You might be posting selfies on Instagram captioned ‘skin brighter than my future,’ but sometimes all you want is for some of that glow to go away. The truth is that this sheen on your skin results from having an oily skin texture.
Oily skin is due to an overproduction of sebum and can lead to large, clogged pores and acne break-outs. This type of skin makes it difficult for your makeup to stay on for long without getting cakey. It also causes blackheads to pop up on your face and makes your bangs greasy too from coming in contact with your skin.
Recommended Ingredients for Oily Skin
To combat oily skin, you usually need to target sebum production. The goal is to balance the skin’s natural oils, and this is why you should opt for products with squalane, hyaluronic acid, kaolin clay, and salicylic acid to prevent break-outs,
If you have an oily skin texture, there is no need to worry. We have curated a flawless 10-Step K-beauty routine to help you combat it. Let’s dive into it!
If you have oily skin, then washing your face at least twice a day is a must because your skin produces excess oil even when you’re sleeping. This will keep your natural oils balanced.
Cleanse your face with a gel or foam-based facial cleanser. Try to go for non-comedogenic products not to clog your pores. We recommend The Face Shop’s Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam or the cult classic - Banila Co.’s Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm.
Since oily skin is more prone to blackheads and break-outs, exfoliating one to three times a week is highly recommended. It deep-cleanses your skin to get rid of dead skin cells. Exfoliate gently using exfoliators like COSRX 2 in 1 Poreless Power Liquid and COSRX AHA7 Whitehead Power Liquid to unclog your pores and get rid of whiteheads.
Toning helps restore your skin’s natural pH level and gives it a nice dewy look. Apply a gentle toner with a cotton ball after you’re done cleansing. Nature Republic’s Real Squeeze Aloe Vera Toner and Innisfree’s Jeju Cherry Blossom Skin Toner are great options formulated using natural ingredients.
Oily skin can also often lead to poor texture and uneven skin tone. Using a serum can help improve skin texture and color-correct your skin tone. The Power 10 Formula PO Effector and Power 10 Formula VB Effector are ideal for controlling sebum production, brightening dull skin tone, and protecting against the effects of free radicals.
Moisturizing is essential, even if your skin is oily and already feels hydrated enough. A small amount of moisturizer goes a long way. Laneige’s Water Bank Moisture Cream is lightweight and intensely hydrates oily skin to balance the natural oils within.
The skin around the eyes needs its dose of moisturization to stay healthy too and slow down any signs of wrinkles and fine lines. Use an eye cream suitable for oily skin, like It’s Skin Collagen Eye Cream or Tony Moly’s The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Eye Cream.
After doing your skincare routine, you need something to lock the moisture throughout the day or night. A mask is perfect for this. Use a suitable mask 2-3 times a week to improve the quality of your skin and remove dullness. Dr. Jart’s Cicapair Sleepair Ampoule in Mask is ideal for all skin types and gives you healthy, glowing skin overnight. Tony Moly’s Pureness 100 Mask Sheets are made of different natural ingredients and are great at nourishing the skin.
Sun cream is a must if you’re doing your skincare routine in the morning with plans to go out. SPF protects your skin from damage caused by the sun’s harmful UV rays. Nature Republic’s California Aloe Daily Sun Block is one of the best options for oily skin.
A retinol serum or cream is one of the key products for oily skin types, but K-beauty experts are not very fond of it. If you want to include it in your skincare routine, we recommend using it at night as it can make your skin sensitive to sunlight.
Lips need moisturization too. Maintain that perfect, plump pout with a lip mask and a hydrating lip balm. Tony Moly’s Kiss Kiss Lip Sleeping Pack and Mini Cherry Lip Balm are just the products for the job and keep your pout smooth and supple throughout the day or night.
Best of K-Beauty Products Near Me
Now that you have the 10-step Korean skincare routine for oily skin down, you must be thinking about where you can buy these products in Pakistan. Don’t worry. We got you covered.
At Koglam, we bring you the hottest K-beauty products from some of the biggest brands worldwide. We have some amazing skincare brands on board, including Innisfree, Tonymoly, Nature Republic, Etude House, Banila Co., and more.
We have products for every skin type and condition categorized accordingly to make your search easier. Browse through our collection of products suitable for oily skin. We also offer delivery nationwide within just 1-3 days only.