Oily or blemish-prone skin tends to be slick and shiny all over, especially on the cheeks, jaw line and the T-zone. Pores tend to be enlarged and often visibly clogged. Oily skin texture may also be rough, uneven and bumpy. While oily skin is more prone to blemishes and breakouts, the good news is that this skin type tends to look younger longer, showing fewer lines and wrinkles over time.
When caring for oily skin, many people make the common mistake of skipping moisturizer out of fear of adding more oil and shine. But the truth is that light hydration containing healthy nutrients can be beneficial for balancing oil production, thereby helping to break the cycle of oil surges and treatment dry-out.
Natural ingredients that are particularly good for oily, blemish-prone skin include Rosewood, Tea Tree, Willow Bark, Salicylic Acid, Lavender and Chamomile. Rosewood acts as both an antiseptic and an astringent and can help balance both dry and oily skin. Tea Tree contains powerful antiseptic and antibacterial properties that help clear blemishes and prevent breakouts. Willow Bark and Salicylic Acid help to remove dead skin, dirt and toxins, and unclog pores. Lavender contains astringent and antibacterial properties to help fight breakouts, and Chamomile has strong anti-inflammatory properties making it ideal for helping reduce redness and calm skin. Using products that contain a combination of all these ingredients can help keep skin looking clear and healthy without over-drying or irritating skin.