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Best face wash for oily skin

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Oily skin is created when the skin secretes too much sebum. If left unchecked, this can lead to acne and other types of unsightly blemishes. Many types of face washes and cleansers can be greasy, which only makes the problem worse. Read on to discover the best cleanser for oily skin.  

Determining if you have oily skin

Excess oil on the surface of the skin will leave blots of oil on the tissue and is particularly common on the nose, cheeks and forehead. This type of skin is typified by overactive sebaceous glands, which produce more oil than is necessary. Oily skin is often caused by hereditary factors as well as poor diet, pregnancy, hormone levels, stress and unsuitable cosmetics, which lead to enlarged pores and acne flare-ups. It is essential to use a special oily skin face wash to for this skin type.

Time to go natural

Ditching the chemicals and making the switch to gentle skincare options that feature natural ingredients can help to get rid of excess oil production. There are also several types of natural ingredients that are known to help prevent breakouts while also removing excess oil from the skin.

Using white clay to cleanse oily skin

White clay is excellent at regulating the production of sebum, which is the primary cause of oily skin. This type of natural clay is fine and light and boasts natural absorbency properties when mixed with warm water and applied to the skin. The fine clay particles act as a sponge to soak up any excess oil, which is then removed when the clay is washed away. The effect is that the skin is left feeling softer and firmer to the touch as well as much healthier looking, leaving the user feeling more confident and ready to face the day ahead.

Day and night cream

Choosing the right day and night creams are the perfect accompaniment to oily skin wash. Sönd's day and night creams are excellent options, as they contain natural ingredients that fight the excess oils in the skin and, when used regularly, leave the skin soft and firm while also providing the skin with the extra nourishment it needs.

Oily skincare routine

Once you have selected the best products for oily skin, it is important to use them regularly to gently remove oil and dirt that builds up during the course of the day. This is particularly important after exercising to remove sweat and other impurities. Unless your skin feels dry to the touch, there is no need to moisturise the skin, as this is likely to exacerbate the skin and cause more oil secretion. When protecting the skin from the sun, instead of using a traditional cream-based sun lotion, go for a lighter option containing aloe vera that will provide the skin with the extra protection that it needs without making it greasy. Choose to apply the best face scrub for oily skin before bed to help remove excess skin cells and other debris and leave the skin with a natural glow.

Hannah de Gruchy BSc(Hons)

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Hannah de Gruchy is a freelancer writer who specialises in health and wellness. She has a keen interest in the biology of skin and loves using her words to help separate the real science of skincare from the pseudoscience of some skincare brands. Hannah has a degree in Human Biology and many years’ experience working in laboratories around London. Using this experience, Hannah enjoys turning complex science into interesting, engaging and easy to digest pieces to read. In her spare time, Hannah runs, practices yoga and loves cooking plant based foods.

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