Building An Effective Skincare Routine For Oily Skin

Building An Effective Skincare Routine For Oily Skin

  • By Srishty Singh

The onset of summer demands us to take a long, hard look at our skincare. That’s right! Without the season-appropriate changes to your AM/PM routine – the heat and humidity can take a toll on your skin. But fret not, we are here to help! We at Foxtale are bringing you a series of unerring skincare routines for different skin types. Scroll ahead to glide through the glorious summer with no stress!

 In this blog, we help you build a simple yet effective skincare for oily skin. For those unaware – oily skin tends to expel more sebum during summer, further leading to an excessive accumulation of dead cells, debris, and pollutants atop. This unwarranted buildup can clog pores leading to pesky blackheads, whiteheads, and acne outbreaks.

To steer clear of these issues, scroll ahead for the Foxtale-approved summer skincare routine for  oily skin. But we get to this step-by-step routine, let’s take a look at the challenges of the oily skin type.

 What is the oily skin type?

Oily skin is characterized by overactive sebaceous glands. This leads to a never-ending shine on your face, especially the T-zone. Here are some other challenges of the oily skin type.

1. Excessive Build-up: Oily skin is prone to attracting more dust, grime, and pollution. It creates an unwanted layer of buildup atop that makes your skin appear dull. It also hampers the cellular regeneration process when you are counting sheep.

2. Massive And Clogged Pores: Since the pores on your skin spill excess sebum during the season, they often appear massive. Additionally, the build-up of dust and debris can plug these pores, making your complexion look patchy.

3. Whiteheads, Blackheads, and Breakouts: When clogged pores are further aggravated, they can lead to the formation of whiteheads, blackheads or acne.

P.S. Plugged pores often create a breeding ground for bacteria that may lead to inflamed or irritated skin.

What are the best ingredients for the oily skin type?

1.  Exfoliants: The best skin care products for oily skin contain actives like Salicylic, Glycolic, Lactic Acids and other AHAs and BHAS. These exfoliants effectively buff away dead, debris, and pollutants from your skin, ensuring a smooth even surface. 

2. Niacinamide: Niacinamide is popular in skincare as the holy grail of brightening. But the workhorse also extends a flurry of benefits for the oily skin type. Niacinamide regulates sebum production, shrinks the appearance of pores, and administers a more balanced microbiome.

3. Hyaluronic Acid: Contrary to popular belief, hydration is vital for oily skin. The lack of moisture content in the skin cues the sebaceous glands into overdrive mode, leading to more greasiness.

 The best skincare routine for oily skin 

Now that we are well-versed in the challenges of oily skin, let’s build a skincare to combat them. For your everyday morning and nighttime routine, we recommend a simple 4-step routine with only the best skin care products for oily skin.

1. Cleansing: Cleansing removes dust, grime, and gunk from the pores, ensuring a balanced microbiome.

Solution: For this step, we recommend Foxtale’s Acne Control Face Wash with Salicylic Acid. The oil-soluble active Salicylic Acid dissolves excess sebum and build-up from the skin, revealing a clear, bright surface. Salicylic acid also possesses anti-inflammatory properties, reducing redness, rashes, and irritation to the skin.

Reasons To Love Our Acne Control Face Wash

    •  Foxtale’s Acne Control Face Wash is gentle on the skin. It removes the dust and debris from the pores without making the skin uncomfortably dry or tight.
    • The innovative formula is also sulfate-free. For the unaware, sulfate in your skincare products can dehydrate the skin and marr its lipid barrier.
    • Additionally, Foxtale’s face wash also carries Niacinamide and Hyaluronic acid. This infallible duo of ingredients deeply hydrate and nourish the skin.

2. Treatment: An active-charged serum seeps into the deepest layers of the skin to address a specific skin concern. For oily-prone skin, we recommend a treatment that will regulate sebum production, prevent clogged pores, and reduce acne outbreaks.

Solution: Try our Niacinamide Serum and bid farewell to your skin woes. This formula blots oil and prevents clogged pores while upholding your skin’s lipid barrier.

Reasons To Love Our Niacinamide Serum

    • The serum grants a gorgeous matte finish to your skin while controlling oil for 8 hours straight.
    • It blurs pores and blemishes, serving as a primer for your full face of glam.
    • Olive Leaf Extracts in the formula shield your skin against aggressors, harmful UV radiations, and harsh weather conditions.

3. Moisturize: Moisturization can be a little challenging for the oily skin type. We recommend lightweight and hydrating formulas that help seal ample moisture content into your skin. Also ensure that your AM/PM cream doesn’t clog the pores.

Solution: Try Foxtale’s unique oil free moisturizer for face! The formula regulates sebum while deeply hydrating the skin for an oil-free radiance. Our Oil Free Moisturizer doesn't feel heavy or icky on application – not even in the slightest.

Reasons To Love Our Oil Free Moisturizer

    •  It carries Hyaluronic Acid, Red and Brown Algae Extracts that ensure long-lasting hydration for your skin.
    • Formulated with Niacinamide and Betaine, this oil-free moisturizer soothes and cools inflamed or irritated skin.
    • This oily skin moisturizer has a non-sticky feel and doesn’t clog pores.

4. SPF: Never budge on skin protection, even if your skin type is oily.  Look for a formulation that wards off UVA and UVB rays while curbing oil production on your skin.

Solution: Foxtale’s Matte Finish Sunscreen has been formulated for oily skin. It helps prevent tanning, reduces instances of radical damage and thwarts photoaging. The formulation boasts Niacinamide that helps blot excess sebum while ensuring a brightening effect your skin.

Reasons To Love Foxtale’s Matte Finish Sunscreen

    • True to its name, the innovative formula bestows a delectable matte finish to your skin.
    • Our Matte Finish Sunscreen is non-greasy and doesn’t leave a white cast on your skin.
    • With an SPF 70 formula, this sunscreen shields your skin against UVA and UVB rays.


1. What is the best sunscreen for oily skin?

Ans) Foxtale’s Matte Finish Sunscreen has been formulated for oily skin. It boasts Niacinamide that blots excess oil from the pores and brightens the skin. The formula also bestows your skin with a satiny matte finish.

2. Why do I need a moisturizer for oily skin?

Ans) The grease on your skin doesn’t compensate for the lack of moisture. A potent moisturizer for oily skin prevents TEWL and ensures its soft, supple appearance.

3. What is a good serum for oily skin?

Ans) If you wish to regulate your skin’s sebum production and tighten the pores, try Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum. On the other hand - if you want to remove the build-up of dirt, debris and sebum on the skin, try the AHA BHA Exfoliating Serum.

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