Discover the best beauty products for oily skin treatment
Oily skin can be incredibly frustrating. Not only are you prone to blackheads or acne more than any other skin type, but you have a permanent shine to your face that never seems to go away. Not to mention your makeup seems to slide off after an hour’s wear. There are upsides, however: you tend to tan better due to the excess moisture, your skin will always be naturally moisturised, and you will age much slower than your counterparts.
Unfortunately, not all of us have been blessed with perfect, blemish-free skin that you see on the catwalks – but here’s how you can tame your oily complexion and make it look like it’s been airbrushed, without the use of fancy, expensive makeup or weekly facial treatments at a day spa.
Care for oily skin with the best products from The Body Shop
Oily skin is the result of genetics and hormonal changes that occur in your body, which you really can’t control – at least not topically. However, you can try to minimise factors that lead to an increase in oil production by using the best skin care products for oily skin. If you are experiencing excess oil, breakthrough shine, and makeup meltdowns before midday, then you might need to throw out your current beauty products and try something new. You’ll have nothing to lose, except oily skin and excess shine!
If you have oily skin, here are some of the basic oily skincare tips that you need to introduce into your morning and evening beauty routine:
Cleanser: Cleansing your face is one of the cardinal rules for maintaining clean skin and a healthy glow. Sadly, this is also one of the most neglected steps in any skincare regime. Use a cleanser for oily skin such as Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser before bed to remove dirt and old surface skin cells. Cleansing will also help to remove excess oils on your face without drying out your skin.
Toner: This step is crucial for controlling oily skin, and is best performed after a good cleanser. Repair and restore the surface of your skin with Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner, which uses natural active ingredients and mattifying powders to leave your skin shine-free.
Primer: A lot of people underestimate the importance of primer in their beauty regime. The Tea Tree Pore Minimiser from The Body Shop makes pores look smaller and instantly mattifies the skin, allowing your foundation to go on smoother and last longer. Best of all, primer can be worn on its own as a lighter substitute to foundation for those days when you don’t want full coverage.
Foundation: The Oil Free Balancing Foundation SPF 15 from The Body Shop is one of the best foundations for oily skin, offering smooth coverage all day long. Providing medium coverage and a matte, shine-free finish, this foundation is easy to apply with a make-up sponge or brush and won’t give your skin that oiled, slick look that other foundations can produce.
Moisturiser: If you have oily skin, you’re most likely terrified of the word ‘moisturise.’ Just because your skin naturally produces excess sebum doesn’t mean you should neglect this step in your beauty regime. Simply opt for an oil-free moisturiser, such as Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion from The Body Shop to rid your skin of surplus shine. Moisturising your skin will balance the drying effects of other products used in your skincare range.
Have you used any of our products from the Tea Tree Skin Care range before?