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How to take care of Sensitive Oily Skin?

All about Sensitive Oily Skin Type & It’s Correct Care

How to know if you have Sensitive Oily Skin?

Some people suffer from the oily skin while others suffer from sensitive skin. However, there are also individuals that have both Oily and sensitive skin, which can be a bit more challenging. Just as normal oily skin, oily sensitive skin is also prone to acne and breakouts

Do you feel like your skin is prone to react to conditions like certain skin-care products or exposure to environmental conditions, such as sun, wind, heat and cold?

Do you have those regular stinging, burning, and itching sensations along with the pain of pimples have made your life a lot harder? Also, It’s ruining your confidence and destroying your social life too?

If Yes!

Then, it’s clear that you have Oily as well as Sensitive and acne prone Skin

As discussed in our previous article on Sensitive Skin, All your skin cells are programmed to react if these cells detect something that should not be there. It is these reactions that can lead to issues like dryness, redness, a stinging sensation or acne breakouts depending upon your skin.

How to choose products for Sensitive Oily Skin?

Sensitive Oily skin is more delicate and needs to be treated with extra care. This can also vary from person to person as some people may find sun exposure to be the reason for the sensitivity.

While others may find the products they use to be the reason for skin reactions.

When you have both oily and Sensitive Skin, choosing skin care products that address both issues is a challenge. For people with sensitive skin, it is useful to take a slower approach and to look out for products specifically designed for your skin type.

Remember to treat your skin with respect. After all, it’s the largest organ in the human body. Also, healthy habits such as keeping yourself hydrated, eating a nutritious diet and getting some exercise may improve your overall health.

Morning Skincare Routine Tips for Sensitive Oily Skin

Cleanser | Face Wash

Cleanse your face twice a day, using a mild and gentle liquid or foaming cleanser formulated for sensitive skin. Be sure it contains no fragrance, alcohol etc. which is likely to irritate the skin.

Wash your face with cold water to remove the cleanser and pat it dry with a soft & Clean towel.

Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser

Say goodbye to oily and blemish prone skin, with this gem of a cleanser by Cetaphil. Its antibacterial formula flushes out all toxins and oil from your skin, retaining a luster and glow. Termed the best cleanser for oily and combination skin, this is one cleanser that surely makes a difference to your skin, for all to see.


Has a gentle, foaming formula that effectively removes dirt, oil, and debris from the face, leaving it clear and radiant.

Does not clog pores, and is certifiably known to reduce the sebum production by 60%.

Does not dry the skin and can be used with medication too.

Is known to effectively reduce and clear blemishes.

Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser
Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash

Say goodbye to acne with Neutrogena oil-free acne face wash. Gentle on your skin yet very tough on acne, the specialized oil-free formula gently cleanses your skin from deep within.

It contains Salicylic acid which is known to get rid of acne and prevents future breakouts. The gel based face wash lathers easily and effectively cleanse your skin. Get rid of dirt, oil, and makeup and pamper your skin with the heavenly touch of Neutrogena oil-free acne face wash.


Effectively fights acne


Gel based face wash

Residue free and oil free

Dermatologically tested

Won’t clog pores

It is infused with special skin soothers which help prevent irritation. The non-drying formula will leave your skin feeling clean and rejuvenated.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash


Always go for Alcohol-free toners if you have skin sensitivity. They are preferred by those who usually have oily sensitive skin because they cleanse, refresh, and prep your skin for absorbing the next product i.e. serum or Moisturiser or Sunblock, without stripping the moisture from the skin.

We highly recommend:

Kiehl’s Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner

The mildest of all our toners, this elegant non-drying, the alcohol-free Cucumber-based toner is made with the finest gentle herbal extracts for a gentle, natural soothing, balancing and mildly astringent effect.

Leaves skin soft, clean, soothed and toned with a beautiful, elegant after-feel.

Kiehl's Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner
Kiehl’s Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner

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.

Following a surgical procedure.

Facial redness.

Skin irritation.


Diaper rash.

Following makeup removal.

Following shaving or exercise or hair removal.

During travel to cool oneself.

Avène Thermal Spring Water
Avène Thermal Spring Water

Day Cream | Moisturizer & Sun Protection

There is a myth many people believe, that if you have oily skin, you don’t need moisturiser. This is a myth because if your skin becomes dry due to harsh irritating acne soaps or oily skin cleansers, your skin will produce more oil to lubricate the skin.

Moisturising can actually reduce the amount of oil your skin produces by keeping your skin hydrated and reducing your body’s need to produce its own oils. Also, it’s great to not to use too many products when you have skin sensitivity, so try to use products which have multiple advantages.

You can always go for a good moisturiser which has good amt. of SPF in it. Go for a mild, noncomedogenic sunscreen with an SPF factor of at-least 30 every time you are heading out.

I highly recommend you to try out the:

Avene Very High Protection Cream Spf 50+

Sunscreen, very high protection for sensitive skin. Effective against all sun radiation (short and long UVB-UVA).Paraben-free Certified UVA-compliant VERY water-resistant. 100% photostable.

No 1 sunscreen in the world in the dermo-cosmetic market.


Light and no greasy texture: invisible, non-oily texture for the particularly pleasant application.

98% protection in 4 hrs.

No white effect.

Airless pump tube: The practical pump allows easy dosage of just the right quantity of the product for the application.

Is it right for me?

Very high protection for sensitive skin on the face.

Skin with sun hypersensitivity.

Skin which burns very easily.

Any skin subjected to intense sun exposure.

The tinted cream masks skin imperfections, and can be used as makeup in skin whose pigmentation is difficult or irregular, or improve the complexion with its “healthy glow” effect.

Avene Very High Protection Cream Spf 50+
Avene Very High Protection Cream Spf 50+

Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30

The harsh chemicals and ingredients in some personal care products may be all it takes to leave you with a rash, itching or wishing you’d never bothered to moisturise at all.

Harsh soaps, environmental factors strip away natural moisture of the skin. Bring back the skin’s lost charm with Cetaphil Dermacontrol Moisturiser SPF 30.


Lightweight, smooth textured cream glides effortlessly and easily gets absorbed.

It is formulated to heal and revive acne prone, oily skin.

3 in 1 formula controls oil, hydrate and protects skin from UVA rays.

Micropearl technology reduces shine, absorbs oil from the surface of the skin and gives a matte finish.

Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30
Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30

Night Skincare Routine Tips for Sensitive 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 moisturiser with a good Night Cream.

Night Cream

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.

But you have to be extra careful while choosing a Night cream for your sensitive oily skin.

Hence, I highly recommend you to try out the:

Kaya Skin Recovery Night Cream (Old – Kaya Overnight Skin Replenisher)

Everyday factors like stress and pollution make the skin look tired, dull and lifeless. Kaya’s Skin Recovery Night Cream is a special skin care line consisting of the multi-vitamin complex that helps revive dull and lifeless skin and makes it bright and illuminated.

The special formula awakens and purifies the skin with the refreshing feel of orange bloom. It helps to improve skin health by increasing the skin turnover and providing the dull skin with a daily dose of essential vitamins to make it look moist and bright.


This light cream that contains potent Skin Awakening Complex of multi-vitamins B3, B5, A. C and E.

It’s been formulated to work at night to deliver antioxidant and skin renewal benefits when the skin is most receptive.

It recharges dull and stressed skin to improve skin texture and enhance clarity.

Formula researched and developed by dermatologists

Kaya Skin Recovery Night Cream (Old - Kaya Overnight Skin Replenisher)
Kaya Skin Recovery Night Cream (Old – Kaya Overnight Skin Replenisher)

Weekly Skincare Routine Tips for Sensitive-Oily Skin

Face Scrub

Exfoliation is a must for every skin type to get rid whiteheads, blackheads, and dead skin cells. It stimulates blood circulation and polishes your skin. It opens up the pores and your skin starts breathing by absorbing the goodness of CTM, face pack and masks etc. very easily.

For sensitive oily skin, it’s important that your skin doesn’t get irritated, so choose your scrub wisely which has mild particles instead of the harsh ones. Don’t forget to do a patch test. Also, this rule applies over every product that you are going to use for the first time.

Face Mask

Using a face mask once or twice a week becomes mandatory to control oil secretion and clear clogged pores. For sensitive oily skin, we should look out for masks which have naturally soothing and anti-irritating properties along with controlling the excessive oiliness.

Face Mask cum Scrub

As I said earlier in the post that it’s great to not to use too many products when you have skin sensitivity. You can try to use products which have multiple advantages. HenceI highly recommend a product which works both ways as a SCRUB cum MASK combination.

I highly recommend you to try out the:

Avene Cleanance Mask

Erases eliminates impurities and tightens pores, 3 moves in 1 for perfect skin!

A Paraben-free product formulation.


Deep cleansing

When used as a scrub, it gently eliminates skin imperfections with its AHA, and BHA complex combined with exfoliating particles. Your skin tone becomes clearer. Your skin becomes smoother.


The soft clay absorbs the excess sebum. Combined with Glyceryl laurate which regulates the hyper-production of sebum, it leaves your skin shine-free.


With its rich content of the naturally soothing, and anti-irritating Avène Thermal Spring Water.

This is all on How to take care of Sensitive Oily Skin? I hope you found this article helpful.

Avene Cleanance Mask
Avene Cleanance Mask

Other Related Articles:

1. How to take Care of your Dry Skin?

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

3. How to take Care of Combination Skin?

4. 4 Ways your Face gets Bacteria the Most | Skin Problems

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


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13 thoughts on “How to take care of Sensitive Oily Skin?

  1. Yeah i have oily skin and prone to acnes but not sensitive skin because i can try different products and go out easily on sun..Thank you so much for this information..I use Neutrogena face cleanser and it really works so wonder for my skin..and it reduced my oil sectetion and heard alot about cetaphil ..will try it after this finish ..As advised my you i ordered the plum toner ..hope so it works ..You really explain very well..❤ Thank you so much for this helpful article❤

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