Changes in hormone levels, during puberty or at any stage in life, can trigger the sebaceous glands in the skin to produce increased levels of sebum, which gives rise to an oilier complexion and can provide the perfect environment for blemishes to thrive. Oilier skins, with larger pore sizes, can also be genetic, with certain ethnicities naturally prone to an oilier skin texture. While increased levels of oil in the skin may help to keep it looking youthful, it may also mean you are more likely to suffer from blemishes.
Our skincare advice and recommendations
Use a gentle cleanser such as Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser to instantly remove daily grime, pollutants and make up, even stubborn mascara, to leave skin feeling comfortable, balanced and exceptionally clean. Used with the pure cotton cloth it gently exfoliates, lifting away dead skin cells to reveal smoother, clearer and brighter-looking skin.
Follow with Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic to gently refresh your skin. Formulated with aloe vera, this heavenly floral-scented, non-drying toner is gentle and alcohol-free, and provides an instant boost of hydration to leave skin looking radiantly healthy.
A cleansing and purifying mask 1-2 times a week can also help. Our Deep Cleansing Mask contains green clay to help reduce oiliness and draw out impurities to leave skin feeling balanced and calm. Just remember to follow with your chosen moisturiser, if your skin needs it.
Contrary to what you might think, having oily skin doesn’t mean you should avoid using facial oils. Superskin™ Concentrate for Night, made from an aromatic blend of pure plant oils, helps to soften and rebalance skin for a beautiful, radiantly healthy-looking complexion.
For nourishing your skin, moisturising is an essential, final step of your daily skincare routine. If your skin is oily, try Skin Repair™ Light Moisturiser – a finely balanced blend of naturally active skin-nourishing ingredients, including borage oil, echinacea, hops and avocado oil, plus natural source antioxidant vitamin E, to replace lost moisture and leave skin feeling soft and smooth.
Alternatively, for men or anybody with very oily skin, our After-Shaving Moisturiser is a light, easily-absorbed formula that leaves skin feeling smooth, soft and comfortable.