4-Step Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin & Shine
Have oily skin? Chances are oil-blotting sheets are your second skin. But they don’t have to be! To help keep your shiny skin in check, all you need is a diligent skin care routine using the right skin care products. Lucky for you, La Roche-Posay has formulated non-comedogenic, effective solutions to keep excess oil at bay! Below, discover the best skin care routine oily skin types should follow using these cult-favorite products.
STEP #1: CLEANSE
All skin care routines—regardless of skin type—should begin with cleansing to rid skin of pore-clogging dirt and grime. For oily-skinned folks, a good cleanser should whisk away excess oil without stripping the skin of the natural oils it needs. (Things can get pretty ugly if that happens.) It’s no easy task, as you can imagine, but La Roche-Posay Effaclar Gel is up for challenge. The formula—with zinc pidolate—helps gently remove excess oil and impurities without irritating oily skin.
P.S. Gel and foam cleansers are a great pick for oily skin thanks to their lightweight texture and refreshing, squeaky clean feel. To learn more about the best cleansers for every skin type (plus product recs!), read this comprehensive guide!
STEP #2: TONE
Not everyone is on board the toner train, but here’s a few reasons why you should be. First, following up a cleansing routine with toner can help ensure that dirt, excess oil (this is key for oily skin!), and impurities are fully washed away from your skin’s surface. Second, since certain cleansers can cause fluctuations with your skin’s pH level, toner can help balance things out. And last but certainly not least, some toners can help comfort, moisturize, and hydrate the skin post-cleanse. What we love about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Toner is that it helps visibly reduce the appearance of large pores (a common complaint of oily skin types), as well as exfoliate skin and smooth the appearance of its texture.
STEP #3: MOISTURIZE
Similar to cleansing, applying moisturizer is a non-negotiable in a skin routine, regardless of skin type! Understood? If you have oily skin, typically a light application of oil-free (important!) serum or moisturizer will do the trick. No surprise here, La Roche-Posay has you covered. The brand’s Effaclar Mat helps mattify skin, refine large pores, and provide daily hydration. It’s an excellent base for makeup, leaving you with a shine-free canvas. If you’re headed outdoors, don’t forget to apply sunscreen! Now’s the time to do so.
STEP #4: HIDE IMPERFECTIONS
Oily skin types can have a harder time finding makeup that’ll stay put (and matte!) all day. But that’s no reason to leave your imperfections hanging out in the open. La Roche-Posay BB Blur helps minimize the appearance of large pores, cover acne and blemishes, and—our personal favorite—instantly absorb oil for all-day matte skin. Wear it daily so your skin doesn’t look as greasy as a pizza pie by mid-day. We know, we’ve been there too.