The Best Skincare Routine for Acne and Oily Skin

Find out what causes oily, acne prone skin and how to care for it with this easy skincare routine

A huge downside to having oily skin is the struggle of choosing the right products for your skincare routine. Don’t panic just yet! Because have handpicked some products for a skincare routine just for you. This article will rid you of your oily skin and stubborn acne.

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A huge downside to having oily skin is the struggle of choosing the right products for your skincare routine. Don’t panic just yet! Because we have handpicked some products for a skincare routine just for you that will help treat your oily skin and will get rid of your stubborn acne.

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What Causes Oily Skin and Acne?

Your skin type is actually determined by how much oil the skin on your face produces and surprise surprise, oily skin produces extra oils than usual. Oily skin happens when your face secretes extra oils known as sebum. Sebum isn’t as bad as it sounds though! It is actually vital for keeping your skin healthy. Sebum coats the skin and protects it from becoming irritated and dry.  However, too much sebum can clog your pores making you more prone to acne, blackheads, and pimples.

If you have oily skin, you’ll notice a few or all of the following symptoms-

  • Shiny and greasy appearance

  • Larger, clogged pores

  • Acne, pimples or blackheads in areas your face produces excess oils

  • Papules (a small pimple or swelling on the skin, often forming part of a rash.)

It’s not all bad news though! People with oily skin usually age better as the extra oils help to keep the skin supple and hydrated. So you won’t have to fork out as much money to spend on anti-aging products in the long run.

What are the Best Products for a Skincare Routine for Oily Skin and Acne?

Morning Skincare Routine to Clean and Clear Acne Prone Skin

Wake up and cleanse. This will get rid of excess oil and dead skin cells. After cleansing, toner will get rid of excess dirt and oil. A serum with Vitamin B will help reduce congestion. Follow with an oil balancing moisturiser and always wear SPF

  1. 1. Cleanser
  2. 3. Serum
  3. 4. Moisturise
  4. 5. Protect
    • Ultra Violette Clean Screen SPF 30 50ml
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Step 1: Cleanser

Step 1: Cleanser

The asap daily facial cleanser gently lifts and removes excess dead skin cells, oil and bacteria from the skin's surface leaving you feeling clean, healthy and also allows the other steps in your routine to better penetrate the skin. Apply a 20c piece amount to wet skin and gently massage for 30 seconds. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

Step 2: Toner

Step 2: Toner

After cleansing, this toner is a must-have! The Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner is a refreshing liquid that works to banish remaining surface dirt, oil and makeup after cleansing. The unique alcohol-free toning lotion helps to balance the complexion and refines skin texture while hydrating and refreshing the skin. To apply, moisten a cotton pad with the toner and apply to face, avoiding the immediate eye area.

Step 3: Serum

Step 3: Serum

The asap super B complex 30ml is essential for a glowing complexion. The formula is lightweight gel-like texture, fast absorbing and the potent antioxidants boost skin’s natural protection against environmental damage whilst still repairing past damage. The main ingredient in this miracle product is Niacinamide which is known for it’s hydrating, healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It’ll also assist in evening out skin tone, brightening dull complexions, reducing congestion and breakouts, redness and fine lines. Also great for hyper-pigmentation from breakouts which is red/brown marks that can linger around for a few days or weeks. Apply a pea sized amount to face and neck in the morning. Massage gently into the skin and get ready to moisturise.

Step 4: Moisturiser

Step 4: Moisturiser

Just because you have oily skin, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use a moisturiser. The Dermalogica Active Moist 100ml  is specifically formulated to keep oily skin balanced, healthy and nourished. The key benefit of this moisturiser is that it prevents dehydration and balances the skins oil production, which leaves the skin looking smooth and never greasy. Apply a small amount to the face and neck using upward strokes.

Step 5: Sun Protection

Step 5: Sun Protection

You’re probably thinking that every sunscreen you’ve used makes your skin feel greasy and thick, but you obviously haven’t tried Ultra Violette Clean Screen SPF 30 50ml. This SPF is a mattifying broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen. This sunscreen is a dream come true for skin concerns like breakouts. It mattifies, soothes and primes the skin, making it a perfect choice for those with extra oil secretion. When to use? Every-freaking-day! Apply as the final step of your morning skincare routine. Use one pump over the entire face and neck.


Night Time Skincare Routine for Oily, Acne Prone Skin

If you have oily skin, you need to be cleansing twice a day. Plus applying toner, serum and moisturiser will all help to even out skin tone and keep your complexion bright and glowing

  1. 1. Cleanser
  2. 3. Serum
  3. 4. Moisturise
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Your night time routine will be pretty much the same as your morning routine. If you want to get in control of your oily skin and acne then it is important you are following through with cleansing, toning, treating and moisturising twice a day.

Step 1: Cleanser

Step 1: Cleanser

Cleansing your face at the end of the day is essential for helping to clear up acne. Glycolic Acid, an Alpha-Hydroxy Acid washes away makeup, oil build-ups and excess bacteria with asap daily facial cleanser is enriched with antioxidants to protect and repair from environmental damage.

Step 2: Toner

Step 2: Toner

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner is made with oily skin types in mind so it is perfect for helping to balancing and refining skin texture. Applying a toner after cleansing also help to clear this skin of excess dirt, grime or leftover makeup - an important part of clearing up acne and blocked pores.

Step 3: Serum

Step 3: Serum

asap super B complex 30ml contains a unique formula of Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid which all work together to even out skin tone, clear congestion, minimise redness and irritation.

Step 4: Moisturise

Step 4: Moisturise

For a bit of extra tender, loving care for your skin, we recommend using a night cream or serum especially if you have problematic skin. The PCA Skin Clearskin 48.2g moisturiser is a lightweight concentrated formulation that packs a punch. It prevents blemishes, calms and protects the skin barrier and also reduces the overproduction of oil where you need balancing. This product will be the cherry on top of your skincare routine and will ensure to get rid of those stubborn nasty breakouts. Apply a nickel-sized amount to the face in the evening as your final step.

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