Easy Skin Care Routine for Oily & Blackhead Prone Skin

Our Garnier experts know that skincare routines can often be confusing, especially for sensitive skin types. That’s why we’ve put together an easy step-by-step skincare routine that’ll bring the fun back into skincare. The best oily skin care routine not only targets existing acne but incorporates products with effective ingredients that keep the skin healthy and hydrated. An effective way of maintaining clearer skin and helping to prevent new breakouts is by committing to an easy everyday routine. The key to achieving the best results from your oily skincare routine is consistency, so be sure to use products daily as directed.

Step 1: Double cleanse

The first step to any good oily and blackhead prone skin care routine is to thoroughly cleanse your face twice in order to remove any dirt, oil or makeup both morning and evening. The Micellar Pure Active Cleansing Water All-in-1 is a cleanser and makeup remover in one, suitable for combination to oily skin as it gently removes any makeup whilst cleansing and purifying. You can then follow with a more active cleanser. If you have oily prone skin, a cleanser that contains salicylic acid can be a good choice to battle congestion that causes the blackheads that lead to acne, as this ingredient works to actively unclog pores to resolve and prevent lesions. The Pure Active Intensive Charcoal 3-in-1 wash is enriched with salicylic acid, vegetal charcoal and blueberry extract and acts as both a cleanser and exfoliant to unclog pores and visibly reduce blackheads. This innovative product also has the added bonus of being a charcoal mask that can be used 2-3 times a week as part of your skin care routine for oily and blackhead prone skin.


Step 2: Give your skin a treat!

The best oily skin care routine has the added bonus of including face masks which is a great way of treating both your skin and yourself. Face masks are easy to apply, improve the overall appearance of your skin and enhance the application of the rest of your skincare. For oily prone skin it can be highly beneficial to opt for masks that include ingredients such as charcoal and niacinamide that help to detoxify and rebalance. Setting aside some time for yourself to give your skin a little treat also has the added benefit of minimising stress that is also a major cause of breakouts.

The Pure Charcoal Tissue Face Mask Black Algae is infused with charcoal and hyaluronic acid, and is perfect for sensitive, oily skin as it purifies and rebalances whilst leaving skin hydrated. The Garnier Niacinamide Detox Ampoule Face Sheet Mask, Kale Extract takes only 5 minutes to use and helps to rebalance and purify the complexion whilst restoring a healthy glow. Niacinamide is a powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient that reduces acne by controlling sebum levels whilst also improving moisture levels and strengthening the skin barrier. You can include these as part of your skin care routine for oily prone skin any time of the day whenever you feel like a treat or your skin needs a boost!


Step 3: Don’t forget to moisturise

All skin types benefit from hydration and oily prone skin can often become especially dry from the use of treatments or medication. Although it might seem strange to add moisture to your skin when it is already oily, the best oily skin care routine should always include a light moisturiser which can actually help to balance oily skin. It can also prevent the skin producing too much oil which leads to blocked pores that cause breakouts. Applying a small amount of the Lemongrass Balancing Moisturiser both morning and night can help to keep the skin hydrated and refreshed and to balance any oily zones. 
Daily sun protection is also a crucial part of a skin care routine for oily prone skin. Sunscreen is particularly important when using oily treatments or exfoliating products as they can leave skin more vulnerable to harmful UV rays. The best is to look for non-comedogenic product that is designed specifically for the face as they tend to be less oily. 


Keep it simple and consistent

Caring for your oily prone skin doesn’t need to be complicated, using the right products with effective ingredients is the best way of improving the appearance of your skin and preventing breakouts. The best skin care routine for oily skin works when you are committed and consistent with it, this will give you the best results and help you to maintain them! Try our Skin Coach skincare analysis to find all the right products for oily, blemish-prone skin.