How to Use Cleanser for oily skin without damaging the barrier

How to Use Cleanser for oily skin without damaging the barrier

Choosing a cleanser for oily skin that would clean your face without being harsh on the skin can be a task. Many people with oily skin feel they should keep washing their face frequently because their skin always looks shiny. Another common misconception regarding oily skin is that using stronger cleansers would help.

Well, the truth is – washing your face too frequently, or with a cleanser too strong, would strip your skin of essential oils and even damage the skin’s protective barrier. To overcompensate for this, your skin will produce even more oil, defeating the purpose.

But you don’t have to worry, because the Faces Canada beauty experts team has researched for you and compiled all the information you need about how to do cleansing at home for oily skin.

  • Choose Specially Formulated Facewashes for Oily Skin
  • Make Sure the Cleanser You Use Is Gentle, Yet Effective

  • Never Skip Post-Cleansing Moisturizing—It is one of the biggest causes of pimples on the face.
  • Never Sleep with Your Makeup on—that would be the biggest skincare mistake for any skin type, especially for oily skin.

  • Don’t Touch Your Face Again and Again—It will expose your face to more germs and infections.
  • Use Separate Day-time & Night-time Moisturizers—Night-time moisturizers can have active ingredients.

How to Do Cleansing at Home for Oily Skin?

Choose a mild foaming cleanser or an oil-based cleanser. It may be hard to believe but oil-based cleansers help oily skin hit the sweet balance between cleansing and the required amount of essential oils, without being too harsh.

If you want to go for double cleansing, use an oil-based cleanser first to remove the makeup and dirt, followed by a regular but mild cleanser. This one can even be a foaming facewash specially formulated for oily skin.

You can even use an exfoliating face wash, but make sure it’s not too harsh on your skin.

What are the Causes of Pimples on Face?

Oily skin isn’t always acne-prone. But if you make certain mistakes, you might face acne. The major cause for pimples on oily skin is washing the face too many times or using too much or too strong a face wash.

As mentioned earlier, making these mistakes will strip your skin of the natural oils, and your skin will try to balance the lack by producing even more oil. Additionally, the resultant damaged skin barrier is tough to repair.

How to Double Cleanse Oily Skin?

Double cleansing is generally required for people who apply makeup regularly. It involves first cleansing makeup using an oil-based cleanser, followed by a mild oily-skin friendly cleanser.

How to Choose the Best Cleanser for Oily Skin?

Go for a Mild Cleanser—As mentioned earlier, oily skin neither needs harsh cleansing agents nor over-cleansing. Cleansing twice a day is enough.

If using a cleanser with active ingredients, choose one with mild quantities of actives. It’s even better if instead of your facewash/cleanser, your toner, face moisturizer, or scrub has the said actives.

It’s wise to choose a gel-based or oil-based cleanser for oily skin (it won’t strip away too much natural oil from your skin, thereby making the skin produce even more oil to compensate for the loss). Oil-based cleansers also keep the skin’s pH balance intact.

Always follow cleansing with toning and moisturizing to restore hydration.

If you have sensitive, acne-prone skin, go for an exfoliating cleanser with either retinol or salicylic acid. Make sure the cleanser you choose is sulfate-free and non-comedogenic.

All the information provided in this article is general. We recommend patch-testing any products before using and contacting your dermatologist before going for any skincare products. All skin types can respond differently to skincare products and routines. If you like this cleansing routine for oily skin, tell us in the comments. If we’ve missed out on any information, or if you use another skincare routine, we’d be happy to know and include it. Have a happy summer skin, XOXO, darlings! 🙂