As with all skin types, it’s important to understand the ingredients you should be on the lookout for to help control excess shine whilst keeping congestion and breakouts at bay.
KEY ingredients & tips for oily skin
Regular exfoliation is another key step in a skincare regime for congested skin. Skincare Educator Amy says: “The excess sebum produced in oily skin leads to dead skin cells on the skins’ surface which can result in whiteheads, and blackheads, acne and a dull complexion. To eliminate dirt and dead skin cells as well as keeping breakouts at bay, include exfoliation in your skin care routine once or twice a week.”
We recommend MONU Micro Exfoliant as a powerful exfoliating treatment that delivers instant radiance to the skin. Mechanical and Enzymatic actives are combined to refine skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores. However, be careful not to over exfoliate as this can cause excess oil to be produced.
KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THESE KEY INGREDIENTS
Careful, comforting cleansing
It may seem like the obvious solution but many of those who suffer with oily skin may forgo cleansing for fear of aggravating the oil. Amy, our Skincare Educator advises: “Cleansing offers the ideal solution for balancing oily skin naturally. Cleansing your face twice a day is recommended to keep oil and grease at bay, making sure the t-zone is targeted as oil tends to build up here.
“MONU Clarifying Cleanser is a light cleanser formulated with extract of Aloe Vera and Camphor Essential Oil to help deep cleanse and rebalance congested skin. This cleanser helps to reduce excess oiliness and re-balance the skin. It deep cleanses without drying, leaving the skin clean and refreshed.”
TOP TIPS TO BATTLE THE EXCESS SHINE
SCRUB AWAY EXCESS OIL!
The mistake many of those with oily skin make is not to moisturise as they believe this adds oil to the skin. Ironically, congested skin needs careful moisturising to keep it hydrated and healthy. Amy says: “Stripping the skin of moisture will only encourage the sebaceous glands to produce more oil to compensate, which could result in further breakouts.”
Using a light mattifying moisturiser like, MONU Mattifying Lotion, will help to balance oily skin and reduce the appearance of imperfections and shine without blocking pores. We recommend applying Mattifying Lotion twice daily, after cleansing and toning to help fight excess shine, congestion and breakouts.
Taken from an oriental evergreen tree and used in our Clarifying range of products, this essence is medicated and particularly beneficial in caring for oily skins. It works to stimulate the circulation and will help ease congestion.
WHEAT GERM OIL
Rich in Vitamin E, Wheat Germ Oil is a powerful antioxidant that helps to refine and balance the skin. It nourishes, refreshes and is also great for treating wrinkles and stretch marks.
SOFT FOCUS TECHNOLOGY
Found in MONU Mattifying Lotion, Soft Focus Technology provides wrinkle smoothing and sebum absorbing properties that leave the complexion with a silky, powder finish.
WILLOW BArK EXTRACT
A natural source of Salicylic Acid, Willow Bark Extract helps ease congestion and fight breakouts and Acne. This extract prevents congestion by encouraging cell turnover and refining the surface of the skin.