The Oily Skin Profile

Oily skin can be more than just a cosmetic concern; it often requires special care to keep it under control. If you've ever found yourself frustrated with excess oil or uncertain about where to begin when it comes to treating oily skin, this skin profile guide is for you––offering insights and two professional treatment regimens you can integrate into your daily routine. 

   

SIGNS OF AN OILY SKIN PROFILE

 

One of the most tell-tale signs of oily skin is shine or a ‘greasy’ feeling on the cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin area within an hour of washing your face. Not to be confused with combination skin, which is characterized by an oily T-zone area (about 5 to 6 hours after washing).

 

Those with oily skin types are more likely to experience acne breakouts, with both blackheads and whiteheads. Enlarged pores can also be an indicator, and if your makeup doesn’t hold well and needs frequent touch-ups––your skin might be the oily type!

 

CAN YOU TREAT OILY SKIN?

 

The silver lining is that oily skin can absolutely be effectively managed through a well-chosen skincare regimen. 

 

For example, opting for oil-free moisturizers and gentle cleansers can make a significant difference as they’ll provide essential hydration without adding excess oil, helping to maintain a less greasy complexion. It's also crucial to tread lightly when caring for oily skin; being too aggressive with stripping ingredients (such as alcohols, sulphates, and fragrances) can stimulate your sebaceous glands to produce even more oil.

 

If you’re ready to get a better handle on oily skin, we’ve put together 2 professional routines using all-BSE products to get you started with your treatment. Here are some options we’d recommend for an oily skin profile:

 

VIVIER 5-STEP ROUTINE (AM + PM)

 

  • Step 1: Cleanse

 

Product: Vivier Foaming Cleanser or Hexam Cleanser

How to Use: Apply a small amount to damp skin, massage gently in circular motions, and then rinse off with warm water.

 

  • Step 2: Tone

 

Product: Vivier Refreshing Toner

How to Use: After cleansing, soak a cotton pad with the toner and gently swipe it across your face, avoiding the eye area.

 

  • Step 3: Treat

 

Product: Vivier Serum 10 or Acne Treatment Lotion

How to Use: Apply a small amount of the serum to your face, focusing on problem areas. Gently tap the serum into your skin for better absorption.

 

  • Step 4: Moisturize

 

Product: Vivier Lexxel Moisturizer or Redness Solution Complex (if you have lots of redness)

How to Use: Take a pea-sized amount of moisturizer and spread it evenly across your face and neck.

 

  • Step 5: Protect* 

 

Product: Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 45

How to Use: Apply a generous amount to your face and neck 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours or immediately after swimming, sweating, or towel-drying. 

(*Note: no SPF in the evening). 

 

JAN MARINI SKINCARE 5-STEP ROUTINE

 

  • Step 1: Cleanse

 

Product: Bioglycolic® Cleansing Gel (option: Oily Skin version)

How to Use: Apply a small amount to damp skin. Massage gently in circular motions before rinsing off thoroughly with lukewarm water. Avoid eyes.

 

  • Step 2: Tone 

 

Product: C-ESTA® Face Serum (option: Oily Skin version)

How to Use: Apply a small amount to your face and neck. Gently massage it into your skin, avoiding the eye area.

 

  • Step 3: Treat

 

Product: Bioclear® Face Lotion

How to Use: Apply a small amount to problem areas or the entire face as needed. Tap the product gently into the skin for better absorption.

 

  • Step 4: Moisturize

 

Product: Jan Marini Transformation Face Cream or Age Intervention® Peptide Extreme

How to Use: Apply a pea-sized amount of the moisturizer to your face and neck, massaging it in with upward strokes.

 

  • Step 5: Protect* 

 

Product: Jan Marini Mineral Physical Protectant SPF 30 (option: Tinted SPF 45)

How to Use: Apply a generous amount to your face and neck for at least 15 minutes before going out in the sun. Reapply every 2 hours or immediately after swimming, sweating, or towel-drying.

(*Note: no SPF in the evening). 

 

Until next time,

 

The BSE Team

 

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