How to take Care of Oily Skin?

All about Oily Skin Type & It’s Correct Care

What is Oily Skin Type?

Oily Skin is the Skin type with oil-producing sebaceous glands, which are overactive and produce more oil than is needed. The oil oozes and gives the skin a greasy shine. The pores are enlarged, and the skin is prone to blackheads and acne.

Oily skin can be really frustrating when excess oil accumulates with sweat during summer. So, It’s important to know your skin first. You need to pay some extra attention while buying any skincare product.

While acne-prone skin is usually oily, oily skin does not have to be acne-prone: Pores only get clogged if dead skin cells get trapped with bacteria and sebum.

How to know if you have Oily Skin Type?

If you have an Oily skin type, you will notice oil on your T-zone (your forehead, nose and chin area) and other parts like cheek area (the U-zone) few minutes or an hour after washing your face.

Method: Pat a clean tissue or blotting paper on your face 20 minutes or an hour after washing your face. If it catches the oil on your T-zone and U-zone, then it’s confirmed that you have Oily skin type.

oily skin
oily skin

Morning Skincare Routine Tips for Oily Skin

Cleanser | Face wash

Your oil glands will produce the same amount of oil regardless of how you treat it on the outside. If you’re washing with products that are too harsh, though, you will strip away the oils that make your skin look healthy and dewy.

Try not to use a cleanser more than twice a day to remove the dirt and oil from your face.

When cleansing, massage your face well with your fingertips, using an upward and outward motion. Be careful not to rub soap into the skin; it can clog pores.

I highly recommend you the following products.

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash is soap-free face wash which helps clean impurities and pimples from the skin. It effectively removes excess oil, dirt, and grime without stripping away excess moisture.

The skin feels soft afterward. The face wash is quite mild. Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face combats bacterial infections such as acne, boils, and ulcers. It enriched with a natural ingredient which helps to clear skin.

Mint and cucumber act as a cooling agent which replenish the skin and making skin look healthy.

Key Benefits

Cleans impurities and pimples

Cleans the skin

Soap-free suitable for all skin

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash for oily skin
Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash

Plum Green Tea Pore Cleansing Face Wash

 Four ways to a clearer face. One face wash.

Soap-free, SLS-free gently foaming cleansing system that does not dry skin.
Cellulose beads that gently exfoliate
Antioxidant green tea extracts stop the acne (pimples) formation process in its tracks
Glycolic acid knocks out older skin cells that can hang in there and make your acne worse
Paraben-free, SLS-free, phthalate-free, as always

You will love the gently foaming, refreshing experience of this face wash, coupled with the mild exfoliation and an unbeatable green tea fragrance that leaves you feeling refreshed and energized. Plum Green Tea Pore Cleansing Face Wash Review here.

Plum Green Tea Pore Cleansing Face Wash
Plum Green Tea Pore Cleansing Face Wash


Toners help cleanse and reduce pore size by removing oil build-up while adding back what cleansers take away – hydration and soothing properties. Toners are particularly important for those with oily skin, to help keep shine at bay.

I highly recommend:

La Roche Posay Effaclar micro-exfoliating astringent Lotion

La Roche Posay Effaclar micro-exfoliating astringent lotion helps instantaneously reduce pore size and fight against blockage, thanks to the combination of sebum-regulating, purifying and micro-exfoliating LHA active ingredients. I love it! It has been my favorite toner ever. You can have a look at this product here.

Key Benefits

Tightens the pores.

Fights against blockage.

Dilated pores, irregular skin texture in an oily skin with imperfections.

The skin texture becomes finer and evener.

La Rochey Posay Effaclar micro-exfoliating astringent Lotion
La Roche Posay Effaclar micro-exfoliating astringent Lotion

Plum Green Tea Alcohol-Free Toner

Best-selling Plum Green Tea Alcohol Free Toner. Make this an essential part of your skin care regimen for clear, smooth, well-toned skin. With green tea and glycolic acid to tighten enlarged pores, to control blemishes and acne (pimples) and gentle exfoliation of dead cells. 100% alcohol-free!

Rich in green tea extracts.

Tones, hydrates and clarifies skin.

Glycolic acid helps weed out dead cells.

Smoother fresher skin.

Help keep acne away.

Hand-picked non-comedogenic ingredients.

Perfect for oily and combination skin.

Does not dry face like alcohol-based toners.

Plum is always free of parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, SLS, DEA, and PABA.

Plum Green Tea Alcohol Free Toner
Plum Green Tea Alcohol-Free Toner

Face Serum

The Bodyshop Vitamin-E Moisture Serum

The Bodyshop Vitamin-E Moisture Serum, a concentrated pre-moisturiser treatment for the skin, for continuous, enhanced moisture and protection. Vitamin E protects, while tara bush seed extract works within the skin to boost moisture levels.

Skin is instantly smoothed, while the future of your skin is protected over time, with regular regime use.

The Bodyshop Vitamin-E Moisture Serum
The Bodyshop Vitamin-E Moisture Serum

Facial Moisturizer | Face Cream | Day Cream

People with oily skin must use water-based moisturizer in order to retain the moisture content in the body.

It is a myth that oily skin need not be hydrated. Understand that Oil is not moisture. Keep your skin hydrated by consuming lots of water. Opt for oil-free moisturizers to maintain a shine-free complexion.

I recommend you to try out:

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock with SPF 50+ & PA+++

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock with SPF 50+ & PA+++ is a breakthrough in sun protection. Stabilized with Helioplexâ, it provides superior balanced broad-spectrum protection against skin aging UVA and burning UVB rays and combines it with Dry Touch Technology for an ultra light, non-shiny finish.

This lightweight sunblock has a light fresh scent and is gentle enough even for sensitive skin.

Key Benefits

Dry-touch formulation absorbs excess sunscreen oils, leaving a clean, lightweight, non-shiny finish

Waterproof, sweatproof

Dermatologist tested, PABA-free, oil-free, does not clog pores

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock AND Sun protection
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock

Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer

Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer is a Silicone-free, matte-finish moisturizer with hand-picked non-comedogenic ingredients.

Daily pleasant after-feel, non-shiny finish and acne combat. A multi-dimensional care that includes: controlled hydration, non-shiny matte finish, acne (pimples) combat, and a fresh, clear appearance.

Key Benefits

Light, matte finish moisturizer specially formulated for oily skin.

Glycolic acid helps to keep skin clear.

Weeds out dead cells and fastens skin renewal process.

Anti-oxidants in green tea extracts act against the acne formation process.

100% silicone-free, non-comedogenic ingredients.

Can also be used as a night cream for oily skin.

Convenient, spill-proof pump pack.

Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer
Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer

Sunscreen | Sunblock | Sun Guard

If you are okay with wearing a separate Sunscreen or Sunblock, then it’s great as it would add to your skin another layer of protection from the sun. Just make sure you carry it along if you go out as I mentioned earlier that Sunscreens are advised to be re-applied every 2-3 hours.

Don’t forget to apply the sunscreen at least 10-15 mins before you step out in sun, it allows the sunscreen to absorb into the skin really well.

Read more about our recommended Sunscreen or Sunblock here in detail

Face Mist

Facial mists act as instant pick-me-ups for a dull & tired looking skin. These spritzes can tackle a number of skincare concerns, too. From hydrating parched skin to erasing redness, it refreshes skin and tightens pores while waking you up. Also, Some facial mists also set the makeup.

Face mists can also be used as toners, and you can carry them with you and spritz them on your tired face on the go or whenever or wherever you want.

For Oily skin type, it’s important to look out for mists with Witch hazel, green tea, tea tree etc.

I highly recommend:

Avene Thermal Spring Water

Avene Thermal Spring Water is captured directly at its source, ensuring that all its soothing and softening properties are preserved. You will feel wrapped in soothing softness.

All the gentle purity of Avene Thermal Spring Water provides you with long-lasting protection.

Key Benefits

•Soothes redness associated with inflammation
•Calms itching sensations
•Rich in silicate and trace elements
•Low salt mineral content does not dry out the skin
•pH 7.5 – a perfect balance of anions and cations
•Sterile packaging– bacteriologic-ally pure

Avène Thermal Spring Water
Avène Thermal Spring Water

La Roche-Posay Serozinc Mattifying Mist for Oily Skin

La Roche-Posay Serozinc Mattifying Mist For Oily Skin and blemish-prone skin. Specifically designed to target key signs of oily, blemish-prone skin.

Key Benefits

Toner for oily problem skin. Soothes razor burn. Cleanses superficial irritation. Helps soothe diaper rash

A facial mist toner featuring Zinc Sulphate, specifically designed to target key signs of oily, blemish-prone skin

Skin looks and feels less shiny and greasy. Skin looks mattified

La Roche-Posay Serozinc Mattifying Mist For Oily Skin
La Roche-Posay Serozinc Mattifying Mist For Oily Skin

Night Skincare Routine Tips for Oily Skin

For Night Skincare routine, you don’t have to go for different products from the Morning routine, but you need to replace your Day cream or moisturizer with a good Night Cream.

Night Cream/Gel

Night creams are a great way to provide undisturbed hydration and nourishment to your skin. Regular use of night creams will ensure that your skin has the optimum level of moisture content, gets its supply of essential nutrients, and allows skin repair to take place.

The Bodyshop Seaweed Oil-Control Overnight Gel

Wake up to balanced skin and help keep oil at bay with The Bodyshop Seaweed Oil-control Overnight Gel. Formulated for combination/oily skin, this night moisturizer will leave you shine-free yet perfectly hydrated in drier areas.

Key Benefits

Suitable for combination/ oily skin

Mineral-rich seaweed from Roaring Water Bay, Ireland

Arnica and white tea

Lightweight texture


The Bodyshop Seaweed Oil-Control Overnight Gel
The Bodyshop Seaweed Oil-Control Overnight Gel

Weekly Skincare Routine Tips for Oily Skin

Along with the Daily Skincare Routine, you need to pamper & provide your skin extra care at least once or twice a week.

Deep clean, exfoliate your skin with a good Face Scrub or Exfoliator, and nourish your skin with a Face Mask (rinse off or peel off or facial sheet mask) once a week for brighter, fresher & younger looking skin.

Face Scrub

Exfoliation or scrubbing is required to get rid of whiteheads, blackheads and dead skin cells. It stimulates blood circulation and polishes your skin. Exfoliation opens up the pores and your skin starts breathing by absorbing the goodness of CTM, face pack and masks, night cream easily.

The face scrub I am loving these days is the Jeju volcanic pore scrub foam by Innisfree. It exfoliates the skin the BEST. I highly recommend it.

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Scrub Foam

The Jeju volcanic pore scrub foam is a scrub foam with Jeju volcanic clusters to purify pores and exfoliate dead skin cells. It’s a mild foamy scrub which is not harsh at all for combination/oily skin type (Detailed review coming up Super soon).

Key Benefits

This scrub foam effectively removes dirt and dead skin from pores in only 1-2 uses a week.

Natural Jeju volcanic clusters and red clay are some of the best ingredients for cleaning pores. Jeju volcanic cluster with strong sebum absorption and gives you a poreless skin.

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Scrub Foam
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Scrub Foam

Face Mask

Using a face mask once or twice a week becomes mandatory to control oil secretion and clear clogged pores. For oily skin, we should look out for masks which have Green tea, Neem, Turmeric, clay etc. which helps with the anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties along with controlling the excessive oiliness.

I highly recommend you to try out the:

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Pack

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Pack enriched with Neem, Turmeric and Multani Mitti helps reduce the secretion of excess oil, clean clog pores and prevent pimples.

Neem is an excellent skin care ingredient, it helps the skin from not drying out, prevent itchiness and redness, Turmeric has natural anti-bacterial and strong anti-inflammatory properties which soothe the skin gently, Multani Mitti is a natural cooler which relaxes the skin and also lightens the skin.

Key Benefits

Removes dirt, pollution and excess oiliness from the skin

Dries off quickly and washes out easily

Cleanses out the skin very effectively

Made with natural ingredients.

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Pack
Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Pack

Plum Green Tea Clear Face Mask

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A must-have product for oily and combination skin types. Oil Control Mask. Get instantly brighter, healthier-looking skin. A soft, creamy formula that applies nicely and is also easy to wash off, without drying your face.

Gentle exfoliation of glycolic acid removes dead cells and impurities, while the antioxidant benefit of organic green tea extracts helps control acne (pimples) over the long run.

Key Benefits

Natural clays to absorb oil

Glycolic acid for gentle exfoliation of dead cells

Gives instant brightness

Anti-oxidants in Green tea extracts to help control acne.

Gentle, non-drying, creamy formula.

Plum Green Tea Clear Face Mask
Plum Green Tea Clear Face Mask

So, that was all on How to take Care of Oily Skin? I hope you found this article helpful.

Do let me know if you have any Special Requests regarding Skincare.

Other Related Articles:

1. How to take Care of your Dry Skin?

2.How to take Care of Combination Skin?

3.How to take Care of Sensitive Skin? | Skincare

We are coming up with “How to take Care of Dry Skin in Summers?” next. Stay tuned!


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16 thoughts on “How to take Care of Oily Skin?

  1. Hope i have read this article before..then i wouldn’t have been suffering from acnes,blacheads and many more..i love reading article being oily skin it is so helpful for me..What is the difference between a mist and and toner as you said it can be also used as toner..i never tried any mist..is it important..Can you say a affordable scrub for oily skin? Because inisfree is little expensive..Neem face pack i love it..one if my favourite product on my list

    1. you can try out the Neem scrub by Himalaya too or try out the one which has ingredients like neem, green tea, tea tree etc. The face shop has quite affordable products with great quantity and quality.

  2. Glad i found your post..!!! I was going to buy Himalaya peel off mask and went through your review. it really helped me . Thank you so much.

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