Glow is one thing, but shine is completely another. And if you have oily or acne-prone skin, you know the struggle is real. Fortunately, there’s good news: Clear, shine-free skin is completely attainable with the right skincare.
These five skincare tips will help you reduce oiliness during the day and get healthy, balanced skin.
1. Use a Gentle Cleanser
Many cleansers for oily skin include harsh ingredients and irritating exfoliants. These can strip the skin, disturbing its natural
When your moisture barrier is damaged, hydration can escape from the skin in a process called transepidermal water loss (TEWL), leaving it dehydrated and often irritated. This prompts the skin’s sebaceous glands to go into oil-production overdrive, worsening the very concern you’re trying to treat.
Instead, opt for a cleanser that powers away oil and impurities without overstripping such as our
2. Toner is a Must
Facial toner is an essential second step aimed at balancing the skin and preparing it for moisture, not cleaning it. Your skin is naturally on the acidic side, but cleansing — or even splashing plain water on your face — can kick your pH out of whack, causing your skin to become irritated and oily.
Balance your skin and refine pores with an alcohol-free toner. Our
3. Use a Non-Comedogenic Moisturizer
A lightweight, nourishing moisturizer can help bring overactive oil glands into check, reducing oily skin and daytime shine. Our weightless
Hyaluronic acid bonds with water molecules in the environment, pulling them into skin to plump and hydrate while our hero ingredient squalane mimics your body’s natural moisture to fortify your moisture barrier and lock in hydration while driving active ingredients 40 times deeper into the skin.
4. Support Your Skin’s Microbiome
Your skin’s microbiome includes millions of beneficial bacteria, fungi, and even microviruses. It’s goal: To support the skin barrier and keep bad bacteria in check. A disrupted microbiome can lead to fungal and bacterial-related skin concerns such as eczema and acne.
Support your microbiome by choosing gentle, nourishing skincare products that include probiotics to increase microbiome diversity. Our
5. Be Consistent
Your skin is constantly renewing itself, bringing a fresh layer of cells to the surface of the epidermis every four weeks or so. A consistent skincare routine is therefore a must for reducing oily skin and improving the appearance of associated concerns such as enlarged pores, acne, and the dark spots blemishes can sometimes leave behind.