Affordable Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin and Occasional Breakouts

Affordable Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin and Occasional Breakouts

Need a skin care routine for oily skin? I got you. I needed one too. My skin tends to get oily, and I break out all the time. It took me a while to figure out the best way to keep my face clean and clear without resorting to harsh chemical-based cleansers. After months of experimenting, I think I have the perfect routine. I'm so happy with it that I couldn't help but make it into a video. Enjoy! Here is a step by step rundown of my skin care routine for oily skin. I find that after a few days of doing this my skin is much more clear and balanced.

The Best Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin:

Step One: Facial Cleanser. I use a natural facial cleanser that's great for all skin types to clean dirt, grime, makeup, and other nasties off my face. After getting my face wet with warm water, I apply a bit of cleanser over my face. When I'm done I rinse it off. Easy. Step Two: Scrub. I use a natural facial scrub to exfoliate away dead skin cells. You don't need to use too much, maybe a dime sized dollop. I massage it into my face using circular motions, then rinse. You can use this scrub 2-3 times a week. Step Three: Konjac Sponge. Since I have acne-prone skin, I like to use my black konjac sponge. It has a bit of charcoal in it, which helps control my breakouts. I soak it in warm water, squeeze out the excess, and gently scrub my face with circular motions. When I'm done I pat my face dry with a towel. Note on step three: You don't necessarily need to do both the scrub and the konjac sponge for a complete skin care routine for oily skin, but I like to. Step Four: Makeup Remover. Is there any makeup left over after all that cleansing and scrubbing? You'd be surprised how stubborn it can be! I use a natural makeup remover to get rid of any makeup that's left, then let my face air dry. Step Five: Facial Mask. This is my favorite part. I apply a clay based facial mask to my face, making sure to go up to my ears and down to my neckline. The only parts I skip are my lips and eyes. I let it dry for fifteen minutes, or until it changes color and it's hard to smile. I do this about two times per week. Facial mask removal tip: I like to use a damp, dark towel or facecloth to remove my facial mask. This makes sure it doesn't stain. When I'm done, I rinse the towel out. You can absolutely use your hands to rinse your mask away too. I just don't like to have water dripping down my arms! When you're done rinsing, pat your face dry. Step Six: Facial Toner. I spritz a little rose water toner on my face when I'm done. It helps me feel fresh, balanced, and clean. Rose water has many benefits for your skin, which you can read about here. It's also a great way to get my face ready for makeup. I let my skin air dry before moving onto the next step. Step Seven: Facial Moisturizer. I use a moisturizer that's suited for my skin type. Since I have oily skin, I use a facial moisturizer for oily skin. I apply a light layer all over my face. Step Eight: Lip Balm. The finishing touch to my skin care routine for oily skin is to apply a layer of lip balm. It moisturizes my lips and is the perfect primer for my lip color. So there you have it! The ultimate skin care routine for oily skin. I like to do this routine in the morning since it's also a great way to get my skin ready for makeup, but it's definitely just as helpful in the evening if that's when you have time.

What's your go-to routine for oily or acne prone skin? Did I miss any steps? Let me know in the comments below!

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