The Best Skin Care Routine For Oily Skin As Per Experts

The Best Skin Care Routine For Oily Skin As Per Experts

Authored by : Shreya Dalela
  • 11 May 2022
  • 12 mins read

Did you know that oil production by your skin is not only normal but beneficial? Sebum, an oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands, plays a crucial role in moisturizing and safeguarding your skin and hair.

However, when these glands go into overdrive, producing excess sebum, the skin takes on an oily texture. This can lead to a shiny or greasy surface, blocked pores, and potentially acne. Excessive oil production is often the culprit behind various skin issues. 
So, if you have oily skin, it's essential to adopt a skincare routine tailored to address the specific requirements of your skin type. (1)

One of the critical causes of oily skin is excessive dehydration. To compensate for the lack of oil, your sebaceous glands go into an overdrive, resulting in an overproduction of sebum. So, the first step to good skincare is to always stay hydrated. (2

In this post we’ll guide you on how you can take care of oily skin to avoid acne, blackheads, whiteheads, and other skin-related concerns.

What Is The Best Skin Care Routine For Oily Skin?

Oily skin requires a skincare regimen that hydrates the skin without disrupting its oil balance. Products with astringent, antimicrobial, and moisturizing properties that do not clog your pores are ideal for oily skin. 

Also, consistency is key; it's crucial to stick to a daily routine with products that harmonize with your skin type.

Incorporating natural skin care products in your daily skincare regimen routine will result in a holistic long-term improvement in the overall quality of your skin texture.

Daytime Routine For Oily Skin

Let's take a look at the recommended daytime skincare routine for oily skin.

1. Cleansing - Daily

Beginning your skincare routine with a thorough cleansing is essential, especially for removing excess oil. Opt for a face wash enriched with fruit acids and citrus extracts, which are effective in addressing skin concerns while also ensuring adequate hydration.

For those with acne-prone skin, selecting a face wash specifically formulated to combat acne and prevent breakouts is crucial. It's important to steer clear of cleansers that strip your skin of its natural oils excessively. Also, be cautious not to over-cleanse, as this can disrupt your skin's natural balance. (3)

Our recommendation - Anti-Acne Cleansing Foam

This mildly scented cleansing foam is super helpful in deep cleansing. It dries out excessive acne from your skin, helps unclog and tightens skin pores, and lowers the chances of outbreaks. 

People with oily skin can use this cleanser every day because of its plant-derived acids. It has zero synthetic variants. 

The first step in your daily skincare routine is proper cleansing, and using a harsh cleanser will lead to more and more problems. Thus, it is always advisable to use a natural ingredients cleanser that doesn't lead to breakouts, especially for people with oily skin.

Read - Which Is The Best Face Wash For Oily Skin?

2. Exfoliating - Twice or Thrice A Week

Exfoliating your oily skin two to three times a week is an effective way to keep skin problems at bay. Gentle exfoliation removes accumulated dirt and excess oil, proving particularly beneficial for skin prone to blackheads and whiteheads. 

It's recommended to adopt natural exfoliation methods like face scrub over chemical exfoliation. This not only enhances blood circulation but also helps in removing toxins from the skin and soothing irritation. The natural approach ensures a healthier and clearer complexion without any side effects. (4)

Our recommendation - Kumkumadi Brightening Ayurvedic Face Scrub

Kumkumadi Brightening Ayurvedic Face Scrub is a luxurious skin brightening scrub containing potent Ayurvedic Kumkumadi oil and other natural skin-repairing elements. The scrub is clinically proven to tighten, brighten and smoothen your oily skin.

The Walnut Powder and finely ground Sweet Almonds used in this scrub work as gentle exfoliants, cleansing away all the dead skin cells and the excess oil from your skin. 

Read - How To Exfoliate Your Skin The Right Way?

3. Toning - Daily

Toner can do wonders when it comes to balancing oil production. Oily skin is too prone to enlarged pores, particularly in the T-zone of your face. To tighten these pores and to maintain the pH balance on your skin, it’s advisable to use a gentle toner. 

Pro tip - Avoid using alcohol based skin toners, as they can irritate or dry out your skin. 

Our recommendation - Pure Vetiver Water

This is an earthy and very flowery distillation that soothes your skin. It also moisturizes and tones your skin while leaving behind its fragrance of Vetiver. The toner works as an astringent that hydrates your skin and also balances its pH. For people with oily skin, this toner is a must-have. 

Do not forget to add toner to your daily morning routine because it also preps the skin for moisturisation and evens out the skin texture. 

Read - Which Is The Best Toner For Oily Skin?

4. Face Pack - Once or Twice A Week

Face packs are designed to deeply cleanse the skin. For oily skin, this means removing excess sebum, dirt, and impurities that can clog pores and lead to acne. (5)

Weekly use of a face pack can help in unclogging pores, which is crucial for oily skin prone to blackheads and whiteheads.

Certain ingredients in face packs, such as Multani Mitti, can help regulate oil production, ensuring that the skin doesn't become excessively oily.

Our recommendation- Suvarna Haldi Chandan Face Pack

This Ayurvedic Face Pack contains the goodness of fresh Haldi (Turmeric) and Chandan (Sandalwood) that smoothen your skin from within and provide a youthful vibrance. 

Multani Mitti in this face pack is one of the best natural ingredients for oily skin. It has the unique ability to remove excess oil, dirt, sebum, sweat and impurities from the skin. 

Use this face pack once or twice a week to bring a natural glow to your skin while also controlling excess oil. 

Read - Which Is The Best Face Pack For Oily Skin?

5. Face Serum - Daily

Serums are formulated with concentrated active ingredients designed to address specific skin concerns. For oily skin, serums can contain ingredients that regulate sebum production, reduce inflammation, and prevent breakouts. (6)

Regular use of a serum can strengthen the skin's barrier function. A strong barrier helps to keep irritants out and moisture in, which is crucial for all skin types, including oily skin.

Our recommendation- Urjasara Hydrating and Replenishing Face Oil

This face oil is super-nourishing and moisturizing, and helps restore lost moisture and improve the texture of your skin. To keep your skin hydrated all the time, this face oil forms a strong barrier in the form of moisture on your skin. This can prevent excess sebum production from skin dehydration or dryness.

Read - An Expert Guide To Using A Face Serum For Best Benefits

6. Moisturize - Daily

Many individuals with oily skin mistakenly believe that their skin doesn't need moisturization and often skip this crucial step. However, moisturizers are vital in creating a protective barrier that shields your skin from environmental damage. 

They help lock in moisture, balancing your skin's hydration levels and preventing overproduction of sebum. 

When choosing a moisturizer, it's essential to select one that is non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) and free from parabens and sulfates. Opt for formulations that incorporate natural ingredients, as these are typically gentler and more beneficial for maintaining the health and balance of oily skin. (7)

Our recommendation - Eladi Hydrating Face Cream

The Eladi Hydrating Ayurvedic Face Cream is beneficial for oily skin due to its rich, nourishing formula that provides intense moisturization. This cream forms a protective barrier on the skin, which is particularly important for oily skin types as it helps to lock in moisture and prevent the overproduction of sebum.

Read - Which Is The Best Face Cream For Women?

7. Sunscreen - Daily

Oily skin is often prone to hyperpigmentation and dark spots, especially after acne. Sunscreen helps prevent these issues by protecting the skin from the sun's rays that can exacerbate pigmentation problems. (8)

Excessive sun exposure can also dehydrate the skin, which might trigger it to produce more oil as a defense mechanism. Using sunscreen can help keep the skin hydrated and prevent this overproduction of oil.

Our recommendation- Natural Sun Protection

This is a non-comedogenic daily-to-use sunscreen that helps protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun. It boosts hydration on your skin and keeps it even-toned. It also saves you from pollution, dust, and dirt.

Apply the sunscreen 10 minutes before leaving your house and keep applying after every 3 hours, especially when you're out and exposed to the sun. Never step out before applying sunscreen to avoid sunburn and dark spots.

Read - Which Sunscreen Lotion Is The Best For You?

This was all about your daytime skincare routine. Doesn’t it feel amazing when you're done with your skincare, and finally, you notice a radiant glow on your face?

Now, let's take a look at your new nighttime skincare routine because it's essential to give your skin a little bit of treat during the night. 

Nighttime Skincare Routine For Oily Skin

Your night time skin care routine helps your skin recover from the damage it goes through during the day. During the night, skin cells renew and rejuvenate. 

With the right skin care products, you can help reduce signs of aging and maintain the texture of your skin so that it appears fresh and radiant. 

1. Oil Cleansing - Daily

The first thing you need to do every night is clean your face using an oil-based cleanser that cleans your face, removes makeup, and takes away all the excess oil from your face. 

Cleansing plays a massive role in taking away all the results of external elements your skin might have been exposed to while you were out all day. (9)

Our recommendation- Kumkumadi Brightening Cleansing Oil

This is specifically an oil-based cleanser made with the goodness of Kumkumadi Oil. This cleansing oil provides clear skin, nourishment, and illuminating shine. After massaging the oil into your skin, just add some water to get lather or creamy foam that helps remove dirt and make-up. 
An oil cleanser like this is a must-have for oily skin. You can notice a vibrant shine on your face after each use.

Read - Cleansing Oil For Skin Care – All That You Need To Know

2. Toning - Daily 

If you want even-toned skin, apply the toner again during the night. The process of toning can remove all the oil and dullness from your face and bring that natural shine without making it greasy. (10)

Our recommendation - Pure Vetiver Water

This is one of the best toners for oily skin. It's essential to maintain your skin's pH balance to prevent excess oil production. This toner can help you with an extra dose of hydration.

Read - How To Use Toner – The complete Guide To Skin Toners

3. Night Cream or Night Face Serum - Daily

Night cream or serum is the last process of skincare. Do not miss this step, as it provides barrier-like protection to your skin during the night time so that your skin does not produce more oil while you're asleep. It is like a night treatment you're providing to your skin. 

Here are our recommendations - 

1. Kumkumadi Rejuvenating and Brightening Night Cream - For Pigmentation

This rich & non-greasy formula is the perfect leave-in night treatment for oily skin. It has a special blend of precious and rare ingredients that help in getting youthful, naturally radiant skin. It is also clinically proven to reduce signs of aging & brighten skin tone.
Read - Which Is The Best Night Cream For Oily Skin?

2. Amarrupa Wrinkle Repair and Firming Face Oil - For Skin Aging

This is an anti-aging oil that helps reduce wrinkles, dark circles, and other signs of aging by providing youthful and oil-free skin. It also has Oleic acid, which contains Omega-9 fatty acid, and helps replenish lost moisture without ever clogging pores. 

3. Kumkumadi Miraculous Ayurvedic Night Serum - For Skin Brightening

The serum has now been clinically proven to illuminate the skin while also delaying the onset of aging signs. The serum has Saffron that helps in giving an everlasting glow to your skin. The serum also contains Vetiver and Lotus to provide a cooling and refreshing effect while also taking away excess oil. 

The nighttime routine ends here. We hope you're going to follow this day and night skincare regimen strictly every day. It takes around one month to see a considerable change. 

You need to be patient enough and trust the process before you finally see the desired results. The oily skin texture is not a problem, all you're required to do is maintain the balance so that it doesn't lead to skin issues.

4. Eye Serum - Daily

Eye serums typically have a lightweight, non-greasy formula that provides hydration without adding extra oiliness. This is ideal for oily skin, which may be prone to excess oil production in other areas but still needs moisture around the delicate eye area.

Our recommendation - Eye Contour Renewal Serum

This eye serum reduces puffiness, dark circles, and signs of aging, while being suitable for the unique needs of oily skin types.

FAQs For Skincare Routine For Oily Skin

Why is it important to have a specific skincare routine for oily skin?
Oily skin types require a tailored routine to manage excess sebum production, prevent acne, and maintain a healthy skin barrier without over-drying the skin.

How often should I cleanse my oily skin?
It's recommended to cleanse oily skin twice daily, morning and night, to remove excess oil and impurities without stripping the skin's natural oils.

Can people with oily skin use moisturizers?
Yes, it's important to use a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer to hydrate the skin and balance sebum production.

What role do face serums play in an oily skin routine?
Face serums provide targeted treatment for oily skin concerns, such as enlarged pores and acne, and offer lightweight hydration.

Is sunscreen necessary for oily skin?
Absolutely. Sunscreen protects oily skin from UV damage, prevents hyperpigmentation, and can even help regulate oil production.

How can exfoliation benefit oily skin?
Regular exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, prevents clogged pores, and promotes a smoother skin texture.

Should I use an eye serum if I have oily skin?
Yes, using an eye serum can provide targeted hydration to the eye area without increasing oiliness.

Are there any specific ingredients to look for in products for oily skin?
Look for ingredients like salicylic acid, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and natural astringents like tea tree oil.

How can I prevent my skin from becoming too oily during the day?
Use oil-free and non-comedogenic products, blotting papers, and ensure you're not over-cleansing or over-exfoliating your skin.

Can dietary changes help manage oily skin?
Yes, a balanced diet with reduced intake of sugary and greasy foods can help manage oil production in the skin.

How do you get rid of an oily face?
There's no one-size-fits-all solution to managing oily skin. It requires a consistent skincare routine with products containing dermatologist-recommended ingredients for controlling oil production. Reducing consumption of fast foods and soft drinks can also help.

How to help an oily face?

Start with a strict skincare routine of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. Add a serum, eye cream, exfoliator, and clay mask to manage sebum production and cleanse pores. Avoid over-cleansing as it can lead to inflammation or acne. Avoid harsh products and ensure compatibility with your skin type.

How to take care of oily skin daily?

Use products suitable for your skin type. Begin with a morning routine of cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and applying sunscreen. End your day with a night care routine to prevent excess sebum buildup and keep the skin hydrated.

How to reduce oily skin permanently?
While there may not be a permanent cure for genetically caused oily skin, maintaining hydration, regular exercise, and proper nutrition can help manage oil production. Consultation with a dermatologist can provide more personalized advice.

About the Author
Shreya Dalela
Shreya Dalela

Shreya Dalela is a certified Yoga instructor and a professional dancer trained at The Danceworx. She’s passionate about Ayurveda and holistic living with over 6 years of experience in doing extensive research and content creation in the domain.

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