I have had quite the journey with my oily/ combination skin which is also prone to breakouts. But fingers crossed I think I have finally found a skincare routine that works for me that keeps my oily skin calm and break outs to a minimum.
I’ve tried out quite a lot of products and compiled a lot of research through google, blog and Youtube reviews but I’m now pretty happy with the routine I have. Equally a lot of the products I use for my oily skin are reasonably priced. I still get the odd hormonal break out because, who has perfect skin all the time but I find these are few and far between. I’m not going to pretend I’m a skincare expert but this is a skincare routine for me and I thought I would share in case anyone else with oily skin had the same issues I have had finding affordable products.
These days my skin is glowing, less oily and really healthy these days. These are all the products I use in my daily skincare routine.
My skincare routine
Cleansers for oily skin
First off I start with my cleanser. I tend to double cleanse when I have worn make up, i.e. using two cleansers but if it’s been a no make up day, I alternate between these two.
When cleansing I use a muslin cloth from Facetheory* for the foaming cleanser and reusable cotton pads for the micellar water.
Next up I either exfoliate my skin with Grums raw espresso face scrub* or Pixi Retinol tonic depending on how badly my skin needs exfoliating. I only exfoliate 2-3 times a week maximum as too much can really damage your skin.
For my serums, I use something anti-aging like the Facetheory Reganacalm serum * with 2% retinol. I love all the other natural ingredients like dill and liquorice which gives it this lovely scent. It also reduces fine lines and boosts the production of collagen. I use this twice a week.
I also use a few of The Ordinary products starting with The Ordinary Niacinamide + Zinc 1% in the morning and before bed. This product has genuinely changed my life. Niacinamide really helps with acne as well as minimising pores and keeping the skin smooth and moisturised.
Oil free Moisturiser
As my skin is oily and the niacinamide and hylaluronic is often all the moisturising I need. I only moisturise my face 2 times a week maximum when I do, I use Sukin’s oil free moisturiser. It’s moisturising but doesn’t leave my skin greasy and is specifically for blemish prone skin
Once a week I will give my skin a much needed face mask. I’ve recently been using Facetheory’s Green Tea Rescue Mask * which is just feels gorgeous on my skin. I’ve really seen difference in how my skin looks and it is visibly glowing for days.
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