Today, I want to talk about skincare. I’ve been dealing with super oily skin basically since middle school, when I first started breaking out. Since then, I’ve gone to countless dermatologist appointments and have tried tons of over-the-counter and prescription products. About a year ago, I finally felt like my skin was under control and the best it’s ever looked. It’s still an oil slick, but my oily skin and pore size are genetic – there’s nothing that I can do about them. But I have found things to keep my skin clear and to keep it looking good.
I shower in the morning, and wash my face in the shower. I use the Redness Relief Cleanser for Normal/OilyRedness Relief Cleanser for Normal/Oily skin. Even though I do have oily skin, I don’t like to use foaming cleansers – I feel like they really strip your skin and over-dry it. This cleanser is super gentle, but still makes my face feel clean.
- Toner and Exfoliant
Out of the shower, I follow up with toner and exfoliant – the Skin Balancing Pore Reducing toner, and the Clear Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution. I just put a few drops of each of these on a cotton round, and swipe them over my face. It’s super quick, and I feel like the exfoliant especially has done a lot to keep my skin clear!
My final morning skincare step before makeup is moisturizer/sunscreen. I went YEARS without ever using moisturizer – like I mentioned before, my skin is incredibly oily, and doesn’t need any extra moisture. I know a lot of people say oily skin needs to be treated with moisturizer, and that may be true for dehydrated skin, but I have genuinely oily skin no matter what I do or how much moisturizer I put on.
BUT… sunscreen is still important for skin health and preventing future wrinkles, so I wear something light. I wear the Skin Balancing Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense – it’s basically just sunscreen with some added antioxidants, but it sets to a nice, matte finish and works like a primer. It wears really nicely under makeup – no pilling!
And don’t forget – consistency is key. It’s SO important to establish a routine and stick to it!