Skin Care Routine For Oily Skin | Morning + Night

If your face could double as a frying pan by noon (no judgment, we’ve been there), this blog is for you! 

Oily skin gets a bad rap, but let’s be real, it also has its perks. 

Fewer wrinkles as we age? 

Yes, please! 

But that midday shine? 

Not so much.

The good news is, with the right routine, you can keep that oil in check and rock a complexion that’s glowy, not greasy. 

No more feeling like you need to blot every five minutes or dreading the camera flash!

So whether you’re a skincare newbie or a seasoned pro just looking for a refresh, the below steps will get you covered. 

We’re diving into the best morning and night routines for oily skin, sharing tips, tricks, and product recs that will help you finally feel in control of your skin.

Get ready to say goodbye to that unwanted shine and hello to a complexion that’s balanced, healthy, and absolutely radiant!

My Morning Skin Care Routine For Oily Skin

1. I Use a Gentle Cleanser

The alarm goes off, the sun peeks through my window, and my skin says, “Good morning! Let’s celebrate with a fresh batch of sebum!” 

Seriously, though, is it too much to ask for a matte complexion when I wake up? 

Nope, not giving up that easily. 

It’s time to call in the cavalry: my trusty foaming cleanser, the one specifically designed for oily skin. 

We’re talking a cleanser that knows how to handle a situation, a cleanser that doesn’t mess around. I splash my face with lukewarm water (because extremes are never good, right?), squeeze out a generous dollop of cleanser, and then it’s massage time. 

I’m not just rubbing this stuff in haphazardly, folks. 

I’m using gentle, circular motions, working the cleanser into every nook and cranny of my skin. It’s like a miniature facial massage, but without the spa music (unless you count the shower running). 

Rinse, pat dry with a clean towel (no rubbing, that’s just asking for trouble), and boom – round one goes to me! 

My skin may still have a slight sheen, but it’s a far cry from the oil slick I woke up with.

Bottles with Cosmetic Products

2. I Exfoliate Every Alternate Day

Now, before you grab the nearest apricot scrub and go to town on your face, hold your horses! 

We’re not about that harsh exfoliation life here. We’re all about being kind to our skin, even when it’s misbehaving. A few times a week (and I mean a few, don’t get overzealous), I reach for a chemical exfoliant with AHAs or BHAs. 

These are the good guys, the ones that gently dissolve dead skin cells and unclog pores without causing irritation. 

I follow the instructions like it’s my skincare bible, because you know what they say – knowledge is power. 

A few minutes later, my skin is looking smoother than a freshly paved road (but way more appealing to touch).

3. Time for the Toner

So, my skin is clean, it’s exfoliated, but it’s still feeling a little…off. It’s like a party where the music is too loud and the snacks are all gone. 

That’s where toner comes in. 

This is my skin’s chance to chill out, rebalance its pH, and get ready for the rest of the skincare shindig. 

I put on a generous amount (or swipe it on with a cotton pad, if I’m feeling fancy) and let it work its magic. It’s like a refreshing drink for my face, but without the calories. 

By the time I’m done, my skin is feeling hydrated, happy, and ready for the next round of products.

4. Toner gone, Serum on

Alright, my face is clean, exfoliated, and toned. 

It’s looking pretty good, but I’m not stopping there. 

It’s time to bring in the big guns: serum.

Now, this isn’t your average skincare product. 

This is a concentrated dose of awesomeness, packed with ingredients like niacinamide, retinol, or zinc. 

It’s like a superhero squad for my skin, swooping in to tackle those pesky pores and regulate oil production. I carefully dispense a few drops of serum (because a little goes a long way) onto my fingertips and gently pat it into my skin. 

It absorbs quickly, leaving no greasy residue behind. 

Just pure, unadulterated skincare goodness sinking deep into my pores, doing its thing. 

It’s like a mini spa treatment, but without the cucumber slices and Enya music.

Close-up of a Bottle of Beauty Product

5. I Apply a Tiny Amount of Moisturizer (Although I Know It’s Controversial)

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Moisturizer? 

But my skin is already an oil slick!” 

Hear me out. 

Even oily skin needs hydration. 

If you skip this step, your skin might freak out and start producing even more oil to compensate. 

So, we’re going to trick it into behaving by giving it a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer. 

I’m talking gel-based or water-based formulas that sink in quickly and leave my skin feeling supple, not greasy. 

I apply a small amount, massaging it in gently until it’s fully absorbed. 

It’s like giving my skin a tall glass of water after a workout – refreshing, hydrating, and essential for keeping things balanced.

6: Sunscreen – My Final Shield Against the Sun’s Evil Rays

This is the most important step of them all. 

Sunscreen is not optional, especially if you have oily skin. 

Sun damage can wreak havoc on your complexion, causing everything from premature aging to breakouts. 

So, we’re slathering on a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, like it’s nobody’s business. And not just any sunscreen, mind you. 

We’re going for an oil-free, non-comedogenic formula specifically designed for oily or acne-prone skin. 

I apply a generous amount to my face and neck, making sure to get every nook and cranny. 

It’s like putting on a suit of armor, protecting my skin from the sun’s evil rays. 

And don’t forget to reapply every two hours, especially if you’re spending time outdoors.

Green Tube On A Table

My Night Skin Care Routine For Oily Skin

1. Makeup Removal (If Applicable)

This step doesn’t apply if you are an introvert like me, but still, once in a blue moon, it becomes a necessity. 

That day I have conquered the world, slayed a presentation, or simply strutted my stuff like the fabulous diva I am. 

But now, it’s time to liberate my skin from the clutches of makeup. 

Think of it as a gentle unmasking, a metamorphosis from glam goddess to fresh-faced darling. 

We’re not about that harsh scrubbing here. 

Instead, grab your weapon of choice – micellar water, cleansing balm, or oil cleanser – and let it work its magic. 

It’s like a spa day for your pores, where makeup melts away and your skin breathes a sigh of relief.

2. I Double Cleanse My Beautiful Face

Now that I bid adieu to the war paint, it’s time for the main event: the double cleanse. 

Don’t worry, it’s not as intense as it sounds. 

It’s more like a two-step dance, where each move serves a purpose. 

First, I use a gentle cleanser to remove any lingering impurities or makeup residue. 

Think of it as the opening act, setting the stage for the star of the show. 

Next, I bring in a cleanser tailored for my skin type. 

This is where the real magic happens, as I address specific concerns like oiliness, dryness, or breakouts. 

It’s like a customized facial but in the comfort of my own bathroom. 

Aah, the luxury!

Bottles with Cosmetic Products

3. Apply The Toner

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Another step? But I’m already exhausted!” 

But trust me, darling, this one is worth it. 

Toner is like a refreshing drink for your skin irrespective of whether you apply it in the morning or night, restoring its pH balance and prepping it for the next steps. 

It’s like a little pick-me-up, a way to say “thank you” to your skin for being so fabulous. 

Apply it and show your skin that extra love it needs. 

4. I Apply My Serum

This is going to target specific concerns like wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or dullness, delivering potent ingredients straight to my skin. 

Think of them as little magic potions, working their wonders while you sleep. Whether you’re battling acne, fine lines, or simply want to boost your glow, there’s a treatment or serum out there for you. 

It’s like having a personal skincare genie, granting your every wish.

5. I apply the under Eye Cream

My final step is here because I don’t use a moisturizer at night. 

The delicate eye area, a true testament to our laughter lines and late nights. 

This cream is like a warm hug for your under-eyes as it helps to hydrate and brighten this delicate area, which is prone to dryness and fine lines. 

I just dab a little bit around my eyes and gently tap it in.

Job done. 

Time to sleep. 

Flower in a Glass and a Container with Eye Cream

There you go. 

Simple, straight forward and lovely. 

Note how I have not mentioned any products out there. Because this is not a sponsored post and I don’t plan to add products that might just suit me and not my readers.

Hence, no products, pure professionalism. 

I hope you liked my routine. 

Let me know if you have something to add to it. 

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