- Apr 22, 2021
- Words by Beauty Bar
The summer heat brings the natural oils of our skin to the surface, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. For some, it can enhance the glass skin effect that has been extremely popular, but for others, it’s more of a greasy mess. Don’t worry though, this could be easily resolved by switching up your summer cleanser. We’ve made a list of the best facial washes for oily skin in the Philippines.
First on our list is the Human Nature Acne Defense Facial Wash. Locally made, 100% organic, and hypo-allergenic - is there any more you could ask for in a facial wash? It combats acne and keeps excess oils at bay. The soothing aloe vera combined with its non-abrasive formula makes sure your skin feels clean and hydrated throughout the day. This is one of the most pocket-friendly options on the market right now, so go give it a try!
The Pili Ani Gentle Facial Cleanser has a low pH level which makes it gentle on your skin. The Elemi and Pili oils help make this plant-based cleanser keep your skin zit-free and properly hydrated. Don’t let the mention of oils scare you away, it may just be the remedy to the overproduction of facial oil. Sometimes oils help combat oils. So keep that in mind!
Salicylic acid is a popular ingredient for combatting acne, and there’s a reason for it: It’s effective. And while acne may not be your problem, oil production is the common cause of acne, so salicylic acid can help! Coconut + Lactic Acid Face Cleanser can help not only with the over-production of oils but with getting rid of blackheads too! It’ll help unclog pores and soothe any irritation you may have. It’ll also help even out skin texture.
If salicylic acid is a bit too harsh for you, the Inkey List does have a gentler option: The Oat Cleansing Balm is better suited to dry to only slightly oily skin types that just so happen to produce too much oil in the summertime. It’ll keep your skin properly hydrated while ensuring you feel clean and fresh throughout the day. You can even leave it on for up to 10minutes like a mask to get an extra boost of nourishment! The cleansing map helps combat redness, and your natural oils, but again, cream-based formulas are better for dry skin types that are uncomfortable with the extra oil production that occurs in the summer months.
The Kracie Naive Yuzu Ceramide Foaming Face Wash is gentle and refreshing. It gets deep into the pores to remove dirt and oil and is again a great option for the oily skin that skews closer to normal skin types who want to get rid of the excess oils that are caused by the heat. The natural citrus scent will add a little pep to your step as you start your day.
These are our favorites for the oily guys and gals this summer. Just a word of caution that while keeping the oil at bay is great, you have to observe how the cleansers affect your skin! You don’t want to make the mistake of drying out your skin too much that you end up flaking instead. You may need to alternate the days you use the cleansers, or maybe find better moisturizers that’ll balance your skin out. Experimentation and observation is always the key to skincare, now go forth and enjoy your summer.