Trying to get rid of oily skin? Take a look below at our rundown of the best skincare products for oily skin including cleansers, toners, oily skin serums and at-home masks. Cleansers for oily skin should remove excess oil and tighten your pores to keep the shine at bay.
In addition, using the correct hydrating products, serums and moisturisers/hydrators can initiate your skin’s natural hydration production and prevent clogged pores and increased oil. Need a hand choosing the right products? We offer free online video skincare consultations with a Skin Expert who will guide you to choose the best products for your oily skin.
Oily skin is a common skin type characterized by excess production of oil, also known as sebum, by the sebaceous glands. Oily skin is more prone to acne, blackheads, and other blemishes.
There are several causes of oily skin, including genetics, hormonal changes, and certain medications. For example, oily skin is more common during puberty due to increased production of androgens, a group of hormones that stimulate the sebaceous glands. Some medications, such as corticosteroids and hormonal contraceptives, can also increase oil production.
In addition to these internal factors, there are also external factors that can contribute to oily skin, such as using greasy or heavy skincare products, not removing makeup before bed, and living in a humid environment.
To treat oily skin, it is important to use products that are specifically formulated for oily skin and to follow a proper skincare routine. This includes using a gentle cleanser to remove excess oil and dirt from the skin, using a toner to balance the skin's pH and tighten pores, and applying a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer to hydrate the skin without adding excess oil.
It is also important to avoid using products that are too harsh or drying, as this can actually stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more oil. Instead, opt for products that contain ingredients like salicylic acid, which helps to exfoliate the skin and unclog pores, and benzoyl peroxide, which is an effective acne-fighting ingredient.
In addition to following a skincare routine, it is also important to remove makeup before bed, avoid picking at blemishes, and use non-comedogenic makeup and skincare products, which are formulated to not clog pores.
While oily skin can be frustrating, with the right skincare routine and products, it is possible to manage and reduce excess oil production. It is always a good idea to consult with a dermatologist for personalized skincare recommendations.
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ZO Complexion Clearing Masque
Previously known as Sulfur Masque, the ZO Skin Health Complexion Clearing Masque is a natural, clay-based at-home facial mask that treats and prevents acne and breakouts. The mask works to purify pores and absorb excess oil that can lead to future breakouts. In addition, the mask hydrates the skin to combat dryness.
ZO Daily Power Defense
Daily Power Defense is a lightweight serum that works to support the skin's health and function. It is consistently our best-selling skincare product, providing hydration and strength to the skin, protecting the skin from damage, boosting collagen and cell renewal and tackling fine lines and wrinkles. Works in perfect harmony with ZO Illuminating AOX Serum. To read more about ZO Skin Health's Daily Power Defense, read the blog here.
ZO Oil Control Pads
Specifically designed for acne-prone skin. A revolutionary acne treatment prevention solution to be used as part of an acne program of ZO products. ZO Skin Health's Oil Control Pads work to remove oil and normalise pore size with key ingredients including salicylic acid, mandelic acid and glycolic acid. In addition, they smooth the surface of the skin and reduce skin irritation and the formation of acne.
ZO Exfoliating Polish
ZO Skin Health's Exfoliating Polish polishes skin to restore smoother texture to your skin and removes dead skin cells. The magnesium crystals buff the skin to leave you with an even-toned complexion, clear pores and soft skin. Perfect for enhancing serum product penetration and brightening the complexion.
ZO Exfoliating Cleanser
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