We highly recommend mixing and matching different products to meet your specific skin concerns. And we always recommend some good hydration!
For example, you could use a toner for gentle oil control, a nourishing serum on your cheeks only, then use a lightweight cream to follow up. The toner will help balance the sebum production in your pores, while the nourishing serum will ensure that your cheeks don’t dry out too much. Using a lightweight cream will also make sure your pores aren’t stuffed and are able to breath.
Try not to use harsh soaps and hot water to wash your face either. This goes for all skin types! By using a harsh soap, you are spiking your skin’s pH towards the alkaline side of the scale which results in taut skin and stripping of your natural oils. Well, I guess your skin does feel ‘clean’ but you might often find that your face will start to produce a lot of oils straight after cleansing too.
This is because the barrier of your skin has basically been removed. This triggers the sebaceous glands to produce bucket loads of oils to try and replenish what you have just washed off. So instead of a harsh cleanser, try and use one that has a lower pH (more acidic – closer to our skin’s natural pH) and lukewarm water to wash your face. Excessively hot water actually causes the loss of moisture from inside your skin. The heat and humidity draw out the water stored in your skin and if you used a strong, highly basic soap, the chances are your barrier isn’t able to prevent the loss of moisture from inside the skin.
**These tips apply for all skin types (Especially oily skin types) **