My Oily Skincare Routine

My Oily Skincare Routine

Its a Friday guys, and I want to share with you a few products I use as my skincare routine, and this should get us going for the weekend. If you have read my about me page, you’d notice I wrote that I spend alot of money on skincare products, here they are. I used to have bad acne, although I wouldn’t say they were really really bad, they were just disturbing, and I yearned so much for a perfectly smooth skin. But that just never seemed to be my luck. The reason is that I have an oily skin, and an oily skin needs a lot of work, to avoid heavy breakouts and blackheads.

Ingredients to look out for:

  • Salicylic acid (most of my product have this key ingredient, no matter the percentage, whether 2% or 5%..)
  • Benzoyl Peroxide. It has a peeling action that can keep pores clean, thus heal and prevent breakout. It can be a little harsh on the skin too, causing dryness and irritation.

Skincare Products to get:

  • Mud mask
  • An oil free facial wash
  • An exfoliating scrub
  • An oil free facial scrub

What your daily routine should be:

  • Wash your face regularly
  • Exfoliate your face 4-5 times a week
  • Use your facial treatments (it can be organic products too)
  • Use a separate towel to dry your face
  • Use a suitable cleanser containing any of the key ingredient to cleanse your face (morning and night)
  • Moisturise your face regularly.

Yes you need to moisturize, I know it’s hard to take in if you have an oily face, and you hear that you still need to add more moisture to your face (for me in particular I found that disturbing). Well yes it works, moisturizing your face regularly helps prevent dryness from cleansing the face. If your face if left dry after using a cleanser it could generate more pimples or blackheads. What I did to get comfortable with moisturizing my face is get a moisturizer that contains salicylic acid.


What I do:

In the mornings…

  • I use a Neutrogena Oil free Acne wash (foaming scrub),
  • I also use a separate acne wash,
  • I use my cleanser,
  • And I moisturise my face.

In the night:

  • I use an apricot scrub to exfoliate my face (5 times a week),
  • I use an Oil free Acne stress control, also a Neutrogena product,
  • I use an acne wash to rinse off,
  • I use my MUD MASK only twice a week , since that is what is advised,
  • I use my cleanser,
  • And I also moisturize my face.

Of which I recently read in an article that St’Ives is not good for the skin, and it was being sued, for damaging the skin. So I wouldn’t recommend that again, but it’s what I used to use.


Note: that the major key is keeping your face clean the best way you can, and also eating right. Because of the acne, I had to cut down my intake of dairy products (which pained me, because I used to be a big consumer of MILK and any dairy product). Also drink enough water (always have a bottle of water with you, like I do), and have enough rest.

To lay more emphases on cleanliness, always try to change your pillowcases regularly, and also wash your face regularly, this might be difficult for the female gender because of the use/application of beauty products, but it will be easier for the guys. Just make sure that you keep a good personal hygiene. I’d probably get to share a video on this some other time. I tried to get links to help you all locate where to get one, but you can easily get one at Amazon (links are below), or a beauty store around.

And if I try a new routine, maybe organic (natural products) this time, I’d make sure I share it with you all.

Click the links below to purchase the products on Amazon:

  1. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Cream Cleanser, 6 Oz
  2. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Clear Scrub, 4.2 Fl. Oz.
  3. Neutrogena Oil-Free Facial Acne Moisturizer With Salicylic Acid, Pink Grapefruit, 4 Fl. Oz.
  4. Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing Cleanser (200ml)


I hope this was really helpful though. Share this routine with people.


PHOTO CREDIT: My friend Uche took these pictures for me, you can check her photography Instagram account for more.

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  1. Miebaka Peters

    Thanks for the post, amazing ?

    1. thefisayo

      Thank you baby.

  2. ese

    Thanks deae

    1. thefisayo

      Sure 🙂

  3. Aghogho Etakibuebu

    What about a skincare routine that is strictly for guys

    1. thefisayo

      This routine also works for guys, I’ll have to research more on the products for guys then. Thank you dear.

  4. Williams Ikepo

    I’m definately going to try this..Giving my review soon ?

    1. thefisayo

      ok dear, I’ll be waiting.


    Nice one dear. I do use Neutrogena, maybe i should try my hands on the Mud pack.

    1. thefisayo

      You should, thank you dear.

  6. Damilola Laleye

    I have an oily skin too. This is really helpful

    1. thefisayo

      Yes it should ??

  7. Olorunsuyi Yewande

    Amazing post darling. I’d try it out. Thanks darling ?

    1. thefisayo

      Thank you Yewande ??

  8. Fadeke

    Nice..need to try this routine and the products plus what do you use as moisturizer, and is it different from our normal cream?

    1. thefisayo

      Thank you Fadeke, I use the Neutrogena oil-free acne moisturizer, scroll up to see the picture. Thanks again.

  9. Ileri

    Great Article! Finally found an easy routine that works for oil skin. Thanks

    1. thefisayo

      You are dear!

  10. chinwengozi udechukwu

    Nice post fisayo but I’m wonder, is there no skin care products for guys

    1. thefisayo

      lol, thanks. I’ll work on that. But its hard to recommend somthing I hvnt tried.

  11. duchess

    babes how much s it….

    1. thefisayo

      They cost different prices, buzz me on bbm indicating the on in particular.

  12. Mbah blessing nnenna

    This is so nice

    1. thefisayo

      Thank you dear.

  13. Ayuwu Atamgbo

    Nice one fisayo, I took my time today to really read all the post and I’ll say I’ll come here more often!!! The dubia and the interview was my fav.

    1. thefisayo

      Aww Thank you darling.

  14. Onasanya Dunni

    Amazing post fisayo. I have an oily skin too. Would definitely try this out.

    1. thefisayo

      Thank you Dunni ??

  15. Amaka Oguike

    Very accurate post! ?

    1. thefisayo

      Thank you dear

  16. Samantha k

    Great! I will try this for my skin. Because the struggle is real out here.
    Thanks Hun !

    1. thefisayo

      Lool, you are welcome dear.

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