|Step 1: Cleanse once a day (at night)
As tempting as it may be, do not wash your face multiple times throughout the day. It’s counterintuitive, but removing too much oil actually increases sebum production.
Using warm water with a gentle cleanser (like COS Lemon Coulis Cleanser) that doesn’t dry out your pores helps avoid your glands from overcorrecting.
Step 2: Tone every morning
Use a mattifying toner to help clear away excess oil. It will also go deep into your pores for a more thorough cleanse.
If you’re not used to toners, start with a soothing product (like COS Toning Face Mist) and work up to something more potent (if you need to).
Step 3: Moisturise twice, morning and night
Most people skip this step under the guise that it will make their skin more oily. Regardless of skin type, however, moisturising is a crucial step in any routine to properly hydrate and nourish.
Be picky with your choice of product. Opt for something lightweight (like COS Madagascan Vanilla Face Custard) and ideally water-based.