The type of skin you have depends mostly on  genetics. That is how some of us ended up with oily skin while some have naturally dry skin. While it is not easy to stop your skin from producing oil, this skin care routine for oily, acne-prone skin will help you remedy the condition.

Morning routine

Cleanse – Wash your face with warm water and gentle soap. Some harsh stops can strip the skin of its nutrients. Consider using mild cleansers that contain salicylic acid, glycolic acid, beta-hydroxy acid or benzoyl peroxide, which dissolve excess sebum, thus making your skin less oily. However, not everyone reacts well to these acids. More so, avoid scrubbing your face with rough clothes.

Tone – Astringent toner which have alcohol have been found to dry out the skin. Thus, make use of natural toners with natural occurring astringent like witch hazel.

Apply serum – This step is optional.

Moisturize your skin – Use oil free moisturizer so it can protect and keep your skin hydrated.

Apply sunscreen – Sunscreen will prevent sun damage on skin apart from help reduce the appearance of acne scars.

Night routine

Remove make-up – Do not go to bed with make-up at all costs.

Acne cleanser – Use cleansers with the aforementioned acids, which tackles oily skin.

Apply eye serum and moisturizer 

Weekly routine

Detox mask twice – Detox masks rid your face of any debris left behind that may clog your skin.

Exfoliate – Exfoliation should be done once a week . Take care to use only mild scrubs.You can also try these natural, homemade scrubs and face masks.


Avoid carbs

Avoid foods that contain saturated fats and milk

Take more foods that are rich in antioxidants such as fruits and vegetables

Take more water


Beauty sleep – Having enough sleep can help clear out your skin

Relax – Stress can induce acne, so try avoid things that stress you.

Oily hair styling products – When some hair styling products touch your skin, they may trigger a breakout.

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