What cleansers are most effective 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 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 complexion, we’re revealing the cleansers that are best suited for your skin type. Read below.
1. 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 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 which is infused with the ingredient. It will leave your skin feeling clean, deeply cleansed and glowing. If you’re on the go or traveling and want to clean your oily skin there are also great charcoal-infused towelettes. Try Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Purifying Oil-Free Towelettes which can remove pore-clogging dirt, make up and oil from skin’s surface.
2. Glycolic Acid Formulated Cleansers
Cleansers formulated with glycolic acid can help oily skin types. Use a gel-based cleanser for your oily skin to help remove any excess sebum from skin’s surface.
3. Salicylic Acid
A lot of people unwittingly make their oily skin oilier by using 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 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.
4. Kaolin/Clay Cleansers
Kaolin can be found in clay masks and a good option for those with oily skin. Clay helps absorb excess oil. You don’t need to limit your use to a once-a-week mask- you can find kaolin in cleansers in a less concentrated form as well. Garnier’s SkinActive Pore-Purifying 2-in-1 Clay Mask/Cleanser has a creamy clay-based formula and multi-tasks as a cleanser or a mask to purify pores.
How To Use Cleanser In Your Skin Care Routine
Now that you’ve chosen a cleanser formulated with one or more of the four ingredients above 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 looks healthy and beautiful.
When you wash your face make sure to apply the 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
Once you’ve finished cleansing you skin, use a 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 Make Up
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 products will be oil-free so as to not exacerbate the oil levels produced by your skin.
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 cleanser and skin care routine you can have healthy-looking, glowing skin even if your skin has a tendency to be shiny or oily.