Oily skin is the result of an excess production of sebum, our skin’s natural oil. Excess oil can cause skin to feel oily straight after cleansing and can lead to an oily T-zone, clogged pores and even breakouts.
Kick off your shine-free skincare journey by cleansing your skin to remove any build-up of oil and dirt. This will not only instantly reduce shine, it will also help to prepare your skin for absorbing what’s coming next – whether that’s a serum or oil-free moisturiser. Try Ultra Facial Cleanser for Oily Skin Types, formulated with Lemon Extract and Desert Plant Extract. This cleanser leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed. Lather then rinse with water before gently drying skin with a towel or tissue.
Toning completes the cleansing process. Use our PH-balanced Ultra Facial Toner for Oily Skin Types , formulated with Antarcticine and Desert Plant Extract. Apply several drops to a cotton pad, and apply all over your face. Equal parts gentle and effective, this toner for oily skin will help remove excess residue whilst moisturising the skin.
Kiehl's Expert Tip: Avoid products that strip skin of its natural oils because when skin lacks moisture, it can actually produce more oil. Find the right toner for your skin type.
Step 3: Eye Care
An essential step in any skincare routine, there are many reasons to add an eye care product to your daily skincare ritual. Hydrate the delicate under-eye area with our creamy Avocado eye cream or target dark circles with our Vitamin C eye serum. Discover our full range of eye care products here.
Step 4: Moisturise
You may think oily or combination skin and moisturisers don’t go hand in hand, but hydration is key to every skincare routine in order to strengthen your skin barrier. The trick is using a small amount of the right product: less is more with moisturisers. Try Ultra Facial Gel-Cream for Oily Skin Types. This non-greasy moisturiser feels fresh on the skin with an instant cooling effect. and is both fast-absorbing and lightweight . The Oil Eliminator 24 Hour Lotion is your go-to moisturiser for oily skin, thanks to its non-comedogenic formula that absorbs sweat and excess oil to leave skin looking less shiny and visibly reduce your pores.
Step 5: UV Protection
Make sure to never leave home without SPF, you should wear it all-year round. Even on a cloudy day, sunscreen is key for protecting against premature skin ageing. Use Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel sun cream in factor 50 after your moisturiser, before you apply foundation or other make up (should you wear any). Dab the product across the face, and gently spread over the skin in circular motions. Its non-comedogenic gel formula protects and hydrates normal and oily skin types, while leaving skin looking smooth and shine-free.
Follow with Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque, formulated with Amazonian White Clay and Aloe Vera. This deep-cleansing face mask for oily skin draws out oil, dirt and toxins that clog pores. Apply a thick and visible amount onto your face, and then leave on for 10 minutes – or less if it starts to dry. To remove, massage with warm water until all traces are removed. You can use this mask up to three times a week.
It may seem counterintuitive to add a face oil on oily skin, but using a non-comedogenic face oil will not block your pores and can be part of the solution. Discover Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate. It calms the feeling of stressed skin, strengthens the skin barrier function and is suitable for all skin types, including blemish-prone and oily skin.
If you have oily skin and want more tips on how to reduce excess oil, book a complimentary skincare consultation in-store or online. Speak to one of our skincare experts and get advice, exclusive offers and even earn Kiehl’s Family Rewards points.
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