It’s important to look after your skin properly no matter what skin type you might have, although this is especially true for oily skin types. Oily skin typically has a shiny appearance and can feel oily to the touch. This oiliness is usually concentrated on ‘t-zone’ area of the face.
Caused by the over-production of sebum, pores become enlarged and clogged, which leads to a build-up of blackheads in the ‘t-zone’ area. Excessive scrubbing in an attempt to remove these blackheads can make them worse. You need to adjust your skincare routine.
Recommended Medik8 Skincare Routine for Oily Skin
For an oily skin type, the focus should be on keeping the skin as clean as possible without drying it out. This means that it usually requires its own range of products. We recommend the following Medik8 skincare routine for oily skin.
You might think that you need a strong skin cleanser to break down all the dirt and bacteria, but an oily skin type is essentially the product of too little hydration. Your skin then tries to overcompensate for this by producing too much oil, which results in a shiny appearance.
Medik8 Clarifying Foam Cleanser helps to fight skin imperfections, shrink pores and exfoliate your skin. This deeply purifying, antibacterial foaming cleanser unclogs pores and lightly exfoliates the skin without causing dryness or irritation. It has an ultra-gentle formula yet the product is extremely hydrating, which leaves the skin feeling refreshed.
After cleansing, you should use a mild, alcohol-free toner to remove any impurities from the skin. Look for salicylic, glycolic, or lactic acids in low concentrations, as they help to exfoliate the skin, clear your pores, and also reduce the sebum production.
We recommend Medik8 Daily Refresh Balancing Toner, which is an alcohol-free, hydrating and PH balancing toner that works to both rebalance and hydrate oily skin.
Using moisturiser might feel a little counterintuitive when your face is over-producing natural oils, but as we have already mentioned, oily skin needs hydration.
Medik8 Balance Moisturiser with Glycolic Acid Activator uses a high-performance blend of prebiotics and probiotics to rebalance the skin’s microbiome, promoting a healthy, radiant complexion. It is a lightweight everyday moisturiser that will help decrease shine throughout the day, helping to boost hydration and soothe skin back to health.
If you need to switch to a skincare regimen specifically suited for oily skin types, the entire Medik8 skincare range consists of a wide selection of innovative products that can be enjoyed by the most sensitive of skin.