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Oily Skin Regimen – The Ordinary Oily Skincare Routine

The Oily Skin Regimen by The Ordinary – The Ordinary is such a great brand with a huge amount of products to target all different skin concerns and they won´t break the bank. These 3 products target oily skin, and apart from a cleanser and SPF, that´s all you really need.

The Ordinary Oily Skin Regimen

Your Quick 30-Second Guide to The Oily Skin Regimen

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Your Oily Skin Regimen

This is your morning and evening skincare routine using The Ordinary for oily skin.

Morning RoutineEvening Routine
Cleansers
Niacinamide
Natural Moisturising Factors
Primer (optional)
SPF
Cleansers
Salicylic Acid
Niacinamide

Your step-by-step guide to applying your skin products

  • Start with cleansed skin
  • Once cleansed and dry, apply a few drops of Niacinamide to the palms of your hands and pat or massage into your skin. Only use a small amount and add more if needed. If you use too much, you may find it gets foamy.
  • As soon as Niacinamide is absorbed, you can add your moisturizer. Just a pea-sized amount is all you need.
  • The primer is optional.
  • During the day, finish with your SPF before your makeup.
  • For your evening routine, follow the same steps using Salicylic Acid and Niacinamide.
  • You can add a moisturizer after these if you wish.
  • Always patch-test products.

The Ordinary Oily Skin Routine

Above is your quick guide to The Ordinary Oily Skin Routine. Now this page goes into a bit more detail about the products, about oily skin and links to guides.

The Ordinary Niacinamide

Niacinamide Reviews

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

  • Targets: Regulates sebum, minimizes pores
  • Available in 30ml & 60ml
  • You can use niacinamide AM & PM
  • Apply directly after cleansing or after other water-based products but before oils/creams.
  • There is also a Niacinamide Powder, but it has a lot more conflicts than The Ordinary Niacinamide Serum. If you are new to skincare, I would recommend using the serum.

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid

Oily Skin Regimen
  • Salicylic Acid Targets: Lacklustre tone, the appearance of blemishes
  • Apply morning and/or evening
  • Apply to cleansed dry skin either as a spot treatment or all over your face.

Natural Moisturizing Factors

Oily Skin Regimen
  • NMF + HA Targets: Hydration, Skin repair
  • Available in 30ml & 100ml. The 100ml is better value.
  • Use morning, evening, or whenever you wish.
  • There are now 3 Ordinary moisturizers to choose from, and you may wish to look at Natural Moisturizing Factors + Beta Glucan for Oily Skin.

The Balance Set by The Ordinary

You could also look at purchasing The Balance Set that includes the Salicylic Acid Masque.

You could also look at purchasing The Balance Set and buy the Salicylic Acid 2% or the Salicylic Acid Anhydrous Solution separately.

The Balance Set includes;

  • Squalane Cleanser
  • Salicylic Acid Masque
  • Niacinamide
  • Natural Moisturizing Factors

About Oily Skin

Here´s some more information about Oily Skin, how to find out if your skin is oily, the best products for your skin, finding your skin type and more skincare routines.

How do I know if my skin is oily?

You may already have a clear idea of your own skin type, but if not, here is a way to help you find out. After cleansing with your usual cleanser, don’t apply any products but leave the skin to rest for two hours, then look at it in the mirror. If after 2 hours you have visible oil and shininess, you are oily.

Finding My Skin Type

You may already have a clear idea of your own skin type, but if not, here is a way to help you find out. After cleansing with your usual cleanser, don’t apply any products but leave the skin to rest for two hours, then have a look at it in the mirror.

  • If after 2 hours you have visible oil and shininess, then you are oily

Read about other skin types and The Ordinary.

Important notes– Daily sun protection is very important regardless of skin type.

How to treat oily skin

If you have oily skin, you are more likely to suffer from acne and blocked pores. You might find that makeup doesn’t last very long, and you look pretty shiny all the time. Dehydration can worsen oiliness.

Skincare aims: Exfoliation, oil reduction and pore cleansing

Ingredients to avoid: Plant oils can clog pores

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Ingredients to search out: Gentle foaming cleansers, clay masks, acids, retinoids and watery hydrators

The Best The Ordinary Products For Oily Skin

Examples of more skincare routines & how to layer

Morning Routines

  • Cleanse – Niacinamide – Natural Moisturizing Factors + Beta Glucan + SPF
  • Cleanse – Hyaluronic Acid/Marine Hyaluronics/Amino Acids – Niacinamide – Natural Moisturizing Factors – SPF

Evening Routines

  • Cleanse – Niacinamide – Retinol – Natural Moisturizing Factors + Beta Glucan.
  • The Ordinary Cleanser – Lactic Acid 5% – Niacinamide – Natural Moisturizing Factors
  • Cleanse – Salicylic Acid Masque + Moisturizer.

Avoid Retinol & Acids in the same routine.

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