Three steps to add to your oily skincare routine now!

I’ve been getting more and more into my skincare lately. The more I research, the more I’m finding out what suits my skin and how to deal with the concerns that I have. My skin is so oily. I have spent most of my 20’s just using oil free products which weren’t giving me any hydration so often my skin would be so dry and flakey. After researching I found a few things that have really worked for me so I wanted to recommend three products to add to your oily skin routine now!

Double Cleanse

I know what you are thinking, Oil cleanser on oily skin. That’s exactly what I thought too. Until I looked into it a little deeper, but we will get to that in a minute….first came across double cleansing as part of the Korean 10 step skincare routine. Although I don’t really know much about anything else in this routine (like what even is an ampoule?) I remember thinking about it at the time and wondering if this would help me.

A double cleanse basically involves an oil cleanser first, to remove makeup, dirt and sebum from the skin. Once you have done this, you then use a water based cleanser to give your face even more of a deep clean. As someone who wears makeup everyday and has oily skin I thought this would really help me make sure my skin was as clean as it could be.

So back to that thing about using oil on oily skin… after doing some research, I actually came across this on the Simple website, which basically says that cleansing oil clings to excess oil on the skin helping lift it with ease. It also is super hydrating which I’m told in the long run is a good thing for oily skin.

Honestly, since I started doing this, my favourite part of my day is removing my makeup and getting my skin clean.

If you want to add one to your oily skincare routine, here are some of my recommendations:

Emma Ellis, The Plus Size of Life, Oily skincare routine, DHC cleansing oil
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil – £12 Look Fantastic
Emma Ellis, The Plus Size of Life, Oily skincare routine, Revolution skincare cleansing oil
Revolution Skincare Calming Cleansing Oil – £8

A Hyaluronic Acid serum

Hyaluronic Acid is a super hydrator!

It helps your skin to retain moisture without clogging your pores which can lead to breakouts. For us oily skin girls, this is perfect as we tend to suffer from dehydrated skin because we use so many products to mattify our complexions. Our skin tends to produce more sebum to try to balance out this drying effect from all these products.

Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the human body and using this in your oily skincare routine will really help those oil producing glands stop working overtime. I have seen such a difference in my oil levels since I started using this both AM and PM.

I love these Hyaluronic Acid Serums

Emma Ellis, The Plus Size of Life, Oily skincare routine, The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 – £5.90 Cult Beauty
Emma Ellis, The Plus Size of Life, Oily skincare routine, revolution skincare hyaluronic acid
Revolution Skincare Pluming and Hydrating Serum – £6

An hydrating overnight cream

This is sort of linked to the second point, but I recently started to see a big change in my skin when I introduced a hydrating night cream instead of just using a regular moisturiser. Unlike my day cream which is a mattifying gel formula, my night cream is heavy and extremely rich in moisture.

The beauty of a night cream is that you can just leave it to soak and work it’s magic overnight so it will have plenty of time to really hydrate the skin.

Using this type of cream at night means that once you wake up in the morning, you wash any residue away anyway when you cleanse before applying makeup. Meaning that you have a nicely hydrated canvas for your makeup and foundation ALWAYS looks nicer on hydrated skin.

These night creams will do the trick

Emma Ellis, The Plus Size of Life, Oily skincare routine, it beauty sleep cream
It Cosmetics Confidence in your Beauty Sleep NIght Cream – £15 Cult Beauty
Emma Ellis, The Plus Size of Life, Oily skincare routine, REN nightcream
Ren V-Cense Revitalising Night Cream – £36 Cult Beauty

Have you got any tips for what steps to add to an oily skincare routine? Is there anything you think I need to know about that would benefit me? Let me know in the comments!

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