If you have oily skin, you know that it can be difficult to find the best skincare routine for your skin type. Why does your complexion sometimes tend to appear extra greasy at noon? The good news is that taking care of your oily skin doesn’t really have to be that complicated-it’s about taking a few simple steps every day as part of your skincare routine. No, you don’t have to worry about creating a 10-step skin care scheme to take care of your oily skin. We all want to keep things simple and straightforward. Here’s the no-frills skincare routine for oily skin, with a non-rinse facial cleanser and a water-based moisturizer.
1. CLEANSE YOUR COMPLEXION with micellar water
Your instinct may be to wash your face hard if you have oily skin, but being gentle is the key. Try an option for cleaning without rinsing, for example, micellar water, which you can use on the go. Micellar water is fed by tiny micelles – oil molecules- that act like a magnet, lifting dirt, oil and makeup on and off the skin. Choose one that can help to mattify the appearance of your skin, such as the L’Oréal Paris Micellaire Cleansing Water complete Cleanser for normal to oily skin. Just saturate a cotton pad with micellar water and wipe the tampon on your face. And be sure to clean in the morning and evening. When you sleep in your makeup, it can mix with dirt and oils on the surface of the skin, which can lead to clogged pores-and clogged pores can lead to rashes. Since you don’t have to be near a sink to use micellar water, it’s super convenient – keep a bottle near your bed for easy access.
2. TRY A water-based MOISTURIZER
If you feel that you are not wearing a moisturizer when you have oily skin, it’s time to think again. You need to use a moisturizer daily, regardless of your skin type. Especially for oily skin, external factors such as pollution, UV rays and excessive cleansing can damage the skin’s moisture barrier, resulting in moisture loss and increased oil production—therefore, your complexion may actually appear too oily. Not exactly your goal, right?
It’s about finding a moisturizer formulated for oily skin. The Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care By L’Oréal Paris for Normal / Oily Skin is an oil-free, fat-free water-based moisturizer formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water to provide long-lasting hydration. In addition, it has a matte surface (read: not glossy). After cleansing, gently smooth in the morning and evening.
3. TREAT YOURSELF TO A FACE MASK
Pamper your oily complexion by occasionally using a clay mask. Day after day, impurities, dirt, makeup and excess oils can accumulate on the surface of the skin, making your complexion too oily. And sometimes a facial cleanser is not enough to solve this problem.
Enter in the Mask of l’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask Purfiy & Matify, which is formulated with three types of clay (kaolin, montmorillonite, a washing machine and Moroccan) and the noble leaf extract, eucalyptus oil. The formula can help to remove the accumulation of impurities, dirt and oils and reduce the appearance of excess shine. Apply a thin layer of the mask to clean and dry skin, leave for 10-15 minutes, then rinse. Use three times a week for best results.
4. PREPARE YOUR SKIN FOR MAKEUP
Before proceeding with your makeup routine, apply a base to create a smooth base for applying foundation and prevent your face makeup from slipping everywhere. The Infallible pro-Matte Lock makeup base From L’Oréal Paris has a light and silky formula that glides over the skin with a matte finish. You can apply it point by point in a gentle circular motion or on targeted areas on your entire face. If your T-zone tends to look shiny, dab a little concealer for a matte effect.