Do you find it challenging to find skin care products and a routine that actually work for your oily skin? If you are looking for natural facial cleansers for acne and oily skin, then you're in the right place!
What it all boils down to is that oily skin is more complex than you might think. So complex in fact, that there is an ancient practice dedicated to face mapping for acne, which alerts you to what your blemishes are trying to tell you.
Did you know that there are several factors that contribute to the development of clogged pores like diet and even using the wrong skin care products? Even your hormones can cause acne and it's important to understand why these can cause acne the possible help and treatment for hormonal acne. However, if oily skin is not being addressed externally (as well as internally), you may still find yourself experiencing this longer than you'd like.
When you try to deal with skin using harsh ingredients, you can end up with harsh results and likely, a very taxed complexion. Skin care ingredients and your routine should be simple. After all, your skin is the armor that protects your temple — treat it with tender loving care!
Today, we’re going skin deep and re-visiting our products for oily skin. Our oily skin product line was developed with oily-natured skin types in mind. If used consistently and in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, these products have the potential to bring balance back to your skin, resulting in a clean and radiant complexion. Those results seem more positive than the former, don’t you agree?
Our products for oily skin
Our skin care is simple skin care. All of our products are made by hand and synergistically formulated to target specific skin types using nutrient-dense and antioxidant-rich herbs and oils. The herbs are selected with utmost care because it’s not enough to use skin care that's free of chemicals. It has to work. Let’s take a look at the oily skin product line so you can learn how to treat your oily skin:
Citrus Mint Cleanser
This cleanser is for you if you either wake up with that dewy glow (from your skin’s natural oils) or develop it on your complexion during the day — especially on the T-zone. A shiny T (typically your forehead, nose, and chin) is an indication of excess sebum production in those areas. This happens because the T-zone has a higher amount of oil glands than the rest of the face. Some people experience dry cheeks with an oily T-zone. In this case, you have normal / combination skin. Our Citrus Mint Cleanser is suitable for both. As long as you are oily-natured, this blend of herbs with natural oil-balancing properties has your back!
Use morning and evening. Apply to damp skin, massage onto face and neck then rinse. Can be used before or in combination with one of our facial scrubs for an exfoliation treatment.
Rosemary Toning Mist
Our Rosemary Toning Mist is simply a rosemary hydrosol, a distillate of rosemary. We create our hydrosols in small batches using steam. The fresh flowers or plant material are “brewed” with water in large pots, steam is introduced and fills the pot, and as the steam rises, the glands of the plant material begin to burst and release oils into the steam. The oil is then collected as an essential oil, and the water left behind is your hydrosol.
Hydrosols are basically a by-product of essential oil production, containing all of the essences of the plant, but in milder and easily usable form. We chose rosemary hydrosol for our toner for oily skin types because rosemary is known to have cleansing, purifying and invigorating properties. This mist is a must-try if you are looking to tone your oily skin!
Spritz 2-3 pumps after cleansing and before applying a serum. Also can be used after applying facial oil to drive the oil deeper into the skin.
Our Anti-Aging Serum is a great addition to a skin care routine for an oily skin care regimen. This serum, with its potent antioxidant infusion, is surely a decadent indulgence for your skin. High in lignans from flaxseed and hyaluronic acid keeps your skin looking refreshed and hydrated.
Use morning and evening. Apply 1-2 pumps after toning mist and before facial oil.
Herbal Facial Oil for Oily Skin
When you have oily skin, it is generally because of a lack of hydration in the layers of the skin. This causes your skin's sebaceous glands to produce more oil to balance out your moisture levels. Excess sebum can cause oily skin as well as clogged pores. If you can balance your natural oils, you can bring your skin surface back to equilibrium.
So if you have oily skin, fine oils can penetrate deeper into the skin and deliver skin-enriching nutrients. This is where we recommend our Herbal Facial Oil for Oily Skin. With its cleansing blend of herbs, this oily goodness will become a staple for your skin. Oil-free products don’t sound too desirable now, do they?
Use morning and evening. Apply 1-2 pumps (depending on your preference) after serum.
(Sun Love is encouraged too; apply in the mornings after this step)
Purifying Mud Mask
Alas, our Purifying Mud Mask absorbs excess oil and impurities, making it a wonderful oily skin treatment. Our favorite benefit of this mask is that it not only helps to purify the skin, but it also adds minerals that are in its mineral-rich clay and chlorella algae.
Simply apply the mud all over, 1-3 times per week. You can also mix it with a few sprays of the Rosemary Toning Mist in place of water for a more purifying experience!
There you have it, folks! Our products for oily skin. We believe you can find the answer to your skin woes in nature, so we went ahead and bottled up nature for you.
While considering the right products to address the external causes for your oily skin and clogged pores, we suggest also taking a holistic approach and looking at what you’re putting into your body (sometimes the skin care products can only do so much!).
Sugars, excess fats (even good fats), soy, and dairy can all attribute to oily skin. These internal factors, or an existing condition, can create an imbalance between your hormones, gut flora and digestive system.
So, to start with what’s happening inside, try adding lots of leafy greens, probiotics and cultured veggies into your daily routine and see if that’s helpful. If you remain consistent with a clean and healthy diet while using our products, you can achieve beautiful, clean skin.
Written by: Abby Stoecker, Licensed Esthetician
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Abby Stoecker is a Licensed Esthetician with 9 years of experience in the beauty industry. Her journey has led her to experience first hand the entire cycle of the esthetics industry—first working as a practitioner, then as an Account Manager/ Brand Evangelist at a skin care product company (ASC), and previously as an Educator at Cinta Aveda Institute where she originally studied for her Esthetics License almost 10 years ago. Currently, she is freelancing with start up skin care brands in the green beauty space. Her objective is simple—spread awareness, educate and make people feel their best when it comes to the decisions they make for their wellness and beauty. Abby finds immense joy in navigating clients through the world of skin, helping each person craft their own at-home rituals to achieve balance, inside and out. You can find her on most mornings with a face mask on, coffee in hand, listening to “The Daily” podcast.