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Your Summer Skincare Routine For Oily Skin

  • By Srishty Singh

Clear blue skies, delicious frozen treats, and relaxing vacays – summer is upon us in all its glory. But alas, the season does come with its downside. The sizzling temperatures and humidity can wreak havoc on your skin, even more so if it's oily. Scroll ahead to learn more.

For those unaware – the sebaceous glands produce more sebum during the summer season, leading to an uncomfortable, sticky feel on your skin. Moreover, this never-ending oil slick on your skin attracts more dust and pollutants, causing whiteheads, blackheads and acne.

To keep such concerns at bay, we are bringing you the ultimate skincare routine for oily skin. This simple yet effective ritual (twice a day) will help you bask in the summer sun without any stress. So, keep reading.

Your Daily Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

We know that skincare is not a one size fits all formula! Which is why we recommend the following routine with the best skincare products for oily skin.

1. Cleanse! But Don’t Go Overboard

If you are an oily skin gal, you are no stranger to the unwarranted shine on the face (especially the T-zone). This greasiness only escalates during the summer, leading to other concerns like acne and pimples. To steer clear of the above problems, look for a gentle yet effective cleanser with Salicylic Acid. The oil-soluble active removes excess sebum and impurities from the face, ensuring a balanced microbiome. However, don’t go overboard with the cleansing.

That’s right. Overwashing your face is a legitimate concern that can strip your skin of essential oils. Washing your skin repeatedly is often counterproductive for your oily skin.

Foxtale Recommend: Acne Control Face Wash with Salicylic Acid 

Reasons To Love: Foxtale’s Acne Control Face Wash with Salicylic Acid washes away dirt, sebum and impurities without making your skin exceptionally dry. The formula contains Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid that ensure long-lasting hydration for the skin.

2. Treat! 

Zero in on your secondary concerns to pick the best serum for your skin. If you want to tackle concerns like unregulated sebum production, massive pores, and inflammation – opt for our Niacinamide Serum. If you wish to fight acne spots or blemishes, try the Vitamin C Serum.

Foxtale Recommends: Niacinamide Serum

Reasons to Love: Our Niacinamide Serum blots excess oil from the skin while granting it a gorgeous matte finish. It creates a smooth, balanced canvas for your makeup application by blurring blemishes and creases.

Foxtale Recommends: Vitamin C Serum 

Reasons To Love: The emollient-rich formula shields the skin from UV rays, pollutants and other environmental aggressors.

3. Moisturize Without Fail

The sticky icky feeling on your skin in summer can influence you to skimp on moisturizer. But here’s how it can prove counterproductive to your efforts for a balanced microbiome. Once the sebaceous glands read the absence of moisture in your skin, they go into overdrive mode. This little misstep to overcompensate can result in even greasier, stickier skin.

To overcome this problem, use a lightweight, gel-based formula that doesn’t clog your pores.

Foxtale Recommends: Oil Free Moisturizer 

Reasons To Love: Our Oil-free gel-based formula leverages Marine Synthesis Technology to hydrate the skin. It also strengthens the acid mantle with time and alleviates episodes of inflammation or irritation. 

4. SPF Pitfalls 

Just like the moisturizer, if an SPF formula is missing from your summer skincare – it's time to make a few changes. For all our skincare beginners – whether you are braving the sun (outdoors) or staying in the comfort of your home, SPF or sunscreen is essential.

Foxtale Recommends: Mattifying Sunscreen 

Reasons To Love: If you are tired of sun protection adding to your skin’s greasiness, opt for Foxtale’s Mattifying Formula. It is infused with Niacinamide that curbs sebum production, ensuring a delightful matte finish to the skin. 

Foxtale Recommends: Tinted Sunscreen 

Fear that your sunscreen will run with sweat? Get your mitts on Foxtale’s Tinted Sunscreen. Formulated for oily/combination skin, this SPF cloaks pores and blemishes for a flawless complexion. Furthermore, it gives your skin sheer coverage – perfect for a no-makeup makeup look.

Weekly Rituals For Oily Or Acne Prone Skin

Other than your daily morning/nighttime skincare, follow these weekly rituals to care for oily skin.

1. AHA BHA Exfoliating Serum: Exfoliating Serums shed dead cells, sebum, and debris, ensuring healthy regeneration of skin cells. This is why we recommend adding Foxtale’s innovative formula to your weekly skincare rotation. Use it thrice a week at night and wake up to the skin of your dreams.

Reasons To Love: The serum carries humectant Hyaluronic Acid that binds moisture to your skin. Furthemore, Niacinamide in the blend upholds the lipid barrier by boosting the production of ceramides and collagen.

2. Weekly Masking Ritual: Excessive oiliness can make your skin blotchy or uneven. To steer clear of the problem, we recommend a weekly masking ritual for your face. Our Purify & Glow Cleanser + Mask boasts French Pink Clay and Kaolin Clay that detoxify pores while boosting skin hydration.

Reasons To Love: Who doesn’t love a good multi-tasking product? You can use this Purify & Glow Mask as a cleanser too. Use a pea-sized amount of the formulation and scrub your face for about 60 seconds. Rinse off with lukewarm or cold water and see the results for yourself.

 Other Tips And Tricks To Care For Oily Skin

Maintaining oily skin in summer can be a little tricky. But the following tips will help you skate through summer without worries.

1. Use Blotting Paper: Use blotting paper to soak up the excess sebum from your skin. Avoid using fabrics that can be abrasive to the skin.

2. Use Gentle Formulas: Contrary to popular belief, using a strong cleanser doesn’t bode well for oily skin – it may often lead to irritation or inflammation.

3. Steer Clear Of Oil-Based or Alcohol-Based Formulas: As discussed above, an Oil-Based or Alcohol-Based formula can irritate the oily skin type.


1. Is Niacinamide good for oily skin?

Ans. Yes. Niacinamide controls sebum products, prevents clogged pores and alleviates inflammation – the perfect pick for folks with oily skin.

2. What is the best routine for oily skin?

Stick to a simple 4-step routine to care for your oily skin

1. Cleanse with Acne Control Cleanser with Salicylic Acid

2. Treat with Niacinamide Serum or AHA BHA Exfoliating Serum

3. Moisturize with Oil-Free Moisturizer

4. Sun Protection with Foxtale’s Tinted Sunscreen

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