Having oily & acne-prone skin means having a lot of skin woes and concerns. There are so many things that can trigger our breakout from food and skincare, or even skipping a good face wash after a long tiring day. My skin is far from perfect, but here are things that I do to maintain my oily skin that breaks out quiet easily as well with the highly-polluted environment where I live.
Double cleanse; going home at 10 pm every day doesn’t stop me from double cleansing. While some people find this routine tasking, and can be stripping for dry skin, this is a must for me because even little dirt can clog my pore and trigger pimple the next day.
Toner; for some people, toner is a product they can easily leave out from their skincare routine, but for me, it is an absolute must. Good toner do not only remove some dirt residue from our skin, but also refine our skin condition, balancing its PH, and prepares it so skin can drink up the product well and effectively.
Blemish clearing product; rather than trying to stop them from appearing, I choose to focus on after-care treatment that helps getting rid of acne-scar or blemishes. Kiehl’s Blemish Control Daily Skin treatment is silky white liquid that does wonder in clearing out my acne scars. If you want to focus on prevention, the infamous La Roche Posay Effaclar is good place to start.
Clay Mask; clays is known for its ability to absorb dirt out from the skin, and is good friend for us with big pores. I live in pollution prone area and my face is exposed to dirt and car’s smokes every day. I slather clay mask at least twice in a week to get rid of impurities and all those evil bacterias.
Do not skip moisturizer; I’m sure you’ve heard it so many times before but do.not.skip.on.moisturizer! Many oily-skin friendly moisturizer is available on the market now, find the one that works the best for you to keep your skin from becoming dehydrated and produced more oil instead from its thirst.
What is your routine to deal with oily skin and acnes?
I'm Tuki/Dea, you can call me both :) Twenty something from Indonesia, SE Asia. I'm addicted to a little bits of everything, from beauty and food, to photography. Currently digital marketing in training.