At Home Skin Care Regime for Oily Skin Types

As part of our At Home Skin Care Regimes series, I have listed below some products that are suitable for Oily Skin Types. You don’t have to use all of the products from the list but the minimum required would be a Cleanser and a Moisturiser.

1. Cleanser
A great cleanser to use for oily skin is the Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser because it contains a unique clay formula made up of kaolin and green clays designed to absorb excess oils. It also contains extracts of sambucus, ivy and lemon to purify and refine the skins texture. Cucumber and sage will also help to calm, soothe and heal any irritation while menthol will help to boost and revitalize the skin.

Dermal Clay Cleanser has a lovely thick and creamy consistency and when you use the product it is a good idea to wet your hands first. Pour a small amount, about the size of a 10 pence piece, into the palm of one hand and massage between both hands to warm the product, then apply to the face with small circular movements concentrating on the more oilier areas. Do this for about a minute then thoroughly rinse of with warm water.

You can also use Dermal Clay Cleanser as a masque once or twice a week by applying to the whole face and neck or just to your most oily areas, avoiding the eyes, then leave on for 5-10 minutes before removing with warm water.

Use each morning and evening.

Available Sizes:
Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser (500ml)Our Average Customer Rating
Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser (250ml)
Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser (50ml)Our Average Customer Rating

2. Exfoliant
The most beneficial exfoliant for a oily skin is the Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub. This contains finely granulated corn cob meal to gently polish the surface of the skin. We call this type of exfoliant a mechanical exfoliant because of its granular texture. This product will remove any surface dead skin cells and impurities to allow any product applied afterwards to be absorbed more effectively. The skin will also be left with a bright and healthy glow, feeling smoother and more supple.

Apply about a 10 pence piece amount into the palm of one hand then add enough water to make a fairly runny consistency. Massage over the whole face and neck for approximately 1-2 minutes, taking care around the eyes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Use no more than twice a week as you can over stimulate the skin which can cause more oil production.

Use once or twice a week

Available Sizes:
Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub (75ml)

3. Masque
Dermalogica Skin Refining Masque is most beneficial for oily skin. It contains kaolin and bentonite to absorb excess oil, and zinc oxide to remove impurities and refine the skins surface which will help to reduce breakouts. Soothing botanicals of mallow, arnica and cucumber will help to reduce any inflammation and purifying watercress, lemon and ivy revive dull skin.

It is more beneficial to exfoliate the skin prior to using Dermalogica Skin Refining Masque. Apply a smooth film over the entire face, or just on oily areas, avoiding the eyes, and leave for approximately 10 minutes or until the masque has set. Remove with warm water, rinsing thoroughly.

Use once or twice a week

Available Sizes:
Dermalogica Skin Refining Masque (75ml)Our Average Customer Rating

4. Toner
After cleansing spritz over the skin with Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner to refresh, rehydrate and protect your skin. 3-4 pumps should be enough to cover the whole face and neck.

Use each morning and evening after cleansing.

Available Sizes:
Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner (250ml)
Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner (50ml)

5. Moisturiser
Even though your skin is oily it is still very important to moisturise your skin, just ensure you use an oil free moisturiser. Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion is perfect for an oily skin type as it contains micro sponges to absorb and regulate oil production throughout the day, which will help to eliminate shine and give your skin a much welcome matte finish. This product contains one of Dermalogica’s most effective ingredients – salycilic acid – which will clear congested follicles, helping to prevent future breakouts. Lots of soothing, calming, anti-inflammatory ingredients have also been used which really help to ease any red, sore or inflamed areas.

Use each morning and evening after cleansing.

Available Sizes:
Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion (59ml)
5. Targeted treatment
One of our most recently introduced products is Dermalogica Clearing Mattifier. This product is great to target oilier areas as its main benefit is to control oil and shine. Dermalogica Clearing Mattifier contains a host of ingredients to purify and minimise sebaceous activity, while salycilic acid clears congested follicles to prevent future breakout activity. A unique extract of cinnamon bark helps to reduce the onset of comedones while other ingredients soothe the skin and reduce inflammation. Clearing Mattifier has a lovely texture which melts effortlessly into the skin and should be applied after cleansing and toning just to oily areas, followed by your prescribed moisturiser.

Use each morning after cleansing.

Available Sizes:
Dermalogica Clearing Mattifier (40ml)

Telephone and Live Chat Support

We pride ourselves on always being available for our customers and on the many methods we make available to contact us. For this reason we carry out maintenance on our Telephone, Live Chat and other communication systems to ensure that for the remainder of the time they work as required.

In line with this standard we will be carrying out maintenance beginning on Monday 24th August 2009 and ending on Monday 31st August 2009. During this time we will be unable to offer Telephone or Live Chat support, or take any orders over the phone. We are afraid that any voice mails that are left will not be dealt with until Tuesday 1st September 2009.

We are very sorry for this interruption to our Telephone and Live Chat service but we will still be able to offer email service during this time. Simply email if you require any assistance.

Please note that during this time our website will be working normally accepting, processing and dispatching orders as usual. There will be no interruption to this service.

Changing Your Skincare Regime

Since the launch of Dermalogica Chroma White range of products, many of our customers have emailed us for advice on whether they should stop using the products they currently use and switch to the new range, either because they have uneven skin tone or pigmentation problems.

Looking after your skin can be very expensive, and with the multitude of skincare brands and products out there, it can also be very confusing. We strongly believe that if you are happy with the skincare regime you currently have, and the products perform as you would expect them to, that you do not change. That’s not to say that as your skin changes that you shouldn’t change some of your skincare products. You may want to address new concerns as they arise but the general advice would be: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”.

Getting back to the Chroma White products, if you want to address the skin tone or pigmentation problem, then we would recommend that you incorporate one of the targeted treatments to help deal with the problem such as Dermalogica C-12 Concentrate (30ml) or Dermalogica Extreme C (8g). These products should be patch tested first, using a sample of the product, and then incorporated into your daily routine one at a time. You should not change anything else at this point and then monitor your skin accordingly. If you receive any adverse reactions, or the changes you experience are undesirable, then you should discontinue use of the new product. By only incorporating one new product at a time you are able to identify those products which are beneficial and the products which are not, enabling you to make informed decisions in the future.

Website Maintenance

Due to the problems we experienced last month with our website being slow and access to the secure site being, if not slow, then impossible, we have arranged some maintenance to our site to try to prevent the same problems occurring again.

The maintenance will take place on Thursday 20/08/2009 between 08:00 and 09:00 hours. We are not expecting any problems during this time but our site maybe unavailable for a short time.

If there are any changes to the plan or if we experience any difficulties we will post updates on this blog.

20/08/2009: 08:50 Update:
The maintenance is now complete and our systems are back to normal. We appreciate your patience in this matter.

Special Offer on Dermalogica Solar Defence Booster

Dermalogica Solar Defence Booster is a daily-use, broad spectrum sunblock that can be used on its own or mixed with your favourite Dermalogica Moisturiser or Dermalogica Treatment Foundation. It is specially formulated with the optimum blend of sunscreens to help protect against the UVA, UVB and Infra-red rays that can cause deeper damage to the dermal layers. Vitamins A, C and E, help further protect against premature ageing. Dermalogica Solar Defence Booster is suitable for skin with excess oil production and is part of the Dermalogica Solar Defence range.

RRP: £27.00
Our Usual Price: £21.40
Our Offer Price: £20.00
Offer Start Date: 19/08/2009
Offer End Date: 02/09/2009