Oily skin is characterized by overactive sebaceous glands, meaning your skin produces an excess amount of oil (aka sebum) throughout the day. This excess sebum can lead to skin imperfections like enlarged pores, blackheads, whiteheads, acne, and an overall shiny-looking complexion. There are also benefits to having naturally oily skin! The skin's barrier is strong, meaning it retains moisture well and is less prone to signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles.
When choosing products for oily and acne-prone skin, it's important to strike a balance between hydration and oil management. Anything that is overly drying can irritate acne and cause redness. Ingredients that are antibacterial, calming, and clarifying will treat breakouts. After cleansing, make sure to moisturize! When skin is stripped of natural oils, it'll actually continue to over-produce sebum. By keeping your skin clean and hydrated, oil production will normalize over time.
Here are some of our favorite products for oily and acnegenic skin!
Step 1: Cleanse
Tea Tree & Willow Clarifying Cleanser
Step 2: Tone
Tea Tree & Willow Clarifying Astringent
Step 3: Treatment / Serum
Multi-Vitamin + Antioxidants Potent PM Serum
Step 4: Moisturize
Green Tea EGCG Concentrate Cream
Fruit Pigmented Foundation Powder
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