My name is Yesenia and I'm going to be going through my nighttime skincare routine for combating oily skin. In this post, I'm going to go over a few of my favorite Epicuren products to help keep my skin clear and my pores nice and clean. These products include the best toner, face wash, and moisturizer for oily skin that Epicuren offers. I've also recently added anti-aging products to help with the early signs of aging. I love that Epicuren is a customizable line because it literally has something for anything that my skin might be going through.
STEP 1 – THE BEST EYE MAKE UP REMOVER FOR OILY SKIN
I'm going to start my routine by using my favorite product I cannot live without, the Crystal Clear Eye Makeup Remover. It's super important to make sure that you're removing all of your makeup at night so your skin has a chance to breathe and take in all the nutrients that you're putting on. The product goes a long way, so you need only a small dime size amount.
If you have really stubborn mascara, you can just massage it a little longer to get everything off. Then I gently wipe away using a damp cloth.
Thoroughly removing makeup is especially important for those with oily skin because makeup residue can cause clogged pores, which results in irritation or acne. Acne is already an issue for people who have oily skin types, so it’s important to remove all makeup each night.
STEP 2 – THE BEST FACIAL CLEANSER FOR OILY SKIN
The next step of my oily skin routine is to cleanse my face with the Citrus Herbal Cleanser. This is a great everyday foaming cleanser that I like to use because it really helps clean my pores without drying my skin. This cleanser also goes a long way. I only use about two pumps onto the palm of my hands and I work into a nice foamy lather.
Apply to the face in circular motions. It works great for normal, combination, and oily skin types, but may be slightly too strong for dry skin. It's sulfate-free and contains lecithin and cucumber extract, which help dissolve any excess oil. I make sure to pay attention to the more oily areas like my T zone. When I'm done, I gently rinse and dry off with a washcloth. On my extra glam days, I double cleanse just to ensure that any leftover makeup is thoroughly removed.
The best facial wash for oily skin is one that thoroughly removes excess oil, dirt, and impurities without stripping too much moisture. A drying cleanser can actually cause an over-production of skin's natural oils to compensate, which is counter-productive for people who have acne-prone skin. Epicuren's best-selling Clarify Cleanser is powered with salicylic acid to be gentle on skin but tough on oil and debris.
STEP 3 – EXFOLIATION TO PREVENT BREAKOUTS
Next, I'm going to exfoliate my skin using the Pumpkin Apple Spice Peel. I use this peel about three times a week and it leaves my skin feeling super soft and glowy. You can apply this with a fan brush or even just use your fingertips.
I apply a thin layer over my entire face and neck and just let it sit for about five to seven minutes. You might feel a warm tingle, but that's okay, that means it's working. This peel is great for acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and refining the pores, because it really ensures there's absolutely no residual oil or dead skin cells on the skin before we move on. Now, I'm going to remove this gently with a damp towel then I'll be ready for my next step.
STEP 4 – THE BEST TONER FOR OILY SKIN
Now I'm going to tone my face with a few spritzes using the Refresh Aloe Cucumber Mist. Toners are important because they help balance your skin's pH, allowing your skin to absorb the nutrients in your boosters and your moisturizers and generally keep your skin healthy.
STEP 5 – PEPTIDES FOR ANTI-AGING
Now it's time for an anti-aging boost. I'm going to use the Pro-Collagen + Serum Amplifier. I apply a few pumps to my hand and gently massage the product onto my skin, paying closer attention to my unique areas of concern, which are around my eyes and smile lines.
The Pro-Collagen is a powerhouse blend of peptides that help plump up my fine lines and any wrinkles I might have. You can use this product all over or spot treat as a night anti-aging eye cream, for example. I like to add a little on my lips. For the ultimate moisturization and anti-aging benefits, you could add the Moisture Surge Hyaluronic Acid Gel to the end of your routine, to plump and protect your skin with proven products.
STEP 6 – THE BEST MOISTURIZER FOR OILY SKIN
For my final step, I'm going to be using my favorite moisturizer, the Acidophilus Facial Cream. I apply this all over my face and neck. It's super important to show your neck some love. That part of your skin also needs nourishment as much as your face.
This moisturizer is best for oily skin because it helps balance my excess oil while hydrating my skin. It contains probiotics to help kill bacteria, which helps me prevent any breakouts. It also contains silver, which is super healing and restores the skin. This moisturizer is ideal for oily, acne-prone, and sensitive skin types and it's also great for both morning and nighttime use.
In the morning, be sure to apply your sunscreen and SPF lip balm before heading out, as protection against harmful UV rays is the number one cause of the signs of aging like wrinkles and pigmentation. Epicuren's Sun Care collection contains awesome products like their anti-aging lip balm that contains tea tree oil and shea butter for silky smooth sun protection.
That completes my nighttime skincare routine. If you guys have any questions about any of the products that I used, please leave a comment below. And for an all-in-one solution to create your own routine for oily skin, check out Epicuren Discovery's Clarify Starter Kit, which gives you three amazing products at a discounted rate so you can start seeing for yourself what professional-grade results you can achieve.