Sunday, 8 September 2013

My Daily Skincare Routine: Oily Skin

In this post I thought I'd share with you the skincare products that I use on a daily basis, and ones which I recommend if you have oily skin like myself. These three fabulous product keep my skin clean, smooth and hydrated, whilst keeping my complexion shine-free.

I begin my skincare routine by washing my face with Clean and Clear Morning Energy Shine Control Daily Face Scrub, and this really refreshes and invigorates my skin in the morning. It contains tiny beads that burst on your skin, which help to remove surface oil, as well as gently exfoliating to keep your skin looking bright. This product smells absolutely gorgeous too - it has a zesty scent that really perks you up. 150ml is £3.99 from Boots.

When I come home from work I remove all my makeup before I head to the gym using Nivea Visage Pure & Natural Facial Cleansing Wipes, which are suitable for all skin types. Although these do contains bio argan and aloe vera oils, they don't leave my skin with a greasy film, unlike most other wipes I've tried. These wipes are great at multi-tasking, as they cleanse, tone and hydrate skin in one simple step, and even remove stubborn waterproof mascara with ease. I have really sensitive eyes and these produce a lovely cooling sensation, which I really like. A pack of 25 wipes is £2 from Superdrug.

I finish my skin care routine by applying Nivea Daily Essentials Oil Free Moisturising Day Cream. Despite this being a day cream, I actually use this in the evening as I feel that works best for my skin. In the winter I'll apply it in the morning as well for extra protection, but at any other time of the year one application a day is enough to combat dryness for me. It's really lightweight and doesn't clog my pores, and it also helps to balance out oil levels. This is another bargain at £2.99 for 50ml from Boots.
What are your skin care tips? Which products do you recommend for oily skin? Have you tried any of these products before?


  1. I like nivea products quite a lot although I haven't tried any of the ones you wrote about! I have combination skin and I like to use gel cleaners on the oily parts of my skin (it just does the job best I think) and then I like to follow up with a mattifying moisturiser - I'd definitely recommend the Body Shop's seaweed range :) xx

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

    1. I've not tried the Body Shop's seaweed range, I'll have to invest in some :) thanks for the recommendation! X