The Commuter’s Skincare Survival Guide
When it comes to your daily commute, the mix of stress, city muck, and having your personal space well and truly infiltrated by people that always seem to have a cold, it can leave you feeling like you should’ve stayed in bed. Alongside the numerous reasons to hate a commute, your skin suffers too! In fact, even if your journey consists of a mere hop, skip and jump from your house to the office, you can notice an oily skin build-up.
With the mornings getting ever brighter as spring comes into full force, it’s the best time to start using some oily skin products so you can enjoy the daily commute with clear, happy, healthy skin.
Say Good Morning
Mornings can be stressful. Whether you’re an early bird or not, getting yourself ready and out the door in time for the bus, train or to beat the traffic often means a bit of a mad rush towards the end of your routine.
It’s said that stress can be a contributing factor towards oily skin, and even though it’s hard to get rid of in today’s hectic society, adding a bit of zen to your mornings can give you an upper hand when it comes to creating happy skin and therefore happy mornings.
If you struggle with shine, try a face wash for oily skin. A good face wash will deeply cleanse the skin, working to remove the excess oil caused by overactive sebaceous glands. Less oil, less stress, quicker out the front door.
Early Morning Visitors
Woken up with a new friend stuck to your face? Your skin comes into contact with a lot of pollutants during the day and sometimes you can wake up from a peaceful night’s sleep with a pimple or spot that has started to show itself overnight.
When this happens, try the Bulldog Oil Control Blemish Targeter. Your mum probably told you to stick some toothpaste on it, but that look doesn’t’ really fly on a packed tube train.
With willow bark, juniper and witch hazel, you’ll be able to reduce the appearance of blemishes by calming and soothing the skin.
Man in the Mask
There are so many benefits of face masks for oily skin, and a bit of pampering after a long day can be just what your skin needs.
Face masks that have been designed for oily skin work towards minimising excess oil and cleaning the skin of the stuff that weighs it down. Our Oil Control Face Mask uses three natural clays (kaolin, volcanus and Cornish) to cleanse and soften the skin.
The best part about it? You only need to use it once a week to get the most from it. Just 5-10 minutes one day a week will give you the luxury your skin deserves without making it feel oily and covered in product.
To Moisturise or Not to Moisturise?
Is moisturiser necessary for oily skin? since its purpose is to add moisture, which oily skin has in droves?
Well, yes, it’s vital even for men with oily skin. Choose a moisturiser that is designed for that particular skin complaint, like our Oil Control Moisturiser which contains skin-loving willow bark and juniper. It’s lightweight so it won’t bog your skin down with a heavy feeling and won’t leave it feeling greasy.
Another great benefit of our Oil Control Moisturiser is its mattifying effect, getting rid of that dreaded shine.