Best Skin Care Products For Oily Skin

These products are a must if you have oily skin

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Having oily skin can be frustrating. No matter how often you wash your face your skin can remain shiny throughout the day. This is unattractive and even embarrassing. People with oily skin generally suffer from blackheads and breakouts more than any other skin type. But with the right combination of skin care products even those with the oiliest of skin can look good and feel confident about their skin.

Find The Right Cleanser

The corner stone of every skin care routine is the right facial cleanser. This is especially important when you have oily skin since dead skin cells and oil tend to sit on the skin when you have this skin type. With the right cleanser, you can not only get rid of unwanted skin cells but can also start to unclog blocked pores which lead to blackheads and breakouts. 

When you have oily skin you want to use a cleanser with salicylic acid once a day. Be sure to keep the following in mind, even though you have oily skin you actually do not want to be aggressive when treating your skin. Do not scrub at your skin or go overboard with drying skin care ingredients. When you are overly aggressive with treating oily skin you actually can cause your skin to produce more oil because you have disrupted the natural balance of the skin. So only wash your face once a day with a treatment cleanser, and in the morning wash your face with a gentle cleanser.

Be sure you thoroughly remove all your makeup at night before washing your face. Sleeping in your makeup will further clog your pores.


If you have oily skin you must exfoliate on a regular basis. While facial scrubs can leave your skin feeling soft and smooth they can also be rough on the skin.

If you have active breakouts definitely steer clear of scrubs. Using an exfoliating scrub on active breakouts could cause bacteria to spread to other parts of your face and increase the number of breakouts you have. Instead, it's best to exfoliate with a toner or serum that contain facial acids or other skin clearing ingredients in them. Follow the instructions on the product to know how many times you should be exfoliating. Some products should actually be used daily for best results and others just once or twice a week.

We recommend Paula's Choice RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment with 2% BHA Exfoliant or Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Peel, Extra Strength.


Masking once a week is the secret weapon to get oily skin looking fresh and glowing instead of like an oil slick. The right mask can absorb excess facial oil and keep your skin feeling smooth. Look for a mask with charcoal or clay in it. Clay masks do an excellent job at absorbing excess oil in the skin. Some masks can also contain acne fighting ingredients. Just be sure to leave on the skin long enough for ingredients to work. If you wash it off too quickly you will not see any benefit from using a facial mask.

We recommend Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing which is cost effective with great results.

 Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask contains both charcoal and salicylic acid to clear out pores. Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask heats up to help clear skin.


Even oily skin needs moisturizer in order to maintain healthy skin. Oily skin is actually prone to dehydration since many people over treat their oily skin by using harsh products and ingredients. In addition, many people with oily skin avoid moisturizers thinking incorrectly that adding moisture to their skin will cause them to breakout. Other people avoid moisturizers because they feel too heavy on their skin. Luckily, there has been a real revolution in the texture and feel of moisturizers. It's now easier than ever to find very light moisturizers that deeply hydrate the skin without leaving a heavy feeling behind at all.

Some are actually liquid and others are gels, but they all moisturize really well without making your skin feel more greasy.

Try L'Oreal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care, Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate, or Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Face Moisturizer.


Never forget to apply sunscreen each and every morning. No matter your skin type you need sun protection each and every single day all year round. Many people with oily skin avoid applying sunscreen to their face because they feel that sunscreens are "heavy", will clog their pores, or make their skin even shinier. In order for this not to happen, you simply need to find the right sunscreen. Just as with moisturizers there are plenty of sunscreens that work really well with oily skin.

We recommend Dermalogica Oil Free Matte Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 or La Roche-Posay Anthelion Clear Skin Face Sunscreen for Oily Skin with SPF 60.

Stop Shine

Having a shiny face throughout the day can be upsetting so it's important to have shine stopping products on hand. You can use a makeup primer to stop shine. Apply after your sunscreen and before your makeup. Also, make sure you have blotting papers with you at all times so that you can stop face shine before it gets out of control.