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How to deal with a post-party oily complexion

How to deal with a post-party oily complexion
Team LF
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Over indulging over the festive period can often take a toll on our skin. In addition to consuming more alcohol than usual, our diet often becomes inbalanced with a higher fat content which can lead our skin to produce excess sebum and oils.

Oily skin, whether naturally occurring or diet induced, can be managed with a purifying skincare routine. With the right products, oils can be reduced and balanced without drying out or stripping the skin too aggressively.

An oily skincare routine

  • 1.Deep-cleanse and purify the skin

    Deep-cleanse and purify the skin
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    Cleansing is a vital first step in any skincare routine but is particularly important when trying to combat oil on the skin. The La Roche-Posay Effaclar Cleansing Gel is a gentle yet effective cleanser designed especially for oily skin. By purifying and deeply cleansing, the Cleansing Gel leaves your skin feeling fresh and revived. Unlike many cleansers for oily skin, the Effaclar Cleansing Gel does not strip the complexion of essential moisture and instead gently lifts and removes only dirt and impurities.
  • 2.Use a detoxifying mask

    Use a detoxifying mask
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    Red your skin of oils and impurities with the Omorovizca Deep Cleansing Mask. Rich in calcium and magnesium, the Cleansing Mask works to remove dirt and impurities whilst brightening and revitalising your skin. Simply apply a generous layer onto your skin, leave for 15 to 20 minutes and wash off for a refreshed, bright complexion.
  • 3.Exfoliate and buff

    Exfoliate and buff
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    Chemical exfoliators such as the Zelens PHA+ Bio-Peel Resurfacing Facial Pads are the perfect way to balance out and resurafce the texture of your skin for a smooth complexion. Packed with skin transforming AHAs and BHAs, the Resurfacing Facial Pads renew your complexion. BHAs (Beta Hydroxy Acids) are particularly wonderful for oily skin as they can penetrate through oil material that may have been missed by cleansing. By destroying oils and deeply cleansing pores, the BHA leaves skin clearer and more even. Simply wipe the Resurfacing Facial Pads over your skin to reveal a glowing, youthful complexion.  
  • 4.Treat any areas of concern

    Treat any areas of concern
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    To help keep oil away, apply the La Roche-Posay Serozinc facial toner to purify and balance your skin. The toner is particularly wonderful for oily skin that is prone to blemishes. Infused with Zinc Sulphate, this cult beauty product helps to reduce grease and mattify the skin, allowing you to achieve a more balanced complexion. Serozinc also contains Thermal Spring Water to soothe the skin, leaving your complexion revitalised and refreshed.
  • 5.Moisturise to keep the skin healthy

    Moisturise to keep the skin healthy
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    Moisturising is just as important for oily, congested skin as it is for dry and dehydrated complexions. Choosing the right moisturiser can help to balance the oils in your skin whilst also delivering much needed moisture. The Pai Perfect Balance: Geranium & Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream is perfect for those with oily skin who still want to nourish their complexion. This unique formula contains mild anti-bacterial properties and natural ingredients which work to prevent breakouts and rebalance the skin. Simply apply the Rebalancing Day Cream as the final step in your skincare routine and leave your skin with a naturally radiant, matte finish.

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