CTM Routine for Oily Skin



Are you tired of using oil blotting sheets or tissues all the time? Your makeup never stays in place! Your skin is visibly shiny all the time. You also have large pores that are quite noticeable and your skin is blemish prone! If you nodded your head twice, you my friend have oily skin. Oily skin is tough to handle. You need a proper skin care regimen to tackle your oily skin woes. Here’s how?

CTM routine for oily face

CTM Routine

We all know CTM: cleansing, toning and moisturizing.

If you have oily skin that means your oil glands are working overtime to produce more oil. This oil clogs your pores and your face looks all shiny (not the good shiny!).

What do you need to control the oil?


CTM routine for oily face

Cleansing helps get rid of makeup, excess oil, sweat and many environmental factors which can cause irritation to your skin.

Try to find a cleanser especially made for oily skin. Gel based and soap based cleansers work best on getting rid of all the excess oil. Although soaps are not recommended as they can be harsh on skin.

Products recommended for you:

1. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

CTM routine for oily face

It is dermatologically tested. It won’t break out your skin, affectively removing all the dirt, grime and oil off your face.

2. Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Face Wash

CTM routine for oily face

It leaves your face squeaky clean and helps control acne. It also has salicylic acid as an ingredient which is a great for oily skin.

Go the natural way:

If you don’t wanna use anything fancy products and just want a clean face with the use of natural ingredients. Go no further than your kitchen.

Take some raw milk and add dried orange peel to it. Dip a cotton ball and directly apply on your skin. Massage the skin for 5 minutes. Then rinse off with lukewarm water.


CTM routine for oily face

Toners balance the skin’s pH level. Toners make your skin supple by adding some hydration and moisture to it.

As you have oily skin, any kind of toner will work well for you after an effective cleanse even the alcohol based ones!

Products recommended for you:

1. Fab India Tea Tree or Rose Toner

CTM routine for oily face

Tea tree is a great ingredient to work with if you have oily and acne prone skin. These toners claim to be alcohol free and have salicylic acid which is known to keep acne at bay. And we all know we have been using rose water since ages on our skin. Anything I see with roses, and I am sold!

2. Biotique Cucumber Water

CTM routine for oily face

This toner from a herbal brand works so well on oily skin. It also has a cooling sensation that it imparts to the skin.

Go the natural way:

Green tea has so many powerful anti oxidants. This works well as a toner especially for oily skin.

To make a green tea toner at home: put 2 green tea bags in boiling water. Let this mixture cool down. Put it in a spray bottle and use when required.


CTM routine for oily face

Moisturisation keeps the upper layer of the skin protected and locks in the moisture. It can be a bit tricky to find the right moisturizer for oily skin. Choose a very light moisturizer preferably gel based for oily skin that won’t look greasy on your already oily skin.

Products recommended for you:

1. Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture SPF 15

CTM routine for oily face

This is a great moisturizer for oily skin as it gets absorbed quickly with a matte finish. It does not make your skin look tacky. It is also free of parabens. 🙂

2. Lotus Herbals Alphamoist Alpha Hydroxy Skin Renewal Oil free Moisturizer

CTM routine for oily face

It is an oil free moisturizer which keeps the excess oils at bay for good 5-6 hours. It gets absorbed into skin quickly and works great like a charm for oily skinned beauties.

Go the natural way:

Olive oil and milk moisturizer

You will need: olive oil, raw milk and lemon juice

Just add few drops of olive oil to 1 tbsp milk. Add droplets of lemon juice to it and stir well. Apply this mixture directly on your face.

This moisturizer is extremely beneficial for all skin types as it very light on the skin and helpful in acne problem and blemishes.

This was all about CTM routine. There is one more step that is really beneficial in combating excess oil problems of the skin.

Importance of exfoliation for oily skin

CTM routine for oily face

Exfoliation is a must as it helps to remove dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin. As because of the excess oil production in the oily skin, it has an excess build up and exfoliating is the best way to remove that build up. When looking for exfoliators look for the one with salicylic acid in it. As it allows oil to flow easily to the surface, so it doesn’t get backed up and clog the pore.

Products recommended for you:

1. Clinique Exfoliating Scrub

CTM routine for oily face

It is a water based scrub which leaves skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. It also has salicylic acid!

2. VLCC Pineapple & Papaya Gentle Exfoliating Scrub

CTM routine for oily face

It is a great exfoliating scrub as it controls excess oil secretions while maintaining and retaining skin’s natural moisture balance.

Go the natural way:

Banana, Milk and Oats Face scrub

Mash a banana and add raw milk and 2 tbsp of oats to it. Mix and stir well. Apply this to your face and neck. Scrub your skin in circular motions with your fingers for five minutes. Wash off with normal water.

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