Changes in hormone levels, during puberty or at any stage in life, can trigger the sebaceous glands in the skin to produce increased levels of sebum, which gives rise to an oilier complexion and can provide the perfect environment for blemishes to thrive. Oilier skins, with larger pore sizes, can also be genetic, with certain ethnicities naturally prone to an oilier skin texture. While increased levels of oil in the skin may help to keep it looking youthful, it may also mean you are more likely to suffer from blemishes.

Our skincare advice and product recommendations

Cleanse

Vital for removing daily grime and bacteria that can lead to spots. Cleansing also helps shift dead skin cells and clears pores to leave skin brighter and clearer. Ultra-kind to skin, you could try our award-winning Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. Purifying eucalyptus oil, soothing chamomile and toning hops help put you back in control of your skin.

Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
I am Caribbean with oily, spot prone skin. I have bought so many products over 30 years in the hope of getting even toned, smooth skin. Many of them have proved too harsh. Your Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is the best cleansing system I have tried and will always use it from now on. So thank you Liz Earle for the Cleanse & Polish. Miss Pauline Beckford


Tone

Refreshing and soothing, our Instant Boost Skin Tonic is alcohol-free, so does not strip skin of its natural oils. Gentle enough for even sensitive skin types, it contains calendula and cucumber to calm, plus skin-conditioning panthenol and geranium to tone.

Instant Boost Skin Tonic

Instant Boost Skin Tonic 200ml

Moisturise

For nourishing your skin, moisturising is an essential, final step of your daily skincare routine. If your skin is oily, try Skin Repair Light Moisturiser – a finely balanced blend of naturally active skin-nourishing ingredients, including borage oil, echinacea, hops and avocado oil, plus natural source antioxidant vitamin E, to replace lost moisture and leave skin feeling soft and smooth.

Alternatively, for men or anybody with very oily skin, our After-Shaving Moisturiser is a light, easily-absorbed formula that leaves skin feeling smooth, soft and comfortable.

Skin Repair Light Moisturiser

After-Shaving Moisturiser



Skin Repair MoisturiserAfter-Shaving Moisturiser


For more detailed advice and treatments read our young skin guide or use our online Live Help.

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