Effective Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin

Effective Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin

Date: December 26, 2022 | indulgeo

All throughout the year, managing oily, greasy skin can be challenging. Applying makeup becomes a nightmare because it gives your face an unflattering glossy appearance. Worse, it can cause acne, enlarged pores, and more blackheads and whiteheads. This is why it is critical to have a skin care routine for your oily skin.

A healthy body starts with a great complexion, which is why you need to make sure to take care of your skin. Which products are good for oily skin and how can you follow a proper skin care routine for the same, is what we will talk about in this blog. 

What causes oily skin?

Have you ever noticed how shiny your skin is more than it used to be? The fact is that our skin contains oil. Within each of your pores are sebaceous glands that produce sebum. You can follow a proper skin care routine to keep your skin moisturized and healthy. 

However, in some individuals, the sebaceous glands overproduce oil. This thereby, results in oily skin. Oily skin can feel greasy even after few hours of cleansing. 

The causes of oily skin include genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Despite the fact that oily skin cannot be omitted completely, you can take measures to make it less oily. Identifying one or more of these root causes is essential.

  • Genetics 

Sebaceous gland hyperactivity is a trait that can run in families. It links the DNA and can be transmitted from the mother to the fetus during pregnancy..

  • Age 

While you may not grow out of having oily skin, your skin will produce less sebum as you age. Aging skin loses proteins like collagen, and the sebaceous glands become less active. Because of this, many individuals with aging skin also have dry skin. The absence of collagen and sebum makes fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable now. To get rid of those fine lines and wrinkles, try the best anti-aging oil, which will have tremendous effects on your skin. 

With having oily skin you might not age as quickly as people with dry skin. You must check and evaluate your skin as and when you age. It’s possible that people in their 30s don’t have the same skin type as they did in their 20s and 30s.

  • Enlarged pores 

Your pores might occasionally enlarge due to aging, weight changes, and prior breakouts. Larger pores produce more oil as well. Although you can’t make your pores smaller, you can take extra care to blot enlarged pores on your face as they appear throughout the day.

However, there are products available that help you minimize your pores. One such product is the PORELESS Pore Minimizing Face Pack by Indulgeo Essentials. This product has shown great results and can thus be a part of your routine in order to deal with oily skin. 

  • Overdoing your skincare routine 

On the flip side, washing your face or exfoliating too often can also make your skin oily. This may appear to be an oxymoron, given that the purpose of washing and exfoliating is to remove oil.

However, if you do this too frequently, you will remove too much oil from your skin. Your skin may go into overdrive as a result and produce more oil to make up for the loss. To keep excess oil at bay, you only need to wash your skin twice a day.

Applying too much sunscreen can also dry out your skin, causing it to produce more sebum. You might need to reapply sunscreen-infused foundations and moisturizers throughout the day.

  • Skipping your moisturizer 

It’s a common misconception that moisturizer causes oily skin. A good moisturizer is essential to keep your skin from drying out. If your skin is not properly moisturized, it will lead to breakouts. 

Rather than avoiding moisturizers, the key is to find the right type of moisturizer. Oily skin responds well to lightweight, water-based moisturizers. Always finish with this step after cleansing and toning.

Face oils are an exception to moisturizers. Since oily skin is known to be more prone to breakouts, it would seem logical to assume that face oils for oily skin would make those problems worse. However, this is a common misconception. Indulgeo Essentials’ aqua gold gel, on the other hand, can be a great addition to your skincare routine, even if you have oilier skin. 

Skincare routine for oily skin 

  • Cleanse 

Was your face washed twice a day—once in the morning and once at night? Cleanse before going to bed to remove the gunk that has accumulated on your skin throughout the day. Even if your skin is still glowing, you should always wash your face in the morning. Deep cleansing helps you remove excess dirt and oil from your face. There is a range of cleansers by Indulgeo Essentials that can help you with this crucial step of your skincare routine. 

  • Exfoliate 

The dirt, oil, and dead skin cells that are clogging your pores can be removed by exfoliating. Exfoliation can help you unclog pores, prevent acne, help other skincare products penetrate deeper, and make your skin look even.  

Just be careful not to overdo it and limit your exfoliation to twice a week at most. Excessive exfoliation can cause dry, red, or irritated skin. And, because some ingredients make you more susceptible to sunburn, exfoliate at night.

  • Apply treatment 

You can have flawless skin if you follow an excellent skincare routine and use the best skincare products. There are many products available at Indulgeo Essentials that have proven to work with oily skin. You can try the combos that suit your skin type.  

  • Moisturize 

Moisturizers designed for acne-prone skin can be used on oily skin. Simply make certain that your lotion, gel, or cream is:

  • oil-free
  • lightweight
  • water-based
  • free from harsh chemicals or fragrances
  • noncomedogenic

Face oils are also recommended for keeping your skin moisturized. It is a strong misconception that people with oily skin shouldn’t use face oils. However, it is proven that no matter if your skin is oily, that doesn’t mean it is well moisturized from within. As a result, try Indulgeo’s 24k gold oil for the face, and you’ll be amazed to see the results. 

Dos and Don’ts for Oily Skin Care 

If you have oily skin, you might be troubled by greasy texture, pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads all the time. Infections and unsightly skin can both be brought on by excessive oil on the skin. Hormone changes, such as those that take place during adolescence, can cause the skin to become oily and cause acne to flare up. So, here are a few things you can and should do to get rid of it.


  • Do wash your face every day and night. Those with oily skin must follow a strict face-washing routine. Choose a face wash that combats shine and oil without stripping the skin’s natural oils. Look for ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, tea tree oil, and salicylic acid if you have oily skin.
  • Always moisturize. You might think that moisturizing an oily face would aggravate it. If you skip this crucial stage, your skin will produce more oil once it’s dry. To avoid this, keep your skin hydrated. Look for aloe vera, glycerine, and hyaluronic acid instead of coconut oil, petroleum, and cocoa butter. You can also try Indulgeo Essentials’ aqua gold gel or squalane with natural hyaluronic acid for your face. This will keep your face moisturized and, at the same time, make it glow. 
  • It’s important to avoid over-exfoliating as this can increase oil production; once or twice a week should be sufficient. Also, do not use extremely harsh and chemical-free exfoliators. However, only use products that your dermatologist has recommended. Excessive exfoliation can also harm your skin. Try Indulgeo Essentials’ Pouch products with all the ingredients that your skin needs. 


  • Don’t touch your face throughout the day. Even though it’s tempting, touching your face all day can spread bacteria, oil, and dirt from your hands to your face. 
  • Avoid heavy make-up. Applying a thick layer of makeup will only clog your pores. Look for makeup that is oil-free and lightweight. When applying makeup, choose a mousse foundation over a liquid one. Compact powders are preferable to creams for light coverage. Finally, remove your makeup and allow your skin to breathe.
  • Oily skin is not a hygiene problem, so excessive cleansing is not the answer. Too much washing can strip your skin of essential oils, which serve as a defense against many irritants. As a result, your skin may become red and raw. If you notice your skin becoming shiny during the day, wash it twice a day and blot it with blotting paper.

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