The Best Skin-Care Routine for Oily Skin, According to Dermatologists

Cleansing in the Morning

Start your day by cleansing away dirt and impurities with recommended products tailored to your skin type, such as Alumier MD's Acne Clarifying Cleanser or Purifying Gel Cleanser.

Toning for Balance

Follow cleansing with a toner to balance pH levels, tighten the skin, and gently exfoliate, preparing it for better absorption of subsequent skincare products.

Hydrating with Serum

Hydrate and protect your skin with an antioxidant serum like SkinCeuticals' Phloretin CF Serum, which guards against environmental damage and promotes a brighter complexion.

 Moisturizing Essentials

Choose a moisturizer suited to your skin type, ensuring hydration and moisture balance throughout the day. 

Sun Protection (SPF)

Never skip SPF, even on cloudy days. Protect your skin from harmful UV rays with recommended sunscreens like EltaMD's UV Clear or Supergoop's Unseen Sunscreen.

Gentle Exfoliation

Incorporate gentle exfoliation into your nighttime routine using alpha-hydroxy acid or beta-hydroxy acid exfoliants like Paula's Choice 2% BHA Exfoliant or Mandelic + Lactic Acid Exfoliant.


Apply a retinol cream like Skinbetter AlphaRet Overnight Cream or RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream for overnight skin renewal and anti-aging benefits.

Eye Care

Address skin concerns with active ingredient treatments. Protect delicate eye skin with overnight eye cream. Hydrate lips with occlusive lip product.

Evening Cleansing Routine

After a long day, cleanse your skin to remove accumulated dirt, oil, and makeup, using the same recommended cleansers from your morning routine.