BEST CRUELTY-FREE SKINCARE FOR OILY SKIN - OUR KIT
Let´s get on with our Vegan Skincare Series!
Today we are going to cover oily skin, a skin type which is often so mistreated but needs care more than any other. Tips, tricks and recommendations on how to treat oily skin and our best products to target its main concerns.
The best skincare regime for oily skin
Oily skin affects people of all ages, from teenagers to adults. It is characterized by an excessive oil production which is usually visible on forehead, chin and nose. It usually gets worse during the day, looking all shiny and greasy. Make up struggles to stay on long, pores tend to be more visible, bacteria build up because of the excess oil causing breakouts and imperfections.
But hey! The good news is, oily skin prevents wrinkles and lines from forming, since that excessive oil production maintains skin elasticity and keeps it stretchier than other skin types. So there is always a bright side.
Most people think that the first aim when treating oily skin is to use astringent products to remove as much oil as possible. While this is certainly understandable, since nobody likes to have a shiny face, it is actually the worst possible thing to do when treating oily skin and may have an even worse impact.
Depriving oily skin from its moisture and using too aggressive products can cause it to produce even more oil resulting in more breakouts and imperfections, since it will naturally try to re-establish its balance. This way you will enter a loop that will make your skin and yourself suffer. And nobodz wants that, right?
While removing excess oil is the key to get a shine-free look, oily skin needs to be deeply treated and targeted with specific, non-aggressive products that still provide it with moisture while gently balancing it out. Oily skin can, in fact, get dehydrated and suffer from lack of water reserves, and this may be as well the cause of breakouts and imperfections.
Let´s take a look at the main skincare steps and what you should consider when buying vegan and cruelty-free products for oily skin.
The perfect vegan cleanser for oily skin should be effective, in order to remove all excess oil, but very gentle at the same time, not depriving the skin from its natural moisture and without pulling it.
You want to look for purifying, cleansing actives as well as soothing ingredients to calm any inflammations of breakouts and/or acne.
Our pick: Suki Purifying Foaming Cleanser, vegan, cruelty-free, antioxidants rich, non-stripping and hydrating. It accelerates collagen turnover, restores radiance and minimizes pores, while removing dirt and impurities. It also contains shea butter and lavender to nourish and sooth skin, bingo!
Since oily skin may need a little bit of an extra help, especially on the cleansing process, to remove oil, bacteria, dirt, pollution, that may have been all mixed up and is often stubborn to be washed away, it is a good idea to use an extra tool to increase the purifying power of your cleanser.
We have included the Konjac Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal in this kit, because it simply is the ultimate tool to take a skincare routine for oily skins to the next level. Deeply cleanses and kills stubborn acne-causing bacteria while providing antioxidants, oh yes.
Essential step when treating oily skin, a toner will balance its ph and fill the pores with specific purifying, anti inflammatory ingredients. It is important to choose the right one to detoxify and hydrate.
A toner will also make sure to assist the cleansing process, which is one of the key step to do right for oily skin.
Try Nakin Natural Anti-Ageing Purifying Face Toner with Witch Hazel and Aloe to sooth and restore oily skin, while Vitamin E and Seaweed will balance it out.
A serum is a skincare product that should never miss in any skincare regime. The benefits of using a good serum, specifically formulated to address your skin needs, are endless and if you do not normally use one, we recommend you give it a try! You will see what amazing results you can get from just addind this category to your routine and how much your skin will improve.
A serum for oily skin will likewise do wonders! Fully packed with balancing, purifying, moisturizing, calming actives, it will make sure to cure oily skin from the inside by deeply penetrating into the pores. A good serum for this skin type also contains specific ingredients which help restore skin´s balance by normalizing oil production.
Our best pick for you is the Suki Purifying Face Serum, vegan, cruelty-free and full of active ingredients to prevent clogged pores and blemishes. Packed with white willow, apple enzymes and retinol liposomer, this serum will re-balance oily skin while correcting any imperfection, bringing it to its original radiance.
Yes girl, you have read it right! If you got oily skin you will also need a good, light face oil to nourish your skin while purifying and balancing it out. As mentioned earlier, oily skin needs moisture and hydration exactly like all other skin types, but it needs a specific way for this moisture to be delivered, a totally different one than for dry skin, for example.
Depending on the ingredients contained in the face oil, it will sooth irritations and help fight bacteria. You want to look for a gentle one which will not be too greasy or concentrated. Lighweight products are everything when it comes to oily skin, especially when looking for a face oil.
Suki Balancing Facial Oil is everything you want to look for: chamomile, echinacea, lavender and rose to sooth skin, fights bacteria, nourishes, hydrates and is super light! The perfect addition to your routine.
Light, powerful, purifying, hydrating. This is all you need in a moisturizer for oily skin, which is usually water-based for best skin´s affinity.
As the serum, this is an essential step which nobody can and should skip. Protecting skin with a moisturizer is a must to create a barrier against pollution, bacteria, external stress and nourishing it.
Our best pick for oily skin? Nakin Natural Anti-Ageing Matte Formula Face Cream, vegan, cruelty-free, mattifying, minimizes pores and shine, with baobab and jojoba oil to hydrate, pomegranate and hyluronic acid to plump. Can be used mornings and nights and will help regulate the oil production of your skin.
Specific treatments such as a face mask or a peeling can be so beneficial for oily skin and do not need to be done every day.
When it comes to face masks, the choice are really endless, as you may use whatever mask you would like (even an hydrating one) as it would just be an extra help for whatever concern you like to cover. However, there are top face masks and peeling specifically formulated for oily skin which will boost the re-balancing process and deeply detoxify skin.
Some of our favourites:
Suki Transformative Purifying Mask, a 3-in-1 purifying, inflammation soothing, blemish reducing cleanser/mask which uses white willow and kaolin to purify skin. Best used once or twice a week, especially on your T-zone to reduce shine and oil production and deeply cleansing skin eliminating dirt and pollution. It is also the perfect spot treatment which you can leave on overnight or during the day thanks to its translucent finish.
Eliminating dead skin cells is always a win, but especially when it comes to oily skin! Removing dirt and bacteria is essential to prevent clogged pores and blemishes. Helping skin renew itself is critical to find its balance.
Finding a good vegan, cruelty-free peeling which is gentle enough to make sure you are scrubbing all impurities away without stripping skin, can be challenging. Try Suki Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser with lemongrass, natural sugar and chamomile, it gently removes impurities while soothing skin.
Following these steps will dramatically improve your skincare routine: this is the perfect kit for oily skin. Remember to embrace your skin no matter what, even if it may seem hard some days being a mess of breakouts and irritations. Stress and frustration reflects on your skin and may just make everything worse. Use a light foundation and a high coverage concealer to target any imperfections that might be bothering you, but do not forget to let your skin breath as much as possible, to avoid clogging pores!
Let us know what you think of this guide in the comments and what are your tricks and tips to treat oily, blemish-prone skin.