Skincare For Oily Skin

Oily skin can be a bit annoying especially during hot weather when everything gets sweaty and shiny. You cannot change your skin type. However, the good news is sebum production can be controlled with proper technique and choices of skincare. This entry will show ingredients to look for and some of the skincare suggestions suitable for oily skin. 

Ingredient to look for: 

  • Salicylic acid- clear pores
  • Azelaic acid/ glycolic acid- balances sebum and exfoliates
  • Niacinamide- balances sebum and brightens skin
  • Vitamin A/Retinol- Reduce sebum
Cetaphil oily skin cleanser is clinically proven to reduce sebum in 2 weeks. However, I still love to use Cetaphil gentle skin cleansers as other skincare products I use already enough to reduce my sebum without overdrying. But if you find your face too oily you may use this Cetaphil oily cleanser.  

This exfoliator contain salicylic acid. Really suited for oily skin as this product can attract all the sebum and clear clogged pores. 

Pixi glow tonic contains 5% glycolic acid which is categorized as a mild exfoliator and suitable for everyday use. However please do not use it together with any acne treatment or exfoliator as it may cause overdrying. 

Yuja niacin blemish care serum got a high percentage of niacinamide and other star ingredient such glutathione, arbutin, yuja extract which is really effective to brighten skin and fading any pigmentation. 

This moisturizer is really lightweight and suitable for oily skin types as this moisturizer is a gel type and very hydrating. (Also read: Honest Review Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel)

Biore aqua rich is a chemical sunscreen and gel type which absorb very well and doesn't leave any greasy feeling or white cast. While biore UV perfect milk sunscreen is a hybrid sunscreen that contains physical and chemical sunscreens it has powdery matte finishing and minimal white cast. 

Treatment: Adapalene / Tretinon (only with dr prescription)
Oily skin is always associated with acne and clogged pores. Adapalene or tretinoin is the best to reduce the problem besides of stimulate collagen and reducing sebum production. Only a pea-size amount is needed in every application.