Do’s and Don’ts for Oily Skin

Oct 17 , 2022

Once you have figured out what your skin type is, it is then time to put together a skincare routine that will benefit your skin. Oily skin is a common skin type but is often misunderstood. Using products that aren’t suitable for your skin type can damage your skin and lead to scarring, breakouts and a whole lot of unwanted issues. In this blog, we will be discussing 5 Do’s and Don’ts for oily skin.

Read on if you’d like to know how to properly care for your skin.



  1. You should use moisturiser: When you don’t use a moisturiser, your skin produces more sebum on its own to compensate. This will lead to frequent breakouts, so hydrating your skin daily is important.
  2. You should be using non-comedogenic products: You do not want to use products that clog your pores when you have oily skin. Make up is often the main reason why our pores are clogged so selecting the correct makeup products is just as important as selecting the correct skincare products.
  3. You should follow a skincare routine: In order to achieve the skin you dream of, you cannot just ignore your skincare problems. It is important to follow a skincare routine, and although results may not be instant, dedication to a skincare routine can minimise your skincare problems over time.
  4. You should incorporate gentle peels into your skincare routine: Harsh exfoliation is not the answer when it comes to oily skin. Gentle peels are key as they target problem areas and leave the rest of your skin alone.
  5. You need to reduce your stress: Stress causes many issues for us and bad skin is one of them. It is important to keep your stress levels as low as possible, and this can be done by setting aside time for relaxing activities.




  1. Do not touch your face unnecessarily: You should try your best to not pick at your skin, as it spreads bacteria around your face. The dirt on your fingers is another reason why you should not be touching your face often.
  2. Do not over-cleanse: cleansing continuously may seem like the answer but it can actually cause your skin to become dry, itchy and prone to breakouts. Cleansing is a good idea for oily skin, but you should have a cleansing routine and it should not be done too often.
  3. Do not try many different skincare products: when you introduce too many products to your skin, you do not know which are helping and which are harming your skin. Your skincare routine should be kept simple, and you should trust the recommendations of professionals.
  4. Do not sleep on the same pillow case for a long amount of time: it is important to sleep on a clean pillow case as a lot of oil and dirt resides on our pillow cases. If your pillow case isn’t clean, it can cause terrible breakouts so washing your pillow case often is essential.
  5. Do not overdo it with foods that make your skin oilier: certain foods or food groups contribute to oily skin. You need to limit the amount of fried food that you consume because it can cause acne. Salty foods cause also cause skin complications as too much salt can make your skin dehydrated and skin fights dehydration by overproducing oil.


Skincare is not simple and what works for one person, may not work for another. If you’d like to speak to a professional, our VHI consultants are here to assist.

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