Your skin is always changing in response to your hormones, lifestyle, environment and DNA, making unpredictable skin even more troublesome. Because of this, it’s likely you have experienced these skin concerns before so you might relate! But you’ve come to the right place - we have got the best skin care routine for oily sensitive skin.
What Is Sensitive Skin?
Sensitive skin means your skin is more prone to reactions including redness and itching. Do you find your skin is easily irritated? This might mean your skin is sensitive. Finding a skincare routine can prove a struggle when your skin is unpredictable and everything seems to cause red blotchy skin.
What Causes Sensitive Skin?
Sensitive skin is more often than not, a result of genetic makeup but the issue can be amplified by using the wrong products that cause flare-ups.
What Is Oily Skin?
When it comes to oily skin, this is a result of overactive glands, meaning they produce more oil than most of us would want to welcome, making the surface of our skin look and feel greasy. Oily skin can clog pores and result in enlarged pores or even breakouts.
What Causes Oily Skin?
A lot of the time this comes down to your genetic makeup but often we use products (such as drugstore cleansers) which strip the skin, leaving it feeling dehydrated, it then overcompensates by producing excess oil (so don’t go blaming your parents entirely on this one!).
The climate can also play a part here, oil flows more easily in hotter climates which may explain why we experience more greasy skin in summer.
Finding Skin Care Routine For Oily Sensitive Skin
Having oily sensitive skin isn’t everyone's cup of tea so luckily we have the right products to help you achieve healthy glowing skin.
Step one is to understand why your skin behaves this way, understanding the causes is the best place to start tackling your concern from the route. Our Skin Diagnostic is your best friend for this; answer a few questions about your skin concerns, heritage, skin reactivity, environment and lifestyle so we can get a holistic view of your skin ready for analysing. Based on your answers, it will recommend a skincare routine tailored to your unique needs.
If you struggle with oily and sensitive skin, make sure you put these as your top skin concerns so we can find you a skincare routine perfect for your needs. Targeting your skin concerns directly with products will mean you’ll see results much quicker and more effectively i.e you won’t waste any money chucking away products that don’t work for you and cause your skin to flare-up.
The Best Routine For Sensitive Skin
Reinforce your skin’s natural barrier to keep it nourished in the long term, whilst reducing any redness caused by skin irritation.
Use our Daily Base™ Wonder Cream to keep the skin cleansed and hydrated. It contains Murumuru Butter which creates a protective film to retain moisture, whilst the Castor Seed Oil has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.
A life saver for sensitive skin, our Power TonIQ™ Anti-Redness Essence provides calming relief to help with sensitivity and reduce discomfort. It includes an anti-redness soother and a rich, nourishing blend of moisturisers to ease stressed and irritated skin.
Lastly, our Power TonIQ™ Intense Hydrating Essence hydrates the skin by boosting the natural moisture factor. It contains Bisabolol which is traditionally used for its healing properties and renowned for its anti-irritant soothing and calming benefits.
The Best Routine For Oily Skin
Using products which help to balance the production of oil long term, whilst also reducing the shine on your skin immediately is the most effective route. Our Power TonIQ™ Oil Control Essence helps balance sebum production to reduce oil. It is specially formulated with Salicylic Acid to help unblock the pores, together with Woolly Thistle Plant Cell Extract and Botanical Birch Extract, proven to minimise sebum production so the appearance of the skin is visibly improved over time. Try our Power TonIQ™ Instant Shine Control Essence for an instant fix, absorbing excess oil and mattifying skin for a shine free appearance.
Keeping your pores clean with a cleanser, tailored to your skin needs, will help prevent blockages which lead to breakouts and blackheads. Our Daily Base™ Aqua Gel is the perfect cleanser if your skin often looks oily and shiny. It effectively cleanses the skin without stripping it dry, and its lightweight texture means you don’t need to worry about it clogging your pores. Don’t just take our word for it, this product is tried and tested; based on the Results from an independent consumer self-evaluation study of 61 volunteers 90% said skin was cleansed and fresh after use.
Not Sure Where To Begin?
Our Skin Diagnostic is the place to start. It's free to complete so retake it whenever your lifestyle or environment changes. The simplest way for happy healthy skin is to learn about and keep on top of your skin and any changes it experiences so you can adapt your routine to this.
Author - Lily Scales