Oily Skin Care Guide

Our Face Care Guide for Oily Skin helps you find the best ways to balance your skin's oil production for a smooth, healthy look.

What is oily skin?

Prone to excessive production of sebum, secreted by the sebaceous glands and flowing through the pores.

The skin appears shiny and uneven in texture, and may have enlarged pores. May have pimples and blackheads.

Oily skin has shine all over the face, including the cheeks. If the glow is located only in the T zone   (forehead, nose, chin), it is because your skin is not oily, butmixed.

The good news for those with oily skin: The layer of sebum on the surface of the skin protects you from dehydration and gives it better protection against external aggressions, which delay skin aging . Oily skin often shows far fewer signs of aging than dry skin!


- Skin is oily to the touch, tends to shine throughout the day.

- Make-up doesn't hold well because it seems to slide off the face.

- It usually has pimples and black spots.

- The skin has an uneven texture, is congested and has visible, open pores.

To care

- At night, always clean your skin twice with an oil-based cleanser, even if you haven't used make-up.

- Apply a purifying mask once a week.

- Do not use lotions with alcohol to prevent shine: removing sebum completely tells the skin to produce more. It's a vicious circle that has to end!

- Avoid heavy coverage foundations: they help make pores bigger and skin brighter throughout the day.

Os seus 3 cuidados essenciais

A pele oleosa requer cuidados equilibrantes adequados para se manter equilibrada e saudável. Os seus cuidados essenciais de pele têm o objetivo de regular suavemente a secreção de sebo; limpar a pele e reduzir o brilho, reduzir o aparecimento de inflamações e regularizar a textura da pele.

1⃣ Double Cleaning

Many believe that foam cleansers are better for oily skin, but in fact, unnatural foam cleansers could be disrupting the skin's protective layer and signaling the skin to produce even more oil. Removing sebum can trigger a cycle where your skin produces more oil to make up for what has been removed.

Switching to a natural cleansing oil or gel that emulsifies, ie makes a slight lather when in contact with water, can help oily skin become more balanced and produce less oil.

Try to wean yourself from the feeling that deep cleansing is good. If your skin feels tight after cleansing or feels like it needs a moisturizer urgently, your cleansing routine is too intense.

How to make?

In the morning you will cleanse the skin only once. But at night, even if you don't use make-up, clean your skin twice: once with an oil-based make-up remover. And a second time with the same product you used in the morning.

You will need two products, one oil-based and one water-based.

Creme, Leite ou Gel de Limpeza

🌄 Usar de manhã para lavar o rosto e preparar a pele para o hidratante.
🌌 Usar à noite como segundo passo de limpeza da pele, para deixar a pele e os poros limpos e livres de impurezas.

Óleo ou Bálsamo de Limpeza

🌌 Usar à Noite, como primeiro passo de limpeza de rosto, para remover maquilhagem, protetor solar, vestígios de poluição e sebo.

2⃣ Hydration

Finish your beauty routine with a moisturizer that nourishes your skin without creating excess oil. Rich in essential acids and nutrients, the right moisturizer provides your skin with comfort and fights dehydration, as well as the essential fats your skin needs to stop excessive sebum production.

It has two options:

Option 1 - Choose a more generic moisturizer, suitable for your skin type, that can be used in the morning and at bedtime. (but in this case, you have to apply a sunscreen in the morning)

Option 2 - Use a day moisturizer with sun protection and one for the night that helps in skin regeneration.

Opção 1: Um Hidratante para Dia e Noite

🌄🌌 Use de manhã e à noite, após a sua limpeza. Como este hidratante não tem proteção solar, tem que aplicar um protetor solar de manhã, depois do hidratante.

Opção 2: Um Hidratante para o Dia e outro para a Noite

Um Hidratante para Dia com Proteção Solar 🌄 Use de manhã, depois da limpeza. Assegure-se que cobre bem todo o rosto, pescoço e decote.
Se escolher esta opção, poderá saltar a última etapa deste guia, da Proteção Solar, pois já está a incluir esse passo aqui!

Hidratante de Noite 🌌 Massajar sobre o rosto e pescoço como o último passo do seu ritual nocturno.

3⃣ Sun Protection

If you haven't chosen to have two moisturizers, one day and one night, and you prefer to have just one moisturizer, then you need to supplement your skin care regimen with sun protection to protect your skin from further damage. This is the last step of your morning routine.

Os seus cuidados específicos

Depois de criar a sua rotina básica, com os 3 passos essenciais, avalie a sua pele e veja se há ainda algo que gostasse de corrigir ou alguma preocupação que gostaria de tratar.

Pimples and Black Spots

It is one of the most common complaints of people with oily skin. There are several causes for the appearance of pimples, such as genetic factors, external factors (tobacco, alcohol, poor diet or use of incorrect cosmetic products for your skin) or even taking medication such as contraceptives, hormones and antidepressants. Pimples and blackheads can occur on any skin type, but are more common in those with oily skin, even in adulthood.

To address this type of skin concern, follow your skin care routine religiously, avoid sunbathing and don't squeeze pimples. Invest in skin treatments like:

1)a face mask, once or twice a week, as theDermalogica Charcoal Rescue Detoxifying Mask, aEvolve True Balance SOS Face Mask Or theAntipodes Halo Illuminating Mud Face Mask.

two)Gently exfoliate balance your skin with a toner like theDermalogica Clear Start Micro-Pore Mist Spray Toner, OEvolve Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Brightening Toner or theAntipodes Purifying Toner - Resurrect Clarifying Facial Toner.

3)Invest in an anti-blemish treatment serum like theClear Start Anti Imperfections Breakout Clearing Booster Treatment by Dermalogica, OActive Clearing Anti-Imperfection Treatment AGE Bright Spot Fader by Dermalogica or theEvolve Rainforest Rescue Detox Serum.

dehydrated skin

Dehydrated skin lacks water. Any type of skin can be dehydrated, and skin dehydration can happen due to external factors, such as living in a very dry environment, or being exposed to air conditioning or heating. It can also be a consequence of lifestyle habits, such as drinking little water, smoking or consuming alcohol. The ideal is to correct these external factors. In terms of face care, try:

1)add a tonic your routine, likeOSKIA Pure Rose MSM Floral Water Tonic, OCleansing, Exfoliating and Moisturizing Toner - Beauty Water by SON & PARK or theAge Smart Antioxidant Hydramist Toner by Dermalogica.

two)add a serum face, like theDERMALOGICA Skin Hydration Booster, OOSKIA Isotonic Hydra-Serum Hydrating Serum or theEVOLVE Hyaluronic Acid Natural Moisturizing Serum.

3)Make a face mask once or twice a week, likeDERMALOGICA Melting Moisture Hydrating Mask Or theAnti-Aging Mask Bio Retinol Gold Mask from EVOLVE.

4)Add face oil, to try to restore your skin's lipid barrier and retain moisture. like for example theBeauty Oil - The Beautiful Oil by Kjaer Weis, or theAntipodes Organic Divine Face Oil.

Dull and lifeless skin

Firmness, fine lines and wrinkles

All skin types age. This is one of the reasons why you should use your sunscreen every day, as it will always be your best prevention weapon. From the age of 25, you can start using anti-aging products as a way to prevent the appearance of the main signs. Whether you want to prevent, or try to correct signs of age already installed, we suggest these options:

1)Add an anti-aging serum to your routine. There is for example theOskia Super 16 Anti-Aging Serum, OEVOLVE Superfood 360 Anti-Aging Serum, OAge Smart Phyto-Nature Firming Serum by DERMALOGICA, or theLevel 1 Retinoid Night Serum - 0.2% from OSKIA.

two)Add a Face Oil to treat wrinkles and firmness, like theFacial Oil - Restoration Oil by OSKIA or theBeauty Oil - The Beautiful Oil by Kjaer Weis.

Black spots and pigmentation

We talk about pigmentation spots when skin pigmentation is uneven. These darker spots are caused by the excess production of melanin by cells called melanocytes and can happen on any skin type, at any age, due to factors such as sun exposure, pregnancy, hyperpigmented post-inflammatory (acne or wound healing) or skin aging. To treat blemished skin, try:

1) AHAs , such as theEvolve Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Brightening Toner Or theOskia Lactic Acid Micro-Peeling Liquid Mask.

two) Retinol or Bakuchiol . You can do it in a gentle way, such as changing your cleansing gel for theOskia Renaissance Cleansing Face Cleansing Gel and add theFacial Oil - Restoration Oil also from Oskia to your Routine.

3) Add Vitamin C to your routine with a serum , like theOskia Renaissance Brightlight Anti-Blemish Serum, OAge Smart Serum Biolumin-C by Dermalogica, or theBio-Retinol + Vitamin C Booster by Evolve.

4) Try a Serum with Niacinamine , like theOskia City Life Booster Anti-Pollution Concentrated Serum, orDermalogica PowerBright Blemish Serum.

5) You can also Swap Sunscreen/Day Moisturizer for something more effective in combating blemishes like for example thePowerBright Pure Light SPF50 Anti-Stain Sunscreen.

dark circles and puffiness

Everyone has dark circles! There is, of course, a genetic factor, but sooner or later we all suffer from this malady. If it is something you want to try to alleviate, although there is no definitive solution and the best solution is to sleep, try using a good eye cream, such asDermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift Eye Cream, OOskia City Life I-Zone Lip and Eye Balm or theAge Smart Eye Serum BioLumin-C by Dermalogica.

Sensitivity and redness

Sensitive skin can be categorized in many ways and have many different reasons. As a rule, the ideal is always a diagnosis and treatment by a doctor. In any case, when you know from the start that you have sensitivities, you should take this into account when choosing your products.

In all our skin care collections, you can select the "Sensitivity and Redness" concern, which will give you pre-filtered results for this issue.

In any case, we recommend that you also see the rangeUltraCalming by Dermalogica, which is formulated with the most sensitive skin in mind. the brandgallinee it is also very good for those with sensitive skin, as it respects your skin's microbiome and its products are dermatologically tested.