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October 19, 2022

Skincare routine for oily skin


Do you have a shiny face, but not exactly the radiant kind? If you feel like you’ve tried everything to get rid of your oily skin, but to no avail, don’t give up just yet! With the proper skincare routine and the right products, you can chase away shine and regain your glow. Check out this tried-and-true skincare routine for oily skin that will help you achieve healthy-looking skin.


What is the ideal skincare routine for oily skin?


You don’t need to rack your brains or raid the pharmacy shelves to find an effective skincare ritual for oily skin. These four steps should be all you need to balance out your sebum production while reducing shine.


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  1. Cleanse gently, but effectively


    Morning and evening, no matter your skin type, the first step in your beauty routine is effective cleansing. But first, make sure that your cleanser doesn’t contain ingredients that could harm your health. Not sure how to find out if a product is safe or not? Consult EWG’s Skin Deep® database, which rates over 88,000 beauty products and 3,000 brands.


    In addition, your go-to face wash should provide a deep cleanse and remove impurities from your face without drying it out. A cleanser formulated with Laminaria digitata extract, a type of algae with revitalizing properties, and peptides to repair the skin’s natural moisture barrier, such as PHYTO-CLEANSE from the Oceanly™ line, is perfect and can be used daily without worry!


  2. Purify without shocking


    Even if your oily skin makes you want you to do the unthinkable to unclog your pores, be sure to do so with a treatment that purifies without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Up to twice a week, add the PHYTO-CLEANSE purifying mask made with montmorillonite to your skincare routine for oily skin to give your face an additional boost. Naturally rich in minerals, montmorillonite is a blue clay that is known for its absorbent and purifying properties that will enhance the skin’s natural radiance. You will also like this purifying mask because it is enriched with bladderwrack extract, a revitalizing seaweed, and Dead Sea mud extract that provide the skin with protective essential minerals in addition to deeply cleansing it.


  3. Keep moisturizing


    Remember, just because oily skin produces too much sebum, that does not mean it is over hydrated! Therefore, your skincare routine for oily skin should always include a proper moisturizing cream. In addition to moisturizing the skin, of course, your moisturizer should absorb the excess oil on the surface of the skin to eliminate the shiny areas while helping to even out the skin tone. This is exactly what PHYTO-MATTE day cream from the Oceanly™ line does thanks to its main ingredient: arrowroot powder. This fine starch has amazing absorbent properties and is soft to the touch.



  4. Nourish before bedtime


    At night, your skin goes into repair mode and your skin cells regenerate. So, before you end the day, make sure you give your skin all the nutrients it needs. Use a night cream that stimulates the natural hydration process to prevent your skin from filling a void by producing excess sebum. Light enough for oily skin, this PHYTO-GLOW night cream contains stabilized and encapsulated vitamin C that penetrate the upper layers of the skin, helping to even out the skin’s complexion. And, of course, make sure you pick out a good eye cream for the most delicate part of your face!



Beauty tip


Should a skincare routine for oily skin include moisturizer?

The answer is a resounding yes. Just because your skin is oily that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need to be moisturized.
Be sure your moisturizer is formulated with naturally sourced ingredients that eliminate shiny areas while restoring a unified complexion.



What causes oily skin?


Oily skin is the result of an overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous glands, which often causes clogged or dilated pores. This development can be linked to several factors1 :


  • Genetics: Talk to your parents. Genetics plays an important role in the type of skin you have.
  • Age: Hormonal changes, especially throughout teenage years, can make the skin oily. Conversely with age, the loss of collagen and proteins can slow down sebum production.
  • Stress: A source of many problems, stress can increase cortisol rates, a hormone that tells the body to speed up the production of sebum.
  • Nutrition: Eating too many processed foods affects many parts of the human body, including the skin.
  • Climate: Humidity and heat can play a part in increased sebum production
  • Pore size: Those who have naturally large pores tend to have oilier skin.
  • Skin care: A skincare routine for oily skin should not include products with drying agents. Unsuitable products for oily skin can outright strip away natural oils and increase the sebum production, making things worse. Quite the opposite effect!

What does oily skin need?


Like any other type, oily skin deserves nourishment and pampering with clean, effective, and naturally sourced ingredients. However, instead of searching for products with drying agents, choose products that provide a deep cleanse, eliminate impurities, purify, rebalance the skin’s moisture barrier, effectively absorb excess sebum, and reduce shine.


True or false?


People with oily skin should avoid using oils?

False. Some oils made from naturally sourced ingredients can totally be incorporated into skincare routine for oily skin. We repeat, just because the skin is producing too much sebum, that doesn’t mean it is too hydrated! Rich in vitamins, omegas 3 and 6, and polyphenols, PHYTO-OIL night face oil actually offers additional protection against the external elements that can lead to oily skin.


Which products should you choose?

A skincare routine for oily skin should be based on safe and science-backed products. Oceanly™, the first complete line of solid, plastic-free and EWG VERIFIEDTM face care products, is made entirely from powerful naturally sourced ingredients to meet the needs of all skin types. The star ingredient, phytoglycogen, is literally the secret to beautiful skin! 100% plant-based, it reduces the signs of aging by providing immediate and long-lasting moisture, enhances radiance, and evens out skin tone to revive dull-looking skin. Here are some products that contain phytoglycogen and that can easily be incorporated into your skincare routine for oily skin:



Are you still unsure about the best skincare products to choose? Answer this short quiz and get your personalized skincare routine for oily skin

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  1. https://www.aad.org/public/everyday-care/skin-care-basics/dry/oily-skin

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