If you are stuck with oily, greasy skin – we have got your covered. Here is how to get rid of oily skin naturally so you can get a fresh-faced, natural matte complexion from dawn till dusk.
1. Morning routine to get rid of oily skin
a. Cleansing - We can't repeat ourselves enough... Cleansing is THE flawless skin golden rule. Use a light cleanser in the morning, such as a mousse or gel that will not stimulate sebaceous glands responsible for oily skin. And finish off with a spritz of thermal or floral water to leave your skin feeling fresh and clean. If you have been scouring the internet to learn how to get rid of blackheads when you have oily skin, here is a simple tip – hold a damp, hot hand towel over your nose for a few minutes to open up your pores and then exfoliate your skin two to three times a week.
b. Hydrating - Even oily skin needs its dose! Apply a moisturiser suited to your skin's needs: go for products that contain purifying, mattifying and sebum-regulating active ingredients. Invest in light textures that will get easily absorbed into the skin and will hydrate your skin without pumping it full of lipids.
The L’Oréal Paris Hyaluronic Acid Plumping Day Cream
, L’Oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum
and L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid Fresh Mix Serum Sheet Mask
are great addition to your daily and weekly skincare routine, especially if you have been looking for ways to learn how to soothe irritated skin. Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin, use the 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum which boosts your skin’s radiance by 42%* and gives extreme hydration; followed by the Hyaluronic Acid Cream to see results in no time!
Lightweight salicylic acid products are a great way to nourish your skin without it leaving it feeling shiny and greasy. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence
is perfect for when you want to treat your skin to the benefits of salicylic acid without adding a layer of heavy cream on top. This essence with salicylic acid penetrates up to 10 skin layers deep** and refines skin texture so you are left with bright, radiant, and crystal clear skin. Using salicylic acid for clogged pores is a great way to exfoliate your skin from deep within and refine skin texture.
c. Makeup - For a long-lasting matt complexion, apply a mineral-based foundation designed for oily skin - it'll let your skin breathe. And use a loose, non-comedogenic powder to fix your foundation. Don't apply too much, or you will suffocate your skin!
2. Midday routine to reduce oil on the face
a. Mattifying wipes - Thanks to their absorbing agents, these wipes are great for mopping up sebum throughout the day. Lightly tap them on to any shiny zones to remove excess oil, whilst keeping your make up intact.
b. Mattifying powder - Once you have finished with your wipe, apply a transparent loose or compact mattifying powder to your T-zone. It'll help fix your make up and keep the shine at bay.
3. Night-time routine to get rid of oily skin
a. Cleansing – an evening cleanse is essential if you want to remove sebum and grime that could suffocate your skin, leading to blocked pores, blackheads and blemishes. Use a light make up remover (such as micellar water) followed by a cleanser designed for oily skin. Follow with a toner to further purify your skin and remove any traces of makeup and limestone (from tap water).
b. Exfoliating - Treat your skin to a weekly scrub to unclog pores and remove skin-dulling dead cells. Gently massage it on using small, circular movements, paying particular attention to your T-zone. Using salicylic acid for open pores is a great alternative if you do not want to use physical scrubs every day.
c. Purifying face mask - Follow your scrub with a purifying clay mask that will deeply cleanse your skin and balance out any surface sebum. Use the L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Mask – Detoxify With Charcoal
to remove the excess oil and impurities from your skin in just 10 minutes. The charcoal in the clay mask detoxifies your skin and leaves it feeling clean and re-balanced.
d. Hydrating sheet mask – After deep cleaning your skin with a clay mask, bring back some of the lost moisture to your skin by using a sheet mask thrice a week. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence Sheet Mask
gives your skin an instant and intense boost of hydration so you can enjoy a smooth, refined, and bright complexion. With one bottle of essence in one tissue mask, this sheet mask is perfect for days when your dull and tired-looking skin needs a pick-me-up. Leave the sheet mask on your face for 15 minutes and once the time is up, remove the sheet mask and gently massage any leftover essence into the skin to get the most out of the salicylic acid for skin concerns.
Here is how to use salicylic acid – Crystal Micro Essence + sheet mask for sebum control –
• After thoroughly cleansing your face, apply 3 – 4 drops of the L'Oréal salicylic acid essence on your skin.
• Gently tap the product in and avoid massaging your face.
• Once the facial essence is completely absorbed, go in with the Crystal Micro Essence sheet mask.
• Leave the mask on for 15 minutes, remove the sheet mask, and then massage the leftover product into the skin with small circular motions.
This method of layering salicylic acid for skincare helps your skin get the most out of each product.
e. Moisturising – Do not forget to finish your evening routine with a moisturiser. Go for a slightly richer texture, packed with balancing active ingredients designed to nourish (rather than clog) your skin whilst you sleep.
Now that you know how the magical ingredient - salicylic acid is good for oily skin, follow this simple routine of cleansing, exfoliating, moisturising, hydrating, and using the right makeup to banish shine for good!
*Within epidermis in the stratum corneum layer
**Basis an instrumental test