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What is oily skin?
Oily skin is characterized by excess sebum production, especially in the t-zone (forehead, nose and chin). This usually leads to skin problems like acne, blackheads, shine and enlarged pores. If this sounds like you, opt for skincare with lightweight, non-greasy formulas to help control any excess oil and maintain healthy, balanced skin.
What causes oily skin?
Oily skin occurs when skin produces excess sebum - an oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands to help keep the skin moisturised and protected. However, when there is too much sebum produced, it can lead to skin problems such as acne, blackheads, and enlarged pores. There are a number of factors that can contribute to excess oil production, including hormones, diet, and genetics. Fortunately, using skin care for oily skin can help to control oiliness and improve the appearance of skin.
How to reduce oily skin?
Using targeted skincare for oily skin can help you minimise shine and oil-production, while also targeting related skin concerns like enlarged pores and acne. Oil-free formulas (like that of our Ultra-Facial Oil-Free Collection) are a great solution to help promote balanced skin. These skin products for oily skin use gentle, lightweight formulas to refresh and hydrate skin without clogging pores. You can also help reduce oily skin by targeted related skin problems. For enlarged pores, try using products like our Rare Earth collection which is formulated with pore refining ingredients like Amazonian White Clay. For blemishes, try skincare with acne-fighting ingredients like Salicylic acid to cleanse the skin of any excess oils. Shop Kiehl's skincare for oily skin now to achieve balanced, shine-free skin.
Should you use a moisturiser if you have oily skin?
If you have oily skin, you may be tempted to skip your moisturiser. However, did you know dehydrated skin may be the cause of excess sebum production. This means that skipping the moisturiser may not help oily skin, but make it worse. Therefore, we suggest to opt for a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser like the Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer, to provide the skin with essential hydration without clogging pores and leaving unnecessary shine.
What skincare routine should you use for oily skin?
When deciding on the best skincare routine, it is best to choose skin care products for oily skin that use lightweight, non-comedogenic formulas. This will ensure the products do not clog pores, while balancing any excess oils. Start with a lightweight cleanser to remove any oils, dirt and debris. After cleansing, use a toner to remove any last traces of impurities stuck in your pores. A face serum can be added to help target any other skin concerns you may have like, and finish your routine with moisturiser and sunscreen to help keep skin balanced and protected.
Skin care for oily skin should be specifically formulated with ingredients that help combat common concerns of oily skin. Find out the best skincare ingredients for oily skin below:
Oil-Free - Not necessarily an ingredient, but it is a good idea to choose products for oily skin that use oil-free formulas. This generally makes the texture more lightweight and non-greasy, to ensure no unnecessary oils are added to already oily skin.
Calendula - Calendula is a powerful ingredient known for its anti-inflammatory, soothing benefits. Perfect for oily and acne-prone skin, calendula for skin is known to help with blemishes and oil-production without being over-drying.
Salicylic Acid - To help combat acne, products for oily skin may also contain Salicylic Acid. Being a BHA, this ingredient is oil soluble and is best known for its ability to deep clean excess oil and reduce oil production.
Amazonian Clay - Amazonian White Clay is a best known in its ability to draw out impurities, and is commonly seen in skincare for enlarged pores. Opt for skincare products that use this ingredient if enlarged pores is of concern.
Shop Our Effecious Skincare Products for Oily Skin
At Kiehl's Australia, we understand everyone's skin has unique needs. If you have oily skin, you may experience unwanted shine, enlarged pores and breakouts. To help combat these common skin concerns of oily skin, we have created an expert collection of products for oily skin to help you achieve balanced skin. Whether you are looking for a cleanser, serum or moisturiser, find the best skin care for oily skin at Kiehl's. Shop our oily skin care now!