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Pop quiz time! Ideally, what should the first step in your skin care routine be? If you answered, “washing your face,” congratulations—you got it right! As far as your skin care regimen goes, cleansing your complexion should be the initial thing you do morning and night. And while that goes for every skin type, you may find it especially useful to cleanse your skin twice a day if you have oily skin, as this can help keep your complexion from looking overly greasy during the day. Here, find the best facial cleansers for oily skin from L’Oréal Paris, plus tips for washing your face if you have oily skin.
When it comes to cleansing oily skin, it’s all about finding the right facial cleanser for your skin type. So, consider one of the following options. Without further ado, here are the best facial cleansers for oily skin from L’Oréal Paris.
L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin: Heading to the gym or going on vacation? Consider packing a no-rinse cleansing option, like micellar water, with you. Micellar water is powered by tiny micelles—oil molecules—that act as a magnet to lift dirt, oils, and makeup up and away from the skin. This micellar water purifies and mattifies.
How to use it: All you have to do is saturate a cotton pad with the solution and wipe the pad gently across your face. Yep, it’s that easy!
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify and Mattify Cleanser: Clay-formulated skin care products are super-trendy these days—and for good reason. This clay-to-mousse cleanser formula is powered by three different types of clay and enhanced with eucalyptus to help remove excess sebum from the surface of skin for a refreshed look and feel.
How to use it: Once a day, squeeze the clay cleanser into your hands and add water to transform it from clay to mousse. Gently massage it onto your face in circular motions, then rinse thoroughly with water and pat dry.
L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean™ All Skin Types Foaming Gel Cleanser: Have oily skin? Stock your vanity with this gel cleanser, which lifts dirt and impurities without drying out skin.
How to use it: Wet your face and hands with lukewarm water, then work a small amount of gel into a foamy lather and massage it onto your face in a gentle, circular motion, then rinse off.
L’Oréal Paris Men Expert™ Hydra Energetic Extreme Cleanser Infused with Charcoal: This one goes out to all the guys! This cleanser formula acts as a magnet on skin to help capture and get rid of impurities and excess oil from its surface.
How to use it: Apply twice daily on wet face and gently massage, concentrating on forehead, nose, and chin (the areas that often to tend get the oiliest on your face), then rinse thoroughly.
L’Oréal Paris Go 360° Clean Deep Facial Cleanser: Take your face washing technique to the next level with this cleanser, which comes with a Scrublet™, a flexible cleansing disc. The cleanser removes traces of dirt, oil, and makeup.
How to use it: Pop out the Scrublet™, pour some cleanser onto it, and gently massage your face with the cleansing tool.
It’s not just about finding the best facial cleanser for oily skin, it’s also about how you put that cleanser to use. If you have oily skin, consider the following tips.
1. Cleanse morning and night. Cleansing can help rid the surface of your skin of dirt, excess oils, and makeup. That’s why it’s a good idea to do so when you wake up and before you go to bed. Sleeping in your makeup can lead to clogged pores, as the makeup can mix with the dirt and oils on your skin—so don’t skip out! Think about leaving a no-rinse cleansing option, such as micellar water, on your bedside table so that you can cleanse from the comfort of your bed.
2. Rinse off in lukewarm water. If you’re using a rinse-off cleanser, make sure to do so in lukewarm water. That’s because super-hot H20 can strip your skin of essential oils, can trick your oily skin into thinking it needs to produce more oil, which is the opposite of what you want.
3. Try double cleansing. Double your fun by cleansing your oily skin not once but twice. Double cleansing involves first using a micellar water or towelettes, then following up with a rinse-off cleanser to help remove any remaining impurities from the surface of your skin. Give it a shot if you have oily skin to help keep excess oil at bay.
Now that you know how to cleanse your oily skin, brush up on why it’s important to moisturize this skin type—and find the best moisturizers for oily skin.