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Do you have any of the following?
- Excess shine (not to be mistaken for a normal glow, but an excessive, oily shine to the skin).- Your make-up might not last very long on your skin - you might even find it difficult to apply certain liquid foundations.- You might suffer from frequent breakouts.- You possibly suffered from acne as a teenager.- When you wake up in the morning, your skin feels slick, greasy or oily, and you feel the need to wash it right away.
If you do have any of these, you may have oily skin. In this ultimate guide to oily skin, we’ve gathered all the information you need to know about achieving a shine-free and blemish-free complexion. From listing the best skincare products for oily skin to explaining all the skincare ingredients to avoid if you have oily skin, we’ve covered everything you need to know.
Keep reading to learn more about getting a handle on your skin care routine for oily skin!
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Oily skin is typically categorized as skin that is shiny and can become slick or “greasy” easily.
Oily skin is perfectly normal and one of the most common skin types. If you have oily skin, your key skincare concerns are probably enlarged pores, shine control and pimples.
If you’re not sure whether or not you have oily skin, you can take our free skincare test here and find out your skin type.
Oily skin itself is caused by an overproduction of oil, also known as sebum. While some people simply just have naturally oilier skin than others, several factors can contribute to an excess in sebum and cause oilier skin:
So, now that you know a bit more about oily skin and what causes it, we’ve created our ultimate skincare routine for oily skin to help you put your knowledge into action.
If you have oily skin, you’ll need to use skincare products that are designed to both control excess oil production while also clearing the skin of any sebum to prevent breakouts.
There are several skincare ingredients that can help control oily skin: these ingredients are either natural antiseptics or ingredients that can help curb or decrease excess sebum production. In the Cher-Mere products we use:
Your first step in any oily skincare routine should be to remove your make-up. If you wear a lot of makeup, a double cleanse may be a great option. We would suggest first using our Natural Actives Makeup Remover followed by our Oatmeal Face Wash or Moringa Face Wash.
The Natural Actives Makeup Remover with Lavender & Shea Butter is a non-greasy plant-based product that gently and effectively removes makeup, impurities and environmental pollutants to ensure the skin stays healthy.
Cher-Mère Moringa face wash with aloe, tea tree, and grapefruit, gently washes and cleans away impurities without drying the skin. The skin feels revitalized, looks nourished and younger.
The Oatmeal Cucumber and Passion Fruit Face Wash, with colloidal oatmeal that washes Wash away impurities while gently exfoliating the skin.
Once you’ve finished cleansing and patted your face dry with a clean towel, we’d recommend using a clarifying toner. We always recommend using toner on oily skin, as it helps balance your skin pH while also making sure your skin is completely clean.For oily skin, we’d recommend using our Toner 1, which uses lemon oil and witch hazel to clarify, balance and restore your skin’s pH to a healthy level. While toners can be applied using the fingertips, oily skin types might want to limit hand-to-face contact to avoid any oil transfers. Use a cotton pad instead and apply the toner all over the face.
The best way to prevent oil build up on your skin (which inevitably leads to pimples) is by regularly using an exfoliator. Our Moringa Facial Scrub is great for sloughing off dead skin cells and excess oil, and will leave your skin feeling purified and squeaky clean. We’d recommend exfoliating once every 2-3 days, but not every day as this can overwhelm the skin.
If you have super sensitive skin, scrub exfoliators might not be the best option - anything too abrasive can actually be counterproductive and lead to an increase in oil production.
To finish up a skincare routine for oily skin, we’d recommend using a lightweight moisturizer. preferably one with a non-greasy finish.
Your skin needs to protect its natural barrier during the day; weather, pollution, exercise, and other environmental factors can all dry out your skin while you’re out and about.
Our SPF15 daily moisturizer and SPF30 daily moisturizer offers sun protection while hydrating the skin with a mix of shea butter and aloe vera. Most importantly, it’s a non-greasy formula. You can apply this moisturizer and create an oil-free, non-greasy base for make-up.
It’s important to use a rich moisturizer at night when you have dry skin. Environmental factors (such as air conditioning or cooler nighttime temperatures) can mean that your skin becomes more easily dehydrated during the night.
Our Natural Actives Rejuvenate Night Cream offers both intense hydration and overnight revitalizing benefits; enriched with ceramides and formulated with rich cocoa butter, you’ll wake up with skin that is smooth, refreshed and entirely rejuvenated.
Cher-Mère Natural Actives Facial Oil with antioxidant Vitamin Rich Avocado; Omegas 3, 6, 9 laden Hemp and detoxifying, calming Lavender may be the secret for fabulous looking skin.
It is an ideal choice for dehydrated skin or dry patches on the skin that keeps the skin hydrated, protected from the harmful effect of UV rays, rolls back environmental water-stripping of the skin, boosts elasticity and collagen. This product maybe used daily after cleansing and toning and before using a moisturizer.
For the best skin care results, masking once every week is a wonderful way to help control excess moisture. For oily to combination skin, we have two masks that work best, the Aloe and oatmeal mask and the Moringa mask.
Cher-Mère Moringa Mask is naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and phytonutrients for purifying and clarifying the skin. The Moringa mask brightens and renews skin. Oily Skin Tips and Tricks
Cher-Mère Aloe and Oatmeal Mask helps to deep clean by drawing to the surface of the skin impurities such as whiteheads and blackheads. The mask helps to minimize pore size and shed dead skin. It is the perfect addition to a weekly skin care routine.
So, there you have it! A complete skincare routine for oily skin.
To prevent breakouts and keep oily skin under control, here are our final tips from the Cher-Mère team:
At Cher-Mère, we offer several facials such as our Aromatherapy facial, Microdermabrasion facial, Brightening and Firming Seaweed facial designed to cleanse and nourish the skin. We use a deep cleanse, an exfoliation treatment, deep steaming and pore cleansing to reduce sebum, remove bacteria and restore a healthy skin pH to the skin. You can book your facial here.