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6 Skincare Tips for Oily Skin

Oily skin can be incredibly frustrating (I have oily skin so I understand the struggle). Not only are you more prone to blackheads and acne than any other skin type, but you have a permanent shine to your face that never seems to go away.

Not to worry – I have 6 skincare tips that will help you manage the oil slick on your face. These tips will help you manage your oil production, find the best type of makeup to use, and more.

Wash your face twice a day

Once in the morning and once before bed. Washing your face more than this can strip your skin of all the natural moisturizers and increase oil production.

Use A Gentle Cleanser

If you need something stronger, look for ingredients specifically made for oily skin and acne, such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or beta hydroxy acid. Although usually marketed for acne, these products work well for oily skin too.

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Don’t Scrub Too Much

Exfoliating the skin 2-3 times a week is more than enough for removing dead cells and blackheads. Overdoing the scrubbing strips the skin of its natural oils and moisture and makes it dry.

Choose The Right Moisturizer

Oily skin still needs to be moisturized, but be careful to choose the right moisturizer. Look for water based or oil-free moisturizers and stay away from creams and heavy moisturizers.

Know Which Foundation Works

When choosing foundation and other make-up, pick those with gel, liquid or powder bases. If using liquid make-up, make sure it is water based, not oil based. Makeup labelled “noncomedongenic” contain ingredients that won’t clog your pores.


Control the temptation of touching your face with your hands, as it transfers additional oil, dirt and germs to your face making it prone to outbreaks.


Deola Adebiyi is the founder of OmogeMuRa, a fashion and beauty blog based in Lagos, Nigeria. On OmogeMuRa, she shares her favorite lookbooks from Nigerian designers, beauty reviews, makeup tutorials and serves up outfit inspiration by showcasing her personal style. Follow her on social media –

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