If you have been looking for an effective oily skin care product for your skin, you have probably been disappointed when you went shopping. It is difficult to find a product that is both gentle and effective. Generally, the more effective a skin cleanser, the harsher it is on your skin.
Nice skin does start with clear skin, but this does not mean cleaning skin at the expense of drying it. Those without clean skin can suffer general dermatitis conditions. For example, they may have eczema or rosacea, especially if they also have sensitive skin.
You need to strike the right balance between clean and excessively clean. If the cleanser strips away essential oils, it will leave your skin dry.
It was not easy for me to find a cleanser that gently cleaned my skin, but eventually I found the best products after much reading on good ingredients.
Before I introduce you to what ingredients to look for, I’d like to quickly cover my skin cleansing regime.
My Skin Care Regime
For 29 days in a month, I use a daily cleanser. Then on one day of the month, I use a deep skin cleanser.
First, I wet my skin, put the cleanser on my fingertips, and then massage it into my face and neck for a minute.
Second, I wash it off with warm water and pat the skin dry.
And third, I apply an anti-aging cream.
Frankly, all you need is a few good products to create beautiful skin. And if you have oily skin, an effective oily skin care product should be on the top of your list.
My 7 Step Checklist
Here is a checklist of what I look for in a skin cleanser:
1. Is it in a texture that can be easily and comfortably applied? (My own preference is a foaming cleanser.)
2. Is it safe for sensitive skin?
3. Is it safe to use around my eyes?
4. Can I also use it to remove mascara and makeup?
5. Is it a product that will not dry out my skin?
6. Is it effective as an antibacterial agent to remove the infectious bacteria that causes acne?
7. Will it naturally brighten my skin?
Ingredients That Met My Checklist
1. Ingredients derived from kiwifruit. Kiwifruit provides powerful antioxidant properties, and antioxidants help defend skin cells from oxidative stress. It also helps restore the skin to its natural pH level of 5.5. While it is somewhat sticky to just rub kiwi fruit on your face, a product with kiwifruit extract or kiwi fruit skin extract will work very well.
2. Ingredients derived from honey. Honey has been used as a beauty treatment for centuries. It creates beautiful skin because it produces hydrogen peroxide, which will kill bacteria. Out of all the available forms of honey, Manuka honey works the best. It removes the infectious bacteria on the skin responsible for acne. It is not only a natural moisturizer, but it is rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins. In addition, it has antioxidant properties. Again, you need an extract of the honey, otherwise you will have to deal with a sticky mess every day.
3. Ingredients derived from apple juice. There are some essential amino acids in apple juice that make it work very well. The extract from apple juice is called Proteol APL. This is a natural surfactant.
While there are many oily skin care products available on the shelves, few meet my seven step selection process. Usually, I recommend using products obtained from New Zealand, as I’ve been told that Kiwifruit and Manuka honey are easily obtainable in that country.