Oily Skin Gets a Routine Worth Fixating Over

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If you look in the mirror and think, “Hey there, Slick,” you have oily skin. And while the sound of a gentle, daily routine may seem like no match for Exxon Valdez, it really is the best way to balance your skin. Too harsh and you risk triggering your complexion to overcompensate for its sudden dryness by creating even MORE oil.

True, if you have OILY skin, it can be more likely to experience clogged pores and imperfections, but oil also helps keep skin looking young by minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by dryness. Here’s how to control the slick for a more balanced complexion:

DAILY

Cleanse: BFF: Best Face Forever™ Exfoliating Face Wash

Serum: Never Grow Up™ Serum

Eyes: Prize on the Eyes™ Eye Crème

Moisturize: Serves You Bright™ Super C Crème

WEEKLY

Cackle Spackle™ Deep Cleaning Face Mask

Sleep On It™ Overnight Moisture Mask

BONUS

Bare It All™ Simple Micellar Tonic

WHY

Oily skin benefits from the toning effects of grapefruit oil and peppermint in scrubby BFF, plus exfoliating regularly helps keep pores clean. Follow with 3 pumps of lightweight Never Grow Up Serum to help hydrate with aloe and a few drops of Prize on the Eyes on the sensitive skin near the eye area. Finish with a dime-sized amount of Serves You Bright for balanced moisture plus orange and carrot extracts for a glowing, not greasy, complexion.

HOW

To deep clean excess oil and gunk from your pores, use Cackle Spackle 1–2 times per week. Charcoal helps adsorb impurities while kaolin clay balances oil. Be sure to only leave it on for 5–10 minutes; if the mask dries to the point of cracking, you’re overdoing it and drying your skin, which can trigger it to overcompensate with even more oil. Follow your OFF mask with Sleep On It instead of your nightly moisturizer, with moisturizing meadowfoam and non-greasy apricot kernel oil.

WHEN

Bare It All can be swapped any day you need a break from your exfoliating cleanser and is great for taking off makeup at night. Plus, its gentle formula is perfect for swiping away excess oil throughout the day and after the gym.

Pro Tip:

  • Cleanse your face in circular motions working upwards from your jaw to your hairline to help keep pores clear and feeling fresh

Not sure what your skin type is? We’ve got a simple quiz to help you find the perfect routine.