Have you ever wondered why your skin gets greasy and shiny? Usually, the skin gets oily because sebaceous glands all over your face produce oily substances to protect and hydrate the skin. However, we know that many of you suffer from excessive sebum production—a condition simply known as oily skin. People with oily skin are often stressed out because the oily skin ruins the makeup or causes skin irritation. A solid skincare routine with using a gentle face wash, applying moisturizers, and wearing sunscreens will help you maintain the skin’s oil and moisture balance. Here are some suggested Beauty of Joseon products to help control oily skin.
As mentioned above, using a gentle face cleanser is the key to a successful skincare routine for oily skin. Proper cleansing habit can reduce sebum secretion on your skin, and we recommend our Green Plum Refreshing Cleanser as an everyday face cleanser to help with this. This cleanser is a slightly acidic foam cleanser with natural Hanbang ingredients including plum water and mung bean seed extract. The gel-like watery texture creates a light yet dense foam to lift away the waste on your skin.
For oily skin, using a toner that removes excessive dead skin cells helps prevent dull skin. Salicylic acid, also known as BHA, is an effective ingredient that cleans residues and sebum inside the pores and clears up whiteheads and blackheads. Glycolic acid, commonly known as AHA, is another great exfoliant for oily skin because it removes residues on your skin’s surface as well as provides hydration due to its water-binding agent properties. Green Plum Refreshing Toner contains both AHA and BHA to wipe away residual waste and smooth out the skin texture. It is a lightweight toner that can be used both day and night and works gently even on sensitive skin!
Choosing a non-greasy sunscreen for oily skin can be challenging. Fear not Beauties, we have a matte and stick-type sunscreen that’s perfect for those who want a powdery finish that won’t leave a white cast on your skin. Developed with cosmetic chemist Ramón (IG: @glowbyramon), this sun stick is formulated with mugwort and green tea extracts along with porous sebum-control silica powder, which results in a smooth skin texture while preserving hydration. This sun stick is also hygienic and free from bacteria growth since it is a lipid-based sun stick that does not contain water.
To sum up, maintaining water and oil balance and protecting against sunlight are two key factors to help you control oily skin. Here is the ideal morning and night routine for those whose main skin concern is oiliness.
#1 Cleanser | Green Plum Refreshing Cleanser
#2 Toner | Green Plum Refreshing Toner : AHA + BHA
#3 Moisturizer | Red Bean Water Gel (You can omit the second moisturizer if you think Calming Serum is just enough hydration.)
#4 UV protection | Matte Sun Stick : Mugwort + Camelia SPF 50 PA++++
#1 Cleanser | Ginseng Cleansing Oil (Cleansing away sunscreen at night is crucial to keeping healthy and unclogged pores. However, you can substitute this cleanser with another first cleansing product if you feel that oil cleansing is too heavy for your skin.)
#2 Cleanser | Green Plum Refreshing Cleanser
#3 Moisturizer | Any BOJ serum that will help your skincare concern! We have 5 types of serums that target various skin concerns.
#4 Moisturizer | Red Bean Water Gel
Remember that these suggested products are guidelines, and skincare is all about exploring and discovering various routines that fit your unique skin. You can skip a product or add a few more products based on your judgment, but these lists offer a great place to start if you are new to skincare. We hope you can bring about the natural beauty of your face with Beauty of Joseon’s modern Hanbang products, and we are super excited to hear your opinions and feedback after you use our recommended routines for oily skin!