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The Best Facial Cleansers for Rescuing Oily Skin This Summer

If your skin often turns into a greasy mess, then we might just have the solution you have been looking for…


Keeping your skin oil-free during summers can be an uphill task but can be tackled with the help of a skincare regimen especially dedicated to managing the sebum balance at every step. From using an apt cleanser to using the right kind of skin gel or serum for maintaining skin’s hydration level, one must ensure that no product worsens the condition of your oily skin. Sebum—a greasy fluid produced by the sebaceous gland—in combination with lipids forms a protective layer over the skin and aids in keeping it hydrated. It is skin’s way of naturally maintaining its overall health, but excessive sebum production causes a host of skin troubles.    

Accumulation of sebum on the epidermis often causes your complexion to appear dull, as the grease attracts dirt and pollution, just within a few minutes after your latest cleanse. It also clogs up pores, which in turn causes formation of blackheads and renders your skin vulnerable to breakouts. The increase in humidity and temperatures in summertime encourage the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum and hence, using an oil-control facial cleanser becomes even more imperative. So, check out these face washes specifically designed to control and balance sebum production of skin, while getting rid of all the impurities to help decongest it, and keep it fresher for long. 


For Instant Freshness

Clinique All About Clean Liquid Facial Soap for Combination Oily to Very Oily Skin


Transforming into a soft lather upon application, this non-drying and quick-rinsing formula effectively preps skin for the further steps of your skincare routine. It mindfully removes the dirt and dead skin cells to leave skin feeling and looking revitalised. Developed by dermatologists, this unique soap wash is an expert at rinsing away every bit of product residue without hurting the natural moisture balance of skin.   


For Enhanced Hydration


Re'equil Oil Control Face Wash

Enriched with Zinc PCA, which offers sebostatic and moisturising benefits, this foaming face wash gently removes dead skin and grime while providing ample hydration. With added citric acid and cocamidopropyl betaine, it prevents dryness to inhibit the sebaceous glands from going into overdrive and producing excess sebum. Dermatologically tested, this soap- and sulphate-free formula unclogs pores and curtails itchiness and the scaly nature of acne prone skin.


For Better Exfoliation  


Minimalist Salicylic + LHA 02% Face Cleanser

Combining the benefits of both BHA and LHA (salicylic acid and capryloyl salicylic acid), this gentle exfoliating wash provides deep pore cleansing and decongests them, sans causing any dryness. Offering multi-level cleansing, it has the added antibacterial benefits of zinc and the skin soothing ingredients like xylitylglucoside, panthenol (Vitamin B5), and allantoin for a superior post-wash feel. Suitable for all skin types, this fragrance-free formula unveils softer and smoother skin and does not strip it of its lipids or moisture.



For Mattifying Benefits


Brillare Oil Away Face Wash

Made with a special mattifying ingredient, pistachio gum, known for regulating sebum production and soothing skin irritations, this face cleanser rinses away excess oil, dead skin cells, and dirt with the help of natural fruit acids and renders skin dewy fresh and radiant. Keeping skin oil-free for longer durations, it consists of a potent blend of tea tree and multi-fruit extracts of lemon, orange, and sugarcane. Packed with antimicrobial properties, this cruelty-free formula is ideal for skin prone to breakouts or is excessively oily, as it sanitises skin thoroughly and unclogs pores effortlessly.