KOREAN SKIN CARE FOR OILY SKIN
What is Oily Skin And How Do I Know When I Have It?
Oily skin is defined as skin that produces too much oil. If you find that your skin often looks greasy and shiny you may have oily skin.
The most obvious signs of oily skin include:
1 a shiny or greasy appearance;
2 large or obvious pores;
3 skin that looks rough;
4 occasional or persistent pimples;
5 clogged pores and blackheads
Oily skin can be problematic if it leads to other skin concerns like clogged pores and acne. Sometimes, skin can become oily as a result of using harsh products, products that clog your pores or over-exfoliation.
All of these can cause your skin to produce more oil. While oil is vital in keeping the skin healthy, too much oil leads to a sheen on the skin’s surface.
People with oily skin often have trouble finding a makeup that suits their skin as the makeup can mix with the sebum, giving it a greasy look.
The Best Korean Beauty Products for Oily Skin
The best Kbeauty products for oily skin are those that gently remove excess oil and impurities without drying the skin out. They contain active ingredients that regulate oil glands.
Choose facial cleansers that are lightly formulated, without harsh or drying surfactants. Cleanse twice a day but not more frequently.
Moisturising twice a day is also essential for oily skin; just watch your product textures. For your moisturisers, we recommend opting for gel textures and avoiding heavier creams or ointments. Kbeauty lotion products are also ideal for oily skin.
The goal of your skincare for oily skin should be to gently dissolve away any impurities, dirt and dead skin deep within the pores without stripping away the skin’s natural oils. Over-cleansing and scrubbing too harshly can also lead to an increased sebum production.
Some of our favourite Kbeauty ingredients for oily skin include:
Sugar:Ideal for gently exfoliating the skin without irritating it.
Hyaluronic Acid: Naturally hydrates the skin without making the skin’s surface appear greasy.
Green Tea: Provides an antioxidant boost that is great for managing multiple skin concerns.
Retinol & Bakuchiol: Increase the rate of exfoliation, leading to brighter, healthier looking skin.
Salicylic Acid, Willow Bark and Betaine Salicylate: These acids breaks down excess oil and dead skin. They can help keep oil at bay and manage active breakouts.
Niacinamide: Also known as Vitamin B3, this multi-tasking skin care ingredient hydrates and increases the elasticity of the skin and regulates excess oil production. It can help with the appearance of large, visible pores that go hand in hand with oily skin.
Grapeseed oil: This natural ingredient is packed with healthy fatty acids that reduce inflammation caused by acne, and clear clogged pores.
Need Help Picking the Best Kbeauty Products For Your Oily Skin?
Reach out to the team at STYLE STORY. Our Korean beauty experts would be happy to match you with the perfect Kbeauty products for your skin type and concerns.