If you have oily skin, then you’re probably all too familiar with how quickly your skin can start to feel greasy and congested as the day draws to a close. This is why it’s so important to have a solid evening skincare routine. Care for your skin in the correct way each night and you’ll be giving it the best possible start come morning, significantly reducing your chances of experiencing breakouts.
What should an evening skincare routine for oily skin consist of? Keep reading as OROGOLD explains!
Step 1: Remove Your Makeup and Cleanse Your Skin
People with oily skin should always prioritize keeping their skin clean. Preventing the dirt, makeup, sebum, dead skin cells, and all of the other impurities that settle onto your skin over the course of the day from entering into your pores will go a long way in keeping breakouts at bay.
To do this, you’ll need a good cleanser, just like the OROGOLD 24K Mousse Cleanser. It offers the same exemplary cleansing action as a foaming cleanser. However, it doesn’t strip the skin dry in such a harsh way. This is ideal for people who cleanse twice a day, which is what you should be doing if you have oily skin. It’s also worth mentioning the willow bark extract in this formula. It’s a natural source of salicylic acid, a beta-hydroxy acid that helps to keep the pores clear.
If you regularly wear makeup, then you may want to consider double cleansing. This K-beauty technique involves cleansing with an oil-based cleanser before following up with a water-based cleanser. It’ll give you a much more thorough cleanse, ensuring that you remove every last trace of makeup. This is, of course, important for everyone to do, but it becomes even more so if you have oily skin that’s prone to pore blockages.
Step 2 (Twice a Week): Exfoliate
There’s no denying how good it can feel to exfoliate oily skin. It’s the best method for clearing out debris and blockages from within the pores while also thoroughly removing excess sebum from the skin.
For this reason, many people with oily skin exfoliate several times a week, sometimes even every day! Unfortunately, in the long run, this will only make your skin even oilier…
Over-exfoliating slowly damages the integrity of your skin’s protective barrier. This leaves it more prone to moisture loss and dehydration. In turn, this triggers the skin into producing even more sebum. Coupled with the increase in inflammation that you’ll experience with a damaged skin barrier, it’s no surprise that over-exfoliation correlates with an increase in acne breakouts.
So, save your exfoliant for twice-weekly use. Both physical and chemical exfoliants have their benefits, which is why we’ve combined them in the 24K Multi-Vitamin Deep Peeling + Mandelic Acid. This formula is loved by people with oily skin because it blends mandelic acid, a gentle yet effective alpha-hydroxy acid, with bamboo powder, which physically exfoliates the skin’s surface. Backed up by vitamins and antioxidants, this exfoliant leaves the skin looking beautifully bright and matte.
Step 3: Swipe on a Toner
Whether you’ve just cleansed your face or you’ve exfoliated as well, the next step in your evening skincare routine should be to apply a toner. Although toners can be beneficial for all skin types, they’re particularly so for oily skin. In fact, toners were originally designed to address the extra layer of grease that oily skin has to contend with.
With that said, many of the toners designed for oily skin are overly astringent and drying. As we mentioned, you need to preserve your skin barrier if you want to gain some control over your skin, so avoid any toners that have a high alcohol or acid content.
Instead, look for formulas that focus on hydrating and balancing the complexion. That’s exactly what the OROGOLD 24K Purifying Toner does. It’s brimming with aloe vera leaf juice, chamomile extract, and cucumber fruit extract, all of which will leave your skin looking fresher and plumper.
Simply dab some onto a cotton pad and gently swipe this across your face. Then, move on to the next step in this routine.
Step 4: Apply Any Prescription Treatments
If your skin is severely oily to the point where you experience debilitating acne breakouts, it’s always worth speaking to a professional. They’ll be able to prescribe targeted treatments that will help to calm your skin down.
Since these treatments contain medicated ingredients, always apply them to your skin immediately after cleansing and toning, no matter what the consistency of the product may be. You need these ingredients to have direct access to your skin cells, without having to fight past serums, creams, and anything else.
When it comes to actually using them, make sure that you follow product directions. Some may need to be left on the skin for a while before other products are applied over the top. This is to prevent diluting any of the active ingredients in the treatment. If you want your treatments to work in the way that you should, it’s important that you use them in the correct manner.
Step 5: Dab on a Hydrating Antioxidant Serum
The best serums to use for oily skin are formulas that are hydrating while also being packed with antioxidants. The hydrating ingredients will help to keep your skin’s moisture levels elevated, preventing your sebaceous glands from producing even more sebum. Meanwhile, the antioxidants will help to reduce how greasy your skin feels while also providing a number of other benefits.
Evening skincare routines tend to be longer than morning routines. This is why many choose to use multiple serums, going for separate hydrating and antioxidant-infused formulas. This can definitely be advantageous, but you also need to make sure that you don’t overload your oily skin with too many products. After all, the more products you use, the greater your chances of experiencing clogged pores. So, instead, find a single serum that’s capable of hydrating your face while also bestowing it with powerful antioxidants.
A formula like the 24K Termica Activation Serum is exactly what you need. It features sodium hyaluronate, seaweed extract, and glycerin, three of the best moisture-binding ingredients out there. They’ll leave your skin looking plump and volumized.
This serum is also loaded with a long list of vitamins and antioxidant-rich botanicals, including ascorbic acid, green tea extract, and retinyl palmitate. Even better, it boasts witch hazel extract to reduce the look of enlarged pores, plus licorice root extract to fade the appearance of dark spots and acne marks.
Step 6: Apply Your Eye Care Products
Although wrinkles may not be quite as noticeable on oily skin as they are on, say, dry skin, oily skin is still equally susceptible to skin aging. The eye area is usually the first part of the face to experience this. The skin here is much thinner and more fragile, meaning that it creases more easily. This is why, if you want to keep your skin looking smooth and youthful, it’s worth including one or two eye care products in your evening skincare routine.
At OROGOLD, we have a number of different eye care products for you to choose from. This makes it so easy to match the perfect formula to the visible skin concerns that you’re dealing with.
For example, if you’re trying to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, try the 24K Cryogenic Contour Eye Firming. It’s a lightweight cream that has been designed to lift and tighten the look of the skin around the eyes. It’s perfect for anyone dealing with the visible signs of skin aging.
On the other hand, if puffy eyes in the morning have been getting you down, turn your attention to the OROGOLD 24K Anti-Aging Eye Serum. It will thicken and strengthen the feel of your skin, ensuring that you wake up to a smooth and firm eye area.
Meanwhile, if you’re hoping to diminish the look of dark circles, the 24K Dark Circle Eye Solution can help. This potent formula contains a cocktail of ingredients that will work to lighten and brighten your complexion. Whether your dark circles have been caused by genetics, sun exposure, a lack of sleep, or anything else, this is the product that you need to even out the look of your skin.
Step 7: Moisturize
The final step in your evening skincare routine should be to moisturize your skin. This is a step that many people with oily skin avoid doing. After all, it’s difficult to find a moisturizer that doesn’t clog the pores and exacerbate breakouts. Plus, with the skin already feeling so greasy, moisturizing probably isn’t quite so important, right?
Sadly, that isn’t the case. Even oily skin needs to be moisturized twice a day. A moisturizer not only helps to hydrate your skin, which is something that your sebum can’t do, but it will also leave your skin barrier feeling strengthened and fortified.
The good news is that not all moisturizers will leave your skin feeling heavy and congested. It may take a little trial and error to find one that works for you, but the results of regular moisturizing will be worth it.
One OROGOLD moisturizer that works particularly well on oily skin is the 24K Multi-Vitamin Night Nourishment + Retinol. It contains retinol, a powerful form of vitamin A that has been proven to reduce how oily the skin feels. Retinol also functions as an antioxidant, with the other antioxidants in this cream enhancing its effects. What makes this formula even better is its infusion of chamomile extract, seaweed extract, and cucumber fruit extract. All of these ingredients help to soothe the feeling of inflammation. This makes them fantastic for preventing the appearance of acne breakouts.
Give Oily Skin the Care That it Needs With OROGOLD
There’s no denying that oily skin can be tricky to care for, but life becomes so much easier once you have a reliable skincare routine that you can follow. The steps above aim to provide just that. Pair this routine with a morning skincare regimen that focuses on protecting your complexion from oxidative damage and your oily skin will soon start to naturally look more mattified yet beautifully radiant.