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How to control oily and problematic skin?


  1. How to control oily and problematic skin?

  2. How can I reduce oily skin naturally?

  3. How do you fix oily combination skin?

  4. Why is my skin oily?

  5. What hormone causes oily skin

  6. Is vitamin C good for oily combination skin?

  7. What routine should I do for my oily skin?

How to control oily and problematic skin?

It can seem hard to control oily skin when you aren’t implementing the right skincare techniques/routine. When your skin is too oily it can also result in breakouts due to clogged pores. The key is to maintain the perfect balance of your skin's natural moisture production. Once your skin's balance is in harmony you will have a healthy complexion. 

How can I reduce oily skin naturally? How do you fix oily combination skin?

It is important to remember you can not get ‘rid’ of oily skin completely. Healthy skin has a natural oil production which provides hydration and protects the skin barrier. 

Why is my skin oily? What hormone causes oily skin?

Seborrhoea (or seborrhea) is the name given to excessively oily skin. It is due to overactive sebaceous glands and can affect both males and females. The oil produced by the skin is called sebum.

Sebaceous glands are very sensitive to androgens like testosterone. The more androgens in your blood, the more they bind to your sebaceous glands — causing you to produce more oil. Both males and females produce androgens, especially during puberty — which is what can cause oily skin during this time.

Is vitamin C good for oily combination skin?

Yes, vitamin C face serum is good for oily skin because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They help with the treatment of breakouts and damaged skin.

What routine should I do for my oily skin?

Here is everything you need to know about maintaining the perfect balance of your skin's natural oil and reducing breakouts.

There are many different reasons for oily skin which include stress, humidity, genetics or hormonal changes. It is important to implement a skincare routine with products that assist in balancing your skin's oil production. Here is the go-to skincare routine that you need to implement for oily skin. 

Wash your face regularly with cool water (not hot and not cold, just right) our Botanical Glow Cleanser has been formulated with a unique blend of White Willow Bark, Kakadu Plum, Calendula, Cucumber and Aloe Vera, to brighten, soothe and purify, providing your skin with a vibrant, nourished and luminous glow. These ingredients work together to balance the texture of your skin and assist in maintaining a healthy skin complexion. 

It is important to gently exfoliate your skin. If you over-exfoliate you can be stripping your skin's natural oil which makes your skin work harder and can over-produce oil which leaves you with an oily complexion. A Konjac Sponge is exfoliating and cleansing sponge which is also 100% biodegradable and proven to improve skin tone, texture, blemishes, oily skin and removes dead skin with just WATER!  

Apply a face mask 2 times a week, especially a clay mask. Our clay mask will balance the moisture levels in your skin while giving you a deep cleanse and reducing the occurrence of breakouts and excess oil.

You need to treat and restore your skin. A Collagen / Vitamin C serum takes care of the free radicals on your skin and increases collagen production. Our Collagen C Serum is packed full of Australian vegan ingredients that treat your oily skin. 

Don’t be afraid of hydration, it is a common misconception that because you have oily skin you don’t need to use moisturise. This is a myth and is not true. Oily skin still needs moisture because it helps regulate oil production. Not moisturizing can cause your skin to produce more oil to hydrate itself. Our Multi-Vitamin Moisturiser contains plant-based ingredients designed to improve your skin barrier, reduce breakouts and provide intense hydration for flawless skin texture and a smooth complexion. 

Now, don’t run away but our award-winning Antioxidant Repair Oil has had some incredible results with people who struggle with oily-prone/problematic skin. Our Antioxidant Repair Oil is a lightweight oil that balances out your skin complexion. This lightweight facial oil assists in regenerating the skin at a deep cellular level, leaving your skin brighter, firmer and better protected from environmental damage. Think of this oil as your daily multi-vitamin for your skin.

There is no one-size fits all solution in skincare. To learn more about your skin you can take our free skin quiz.  

Commonly Asked Skincare Questions

Where to start if you are new to Skincare?

The best place to start is our ‘starter kit’ the charcoal mask is best for oily skin and matcha is best for dry/sensitive skin. You can find both starter kits here.

Or take our Skin quiz -

If you still need more help email our Skincare Formulator Katie at katie@sabbiaco.comand she will get back to you during working hours.

What products should everyone have in their skin care routine?

If you were only to invest in 1 skincare product we would recommend a moisturiser as it will hydrate, heal, repair and protect your skin.

Best practice would be to remove makeup (reusable makeup cloth), cleanse (botanical glow cleanser), exfoliate (konjac sponge), treat (clay mask), and protect (multivitamin moisturiser).

All of these products can be found in our ‘starter kit’ the charcoal mask is best for oily skin and matcha is best for dry/sensitive see. You can find both starter kits here.

How often should you exfoliate?

This is controversial but here at Sabbia Co we don't love chemical or beaded exfoliants as they can be overused and damage your skins barrier. We prefer a gentle approach of a daily exfoliation with our konjac sponge.

Do you really need a separate eye cream?

Another controversial one, if you are using inteligent 2 in 1 products all your really need is a GOOD high quality serum that's filled with hydrating and brighten products - meet our collagen c serum.

I have sensitive skin, what products should I use?

All of our skincare has been formulated for sensitive skin, our formulation goal is to repair your skin barrier. Having an impaired skin barrier is usually linked to sensitive skin.

If your skin is dry and sensitive the;

Skin Starter Kit | Matcha or My Ritual Kit | Matcha would be a great start.
You could also add the Antioxidant Repair Oil or if you have a bigger budget Ultimate Skin Kit Matcha is incredible.

I have oily / breakout prone skin, what products should I use?

Similar to above, all of our skincare has been formulated to support acne prone skin, our formulation goal is to repair your skin barrier. Having an impaired skin barrier can also cause breakouts. “Blemishes and acne flare-ups can be a sign of a damaged skin barrier, as the bacteria that causes acne is more easily able to penetrate the skin,” says Marisa Plescia, research scientist at NakedPoppy.

If your skin is dry and breaking out, use the products recommend for sensitive skin above.

If your skin is oily and breaking out; 
Try the Skin Starter Kit | Charcoal or My Ritual Kit | Charcoal would be a great start.

Or if you have a bigger budget Ultimate Skin Kit Charcoal is incredible.

** Please shift your mindset from 'drying out your breakouts' to repairing and nourishing your skin barrier. Using drying/stripping products will only tell your body to create more oil, it's creating oil to heal your skin.


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