Got a greasy complexion that’s prone to pimples? Here’s a basic skincare system we’ve put together just for you.
…especially if you wear makeup on a daily basis. Double-cleansing is a Japanese skincare trend that has women washing their faces with two products instead of one. Mind you, this doesn’t count as overwashing—it’s just your usual cleanse split into two steps. The first: wash your face with a cleansing oil to remove all dirt, grease, and makeup residue on the surface (yup, you can use oil on oily skin). The second: follow with a foam cleanser to flush out any debris left in your pores.
THE REGIMEN: RMK’s Moisturizing Cleansing Oil + ZA Perfect Solution Cleansing Foam
2. MASK YOUR SHINE
Since oily skin types suffer from an overproduction of sebum, you’ll need a specialty treatment to absorb the excess. Steep your face in a mask with niacinamide or caffeine. If you’re struggling with irrepressible shine on everyone’s favorite problem area, the nose, a clay-infused nose strip should keep blackheads in check.
THE REGIMEN: Leaders InSolution’s Calming Dressing Mask OR 2 Step Pore Tightening Mask OR Pore Clinic Care 2 Step Kit
3. HYDRATE—AND DON’T HOLD BACK!
We’ve said it time and time again—feeding your skin the right amount of moisture keeps it from overcompensating with oil. But many moisturizers are too heavy, which is what causes oily skin to break out. Remember this acronym: SNL. That stands for salicylic acid, non-comedogenic, and lightweight. A combination of the three is equivalent to your dream moisturizer!
THE REGIMEN: VMV’s Spring Fresh Oil-Free Nourisher OR Dermalogica’s Oil Control Lotion