Problematic Teenage Skin Pt1: Oily Skin

Being a teenager, I totally understand the struggle that we have with ever changing skin types. One day it’s too oily, the next it’s too dry! THANK YOU SO MUCH unbalanced and confused teenage hormones…

As much as it is a pain, I have come to terms with the fact that these skin changes are inevitable and so I might as well just suck it up and deal with it.

Over two blog posts, I’m going to share my knowledge on skin problems and how to deal with both oily skin and dry skin. So here are my tips on how to deal with oily skin.


⇒CleansingPhoto 25-06-2017, 13 37 57

If you’re prone to oily skin or have that lovely teenage skin I previously mentioned, cleansing is something you cannot skip on with your daily routine.

  • Cleansing helps to get rid of excess oil, without completely drying up your face ( so you don’t end up with skin that has the appearance and texture of a raisin).
  • Of course, if you’re prone to oily skin it makes sense to use cleansers that are oil-free and water-based.
  • Gel cleansers or foaming cleansers would be the best to use on oily or oil-prone skin.
  • in because they help to remove excess oil.
  • One of my favourite cleansers at the moment that I would recommend for oily skin is the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash.


⇒Scrubs and exfoliatorsPhoto 25-06-2017, 13 39 20

  • It’s really important to exfoliate if you have oily skin at least once or twice a week. Without exfoliating your skin you don’t properly wash off all the dead skin cells. this leaves your skin prone to dull looking skin, blemishes and acne.
  • It’s also important to not scrub your skin too harshly as this could result in damaged skin.
  • So basically remember to scrub your face to clean it but don’t scrub it too hard.
  • My favourite scrub at the moment that I would recommend is the Polåar Ice Pure Gentle Scrub with Arctic Cotton.


⇒TonersPhoto 25-06-2017, 13 36 35

  • Use a toner everyday.There’s not much else to say about this one other than its really good for your skin if you use a toner daily.It refreshes and brightens your skin and also removes excess dirt and oil on your face.
  • For daily use, it’s probably best to use an alcohol-free toner so that it’s not too harsh on your skin.
  • My favourite toner at the moment that I would recommend is the L’ORÉAL Fine Flowers Toner.



  • Even if your skin is super oily, it’s still really important to moisturise! Don’t skip the moisturiser just because you think it will lessen the oily appearance of your skin.
  • Not allowing your skin to moisturise will only worsen the effects of oily skin as your skin will begin to produce more oil to compensate for the lack of moisture.
  • If you’re prone to oily skin then it’s probably best to opt for a matte or water based moisturiser.
  • For oily skin, I would recommend using the Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Shine Control Day Moisturiser.


They are all my tips for dealing with problematic teenage oily skin. I hope these tips help.


Jadie x

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