Oily skin can be tricky to navigate if you aren’t careful with your skincare. Here’s a guide to how to take care of oily skin throughout the year.
Summer Skincare Routine for Oily Skin
Summer is the time when oily skin needs the most care. In other words, deep cleansing with a gel cleanser, a chemical exfoliant, a lightweight moisturizer, and a water-based sunscreen will do the trick. Exfoliating regularly with salicylic acid will help with clearing up blackheads, or oil build-up. You could also combine cleansing with exfoliation and simply opt for a salicylic acid cleanser. It’s recommended to wash your face with a gentle cleanser twice a day in summer. But avoid over-exfoliating since that can result in a compromised skin barrier.
Monsoon Skincare Routine for Oily Skin
In the monsoon months, oily skin can break out from the impact of high humidity on it. Using a warm and cold compress to speed up the cycle of acne is recommended rather than picking at your face. You can use skin probiotics or PHA to improve your skin barrier’s health. A lightweight moisturizer and SPF are also a must. Actively choose an SPF that is water-resistant to avoid it from streaking when your face is in contact with rain/sweat/water.
Winter Skincare Routine for Oily Skin
Most oily skin thrives in winter since the excess sebum keeps skin from drying out. You can wash your face with just water in the morning and cleanse in the evening. Around winter time breakouts will be less, so focusing on treating scars and hyperpigmentation becomes the new goal. Using niacinamide, or a retinol spot treatment works to fade acne scars over months. Continuing with a moisturizer and SPF is also necessary. In winter, these can be oil-based.