Are you looking for the best Korean skincare for oily skin? If you have oily skin, it can be hard choosing the right skincare for oily skin that helps you get glowing skin and doesn’t leave you with an oily face. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to create a skincare routine for oily skin and give you product recommendations for the best Korean skincare products for oily skin types.
The reason why skin gets oily is mainly due to the production of sebum, an oily substance that is produced by our skin’s sebaceous glands. Sebum (oil) does help to keep our skin naturally moisturized, but an overproduction of sebum leads to oily skin. And as we know, too much oil can lead to acne and blackheads. Hormonal changes and genetics can also contribute to oily skin. Environmental factors like hot weather, high humidity, and pollution can also cause the skin to produce more oil. A proper skincare routine can help to manage oil production and help you get healthier skin.
Skin Care Routine For Oily Skin
A basic skincare routine for oily skin should include the following steps:
A double cleanse starting with an oil cleanse is not bad for oily skin. First use an oil cleanser to remove dirt, oil, makeup, and impurities from your skin.
Then use a gentle water-based cleanser to remove the oil cleanser and this will leave skin really clean and bacteria-free, without stripping any oil.
Do not use harsh or abrasive products that can strip away natural oils from your skin.
Exfoliate – 1 – 2 times per week
Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, allowing skincare products such as serums to penetrate the skin. It’s important to exfoliate with caution if you have acne-prone skin. Over-exfoliation will make your skin become irritated, and inflamed, and will aggravate your acne.
Exfoliate 2 times a week only. Do not exfoliate every day, you will damage your skin barrier.
Use a gentle acne exfoliant that is not abrasive or stripping.
Toners help to balance the pH levels of the skin and remove any excess oils. Toners that contain active ingredients such as Salicylic Acid or Glycolic Acid can help exfoliate the skin and unclog pores. Toners can also contain ingredients that calm inflamed skin and reduce pore size.
Serums nourish and hydrate your skin while also addressing acne issues such as redness, inflammation, and hyperpigmentation. Serums contain active ingredients that can make a big improvement in controlling your oil production.
Moisturising is still necessary for oily skin. Look for an oil free or oil-controlling moisturiser, that won’t clog your pores. Acne moisturisers help calm irritated and inflamed skin and some can help with healing acne scarring and damaged skin.
Protect your skin from UV damage and prevent premature aging by applying sunscreen with at least SPF 30 daily. Oily skin can and does get sunburnt, especially in Australia. Many Korean sunscreens contain ingredients that are good for your skin health and they will not leave a white cast or feel oily.
Pimple Patches and Face Mask
Best Skincare For Oily Skin
Now that you know how to create a skincare routine for oily skin, let’s list some of the best selling and most popular Korean skincare products for oily skin.
The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil
Rice water is very nourishing on the skin, it contains vitamins A, B, and E. It helps brighten dull skin helps soften skin and keeps it moist.
Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil Makeup Remover
Contains Tangerine Peel Extract and Apricot Kernel Oil. The tangerine peel helps with removing impurities and the apricot kernel oil helps with nurturing the skin. It is gentle and nourishing to sensitive, inflamed skin.
SOME BY MI AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Acne Clear Foam
This cleanser combines AHA, BHA, and PHA to gently cleanse and refine your skin. AHA refines skin texture, BHA eliminates bacteria and PHA is an exfoliant that removes dead skin cells without irritating the skin. It also contains Cica which helps to improve the skin barrier.
COSRX BHA 4% Blackhead Power Liquid
This exfoliator helps to unclog pores and minimises blackheads using 4% BHA. Niacinamide helps to reduce swelling and redness.
SOME BY MI AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner
This toner contains natural AHAs, BHAs, and PHAs that gently exfoliate dead skin cells without irritating the skin. It helps clear skin from blemishes and smooth the skin.
COSRX AC Collection Blemish Spot Clearing Serum
This serum works to reduce acne, acne scars, redness, and dark spots. It contains Centella Asiatica a herbal extract that is used for wound healing. It also contains Propolis Extract which has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
COSRX Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion
This moisturiser is a lightweight moisturizing lotion that contains Panthenol and Allantoin to soothe and calm the skin. It also contains Birch Sap which hydrates and balances oil production to prevent further breakouts. It is highly moisturising without making the skin oily.
Etude House Sunprise Mild Watery Light SPF50+/PA+++ Sunscreen
This is a mineral sunscreen that can be applied before foundation and makeup. It has a hydrating, watery texture that does not feel sticky. The formula includes Cactus, Aloe Vera, and Hyaluronic Acid to help give your skin a natural glow.
COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch
Pimple Patches can be used to treat a pimple overnight and can significantly reduce the size and redness of a pimple. They absorb oil and pus from the pimple whilst they are on.
Mediheal Tea Tree Face Mask
This hydrating mask helps to soothe red and inflamed skin. It contains Centella Asiatica extract which helps heal skin and reduce inflammation. It does not cause irritation or strip the skin.
With a good skin care routine and by using skincare for oily skin, you can get a healthy glow and improve your skin health.
For more info on acne and blackhead read How to Improve Your Skin In 30 Days.