Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin: Key Steps for Healthy Skin

Step 3: Treat your skin

This step will depend on your specific skin concerns. But in general, if you’re prone to acne, Lee says you should be using benzoyl peroxide or sulfur in the daytime to help curb oil production and prevent breakouts.

In the evening, Lee recommends a retinol product to help keep pores clear and skin glowing.

Some of her favorite treatment products from her skin care line include BP Lotion, Sulfur Lotion, and Retinol Serum.

Other popular over-the-counter retinol products include Roc Retinol Correxion Night Cream, CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Serum, and Paula’s Choice 1% Retinol Booster.

One quick note for people with oily skin: Lee likes to remind people with oily skin that they’re actually lucky.

“If you have more oils in your skin, you’re likely to ward off wrinkles and fine lines for a bit longer than someone with dry skin,” she says.

Recommended products

  • BP Lotion
  • Sulfur Lotion
  • Retinol Serum
  • RoC Retinol Correxion Night Cream
  • Paula’s Choice 1% Retinol Booster
  • CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Serum

Step 4: Moisturize in the a.m. and p.m.

Moisturizing is a very important step if you have oily skin.

“There is some belief that if you have oily skin, you don’t need to or shouldn’t moisturize,” Lee says. But this couldn’t be further from the truth.

“All skin types need moisturizer, but if you have oily skin, you should be more careful with what kind of moisturizer you’re using,” Lee says.

Her recommendation? Look for a moisturizer that’s:

  • lightweight
  • free of oils
  • water-based

Any moisturizer that’s formulated for acne-prone skin should meet these criteria.

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