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Managing oily skin

oily skin
Unfortunately for some of us, excess oil can cause our skin to become greasy and give us break outs and acne flare ups. However, I highlight the top ways to keep oil production under control:

keeping oily skin under control


Too much cleansing with abrasive products can be bad for your skin because it strips the skin of its natural protection barrier, but the most effective way to remove excess oil is to cleanse twice a day with a gentle formula. The Lift Off Purifying Cleanser will help to remove excess sebum, whilst restoring the skin’s PH levels.


You should always look for two main ingredients within your cleanser or toner which are benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid as they help to reduce oil. Avoid using the toner on dry patches of the face and use only on the oilier areas such as the chin and t-zone.


My top tip for exfoliation is to avoid buffers or any grain based exfoliators as these can cause irritation and stimulate oil production. Instead, opt for an acid based Exfoliator such as the Lift Off Exfoliating Cleanser.

Blotting paper

Blotting paper is an effective way to manage oily skin whilst on the go. You can conveniently use the blotting paper by dabbing it to the oily patches of your skin such as the nose, forehead and chin.


Whilst cosmetic powder doesn’t do much in terms of removing the oil from the skin, it has the ability to reduce shine from the skin.

Clay masks

Clay masks can help to clean the bacteria from the skin which will help to prevent breakouts. However, they can be quite drying on the skin, so use them sporadically.


It’s a common misconception that moisturisers will exacerbate the issue of oiliness. Whilst this is true for some moisturisers, opt for an oil-free or emulsion moisturiser such as the Space Anti Age Day Emulsion; the lightweight consistency is ideal for those with combination skin.



Published: Monday, 01 February 2016

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