Skin Care

Best Cleanser for Oily Skin in India 2018 – Cleanser or Face wash ?

Just because you have oily skin does not mean it is okay to wash your face with soap.

.. or worse use harsh face washes.

Don’t try to get rid of that oil, just  try to see the best ways to manage oily skin  and maintain it.

While selecting a cleanser for oily skin there are many factors to consider. Some people have sensitive skin, some have combination oily and dry, some have acne prone, others deal with blackheads.

Keeping in mind  what type of oily skin you have  you need to pick the best one suited for your skin type.

Problems of Oily Skin

All oily skin isn’t the same. Here are some common problem areas for people with oily skin.

  • Blackheads
  • Blemishes
  • Pimples
  • Combination skin
  • Large pores
  • Acne scars
  • Dark spots
  • Clogged skin
  • Oily dehydrated skin

How to choose a Cleanser for Oily Skin

Foam Cleansers work best with oily skin, Micellar water can also be used with oily skin.  Avoid Cream based and Oil based cleansers  as these might aggravate your problem areas. Milk based cleansers are also suitable for oily skin people.

 Gel based cleansers  are another option for Oily skin as they deep clean the pores,remove pollutants and get rid of that annoying oil.

If you have combination skin use mild foaming cleansers as these might dry out the dry parts of your skin.

Water based cleansers like Micellar water also help oily skin people but if your skin is too oily, it just wont work for you.

How can I clean my very oily skin?

Select a good cleanser which is suited to your skin type. This is very important and if need be purchase small sample size products of different cleansers for oily skin and test it out. Once you have the cleanser here are the steps to cleanse your skin daily ( twice a day).

  1. Wash face with warm water.
  2. Apply cleanser, wash and rinse.
  3. Pat dry.
  4. Apply moisturizer.

When you apply cleanser make sure you massage it gently for a couple of seconds. This will work the product in and help it do its work better. Rinsing the product out thoroughly is very important. Not only does it help get rid of all that yucky dead cells and dirt, it removes all the excess chemicals.

Is milk good for oily skin

You know what talking about cleansers lets look at something you might have never thought of, Milk.
 Raw milk has alpha hydroxy acids  which is said to be beneficial for oily skin. Milk is said to gently exfoliate and removes acne scars. Milk can draw out sebum hence makes the skin oil free and it helps tighten pores.

So if you have large pores or acne scars try milk based cleansers.

Which cleansing milk is best for oily skin?

Cleansing Milk can be very good if you have sensitive or combination skin. They will do the work of keeping your skin oil free without drying the skin out.

For oily skin it always better to get a cleansing milk which is not cream based like the Lotus Herbals Cleansing milk.

Lotus Herbals Lemonpure Turmeric and Lemon Cleansing Milk


Water, Triticum Vulgare (Wheatgerm Oil), Light liquid paraffin, Almond oil, Citrus medica Limonum (Lemon Peel) Extract, Vetivera Zizanoldes( Vetiver) Extract, Curcima Longa (Wild Turmeric) Extract, Emulsifying wax, Beeswax, Glycerin, Citrus Sinensis(Orange) oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Borax, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Fragrance

How do you get rid of an oily face?

  • Cleanse
  • Dont scrub
  • Wash twice a day
  • Use a toner
  • Use Clay masks

Read: Are Toners needed for Oily Skin?

Are foaming cleansers good for oily skin

Foam cleansers generate a foamy lather which penetrates and cleans layers of makeup, primer and even sunscreen which can be stubborn. These are good for oily skin but they can dry out the skin so moisturize well afterwards.

Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser

Remember if you have combination skin or sensitive skin, first test this out.

Neutrogena Deep Clean pulls out all dirt and oils and pollutants.

Wet your face with warm water, take a little foam cleanser and work it into your face.

Rule of thumb is the product should be on your skin for a good 10 seconds or more.

Once you feel its good, wash out the product thoroughly.

Some people use a Deep Pore Cleaning Face Cleansing Exfoliating Brush to apply the product to their face.

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Whatever cleanser you use please follow up with a moisturizer.

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