If your skin can sometimes look shiny, has visible pores, and is prone to the odd breakout, it’s likely you have an oily or oily/normal skin type.
What is sebum?
The oily substance often found on the surface of the skin is known as sebum. Sebum helps to lubricate skin and hair to protect them from drying out.
How to manage oiliness
Use a gentle soap-free cleanser to cleanse your skin, morning and night.
Avoid using face products with high oil content.
Avoid makeup that may clog pores, leading to breakouts.
Avoid over-cleansing, as oil production is your skin's natural anti-aging mechanism.
Apply Ultra Purifying Mask 2-4 times per month to the skin to absorb excess sebum production and cleanse pores.
Use a lightweight moisturizer that helps to maintain the skin's healthy lipid layer.
Use mattifying skincare products during the day to absorb excess sebum.
Ultraceuticals product spotlight
At Ultraceuticals, we have a range of products that are designed to complement an oilier skin type while still providing hydration. Your skin needs a certain amount of oil to keep it at it’s healthiest, so a product doesn’t need to be oil-free in order to be suitable for oily skins.
Our Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser is an innovative gentle formula that contains no Sodium Laureth Sulfate or Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLES) surfactants and is designed to gently cleanse and remove impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. Pair with the Ultra Hydrating Lotion, a lightweight fast-absorbing moisturizer that leaves a shine-free finish, for an ideal oily/normal skin cleanse & moisturize routine.
Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA's) and Beta-hydroxy acids (BHA's) found in our Ultra Even Skintone Smoothing Range help to absorb excess sebum, and to unclog pores.
Add SPF protection during the day with our Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30 Mattifying, which contains 5% Silica, to help excessive shine.
Ultra Purifying Mask can be used 2-4 times per month as part of your skincare routine for oily skin. The Ultra Purifying Mask is an innovative formula that contains kaolin and bentonite to absorb excess sebum, while powerful exfoliators, salicylic acid, and mandelic acid, work to effectively unclog and purify pores.
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