What is the Best Skincare Routine for Oily Skin?

While oily skin may seem unmanageable, there are so many healthy practices that help tame and flourish your skin’s condition. As a team here at Rafa Natural, we believe setting a strong foundation for your skincare routine can make a world of a difference no matter what skin type you are. Although we offer a variety of healthy products, the two biggest routine steps we urge our customers to commit to is cleansing and toning. It makes such a difference in seeing the results we look for! Did you know our skin will naturally turn over once every 28 days? Because of this, cleansing and toning with the right all-natural ingredients can help restart your skin’s reparation and removal of even the deepest impurities.


So often, when we try to find a skincare routine that works for us, we become discouraged through the countless over-the-counter products that just don’t seem to suit our skin’s needs. But as a team, we’ve committed to helping our customers find their personal skincare routine because we believe great skin is an attainable goal––not an unrealistic one! Whether you find yourself completely acne-prone or are unsure of how to deal with oily skin, we believe your skin can find balance and heal through these practical regimen steps:


Step #1: Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse.

This is the first step and one of the most important steps to starting off your skincare routine. With organic ingredients such as activated charcoal, we recommend our all natural Clarifying Cleanser. Our cleanser contains tea extracts, vitamins and a strategic compilation of Essential Oils to remove dead skin cells and any trapped dirt from your face, while absorbing up to one-thousand times more oil than any over-the-counter product would. By including vegan-friendly ingredients, our cleanser will naturally disinfect your face from any accumulated impurities and help prep your skin to fully absorb the astringent/toner used in the next step.


Step #2: Apply an astringent to tone your skin.

Another product we wholeheartedly recommend for oily skin is also from our Clarifying line. Drum roll! It’s our willow bark-infused Clarifying Astringent! This powerful bottle is intentionally crafted with fruit acids and DMAE to naturally tighten your skin and help the cleansing of your pores. Now when people hear the term astringent, they become a bit hesitant to try anything with this label because it will typically indicate the presence of alcohol in the ingredients table. But we’ve replaced the common use of alcohol in all of our astringents with all-natural willow bark, witch hazel and salicylic acid. Every time water touches our skin, it messes with our PH levels and takes our skin out of balance. This astringent will help to bring us back into a cleansing balance and revive the skins cells to repair any acne-prone areas or facial damage.


Step #3: Grab a scrub for weekly exfoliation.

Soft scrubs are another helpful step in the skincare regimen! This practice is crucial to refreshing the skin, but we typically encourage for people to exfoliate one to two times a week. Oftentimes, we find people exfoliate every single day, which can lead to an overproduction of sebum and more damage than healing. Apply one thin layer of our our Australian Clay Scrub after cleansing and toning your skin. Lather up the Jojoba beads into your skin and then rinse! Our facial scrubs are diverse and, along with exfoliation, can be used for the occasional home spa treatment or as an overnight clay for reduction of blemishes. 


Step #4: Moisturize that lovely face!

After cleansing and stripping away the skin from impurities with your routine, it’s time to take a few drops of our Clarifying Créme Moisturizer to nourish and refresh your skin. This particular moisturizer is the heaviest one we have, however, it features a shea base. We’ve intentionally designed this combination to significantly calm any breakout inflammation. This moisturizer is malleable in nature. We’ve also included DMAE and hydrochloric acid to produce a naturally soft and soothing effect to the skin.


So often, people replace this important step with a serum––thinking it provides the exact same results. However, beware! Moisturizers and serums are two completely different things that work hand-in-hand to provide maximum results for your face. As your face is being stripped of its dirt and oils, moisturizer replenishes your face to its original dermal balance. In addition to providing wholesome balance and moisture, it gives you a protective layer that helps to keep out free ranging radicles. Meanwhile, serums are designed as preventive aging and anti aging solutions. They help to naturally put things back to our skin, such as DMAE and collagen––which is the sticky substance that keeps us lifted and toned.


Don’t let oily skin defeat you! With these four simple steps, you can bounce back from unmanageable skin with a positive routine that provides you discover the confidence in having healthy skin. All of our products are plant-based and created with you in mind. We want to empower our customers with all natural formulas that promote nourishment for all skin types. Oh, and please remember your skin is unique and deserves the pampering!


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