What Is the Best Face Wash for Oily Skin?
Cleansing your skin is an absolute must if you have oily skin. It can remove the dirt and oil that accumulated on your skin and regulate future oil production. We know that if you apply makeup or face moisturizer directly to your skin that hasn’t been cleansed, it often “slips” off, or makes your skin shine from a mile away. To give you a balanced clean skin complexion, we’re revealing the best face wash for oily skin. Read below.
1. Mattifying Cleansers
For many people with oily skin, one priority is to get through the day without the sheen of oil soaking through your makeup. Tackle oily skin with a mattifying cleanser specifically formulated to tamp down oil and leave skin smooth and fresh. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Mattifying is a rinse-free cleanser that uses micelle technology to draw out impurities and remove makeup. With no harsh rubbing, it’ll leave clean skin and without the greasy residue that some cleansers leave behind.
2. Charcoal Formulated Cleansers
Charcoal cleansers are highly effective on oily skin because charcoal is absorbent and can remove impurities from skin’s surface like a magnet without drying it out (which can cause your skin to produce even more oil.) These facial cleansers formulated with charcoal can remove excess sebum and oil from your pores which makes your skin truly clean without feeling stripped or tight afterward. To feel the power of a charcoal clean try Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Shine Control Gel. It will leave your skin feeling clean, deeply cleansed and shine free. If you’re on the go or traveling and want to clean your oily skin, there are also great charcoal-infused facial towelettes. Try Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Purifying Oil-Free Towelettes which can remove pore-clogging dirt, make up and oil from skin’s surface.
3. Gentle Cleansers
It may seem counterintuitive, but stripping your skin of oils can kick it into overdrive and lead to even more oil production. Facial cleansers formulated with no harsh chemicals will help keep skin from the over-drying or irritation that can lead to oily skin. Garnier The Gentle Sulfate-Free Cleanser is an oily skin-friendly face wash that’s formulated with no sulfates, no alcohol, no fragrance, no parabens, no oil, and no soap. Treat your skin to this soothing, gentle face wash.
4. Salicylic Acid Face Wash
A lot of people unwittingly make their oily skin oilier by using facial cleansers that are too drying. Skin cleansers formulated with salicylic acid are great for oily skin because they can provide skin with a deep clean targeting blemish-causing dirt without stripping skin of needed moisture. Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Blackhead Eliminating Scrub deeply cleanses, tightens pores and smooths skin. The formula infused with charcoal helps draw out blackhead-causing dirt, oil and impurities like a magnet to unclog pores and clear skin complexion.
5. Clay Cleansers
Kaolin, a type of clay, can be found in clay masks and is a good ingredient for those with oily skin because clay helps absorb excess oil. You don’t need to limit your use to a once-a-week face mask- you can find kaolin in facial cleansers in a less concentrated form as well. Garnier’s SkinActive Pore-Purifying 2-in-1 Clay Mask/Cleanser is a creamy clay-based formula and multi-tasks as a facial cleanser or a face mask to purify pores.
How To Use Face Wash In Your Skin Care Routine
Now that you’ve chosen a facial cleanser specially formulated for oily skin, it’s time to implement it into your skin care routine. Cleansing your skin is the first step to address oily skin; make sure you follow several steps after to ensure that your skin is healthy-looking and beautiful.
1. Cleanse Skin
When you wash your face make sure to apply the facial cleanser with clean fingers to your skin. Our fingers can be oily and you don’t want to encourage more oil production. Massage cleanser onto your wet skin in circular motions, then rinse off and pat your skin dry. If you have oily skin, try to replace your towel a few times a week as oil and dead skin cells can get trapped and encourage oil production.
2. Moisturize And Mattify Skin
Once you’ve finished cleansing you skin, use a face moisturizer to keep your skin clean and matte for the rest of the day. In the morning you can use a tinted moisturizer or BB cream to get you through the rest of the day. Garnier SkinActive’s 5-in-1 Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream Oil-Free can help give you a shine-free complexion.
3. Oil-Free Makeup
Some women like to layer extra foundation or concealer over BB cream particularly if they have blemishes. Choose make up products that are compatible with oily skin. Normally these makeup products will be oil-free so as to not exacerbate the oil levels produced by your skin.
4. Blot Face
Blotting papers are also great to use when you are on the go and want to touch up shiny areas. If you spot excess oil during the day, you can just lightly dab it away with the help of blotting paper.
With the right facial cleanser and skin care routine you can have healthy-looking, glowing skin even if you have shiny or oily skin.