6 Must-Know Tips For Oily Skin


Keeping your skin looking flawless and oil-free all day is by no means an easy feat. Our Charcoal & Bamboo range has been created especially to combat oily skin types and help maintain a healthy and purified complexion. Our experts have shared their advice and must-know tips for oily skin:

  • Always cleanse twice a day

Your problem is actually going to be over washing your skin. This can cause irritation and disrupt the skin’s natural barrier, causing an over production of oil. Stick to once in the morning to refresh your skin and once in the evening to remove makeup and impurities from the day. We recommend the Ultra Purifying Face Wash, £3.25 from Superdrug.

  • Don’t skip moisturiser

Contray to what you may think, a moisturiser is essential in healthy and clear skin. There’s a possibility that your skin may be producing more oil because it’s lacking the hydration from a good moisturiser. Pick a moisturiser that’s lightweight and has added SPF.

  • Avoid touching your face too much

This can cause the spread of bacteria from your fingertips onto your skin, causing acne and blemishes to worsen. Passing oil from one area on your face onto another area creating a overall greasier looking face.

  • Blot excess oil

We know that post-lunch shiny t-zone is anything but part of our life #goals. Use the T-Zone Charcoal & Bamboo No-Shine Papers £2.99 from Superdrug to blot excess oil across your nose, forehead and chin and these papers don’t disturb your makeup either!

  • Choose your makeup wisely

Opt for foundation and base products which have oil-free and mattifying in their descriptions, as these ingredients will help to balance out oil production throughout the way. We also love using a primer to blur pores and mattify our base, alongside a powder which absorbs excess oil easily.

  • Exfoliate weekly

Dead skin cells, dirt and oil can mix with excess sebum causing blocked pores and even more bacteria. Keep up a weekly or twice weekly routine of using an exfoliating scrub to remove dead skin cells and clear pores. Give the T-Zone Charcoal & Bamboo Deep Cleansing Face Scrub, £2.99 from Superdrug a try.