I always look for affordable products while shopping for my oily/acne-prone skin. Oily skincare routine requires more attention and is the most troublesome of all skin types.
A slightly viscous consistency and Bam! Breakouts next morning! One has to be super careful in selecting products that hydrate yet keep oil production in check.
I find it difficult at times to find products that help keep my skin non-greasy without making it dry and stretchy. Finding products that fulfil the above criteria without breaking your bank is definitely a challenging but possible task.
And today, I am sharing the best oily skin products under Rs.500 available in the market. All these products have clean and complete ingredient lists and are easily available online.
Affordable Oily Skincare Routine
There are two types of cleansers I use in my oily skin care routine- powder cleansers and face washes. Powder cleansers are gentler and perfect for the AM routine while facewashes are better suited for the PM routine.
For face washes, I am currently using Greenie Mill’s Pink Lotus Facewash which cleanses well while keeping my skin soft and supple post-wash. You can also go for Mom’s Co Vita Rich Facewash or Vilvah’s Honeyfix Facewash.
This step is often skipped but I highly recommend using a toner as it will play a crucial role in tightening your pores and preventing acne. I use Witch Hazel Water for its astringent properties. But you can try others like Greenie Mill Tea Tree and Sage Mist or Blend It Raw Neem Hydrosol.
Finding a good hydrating moisturizer that keeps your skin moisturised yet non-greasy is the trickiest job for any oily-skinned girl.
I found a perfect match in Soultree’s Tulsi And Sandalwood Moisturizer. It is lightweight, hydrating and keeps my skin shine-free. But I also use plain aloe gel frequently as a substitute which is a cheap option for moisturizer.
Alternatively, you could also use cold-pressed oils if your skin tolerates it well. Check this post to know how to choose an oil for oily skin.
(Pro tip: Mix some aloe gel with the oil to better absorb the oils into the skin and make your face look less shiny).
You can even make your own brightening scrub for cheap using orange peel powder and curd.
- Face Mask
One of the best and cheapest face mask options for oily skin is using Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth) with rose water. I have been using it since my teenage years and still continue to do so.
You can also use any other clay or blend more than one clay instead of Multani Mitti like Kaolin, Bentonite or Rhassoul clay. Try adding some herbal powders like hibiscus, neem, or moringa or even activated charcoal for some anti-acne benefits.
There, you see there are so many wonderful natural oily skincare products under Rs. 500 that you could buy. I have used most of these myself and hence can affirm that they do work well.
If you are on a tight budget, go for these options to take care of oily skin without breaking your bank balance.
Know more affordable products for an oily skincare routine? Share them below. And do let me know if you found this post useful. I would love to hear your feedback.
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