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The Best Step-by-Step Skincare for Tackling Oily Skin

Tired of your skin frequently turning into an oily mess? Then look no further as these are the expert formulas you need...

As the monsoons arrive and humidity takes over, our sebaceous glands get encouraged to produce more oil or sebum. Coupled with high temperatures, the skin tends to get trapped under a blanket of heat and moisture and this leads expansion of pores, which increases sebum production. As a result, our skin transitions into an oil factory, attracting dirt and pollution.  

Hence, issues like skin congestion, breakouts, blackheads, and dullness prop up. But worry not, as we present some of the finest skincare offerings to assist you in your skincare regimen every step of the way and help prevent that dreaded oily sheen. Created specifically for ensuring your skin stays oil-free, they promise to keep your skin feeling and looking its best, even if the weather decides to not be so kind to us.     



For Cleansing:


Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser: Powered by Imperata cylindrica and lemon fruit extracts, this quick-foaming formula is packed with Vitamin C. Suitable for sensitive skin even, it refreshes and energises skin. 


The Skin Pantry

The Skin Pantry Smoothie Green Facewash: Green clay, minerals, apricot and clary sage oils all come together in this super hydrating formula that purifies skin. Suspended in pure aloe vera, it balances skin’s moisture level to leave it dewy clean and nourished.


For Exfoliating:


Murad Vitamin C Triple Exfoliating Facial: If you want enhanced texture and tone with microdermabrasion-like results, then try out this exfoliator. Suitable for all skin types, its clinically proven triple-action targets dullness and dark spots with the very first use.



Clarins Pure Scrub Purifying Gel Scrub: Containing volcanic rock beads that gently slough away dead skin cells and unclog pores, this scrub has been especially formulated for combination and oily skin types. Its organic alpine willow herb extract minimises the appearance of pores and prevents skin from getting greasy.


For Toning:


Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3: This multitasking formula offers the benefits of exfoliation as well as toning. Made specifically for combination and oily skin types, it deep cleanses pores by removing dead skin cells and excess sebum with every swipe, sans any dryness.


The Body Shop

The Body Shop Seaweed Oil Balancing Toner: Crafted with mineral-rich seaweed from Roaring Water Bay, Ireland, this alcohol-free toner revitalises and clarifies skin. Containing hydrating agents like algae and cucumber extracts, it brings dull and oily skin back to life.  


For Refining:


PUREARTH Mitti Raw Honey Face Masque: This luxe mask is enriched with the goodness of madder and liquorice roots, along with gotu kola. Cooling and purifying skin, it also helps in repairing sun damage and restores skin’s natural radiance.  



Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2X: If you suffer from enlarged pores, then this creamy clay mask is for you. With the power of absorbent Jeju Super Volcanic Clusters, walnut shells, and AHA, it gets rid of even the most deeply rooted impurities, excess oil, and pollution from the pores for a refreshed look within minutes.


For Hydration:

Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder DayWear Matte Oil-Control Anti-Oxidant Moisture Gel Crème: Ultra-light and refreshing, this formula contains a unique MoistureMatte Technology that mattifies skin and decreases the appearance of pores. Hydrating skin from within, it is loaded with antioxidants that curtail the initial signs of skin ageing.



Dermalogica Active Moist Moisturiser: Enriched with extracts of cucumber, burdock, and lemon, this lightweight lotion helps refine skin while replenishing its moisture. Cruelty-free and vegan, it enhances skin texture and prevents dryness without making it greasy with its special Prebiotic Moisture Complex.