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I have oily skin do I still need to moisturise?

Yes! Firstly, be grateful that you have oily skin – you will naturally get less lines as you get older! However, you do of course want to control the oiliness and the best way to do this is the natural way.

The biggest mistake people with oily skin can make is to use harsh products that dry out the skin and strip all the oil away. This only leads to the skin producing even more sebum (what makes the skin oily in the first place) to counteract these drying products. Often this creates a cycle of overly harsh cleansing and excess oil production. People with oily skin may think that their skin is less sensitive than dry skin, which may not be the case.

A simple, gentle, Cleanse, Tone & Moisturise routine using natural and organic skin products is the first step:

  1. Cleansing for Oily Skin

This is always the foundation of any beauty routine. Without adequate cleansing, nothing else works properly. For everyday use our Purifying Cleanser will cleanse without over-drying and will also help with any spots, which oily skin can be prone to. We would also recommend our Detoxifying Cleanser for a deep cleanse twice a week. This is a balm cleanser (‘hot polish’ type). It really does detoxify the skin and moisturises it at the same time. It will feel ‘oily’ to the uninitiated but will not make your skin oilier.

  1. Toning Tips For Oily Skin

Do not be tempted to leave out this step. It is vitally important to help to close the pores prior to moisturising and will help remove any residue left behind after cleansing too. We have 3 marvellous toners to choose from, Clarifying Toner for those with blemish-prone skin, Organic Soothing Toner and Natural Calming Toner. All of these help with open pores too.

  1. Moisturisation For Oily Skin

Oily skin needs moisturisation just as much, if not more, than dry skin. Moisture will not only keep it healthy and supple but will also prevent your skin from feeling the need to make excess sebum and become oily.

Depending on your age and skin type we offer various moisturisers. Our ‘hero’ Organic Moisturising Day Cream is suitable for most skins and has a special crystal ‘lock in moisture’ structure that keeps skin hydrated all day long. It also has over 190 bioactive ingredients!

We also have the Natural 24 hour Light Moisturiser and the Natural 24 Hour Rich Moisturiser which are suitable for oily skin.

  1. Combination Skin

Oily skin is often combination – having dry patches on the cheeks and oily down the centre panel. We have the solution! Our Rejuvenating Serum is a very special facial oil which balances the sebum and so is good for both dry and oily skin. It has the additional qualities of containing Retinol-A from natural sources, well known for its anti-ageing properties. The large amount of sea buckthorn oil in this product also helps skin tissue to regenerate so it is fabulous oil for all skin types.

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