Oily skin can be really rough to take care of. The wrong products can set off a Niagara Falls-level of grease flow, and your makeup application and complexion can seriously suffer because of it. Thankfully, you’ve got some really great Korean skincare products for oily skin, so you, too, can jump on the Korean beauty solutions bandwagon. As the driver, I can tell you that it’s pretty full already, but there is always more room.
When it comes to controlling sebum production, it’s all in the ingredients. The first rule of thumb is that oil is not bad. As skin care specialist Deniz Ataman told Cosmopolitan ,"When it comes to oily skin, think of cleaning a cast-iron skillet: You clean oil with oil." If you skip it entirely and go for oil-free products, your skin might actually produce more sebum to compensate for dryness.
Next, look for products with ingredients that naturally control oil, like green tea, volcanic clay, egg whites, and rice. The good news is that most Korean beauty products contain these things anyway, so it’s just a matter of combining them in the right order, so your skin feels fresh and clean longterm. Check out these oil-controlling Korean skincare products – everything from cleansers to moisturizers — that people are absolutely loving.
1. Cleanse With The Right Ingredients
Rice water is a great combination of cleansing and drying, which is why this rice water cleansing foam is an awesome wash for oily skin. It nourishes with vitamins and amino acids, brightens and evens skin tone, and creates a soft, creamy lather that leaves your face feeling clean and fresh.
2. Use Soaps That Are Absorbent And Refreshing
This adorable set of TONYMOLY's 'egg pore' skin soaps helps to control sebum production and minimize pores. Red clay and the white of an egg are absorbent and cleansing, so skin looks silky smooth and adequately moisturized. The white egg evens skin tone during the day, and the brown egg tightens skin before bed.
3. Soak Up Excess Oil With Volcanic Clay
This Innisfree pore clay mask uses volcanic clay to soak up any excess oil right out from your pores. It’s also great for exfoliation, clearing up blemishes, and getting rid of blackheads, and reviewers have great things to say: “Nothing clears out my pores like this mask! Unlike most masks, with this one — a little goes a LONG way!”
4. Moisturize With Aloe Vera Gel
Moisturizing is necessary — even for oily skin. Without it, your face might actually produce more oil to compensate. This Natural Republic aloe vera gel uses mostly aloe vera gel to soothe skin and provide tons of vitamins, and reviewers are saying it’s the absolute best for oily skin: “There has been no oily face during the day since I started using this gel.” It also keeps you cool, which decreases sebum production.
5. Balance Your Skin’s Oil Production With Green Tea
If you’re looking to balance oil production, look no further than Innisfree's green tea skin balancing formula. It’s a toner that uses green tea to even skin tone and leave your face feeling super fresh, either before makeup or entirely on its own. It’s also really gentle on skin, so if you’ve got a combination of oily and sensitive skin, this is a great go-to.
6. Get Rid Of Blackheads And T-Zone Oil
If most of your oil tends to be focused on your T-zone, these TONYMOLY 'Egg Pore' nose sheets help to clear out blackheads and reduce oil. Even though it’s gentle, it leaves skin feeling soft, smooth, and clean, and that’s why it’s become a staple pore strip for tons of people.
7. Use A Serum That’s Loaded With Anti-Oxidants
This Anjou vitamin C serum is great if you’ve got oily skin in your 20s or 30s. It provides anti-oxidants and vitamins to help your skin heal and rejuvenate, as well as hyaluronate acid to brighten and even skin tone, but it won’t leave your skin feeling extra greasy like other serums. Those with skin that’s oily adult-acne prone, and sensitive say this one works wonders.
8. Nourish Your Skin While You Sleep To Control Oil During The Day
If you keep your skin balanced and adequately moisturized at night, you’ll be way less likely to deal with oil outbreaks during the day. This TONYMOLY sleeping pack feels like water and soaks into your skin instantly to nourish while you sleep, and one reviewer said you “wake up to luscious skin. No greaseball, no slime on your pillow.”
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