Complete Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

Complete Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

Oily skin is characterized as "shiny" and is the result of the overproduction of sebum, the skin's natural oil. Sebum is produced by the sebaceous glands, which are located within the skin's follicles. While sebum is necessary to keep the skin moisturized and protected, excessive production can lead to oily skin.

There are several factors that can contribute to oily skin, including genetics, hormonal changes (such as during puberty or menstruation), stress, and environmental factors. People with oily skin often experience a shiny or greasy appearance, enlarged pores, and may be prone to acne and breakouts.
Additionally, certain hormonal imbalances, such as elevated androgen levels, can stimulate sebum production.

Managing oily skin with a consistent skincare routine will give you a glowing, radiant complexion.

Skincare Routine for Oily Skin


Cleansers play a crucial role in your skincare routine as they wash away dirt, oil, makeup, and other impurities that accumulate on the skin throughout the day. They effectively cleanse the surface of the skin, leaving it clean and refreshed.

Deep Cleansing: Some cleansers are designed to provide a deeper cleanse by reaching into the pores to remove excess sebum, dead skin cells, and debris. This helps prevent clogged pores, blackheads, and breakouts, promoting clearer skin.

Skin Hydration: Some cleansers are formulated with hydrating ingredients like glycerin, hyaluronic acid, or ceramides. These ingredients help to moisturize the skin and prevent it from feeling dry or tight after cleansing, maintaining a healthy moisture balance.

Preparation for Other Skincare Products: By thoroughly cleansing the skin, a cleanser prepares the skin for better absorption of other skincare products. When the skin is clean and free from impurities; serums, moisturizers, and other products absorb more completely and hydrate the skin.

Improved Skin Texture: Regular use of a cleanser can help improve the texture of your skin. By removing dead skin cells and promoting cell rejuvenation, cleansers can contribute to a smoother and more even complexion.

Refreshing and Revitalizing: The act of cleansing provides a refreshing and revitalizing experience. The feeling of a clean, fresh face helps invigorate the senses and promote a sense of well-being.

Skin Health Maintenance: Cleansing is an essential part of maintaining your overall skin health. It helps to keep the skin clean, clear, and balanced, reducing the risk of skin problems and promoting a healthy complexion.

Use a gentle cleanser specifically formulated for oily skin to remove excess oil, dirt, and impurities without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. Try our Tranquility Facial Cleanser with Echinacea Leaf Extract and Grapefruit Essential Oil for your morning and night skincare routine.

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Wet your hands, face and decolleté. Gently massage the foaming cleanser into your skin in a gentle sweeping motion. Rinse with warm water to remove.


Exfoliation offers several benefits for the skin. By removing dead skin cells and promoting rejuvenation, exfoliation can:

Improve skin texture: Regular exfoliation helps to smoothen your skin's surface, leaving it softer, smoother and gives it a more even texture. 

Enhance radiance: By eliminating the buildup of dead skin cells, exfoliation reveals fresher, brighter skin, giving your complexion a healthy glow.

Unclog pores: Exfoliation helps to clear out debris, excess oil, and impurities that can clog pores and lead to acne breakouts.

Prevent acne and blemishes: By keeping the pores clean and unclogged, exfoliation can reduce the occurrence of acne and other skin blemishes.

Aid in skincare product absorption: Exfoliating allows skincare products, such as moisturizers and serums, to penetrate deeper into the skin and be more effective.

Promote collagen production: Regular exfoliation can stimulate collagen synthesis, which helps to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

It is recommended to exfoliate 1 to 2 times a week. Try our Tranquility Facial Exfoliant with Seaweed Extracts and Sea buckthorn Extract.

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Apply a small amount of exfoliant after cleansing, avoiding your eye and lip area. Lightly massage in a circular motion. Be sure not to over stimulate the skin. Rinse thoroughly and follow with appropriate mask, toner, serum, moisturizer and eye cream.


Facial masks offer a range of benefits for the skin. They deep clean the pores, as well as hydrate and nourish the skin as they exfoliate. They are a popular addition to any skincare routine. A quality facial mask offers:

Deep cleansing: Facial masks can deeply cleanse your skin by drawing out impurities, excess oil, and dirt from the pores. This can help unclog pores, reduce blackheads, whiteheads, and prevent acne breakouts.

Hydration and nourishment: Many facial masks are formulated with moisturizing ingredients that can provide intense hydration to the skin. They help replenish moisture and restore the skin's natural barrier, leaving it soft, supple, and moisturized.

Skin brightening: Facial masks contain ingredients that can help brighten the complexion and improve overall skin tone.

Exfoliation and dead skin cell removal: Facial masks have exfoliating properties that help remove dead skin cells, promoting smoother and more radiant skin. They can improve skin texture and allow better absorption of other skincare products.

Boosting overall skincare routine: Incorporating facial masks into your skincare routine can enhance the effectiveness of other products you use. By prepping the skin and allowing better absorption, masks can maximize the benefits of serums, moisturizers, and other skincare treatments. Try our Tranquility Facial Mask with Black Currant Seed Oil and Willow Bark Extract and experience the spa-like luxurious, hydration.

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After cleansing, apply an even layer over the face and neck. Relax for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse well with warm water and facial sponge or shammy. Follow with toner, serum, moisturizer, eye cream and sunscreen. Use 1 or 2 times a week.


Toners offer several benefits when included in a skincare routine. They help protect your skin from the daily elements by balancing your pH levels, they help with hydration and enhance the effectiveness of moisturizers and serums, and:

Balances the skin's pH levels: Toners help restore the skin's natural pH balance, which can be disrupted by harsh cleansers or environmental factors. Maintaining a balanced pH level helps build the skin's "acid mantle," a protective barrier of a slightly-acidic film on the skin's surface that helps keep the skin hydrated and protects it from damaging external factors like infectious bacteria irritants and stressors. 

Deep cleans and removes impurities: Toners can further cleanse the skin by removing any residual dirt, oil, or impurities that may have been missed during the cleansing step. They help unclog pores, minimize their appearance, and prevent breakouts.

Hydrates and moisturizes: Many toners contain humectant ingredients like glycerin, hyaluronic acid, or aloe vera, which help attract and retain moisture in the skin. This provides an additional layer of hydration, leaving the skin plump, supple, and refreshed.

Enhances absorption of subsequent products: By prepping the skin, toners can enhance the absorption and effectiveness of other skincare products applied afterwards, such as serums and moisturizers. The toner's lightweight consistency allows for better penetration of active ingredients into the skin.

Calms and sooths the skin: Toners can help calm irritated or sensitive skin. They provide a gentle and refreshing sensation, reducing redness and inflammation.

Refines and tightens pores: Certain toners contain astringent properties that help tighten the skin and minimize the appearance of pores, resulting in smoother looking skin.

Refreshes and revitalizes the skin: Using a toner can give an overall refreshing feeling to the skin. It can help remove excess oil, giving a mattifying effect and reducing shine, particularly for individuals with oily skin. Try our Tranquility Facial Toner with Matricaria Recutita Extract and BlueberrySeed Oil and discover a new level of refreshing hydration.

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Apply toner to the face and neck with a misting bottle, a cotton pad or by patting it gently into the skin with clean hands. Let it absorb into the skin.


Facial serums offer several benefits for the skin, because they are concentrated and formulated to be very powerful. Some key advantages of using facial serums are:

High concentration of active ingredients: Serums are typically formulated with a high concentration of active ingredients such as antioxidants, vitamins, peptides, hyaluronic acid, or botanical extracts. This concentrated formulation allows for targeted treatment of specific skin concerns.

Deep hydration: Many serums contain hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, which can penetrate deeply into the skin to provide intense hydration. They help plump the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and improve overall skin texture.

Anti-aging properties: Serums often target signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of elasticity. They may contain peptides, retinol, or other anti-aging ingredients that help stimulate collagen production, promote skin firmness, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Skin repair and renewal: Serums focus on repairing and rejuvenating the skin. They may contain ingredients like ceramides, growth factors, or niacinamide, which help strengthen the skin's barrier, promote cell turnover, and support overall skin health. Try our Tranquility Facial Serum with Vitamins E, A & C and Pumpkin Seed Oil.

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Apply a drop of serum to your forehead, chin and cheeks. Massage gently for best results then follow with moisturizer.


Moisturizers play a vital role in a skincare routine and reduce the chance of developing a more oily skin complexion, which can lead to skin conditions like acne. Moisturizers also provide:

Hydration: The primary function of a moisturizer is to provide hydration to the skin. It helps replenish and retain moisture, preventing dryness and dehydration. Proper hydration is essential for maintaining a healthy skin barrier and preventing issues like flakiness, tightness, or rough texture.

Nourishment and replenishment: Moisturizers often contain beneficial ingredients such as vitamins, antioxidants, peptides, or plant extracts. These ingredients provide nourishment to the skin, helping to replenish and revitalize it. They can support the skin's natural functions and promote a more radiant and youthful appearance.

Skin barrier protection: A moisturizer acts as a protective barrier on the skin's surface, sealing in moisture and preventing water loss. It helps strengthen the skin's natural barrier, which is crucial for maintaining optimal skin health and defending against environmental stressors.

Soothing and calming properties: Moisturizers can have soothing and calming effects on the skin. They can help alleviate redness, irritation, or sensitivity, making them particularly beneficial for individuals with sensitive or reactive skin.

Improved skin texture: Regular use of a moisturizer can help improve the overall texture of the skin. It can make the skin feel softer, smoother, and more supple. Fine lines and wrinkles may also appear less prominent as the skin becomes adequately hydrated.

Makeup application: Applying moisturizer before makeup can create a smooth canvas for foundation and other cosmetics. It can help makeup go on more evenly and adhere better to the skin, resulting in a more flawless and long-lasting finish. Try our Tranquility Facial Moisturizing Gel with Bilberry and Spinach Leaf Extract.

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Apply a small amount of moisturizer to the face and neck. Massage gently and allow 2 to 4 minutes for complete absorption.

Eye Cream

Eye creams are specifically formulated to address the delicate skin around the eyes. They offer several benefits and can be a valuable addition to a skincare routine. Some key advantages of using an eye cream are:

Hydration and Moisturization: The skin around the eyes is thinner and more delicate compared to the rest of the face, making it prone to dryness and dehydration. Eye creams provide targeted hydration to this delicate area, helping to keep the skin moisturized and preventing the appearance of dryness and fine lines.

Minimizing the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Eye creams often contain ingredients like retinol, peptides, or hyaluronic acid, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These ingredients can help plump the skin, smooth out wrinkles, and improve the overall texture and firmness of the under-eye area.

Protection from Environmental Damage: The skin around the eyes is often more susceptible to damage caused by environmental factors, such as UV rays and pollution.

Prevention of Milia: Milia are small, white bumps that can appear around the eye area. Eye creams formulated specifically for this delicate area are typically lighter in texture and less likely to clog pores, reducing the risk of developing milia. Try our Floral Eye Cream + with Mango Oil and Apricot Oil or our Floral Eye Cream with Argan Extract and Butchers Broom Extract.

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Pat gently around the contour of your eye area with your ring finger from the outer to inner corner of your eye. Allow several minutes for full absorption if applying makeup. Apply morning and night daily.

Final Note About Oily Skin

Oily skin can be managed with a daily skincare routine designed for this type of skin. Following the steps mentioned above and using the recommended products, will help to reduce the shininess and promote healthy, supple skin that gives you a radiant complexion every day.

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