No no no you get oily skin because your skin needs moisture so produces oil. Your best best is a oil-free moisturiser and apply it morning and night. You should also be cleansing morning and night, especially if you wear makeup and exfoliate every 2/3 days to remove any dead skin and unclog pores
Edit: Probably a bit much for a guy, still moisturise though! Especially with shaving and what not.
Last edited by EatRainbows; 10-06-2012 at 19:01.
OP is a guy, do you wear makeup OP? But yes ER is right in saying you should be washing twice a day. And the moisturising is to do with most soaps and cleansers stripping the natural oils from your face, at least I think this is the case, not a dermatologist or soap salesman so I am unsure.
(Original post by EatRainbows)
You should also be cleansing morning and night, especially if you wear makeup
But yes OP moisturise after the morning and evening wash. Everyone has different skin type to a certain extent so you just need to find what works for you. My skin is quite sensitive I think and I use an aloe vera moisturiser, vit c ones are pretty safe too I think but you'll have to read the reviews to see if there are any problems with a product.
Last edited by SubAtomic; 10-06-2012 at 19:15.
3 words: Cleanse, Tone & Moisturise
Your best bet is probably to use a foaming cleanser (which should say for oily skin on the packaging), follow up with toner, (which removes excess oil and bacteria from your skin) and lastly moisturiser (as you have oily skin you'll want an oil-free one that is light and non greasy). Moisturiser is important even if you have oily skin.
Do all of this in the morning and evening every day and you should see an improvement in your skin tone and texture.
I've found it best to keep to a simple skincare routine, because if you buy too many products it will put you off following it.
You might also want to use a face scrub 2-3 times a week (St Ives Invigorating is by far the best I've tried), however if your skin starts to become less oily you might find 2-3 times a week too much.
Hope it helps!
Last edited by SweetsAndSugar; 10-06-2012 at 20:05.