Skin Care Routine For Oily Facial Skin

Young adults ages 20-35

Facial Care Oily Skin

This is me at 26 -You can see the oil on my temple and nose plus the acne

Facial Care Oily Skin

This post is for young adults who struggle with oily skin and need a facial care oily skin routine and the correct regimen to keep facial oils under control. I know exactly how you feel I struggled with oily skin and acne since I was in my early 20’s. I just didn’t understand what was going on with my skin. Long story short I found what the problem was it only took me 14 years to figure it out but the past is the past, I am here now with clear skin and no oils sliding off my skin, eww! I want to share with you how I got my skin oils under control so you won’t have to struggle any longer with this nuisance. Below I have written the changes I made and also my daily facial care oily skin routine and regimen. 

“You Are What You Eat”

This saying is so true. If you put in your body unhealthy foods or put any kind of drugs, alcohol, tobacco in your body your skin will definitely show it. So get rid of greasy foods, chips, sweets, soda, white bread and yellow cheeses. All these foods cause oily skin, don’t believe me? Stop eating them for a month and see what happens. Also, stay away from drugs, tobacco and if you must drink then have a limit of two glasses of wine or two beers a weekend. 

Drink plenty of water daily. Water has to do a lot with the balance of your skin. If you are not drinking enough water then your body can’t hydrate your skin, therefore, creating more oil. Drink at least 64 ounces of WATER (about four water bottles) daily. You will notice a difference in your skin within a few days. In addition to the daily recommended 64 ounces of water add the following if you drink:

Coffee: For every cup of coffee drink two cups of water.

Alcohol: For every two alcoholic beverages you should drink a 16 oz. water bottle. Not only will it keep your skin looking good but it will keep your body hydrated and help alleviate the headache that follows the next day.

Smoking and recreational drugs: Just don’t touch them. But if you must, for smoking well no amount of water will make a difference. With rec drugs the same thing as smoking. You decide on that one.

Now if you drink plenty of water and have healthy eating habits already and still have oily skin then it can be two things:

  1. You are putting too many healthy oils in your body such as avocados, nuts, dairy even eating too much salmon and fatty meats or cooking with too much oil. Remember too much of something is not good either. So watch your daily portions on these foods, drink skim milk and cook with olive oil but in small amounts.
  2. You are not using the correct facial soap. If you are doing all of the above and still have oily skin then it’s most likely that you have sensitive skin and are using the incorrect facial soap. It’s not the moisturizers or makeup it’s the soap you use to wash your face. Believe me, I threw out so many moisturizers and foundations because I thought they were the problem.

You most likely buy “oil control” facial soap, let me tell you something, all this “oil control” soap is doing is completely stripping your skin from its natural oils. Sure your skin feels “normal” after you have washed it but after an hour or so your skin begins to feel dry and bam! you have a greasy face again. Why? because your skin’s pH balance has now gone out of whack, therefore, has to create an extra amount of oil so it can keep itself protected and moist. Sometimes your face feels dry or itchy under the oils as well. I found this out the hard way but that’s another story to write about, which I plan to later on in hopes that no one else makes the same mistakes as me.

Facial Care Oily Skin

Me now with no foundation as you can see no shine I just have the scars from the acne, which I’m working on.

I have written the products I use in my daily skincare routine. I have been using this regimen for the past two years and my skin’s oils are completely under control and so is my acne. Keep in mind I eat healthy and drink the recommended daily water intake. 

Below I have written steps for a daily facial care oily skin routine for young adults.

(Note, not all products are Avon products but they are products I recommend and work well with Avon products.)

*All Avon Nutraeffects creams listed below are suitable for sensitive skin, hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, dye-free, paraben-free and gluten-free.

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Daily Morning Routine

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  1. Every morning I wash my face with warm water and us Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin, its gel-like formula removes the oils on the surface and doesn’t strip your skin from its natural oils within, so your skin won’t have to create extra oil. It’s gentle but effectively cleanses the skin of makeup, dirt, oil and impurities. It’s Non-comedogenic (doesn’t clog pores) / Non-irritating and is Dermatologist recommended. Honestly, my dermatologist recommended this facial soap and it’s great!
  2. I pat my face dry and wipe my face with a toner using a cotton ball or a face pad. I use and recommend Thayers Alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera. A toner will shrink pores, moisturize your skin and quickly restores your skin’s natural pH balance meaning your skin doesn’t have to work so hard to restore itself. Give the toner a few seconds to dry (do not rinse off).
  3. Next is a day treatment only if needed. Treatments are for specific concerns, see Treatments towards the bottom of the page to get more info on treatments. For example, my day treatment is Benzoyl Peroxide I use this to keep my acne under control. I allow for the treatment to soak in before I move onto step four.
  4. Next, I apply my day moisturizer which is Anew Skinvincible Day Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 I moved up to this day lotion since I’m forty and the sun here in AZ is brutal from April – September. But here is the one I was using before and Facial Care Oily Skinrecommend for young adults ages 20 – 35. The following *Avon Nutraeffects Balance Day Cream SPF 15anti-ageing and ultra-lightweight oil-free cream that reduces the appearance of shine instantly and helps balance skin without disturbing skin’s natural pH balance. This one is also a great moisturizer Anew Vital Day Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 25. It’s anti-ageing and leaves skin feeling hydrated, look poreless in just one week. It’s formulated to fight the signs of stress, fatigue and energize the look of skin. Created to recapture the look of youthful, glowing, healthy and evenly toned skin.
  5. Now I apply the eye cream, you want to use an eye cream that’s specially formulated for the eye area if you use the face cream it might burn. I used and recommend for your age *Avon Nutraeffects Ageless Eye Cream it’s mild, it keeps plumpness and helps support natural production of collagen. Your eyes will look rested. Again because of my age I use Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Eye System and I really like it. 
  6. Lastly, I apply a lip conditioner to keep my lips nourishedprotected from the sun and looking soft.

I then apply my makeup and I’m ready for my day. My skin stays oil free all day and doesn’t feel dry.

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Nightly Routine

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(I use the same cleanser, toner & eye cream that I use every morning)

Facial Care Oily Skin**Note ANEW treatments work best with other ANEW products. You will see results in two to three weeks with daily use.**

  1. Every night I wash my face with warm water and facial cleanser.
  2. Pat my face dry and apply the toner.
  3. I apply my treatment, right now I am using Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum I use this serum during the summers to keep my skin from getting uneven skin tone but I also alternate with Anew Clinical Retexturizing Peel because it helps minimizes the appearance of sun spots, fine lines and post-acne marks.  See below for treatments that might fit your needs. I let the treatment soak into my skin before I apply my night moisturizer (do not rinse off the treatment). Note you don’t have to use a treatment if you don’t have any skin concerns. 
  4. Now I apply my night moisturizer which is Anew Clinical Overnight Hydration Mask I use this one because it deeply hydrates my skin while I sleep, which makes my skin look nice and supple in the mornings you can use it as well if you like. These are the other night moisturizers I recommend for your age *Avon Nutraeffects Hydration Night Gel or Avon Nutraeffects Balance Night Gel Cream Oil-Free they both keep your skin hydrated during the night so your skin looks refreshed and supple in the morning. Another great one is Anew Vital Night Cream it helps to renew and energize dull skin and helps skin look rested in the morning. 
  5. Next is the eye cream.
  6. In the evenings I also apply a neck cream, just like the skin on your face, if you don’t properly care for the skin on your neck it will begin to show signs of premature ageing. Start to care for it now with Skin So Soft Firm & Restore Neck & Chest Treatment Cream. It protects your skin from sun damage and helps your skin stay moisturized, firm and look more radiant. Don’t let your neck give away your age 😉 
  7. Lastly, I apply the lip conditioner.

And off to bed, I go. I wake up with my face feeling moist and supple.

*All Avon Nutraeffects creams listed are suitable for sensitive skin, hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, dye-free, paraben-free and gluten-free.


To your daily skin care routine always apply your face and neck creams in an upward motion Click Here to watch a video on how to properly apply face and neck cream.

Apply the eye cream by gently tapping on the skin below your eyes (white dots), below the eyebrow bone (gold line) and on the outer part of your eyes (gold dot).

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**Note ANEW treatments work best with other ANEW products. You will see results in two to three weeks with daily use.**

You can begin to use treatments at age twenty. Add them to your daily facial care oily skin routine. Treatments target your special concerns and are an extra boost for your regimen. If you need to use more that one treatment I would recommend alternating them until your concerns have faded away. Choose the one that best fits your skincare needs:

Uneven skin tone or discolouration Anew Clinical Absolute Even Multi-tone Skin Corrector: This serum is suitable for all Dry Skin Care Routine Young Adultsskin tones and can be used on face and neck. Apply day and nights right after you use the toner and before you moisturize (do not rinse off the treatment). Use this treatment if you notice:

  • dark spots
  • uneven skin tone
  • post-acne marks
  • brown patches
  • blotchy red patches
  • freckles
  • sallowness (yellowish color to the skin)

Dull Skin- Anew Clinical Extra Strength Retexturizing Peel followed by Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum. Click Here to get further instructions on how to use these two treatments together. Benefits of Retexturizing Peel:Dry Skin Routine Young Adults

  • Reveals a fresher, smoother, more radiant look by removing dead skin cell build up
  • Improves texture and radiance, helps your skin absorb treatments and moisturizers more effectively
  • Minimizes the appearance of sun spots, fine lines and post-acne marks

Benefits of Brightening Serum:

  • Skin looks smoother, clearer and even toned
  • Enhances skin clarity
  • Fights overall photodamage
  • Improves skin tone and resiliency
  • Visibly improves skin’s imperfections
  • Contains Vitamin C and E

Dark Circles- Anew Clinical Absolute Dark Circle Corrector: This cream is to be applied under your eyes every day in the AM and PM right before you apply your eye cream. It:

  • Reduces the look of dark under eye circles
  • Brightens appearance of eyes
  • Smoothes texture of eye areas

If you didn’t find a treatment that fits your concerns click here to view more treatments.

I really hope this post for facial care oily skin young adults works for you. This post on facial care oily skin routine young adults is targeted for young adults ages 20-35. Thank you.

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