First of all, when your skin is not hydrated and is dry and unprotected, the body receives a sign of alert. This is the reason it starts producing a lot of oil and sebum to make sure your skin is protected and hydrated. For this reason, you should try to use a cleanser that won’t over strip your skin, so that you can avoid overproduction of sebum that leads to acne problems. Afterward, you should use exfoliants with active ingredients like salicylic acid, retinol, and niacinamide to clear your skin and help make it less oily and more hydrated.
Always apply a good hydrating moisturizer at night because that’s when our skin goes through transepidermal water loss or TEWL, a process by which water exits our skin which creates dryness, sensitivity, aging, oiliness, acne, and dark spots.