How do you know if you have an oily skin type? What skincare routine should oily skin types follow? Should oily skin types be applying moisturiser and/or oils?
Let's dive into the oily skin type and find out the best skincare routine to reduce oily production for radiant skin rather than a shiny complexion.
How do you know if you are an oily skin type?
Oily skin types tend to experience an excess of sebum production. Sebum is the oily that your skin naturally creates to keep your skin hydrated and protected. Excess sebum tends to feel like a sticky slick oil on the surface of the face.
Appearing as shiny patches on the face. This skin type can have open or enlarged pores and is prone to breakouts, blackheads and generic skin congestion.
What skincare routine should oily skin types follow?
You'll want to use a gentle cleanser morning and night. Avoid cleansers that leave your skin feeling squeaky clean. This is the absolute worst thing you can do for your skin as it strips away the natural pH and tells your skin to start producing oil to rebalance and rehydrate your skin.
Surprisingly, an oil cleanser is going to work wonders for you. This is because oil attracts oil. Be sure to use warm water and a cleansing cloth to remove impurities and oil. Your LUNAR Skincare face oil doubles as an oily cleanser. Splash your face with warm water, massage a few drops of oil into the skin and remove with warm water and a cleansing cloth.
Double cleanse if you've been wearing makeup, sunscreen or zinc.
Apply a plant-based misting toner after cleansing. This will add hydration, rebalance the pH levels and prepare your skin for the fine step.
Now it's time for your moisturiser or face oil. This step is important to help provide a deeper level of nourishment and fight against breakouts. You'll want to aim for a face oil that contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Like our Glow face oil.
Is it true, oily is good for oily skin?
For those that experience oily skin or an oily t-zone, the mere thought of applying oil can make you shudder. While it might sound counter-intuitive, using the right type of oil can help control sebum production.
You want to stick with fast-absorbing oils, which replicates the sebum to allow your skin to begin to rebalance its sebum production. That is why we use Virgin Apricot Kernel Oil.
Make sure to avoid oils such as coconut oil; these are known to block pores and sit on the skin's surface as it's not as easily absorbed.
For the best absorption, ensure you apply a misting toner beforehand; water-based products help the quick absorption of oil.
If you're ready to test out an oily but nervous, start with applying oil at night before bed or even every other night and slowly build up to twice a day in a way that feels good to you.
For those who experience oily skin, breakouts and congestion, we've created the Clear Complexion bundle. These products are packed with plant-based ingredients, which are known to help soothe and rebalance the skin.