Oily skin? We have a skin-loving fix
The who, what, why and how of skin care for oily skin

Oily skin? We have a skin-loving fix

The who, what, why and how of skin care for oily skin

If your skin shines… but not in the way you want, you have oily skin. Aside from being uncomfortable, oily skin can lead to breakouts, can make applying makeup a nightmare and can cause a confidence crisis. But don’t worry, this common skin care problem comes with solutions.


What causes oily skin?

Genetics, the environment, your diet and hormones all have their part to play in your skin type and how your skin responds to products.

Everyone’s skin produces oil to keep our skin supple and soft, but if you have oily skin, this is because your skin is producing too much oil.


What’s wrong with excess oil?

Sadly, too much oil doesn’t lead to the softest, most supple skin ever (although it’s probably helping in that department), excess oil can get trapped in the pores, and when this is combined with dead skin cells, bacteria and daily build-up, it can lead to blemishes and pimples.


How do I know if I have oily skin?

If you have oily skin, you probably know about it. You’ll notice areas of your face (typically the forehead and T-zone area) becomes shiny and feels greasy not long after you’ve washed your face.


So what’s the skin loving fix?

Chemical-free skin care! Santé’s skin care products are award-winning and dermatologically tested, they love all skin types and allow you to effectively remove your makeup, cleanse and exfoliate without a single harsh ingredient coming into contact with your skin. 


What’s the best skin care routine for oily skin?

Everyone’s skin is different, so pay attention to your skin when you try new routines and stick with what works.


Removing your makeup 

Removing your makeup is a skin care must for all skin types, the last thing you want is old makeup and excess oil being trapped within your pores. Stick to a natural makeup remover that won’t sting and doesn’t just move your makeup around your face. The fibres that make-up Santé’s makeup removers lift and trap makeup in the weave of the fibre, for 100% makeup removal.


If you have oily skin, you’ll want to cleanse at least twice a day. This will ensure you are properly removing oil and dead skin cells from your pores to help prevent breakouts.

Choose a product with minimal harsh ingredients, chemicals could aggravate the skin or dry-out the skin, increasing oil production. The superfine fibres on Santé’s Face Cleaners reach into pores for a deep clean and only require water for a super fresh feeling.



Both dry and oily skin types really reap the benefits of exfoliating the skin. You want to ensure dead skin cells are sloughed away regularly to keep your pores clean and clear.


Top tips for caring for oily skin


Keep a Santé Makeup Remover handy to absorb excess oil for a midday skin refresh.

Don’t be tempted to avoid moisturising – by drying out your skin, it could cause your skin to overcompensate and become even oilier. Just keep it light + natural.

Avoid ingredients known to dry out the skin like soaps and alcohol.

Always apply sunscreen.

Get enough sleep – sleep is really important for good health and wellbeing and can affect the look and appearance of your skin.