Skincare for oily skin
Oily skin in my opinion is one of the hardest skin types to look after. With the right products you can really help balance that stubborn oil on your skin and achieve that healthy and perfect skin you have always wanted.
What is oily skin?
Oily skin means that your skin is well, abit obvious and hardly rocket science, oily! lol. Oily skin sufferers have a combination of open pores, prone to blackheads and blemishes. Oily skin is shiny, thick and most of the time dull. The oil produced in the sebaceous glands are overactive and produce more oil than is needed. If you suffer from oily skin, most of the time you find yourself washing your skin at least twice a day or blotting that nightmare excess oil off!
The areas that are mainly oily are in the T-ZONE area (forehead, nose and chin area).
Here are the products that I would highly recommend. Just follow my simple steps. I have of course tried all of these products out on myself as I once had this skin type. This was a serious game changer which helped transform my skin from oily to combination skin. I have never looked back since and (with great happiness lol) I can say my skin type is now not an Oily!
I have put them in order of which you would use them, just so it's less hassle for you.
(The products that are in the same step, please choose which one you would prefer. You wouldn't use both unless I have stated otherwise)
Lathering Tube Soup
This lathering tube soup for my oily skin loves is the best thing you will use! This soup formula provides a luxurious foamy feel to the skin but also leaves it feeling so squeaky clean, hydrated and fresh. It helps control and balance the oil levels on the skin, minimising oil and breakouts.
It contains Coconut extract that helps clean the skin deeply but gently, apricot, sweet almond and wheat germ oils that helps hydrate and cushion skin and Shea butter provides maximum moisture. All these ingredients contributes towards leaving the skin super hydrated without stripping the skin (from the soup) like many soup products normally do.
How to use: Apply to damp skin avoiding the eye area, lather into skin on the face and neck and wash off with warm water.
What do I love about this beauty? It lifts and removes all traces of makeup leaving it squeaky clean literally. It mattifies the skin, minimising that stubborn excess oil coming through which is hard to control with oily skin types.
Hydrating Face Tonic
After cleansing, we all need to tone. Using a toner/tonic helps lift any impurities left from when you cleansed your face that you may have missed but also helps balance your skins moisture levels by putting moisture back into your skin if you are lacking any. As this is a tonic it doesn't contain alcohol like a lot of other toners do so it will not strip your skin.
Enriched with mineral water and cucumber extract, this gem leaves your skin feeling like a breath of fresh air literally and the cucumber extract gives the skin a nice cooling and calming effect.
How to use: Apply generously onto a cotton pad and wipe all over the face, avoiding the eye area and allow the face to air dry completely before moving onto your next cleansing step.
What do I love about this beauty? It gives you the most refreshing feeling when applied onto the skin! I love, love, love how this product feels after use. It leaves my skin feeling super clean and awake! 10/10
Intensive Skin Supplement
This skin saviour and skincare must have, is what it says it is, an Intensive Skin Supplement, simple. It beautifully delivers the right amount of vitamins and minerals to your skin. It is a multi-benefit serum that helps prevent signs of ageing, dark spots, fine lines and improves the skins appearance and elasticity. I like to think of this as the food for my skin. We need the right amount vitamins for the skin in our food to keep it healthy, sometimes this may not be possible as we can lack certain vitamins from time to time; so I consider this as putting the vitamins I may have missed in my diet back into my skin topically. It leaves the skin feeling re-energised, plump and firm. This is my skin saviour. I honestly cannot, I repeat CANNOT live without this product.
How to use: Apply 2/3 drops onto your hands and press into the skin, all over the full face, avoiding the eye area. Use day and night.
What do I love about this? It helps prevent any breakouts, and believe it or not it helps get rid of any spots that do happen to occur, normally around the glorious time of the month. I also love how glowy and enriched my skin looks after using this product especially on that late night out! A high 10/10!
Vitamin Enriched Face Base
This Bobbi Brown bestseller like all of Bobbi's moisturisers is a primer plus moisturiser creates the perfect canvas for makeup application. It feels rich and hydrating but not greasy. It is an oil-free formula, with Shea Butter, vitamin B, C, E and instantly hydrates, softens and cushions skin. It contains Grapefruit that gives off an amazing, refreshing scent to the skin! It's suitable for normal to oily skin types.
How to use: Apply one pea sized dotted amount on the forehead, nose, chin and each cheek area and massage into skin and neck, avoiding the eye area. Use daytime.
What do I love about this? It helps smooth the skin out creating a beautiful base for makeup application. It really helps minimise excess oil and in my opinion (even though I have dry skin, I also have acne prone skin) it helps repair my skin when I have any breakouts as I use it on the areas that are irritated as it is oil free it doesn't clog therefore clog the pores. A must have for any skin type to be honest! 10/10
Hydrating Eye Cream
This bad boy hydrates the eye area like no other! The hydrating eye cream is a lightweight but super hydrating formula made for everyone to keep the eye area well hydrated, leaving it soft and smooth. This eye cream quickly absorbs into the skin and leaves it hydrated for up to 24 hours. It's a great makeup primer, leaving your concealer looking flawless all day. It contains Enriched Mineral Water Blend to hydrate, balance and revive skin. Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel extract to soothe the eye area and Jojoba Seed, Avocado Oil, and Squalane to condition the skin.
How to use: Apply one pea sized dotted amount ( half of the quantity on each eye) around the eye area in a soft patting motion. Allow the cream to be fully absorbed before applying any makeup on top. Use daytime.
What do I love about this? It leaves my eye area super hydrated and supple and oh yeh it creates the perfect canvas for my concealor! Thank you Bobbi Brown for this God send! Love love love this product!
Extra Eye Repair Cream
Do you have dark circles? Fine lines? Puffiness, wrinkles or even dryness around your eyes? Then this eye cream is made for you!
"This concentrated formula combines an amazing texture, the ultimate in moisture and skin-repairing benefits–it's made for those days when your eyes need something extra." Bobbi Brown
The formula is super rich, thick and cream. It revives the appearance of your under eyes instantly. Formulated with peptides, natural plant oils, and humectants to tackle any of the above concerns and helps support the skin natural collagen. This cream is suitable for all skin types.
How to use: Apply one pea sized dotted amount ( half of the quantity on each eye) around the eye area in a soft patting motion. Allow the cream to be fully absorbed. I wouldn't suggest using this eye cream under makeup as I found it to be too rich, meaning that my concealer didn't stay on properly, which eventually caused a lot of creasing. Use daytime without makeup or as I do as part of my night time routine, just before bed time.
What do I love about this? It really does what it says! It helps diminish my dark circles by at least 80% and the product itself lasts a long time, as a little goes a long way! I would definitely recommend this product. It has been my skin saviour for the last 4 years!
Hydrating Intense Night Cream
Our skin repairs itself 9 times more whilst we are asleep! This night cream is the ultimate luxury must have to combine with your night skincare routine. The enriched mineral water leaves the skin feeling super hydrated and refreshed as well as visibly leaving it looking stronger, healthier and and improvement in tone and texture.
"White Birch Extract maintains elastin and promotes the natural repair of environmental damage. Shea Butter, Jojoba, Olive, Sweet Almond and Apricot Oils soften and comfort skin while you sleep. Hexapeptide technology, a protein activator, helps promote natural collagen production. Rice Bran Extract and Apple Extract work to even skin tone. Formulated with Green Tea and Vitamin E, known antioxidants." (www.bobbibrown.co.uk)
How to use: Apply a 5p sized amount, dotting some on the forehead, nose, chin, cheeks and neck area and massage well into the skin until fully absorbed. Use at night time in replacement of your day time face cream.
Bobbi's tip -"This cream can do double-duty for both day and night when skin feels a little drier than usual."
What do I love about this? It revives my skin overnight, leaving my skin feeling literally so bright, clear and hydrated ready for my new day!
Even though this step-by-step guideline for your skin type, additional care is required to maintain your skin.
These products are either a must in your daily skincare routine or just a few times a week. Please see in the description below, for each item, guidelines of usage and instructions for your skin type.
All the items again can be found on http://www.bobbibrown.co.uk
Intensive Skin Supplement
This is a must have in your daily skin care routine. (Please see Intensive skin supplement above in Step 3)
This serum is jam packed with essential vitamins for your skin and helps prevents breakouts and dull looking skin. It revives the skin by putting 'food' back where it may be lacking.
Lip Balm Spf 15
Moisturising the lips and caring for the skin on your lips is just as important as looking after the skin on your face. Add this to your daily skin care routine.
This lip balm is formulated with wheat germ, avocado and olive oils. A non-greasy formula that immediately comforts and hydrates whilst repairing and protects the lips. It contains essential vitamins for your skin.
It also is an amazing lip primer before applying your favourite lipstick, ensuring your lipstick to last on for longer through out the day.
My skincare musts? Pay attention to skin's condition and adjust your routine accordingly, exfoliate regularly to promote cell turnover, and, of course, wear sunscreen—every day.
It is very important to exfoliate your skin to help remove dead skin cells to help promote cell turnover to reveal healthy, glowy, fresh skin.
These buffing grains are made from 100% Japanese adzuki bean powder.
For oily skin types I would recommend to exfoliate every other day.
Extra Balm Rinse
Use daily for dry skin, or as a night time treatment when skin needs more hydration.
This extra balm rinse provides a luxury element to your cleansing routine. It removes all traces of makeup whilst delivering super hydration, softness and soothes to your skin.
It contains orange oil that helps brighten the skin whilst sunflower glycerides smooth and condition skin.
For oily skin I would only use it as an addition to add to your exfoliator, with it to create a creamy exfoliator.