet mask once or twice every week to replenish the lost moisture in your skin. Opt for one that will help clear out any blemishes and will also brighten your skin instantly. Sheet masks work well for when you and your skin feels a little sluggish and needs a quick pick-me-up.


MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Sandalwood & Saffron Sheet Mask

This 100 percent biodegradable sheet mask is infused with natural ingredients like saffron, sandalwood, and green tea. It takes care of inflammation and helps brighten your complexion.


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Step 5 - Moisturise


Just because you have oily skin, doesn’t mean you get to skip out on your moisturiser. Moisturisers help replenish lost moisture into your skin. When you don’t moisturise, you’ll often find your face gets even oilier than usual. That’s because your sebaceous glands are working overtime to replenish those oils and in the bargain, produce a little more than required. This often results in acne, blackheads, or blemishes.


Opt for gel based moisturisers that won’t leave your skin feeling greasy. Lightweight formulas can help moisturise the skin, without adding to the shine on your face.


MyGlamm Recommends - Youthfull Hydrating Moisturising Gel With Water Bank Technology


This moisturising gel formula instantly cools and hydrates your skin without leaving it sticky or greasy. Since it’s infused with anti-inflammatory ingredients like licorice, antioxidant turmeric, and coco-grass, it soothes your skin and tackles any inflammation.


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Step 6 - Sunscreen


Heading out or even sitting indoors requires you to slather on sunscreen! This essential step to protect your skin is absolutely sacred. So, don’t even think of giving it a miss. Sunscreens protect your skin from harmful UV rays that can lead to premature signs of ageing. Remember you’re doing your skin the biggest favour by slathering on a sunscreen that’ll save it!


For oily skin, it’s preferable to opt for sunscreens that are gel based or that mattify the skin. Often sunscreens leave a sheen on your face, which can be avoided if you use the above. Feel free to finish off this routine with a lip balm –– use one with SPF if you’re headed out during the day.


MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Sandalwood SPF 25 Gel


This SPF 25 gel is the perfect sunscreen for the days your skin is feeling extra oily. The lightweight, quick absorbing formula deeply nourishes the skin, without making it feel too heavy or greasy. Formulated with pure concentrated aloe vera juice, sandalwood, haldi, chamomile oil, coconut oil, and olive oil, it helps keep bacterial infections at bay while protecting the skin from sun damage.


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Remember, with oily skin you have got to keep it simple when layering your skincare products. You don’t want to overburden your skin too much. Lightweight formulas that help keep the oil at bay will help you a lot. If you want you can even include an eye cream into your nighttime routine, in case your eyes look and feel tired. The rule of thumb is to follow a skincare routine for oily skin, but at the same time listen to what it’s trying to say. And never, ever strip it off its natural oils –– always ensure that your skin is moisturised.

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