SOS oily skin the skincare regime that kicks the slick

Dilated pores, spots, blemishes - oily skin can come with a host of problems. Zap the shine with a gentle cleansing routine to rebalance and mattify your complexion.

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Effective make-up removal

Oily skin secretes more sebum than other skin types, especially around the T-zone. Evening cleansing is essential to get rid of excess sebum, along with impurities that suffocate the skin, clog pores and cause blackheads and blemishes. 
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Purifying toner

After cleansing, use a toner to remove any remaining make-up, offset the dehydrating effect of hard water and purify skin. Choose a formula rich in purifying essential oils such as peppermint, lemon catnip, rosemary and thyme. If you get pimples, a few drops of tea tree oil will enhance your toner's antibacterial and cleansing properties. 
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Face scrub + mask combo

Use an exfoliating scrub once a week to deeply clean pores and remove dead skin. Scrubbing too hard can result in excess production of sebum, so gently massage the skin using small, circular movements, paying particular attention to the T-zone. Finish with a clay-based purifying mask; clay is great for absorbing sebum, impurities and toxins. You'll be left with deeply cleansed skin and a smooth, matt complexion. 
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The right moisturiser

Oily skin has a delicate water/lipid balance, so choose the right day and night creams for your skin type. They're specially formulated to provide a purifying and balancing action that regulates sebum production. Most importantly, they absorb excess oil to create a matt look. During the day, opt for a hydrating cream or a light serum that will easily penetrate the skin, moisturising it but not adding excess oil or smothering the pores. In the evening, go for a slightly richer formula that will nourish and soften the skin, while allowing it to breathe.