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How to treat Oily Skin

Published on : 06/November/2016


Oily skin is often a matter of genetics or hormonal changes. The body produces hormones that lead to oily skin in adolescence, as well as during menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. These changes trigger the body to produce more oil, which combines with dead skin cells to clog pores, but also moisturises and makes you less prone to wrinkles. Oily skin is likely to be a little lifeless, heavy, and prone to pimples and acne. 

You cannot do much about the hormonal changes that trigger oiliness, but there are lots of other changes you can make. Use a gently astringent beauty regime that helps to balance the skin and keep the pores clear.  Also diet play a very important role to your skin type, so be healthy! A diet that is high in fat, processed foods, sugar, salt, and additives may promote the kind of inflammation that leads to breakouts. Make sure you are getting all the nutrition you need to promote healthy skin.


Cleanse twice daily, morning and night. Regular cleansing is a must in order to keep the pores clear and reduce a build-up of sebum.

Use an astringent toner, which helps to control oil and shine throughout the day.

Use “noncomedogenic” products, if they are labelled as such it means they do not contain any pore-clogging ingredients.

Try water-based cosmetics instead of oil-based ones. Most organic cosmetics use water in their formulas.

Moisturise, as even oily skin needs hydrating; choose light lotions over heavy creams.


Use these herbs and oils in products. You can also try skin-balancing supplements.

Herbal healers: palmarosa, elderflower, witch hazel, yarrow and lemongrass

Essential oils: cedarwood, cypress, vetiver, patchouli, orange, and lemon

Moisturising oils: hazelnut, jojoba, argan, and grapeseed

Supplements: Vitamins A, B3, and C

For a clearer, more mattified complexion, our blend of purifying and oil-balancing palmarosa range by NYR helps to control shine where skin is oily, and hydrates where skin is dry. Available here.

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