Skincare Tips: How to take care of oily skin?

Sebum causes oily skin

If the skin on your face tends to look shiny, particularly in the T-zone, your skin is producing too much sebum. This may be genetic, or it may be down to external factors such as stress, unhealthy lifestyle, hormonal imbalance or an overly harsh beauty routine.

What is sebum?

It is important to know what sebum is and why it is important for our skin. Sebum is an oily substance that is produced to keep our skin and hair naturally moisturised. When sebum is secreted through the sebaceous glands, it brings out the layer of dead skin inside our hair follicles. As the hair follicle begins to fill up, sebum is spread on the surface of the skin. Sometimes, acne is caused by excessive excretion of sebum, combined with dirt and dead skin cells which clogs up our pores. Thus, a daily routine to cleanse our face is necessary to care for our skin.

The ultimate beauty routine for oily skin

Now we know what sebum is and how it leads to oilier skin,the next step is to find out the most suitable way to care for oily skin. Here are some of our skincare tips for oily skin. To achieve a beautiful complexion, use gentle products that work to eliminate excess sebum to control oil. First, cleanse your face with a targeted cleanser every morning and night.


Oily skin needs moisturising just as much as dry skin. Choose a lighter, more fluid moisturising cream for oily skin. Clarins offers a range of textures designed for combination and oily skin types for all its day and night creams. One of it is the Toning Lotion with Iris. Apply this refreshing lotion after using the serum. Infused with Iris and Sage extract, this alcohol-free toner hydrates the skin without leaving a greasy feeling.


Despite common beliefs, face oils are a great way to rebalance oily skin types. Add the Lotus Face Treatment Oil into your skincare regime to purify, tighten and refine skin texture. Not only that, it helps to prevent the formation of fine lines.


Once or twice a week before bed, treat yourself to SOS Pure Mask with purifying Green and White Clay and Organic Alpine Willow Herb extract. This mask's clay-based formula purifies and re-balances skin for a healthier, fresher and clearer complexion in just 10 minutes.

Touch-up and reduce shine!

If you have oily skin and you’re constantly on the go, this is the perfect go-to product for you! As your skin gets oilier throughout the day, a handy touchup kit by your side will bring you a long way. For young adults, the My Clarins PORE-LESS Blur and Matte Stick is perfect for touch-ups throughout the day. This pore-blurring stick instantly blurs away pores and mattifies your skin, a perfect add-on to a skincare routine for oily skin.

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  • Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed
    RM105.00
  • Lotus Face Treatment Oil
    RM225.00
  • Cleansing Milk With Gentian
    RM115.00
  • Toning Lotion With Iris For Combination and Oily Skin
    RM115.00

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