It may seem like the answer to excessively oily skin is to simply wash your face more, but stripping your skin of oils or failing to use the right product can actually make the problem worse. To avoid creating a vicious circle when it comes to oil production, both Dermalogica and Decleor offer a number of targeted products and we thought we’d take you through our top 5:
This toning lotion from Decleor contains Ylang Ylang essential oil and papaya extract to balance and exfoliate the skin. It also contains mineral powers which absorb any excess oil, leaving you with a smooth, matte finish which looks flawless and even.
This lotion, which is described as ‘feather-light’ by Dermalogica, is designed to absorb oil from the skins surface using micro-sponges and is suitable for skin which is prone to acne, excess sebum and breakouts. Packing a whole host of ingredients, such as niacinamide, zinc gluconate, yeast extract, caffeine and biotin, to name but a few, this product will actively inhibit sebum production and soothe areas of soreness.
Masks are an excellent product to use in the fight against oily skin and this one from Decleor is no exception. Utilising bamboo tears and Egyptian Loofah Fibres, the mask simultaneously cleanses, soothes and protects the skin while spheres of white jojoba restore moisture to normal levels.
Adding more moisture to already oily skin may seem odd, but it’s important for maintaining normal levels of sebum and preventing the skin from over producing oil. This oil-free moisturiser from Dermalogica is lightweight and will restore the status quo when it comes to your natural sebum levels.
Natural clays are an brilliant ingredient to use when you suffer with excess oil as they both absorb the sebum, wicking it away from your skin, as well as soothing areas which are sore and inflamed. This mask from Decleor contains a combination of clays and herbs, as well as fruit and plant extracts, to cleanse the skin without stripping moisture. Your complexion will look great and your skin will feel cleaner after just one use.