Experiencing excess oil? Unwanted shine? Skin that feels dry in some areas and sensitive in others? You may have oily or combination skin. Finicky skin can be tricky to treat, so we’ve created an in-depth guide to explain what each skin type is and the best products to incorporate into your routine.
How do you know if you have oily skin?
Oily skin is a result of too much sebum being produced from the glands beneath the skin’s surface. This can be caused due to hormones, genetics, stress, the weather or even by using the wrong skin care and cosmetic formulas. So, what does oily skin typically look like? Pores may be enlarged, skin can appear shiny and you may have blemishes too.
How do you know if you have combination skin?
Believed to be the most common skin type in the US, combination skin looks different on everyone. It’s exactly how it sounds; separate areas of the skin look and/or feel different at the same time. For example, you may have an oily T-zone, but your chin and cheeks feel dry.
What products are best for oily skin?
There are lots of great products in the market that help to care for oily skin. Generally, formulas that are non-comedogenic (that won’t clog pores) tend to be useful. But instead of giving you a list of our favorites (though we have that, too), we’ve put together a start-to-finish routine customized for oily skin.
A Routine For Oily Skin
Step 1: Cleanse