Article 3: Taking Care of your Skin: Oily Skin

A quick guide to taking care of Oily Skin

Products that get me through my oily skin phase: (Left to Right) Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil-Free Moisturizer, St. Ives 
Blemish Control Apricot Scrub, Clearasil Stayclear Daily Gel Wash, Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil Free Acne Wash Pink
Grapefruit Cream Cleanser, Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser

How To Tell Your Skin Type: You have oily skin if your skin constantly feels greasy and your skin is prone to acne, especially on the face. A lot of people with this skin type avoid moisturizers because they only add to the greasy feel of their skin, especially on their face.

People of this skin type may find that aside from the skin on their face, they normally don’t have problems with their skin and are generally okay if they don’t moisturize everyday.

Sensitive acne-prone areas for this skin type are usually the face and back.


Cleansing: People of this skin type should use cleansers that are made especially for oily skin, particularly on your face if the skin there is oily. These cleansers contain ingredients that help to remove the excess oil the skin on your face is producing such as salcylic acid.

As for the rest of your body, if you have oily skin, it’s generally alright to use whatever cleansers or soap you prefer. What is important is that you cleanse regularly to remove the excess oil which can clog pores and lead to acne and other skin problems.


Moisturizing: For those of this skin type, moisturizing is entirely up to you and how your skin feels. A lot of people with this skin type find that they can go without regular moisturizing and their skin would still be alright. But there are moisturizers available that cater expecially to oily, acne-prone skin and can actually help the skin because it contains essential ingredients that moisturize but treat acne at the same time.

It’s best to judge for yourself after you’ve finished washing your face or body. If your skin feels uncomfortably tight, then you might need to moisturize but if it’s fine, then you can go without moisturizing.


Do you have this skin type? Tell us what works for you by commenting below. Feel free to ask us about any of the products listed above and how they worked for us.