If you’re always shiny, prone to break-outs and have large, visible pores - it’s likely you have oily skin.
What causes oily skin?
Oily skin can be defined by an excess production of sebum; our skin’s natural oil. This excessive oil build-up may be triggered by factors such as genetics, hormonal changes, stress, poor diet, the weather - or confusingly, dehydration. Using harsh beauty products can strip the skin resulting in clogged pores. This is because the oil becomes trapped in the pore, resulting in congestion and break-outs.
So, the big question is, can I control my oily skin? By incorporating products into your regime that support vital hydration and control excess oil - it’s possible! Here's what to do.
Cleansing is the first step in any skin regime - for obvious reasons; removing dirt, oil, makeup and other nasties left on the surface. To avoid over-scrubbing and disrupting your skin’s natural moisture, you’ll want to opt for a gentle, soap-free formula like our Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser. This cleanser contains a wondrous, soothing blend of Aloe Vera, Cucumber and Oat Kernel extracts which leaves the skin feeling refreshed, balanced and squeaky clean without feeling tight or dry.
Tip: Double cleanse for an even deeper clean at night.
Did you know that even oily skin types need to moisturise morning and night? It’s no secret that moisturiser is designed to keep the skin hydrated; more importantly, it supports the skin’s natural barrier, the epidermis. This means the skin can better protect itself against harsh environmental stressors. So yes, even if you’re oily, moisturiser should be considered essential in your routine.
You’ll want to opt for a lightweight formula like our Ultra Hydrating Lotion; It’s formulated with nourishing ingredients including Vitamin E, Ceramide-3 and Aloe Vera extract that help soothe and restore moisture into the skin, making it the perfect pairing to your daily cleanse.
Complement your regime with a clay mask, like our Ultra Clear Purifying Mask. The hero ingredients, Bentonite and Kaolin help soak up excess oil and grime without stripping the skin. It’s also formulated with Salicylic Acid (BHA) and Mandelic Acid (AHA) that work to exfoliate the dead skin cells and help reduce the appearance of congestion under the surface. We suggest applying this mask 2-3 per week to boost your results - a good excuse for a relaxing night of self-care.
A non-negotiable for daily UV protection. We suggest our Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 50 Mattifying, which is formulated with Silica - a mattifier that absorbs excess oil and can help prevent your makeup from sliding off during the day.
The plus side to oily skin; you typically have a natural glow - round the clock.