OILY
SKIN
TYPE

OILY SKIN TYPE

WHAT‘S THAT?

If your skin is shiny, prone to blemishes and congestion, and generally feature larger pores - you most likely have OILY skin.

Oily skin types are characterised by skin shininess, proneness to blemishes and congestion of pores. Makeup can seem to slide off your skin soon after application. Oily skin has the benefit of not showing lines easily, but needs to be maintained to help prevent breakouts and to control shine.

CAUSES

If your skin type is oily, your skin loves to produce oil and sebum. Oily skin is a result of the overproduction of sebum (the "oil" that causes blackheads, congestion, blemishes). Unfortunately, your skin’s disposition to blemishes is usually hormonally inflicted or genetic, but it can also be a sign of imbalanced skin. It can be triggered by hormones, stress, diet and humidity.

Whilst we want to minimise this sebum production, steer clear from overdoing it with harsh cleansers or astringent exfoliants that will totally strip these oils completely. The body will then try to fix by producing even more sebum to compensate, leaving your skin with further clogged pores and excess oil, which could lead to acne.

Although having oily skin may give you woes right now, the excess oil production means you’ll stay youthful for longer because your natural oils protect skin barrier function. Your skin is less likely to produce fine lines and wrinkles early - yay!

CARE

ROUTINE

TIPS

care

If you’re dealing with excess oil and enlarged pores, you need to pay special attention to balancing your skin’s moisture level. Hydrate, double cleanse and exfoliate with a high quality clay mask regularly, and don’t be afraid to use facial oils.

When it comes to pores, you can’t permanently shrink them, but cleansing, hydrating, and treating your skin to detoxifying ingredients like clay on a regular basis will balance and clarify skin over time.

The best protocol for oily skin should be to remove excess oil without stripping the skin like our Deep Clean Facial Mask to fight off congestion, followed with a lightweight facial oil such as our Facial Balancing Elixir to provide thorough nourishment without clogging pores.

Look for light, hydrating serums that are water-based and avoid harsh or astringent cosmetics that will only trap oil and exacerbate oily skin.

The Facial Balancing Elixir is made from Jojoba Oil, a wax ester known to balance and restore oily skin types, while instantly boosting moisture (which is essential because oily skin is often dehydrated – I know, can’t win!). Applying an oil will act as the skin’s lipid barrier which will seal all that moisture in, and ensure your skin stays protected against pollutants / dirt in the air that eventually will clog your pores.

ROUTINE

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Cleanse

Assess your skin in the AM, and see whether your skin leans oily or slightly more dry. If it has a thick shine, then cleanse with a foaming cleanser. Cleansing in the morning gives a fresh, clean base to apply your skincare, make up and SPF.

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Tone

Toning is a crucial step to rebalance the pH of your skin and to allow the following products to penetrate your skin more deeply after. Use a spritzing toner with good quality antioxidants like our Facial Antioxidant Mist. Antioxidants are basically a bodyguard for your face which neutralise free radicals and stop them from running riot causing blemishes and pigmentation.

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Serum

Next, apply serums that will hydrate and strengthen your skin. Although your skin my be oily, it still needs a big boost of hydration especially after a long night's sleep. Firstly mist your face with the Facial Collagen Serum, then use the Facial Hydration Serum. This lightweight serum is pure Hyaluronic Acid which will instantly plump and firm your skin, while creating a natural protective barrier.

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Facial Oil or Day Cream

End with a lightweight facial oil like the Facial Beauty Elixir or the Facial Balancing Elixir. If your skin is feeling extra oily, then feel free to just use a day cream with SPF under your makeup. Assess your skin daily to see what it needs.

MORNING ROUTINE

EVENING ROUTINE

Cleanse

Cleanse, and then cleanse again. It is important to ‘double cleanse’. Double cleanse with an oil cleanser to ensure that all your make-up and the day’s dirt / build up is removed from the skin, and then follow with your chosen foaming cleanser. Pay particular attention to cleaning any areas where you have breakouts. But again, nothing too harsh or astringent as it will only make your skin produce more oil.

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Tone

Like in the morning, tone your skin with a very hydrating organic Facial Antioxidant Mist or Facial Calming Mist to help your following products absorb better into the skin. Both mists will neutralise and tone the skin before your serums and oils.

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Serum

Next, apply serums which contain the most active, skin-benefiting ingredients. Along with the Facial Hydration Serum, the Facial Collagen Serum will help with the negative effects of having oily skin. Collagen is an important ingredient as it is the natural structural protein that are the ‘building blocks' of your skin, so promotes skin strength, firmness, and plumpness.

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Facial Oil

We know what you are thinking - applying oils can be scary. But face oil can do tremendous things for oily and combination skins! The oils in our Elixirs are completely different to the problematic ones produced by our skin. By applying a high quality, singular face oil - like the Facial Balancing Elixir - your skin will not overproduce excess oil / sebum (which causes breakouts and greasiness). Instead, our Elixirs will work to hydrate the skin and regulate the natural oil your skin is producing.

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Exfoliate 2 - 3 times a week with the Deep Clean Facial Mask to detoxify and clean your skin, but it is dependent on how clogged your pores are. Consistent exfoliation helps to draw out impurities, clears out pores and extract blackheads and blemishes.

Try also using a chemical or acidic formula like our Facial Brightening Powder which is pure L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin-C). Vitamin-C helps to encourage cell renewal and in turn, enhance skin‘s barrier function and reduce damage of free radicals. If you’re dealing with acne scars, Vitamin-C can brighten scars and help repair skin damage.

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AS NEEDED

Spot treatment with the Deep Clean Facial Mask whenever you have blemishes or breakouts, as it will dry it out and speed up the healing process. Avoid the pick!

TIPS

It is essential to double cleanse and remove all makeup before bed, as it can block your pores overnight which will only increase issues.

Treat your skin to a detoxifying clay mask at least twice a week.

Keep your hands off - do not pick blackheads or breakouts. This can lead to acne scars or spread bacteria across the face.

Don’t be scared to use face oils. We know it seems counterintuitive, but hydrating plantbased oils will slow down your own skin’s natural production of sebum. Steer clear of harsh, astringent skin care that dries out your skin as it will further spur on the overproduction of sebum.