The best products for oily skinby Dr Ros Debenham
It’s great to have natural oils in your skin - for the most part, it means it’s healthy. But don’t worry, we understand dealing with super shiny skin (excessive sebum) isn’t ideal. Nobody wants their face to appear greasy. Not only can this look a little excessive, but it can also be extremely uncomfortable too.
It can be difficult to know which products to apply to oily skin. After all, you want to keep it nourished while avoiding extra oil and breakouts. This skin type often goes hand in hand with acne, which can be super frustrating. It’s a common misconception that you need to dry your skin out to avoid extra oils - no matter what your skin type is, you need to keep it hydrated.
To help you navigate your oily skin, we’ve put together a handy guide. You’ll also find out about our favourite dermatologist-recommended products.
Signs that indicate oily skin
It can be a common misconception that oily skin is just shiny skin. This is partially true, however, there are also a few other signs you should look out for that could indicate you have an oily skin type.
- A shiny or greasy appearance
- Very large, obvious pores around the t-zone (forehead, nose and chin)
- Persistent spots or acne
- Clogged pores (commonly known as blackheads)
ZO Skin Health products that help to manage oily skin
When it comes to caring for any skin, including the oily type, there is only one brand we trust and that’s ZO Skin Health. They have plenty of oil-free products to look out for! Their range of products provides everything you need to curate the perfect skin care routine that will hydrate the skin and help to restore its natural, protective barrier. Here are some of our top picks...
Oil Control Pads - These pads help to normalise pore size and smooth the surface and texture of the skin. They’re also super gentle and reduce signs of irritation - so a great option if you have sensitive skin. They are recommended for anyone suffering from acne-prone skin to balance out the oil levels. They remove dirt, excess oils and dead skin cells and leave a matte texture on the skin.
Instant Pore Refiner - This lightweight serum is great at minimizing the appearance of pores. It eliminates shine and leaves your skin looking healthy with a matte finish. This is a useful product to have in your skin care cabinet if you suffer from shiny skin throughout the day or the occasional breakout.
Sunscreen & Powder Blend SPF 40 - We advise all of our clients to wear SPF on their skin every single day - no matter what skin tone or skin type they have. It may seem unnecessary to apply it to your skin every single day, but UV radiation contributes to skin ageing and let’s not forget, it’s extremely damaging. The ZO Skin Health Sunscreen and Powder duo is one of our favourite broad-spectrum SPF’s thanks to its antioxidant benefits. It has mineral colour pigments in too which means it also gives a little bit of coverage (what a bonus)! The powder formula also helps to absorb excess oils so great for touch-ups throughout the day.
Get further advice about caring for oily skin
As always, we recommend that you speak to a dermatologist to discuss your skin care concerns and always get specialist advice before using any medical-grade skincare. The ZO Skin Health range is only available to purchase on our website after your first consultation with us.You can book your digital consultation here if you’d like to speak to one of our experts for tailored advice about your concerns and current regime.