A woman washing her face at her sink

This post was inspired by the following question I received a few weeks ago:

Hey Naomi, I have an extreme case of oily skin. I try to use as many oil-free products as possible as well as a toner. I also wash my face every day (twice a day!!), yet the OILY shine just won’t go away, and I break out all the time. What products do you use and do you have any tips for an oily skinned girl like me?

This is a great question! We have been led to believe that if we have oil-prone skin, we need to stay away from oil-based products. You may be surprised to find out this is not necessarily true! Research shows that more oil might actually be the cure for your greasy skin!

1. Try a botanical oil-based facial cleanser.

Though this may seem a bit counter productive, the truth of the matter is, if you have oily skin a botanical oil-based facial cleanser may be your new best friend. So get ready to toss all of those “oil-free” products that clearly aren’t resolving your issue! Many dermatologists are finding that botanical oil-based facial cleansers adhere to the sebum found within your pores. When you rinse, both the sebum (that causes the oil overload) and the botanical oil is washed away.

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