If you also have oily skin, you definitely know the daily struggle of taming that oil without drying out your skin too much.
IF you didn’t already know, it’s not good to strip your skin/face of it’s natural oils too much, it just causes your skin to try to produce even more oils, which leads to overcompensating and making your skin even more oily – so don’t try to strip your natural oils too much, trust me 😉
I gathered my favorite skincare products to show you exactly how I take care of my skin to tame that oil without stripping it of its natural oils to keep it healthy! Take a look:
- Up & Up Basic Cotton Rounds $1.99
These are my favorite cotton rounds to use; they’re just the Target brand, but they work so well, they don’t break apart, and they’re gentle on my skin.
- Garnier® SKINACTIVE™ Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Waterproof Makeup Remover & Cleanser $6.59
I LOVE this micellar water! It makes my skin feel so incredibly clean; it’s like magic in a bottle! I love that it removes waterproof makeup as well; some of my waterproof mascaras can be a pain in the butt, but this micellar water gets it all off!
- Clean & Clear Deep Action 60-Second Shower Mask $4.97
I love multi-tasking, and this product helps me do so; I just slather some on in the shower and the hot steam from the shower gets it working its magic in just the right way – so convenient!
- St. Ives Even and Bright Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub $3.32
This is the SOFTEST scrub I’ve ever used and it smells AMAZING. I don’t find this does a whole lot for my oiliness, but if you have uneven skin tone, this will definitely help!
I do face masks twice a week, and these are some of my favorites that I just rotate:
- Freeman Feeling Beautiful Pore Cleansing Mask, Sparkling Pear $5.20
This mask is so good for getting all that extra dirt out of your pores, it smells really nice, doesn’t burn my skin at all, and is super affordable. How can you go wrong?!
- Freeman Feeling Beautiful Mint & Lemon Facial Clay Mask $4.29
This is hands down, my favorite drugstore face mask and it’s a perfect match for oily skin! This cleanses my skin, like a good deep down cleansing, keeps my skin nice and matte, but balances those natural oils that my skin needs, and again, super affordable!
- The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask $17
Tea Tree is SOO good for your skin, especially if you have oily skin. I happen to love the scent of tea tree oil, which I know not a whole lot of people enjoy, but it doesn’t linger on your skin once your rinse off this mask, so no worries. My skin loves this mask; it’s so soft, but gives you that deep down clean, while providing that nice mattifying effect. I know, it’s a smidge pricey, but it’s so worth it! If you want the drugstore dupe, check back to that Freeman Feeling Beautiful Mint & Lemon Facial Clay Mask
- Pure Witch Hazel Toner – Alcohol Free with Aloe Vera & Lavender Essential Oil $8.45
Also good for your skin, is both witch hazel and aloe vera. Witch hazel is often recommended for oily skin, as is aloe vera, which can also be used as a moisturizer for oily skin. I love this toner so much because of its ingredients, of course, but it’s so gentle on my skin, but I can definitely tell it’s working, and the lavender calms me right before bed – it’s perfect!
- BELIF Hungarian Water Essence $42
Water gel moisturizers are perfect for oily skin because they’re not as dense and clogging as a cream moisturizer, and this one is by far the best water gel moisturizer I’ve ever found. It’s so light, but moisturizes perfectly without adding extra oils.
- Neutrogena Hydro Boost Moisturizing Gel $17.99
Looking for a drugstore/affordable due to the BELIF Hungarian Water Essence – you’ve found it in this Neutrogena Hydro Boost Moisturizing Gel. I don’t find much of a difference between the BELIF and the Neutrogena moisturizing gels, it’s basically up to you how much you really want to invest in a moisturizer. The Neutrogena one is still a tad pricey, but it’s definitely worth it!