Best Way to Clean Oily Skin – WITHOUT drying it out

Posted by Sandra Scott on

Keeping oily skin clean is a delicate balance.

Washing is great for removing excess oil and grime from your face.

But over-vigorous cleaning will strip your skin of natural oils…. prompting a cycle of producing more oil to compensate. And leaving your skin even oilier!

We want to make sure you give your face the cleanse it deserves.

And for that you need a face wash that will clean away the excess oil and gunk - but won't dry out your skin!


Best Way to Wash Oily Skin – WITHOUT drying it out. Handsome young man washing his face at a white sink

The right face wash will clean your skin – without making it feel dry and tight.


If you suffer from oily skin, then you’re not alone. It’s the most common skin type amongst men.

Male hormones send the sebaceous glands into overdrive!

But the right face wash can work wonders - keeping your skin clean and making it less oily, with fewer breakouts and much less shine.

But first…

What NOT to do when cleaning oily skin 

There’s a temptation to use harsh cleansing products - and skip the moisturizer - in an attempt to get rid of the oil.

But this will actually stimulate sebum production.

The sebaceous glands will become more active to compensate for the dryness - making your skin even oilier.

And it gets worse…

The excess sebum can combine with any dead skin cells on the surface, clogging your pores and leading to breakouts and acne.


The solution for oily skin … 

The answer is to use a face wash that will clean away the oil and gunk - but won't dry out your skin!

One that will minimize oil production, but still keep your skin hydrated.


Best Way to Clean Oily Skin – WITHOUT drying it out. OTIS Daily Face Wash


Otis Daily Face Wash: Oil-Regulating. Anti-Bacterial. Non-drying. 

Our exfoliating Daily Face Wash has been specially designed for men.

It’s one daily step to a healthy, glowing complexion and younger-looking skin.

The Tea Tree Oil in our Daily Face Wash not only regulates excess oil production, it also keeps skin free of acne-causing bacteria.

While the Glycerin and Aloe Vera keep your skin hydrated and soft. No more dry, tight feeling!

And it gently exfoliates away dead skin cells and effectively unclogs pores, reduces blackheads and decreases the chance of breakouts.

ONE product. SEVEN great benefits.

Cleans Thoroughly
✅ Exfoliates Gently to Leave Skin Looking Smoother and Brighter
✅ Doesn't Dry Out Your Face
✅ Anti-Bacterial and Oil-Regulating
✅ Unclogs Pores
✅ Encourages Healthy Beard Growth
✅ A Little Goes a Long Way


The Best Face Wash for Oily Skin




ACTION PLAN: How to keep oily skin clean

#1 - Wash your face (but without over-washing) 

The first step in any skincare routine is to start with a good face wash. This will clear away excess oil, dirt and bacteria.

But do be careful because overuse can make your skin feel quite dry.

So choose a gentle face wash that contains Glycerin. This ingredient will stop your skin from drying out but won’t make it oily.

It’s one of the key ingredients in our Daily Face Wash for that reason. You can wash your face twice a day to keep it feeling fresh and clean – and this face wash will never leave your skin feeling dry or tight.

In addition, our Daily Face Wash includes purifying Tea Tree Oil which helps to regulate sebum production, keeping oily skin under control

And our Daily Face Wash also gently exfoliates your skin at the same time…


#2 - Exfoliate to keep your skin clear 

Exfoliating every day is very beneficial to an oily skin, especially if you're prone to acne and breakouts.

It clears away the dead skin cells that make your skin look dull – and lead to clogged pores and breakouts.

But one of the most common errors in those with oily skin is over-exfoliation using harsh facial scrubs. This will dry out and irritate the surface of your skin, ultimately causing it to produce more oil to compensate.  Exactly what we don’t want!

So the best route is to use a gentle exfoliating face wash that contains a natural Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (an AHA).

A mild AHA, like Lactic Acid, will exfoliate your skin in a much gentler way – dissolving the ‘glue’ that binds the dead skin cells.

For oily skin, gently exfoliating everyday using our Daily Face Wash which contains the AHA, Lactic Acid will give you brighter, smoother skin.


Best Way to Clean Oily Skin – WITHOUT drying it out. Influencer using Otis Daily Face Wash


Why you need to wash your face every day 

Washing your face daily is the key to keeping your skin looking fresh, clean and healthy – especially if your skin is oily.

  • Washing will clear away the excess oil and dirtthat can build up and cause breakouts and lead to a dull complexion.
  • Your face is also exposed to free radicals every day which cause your skin to age. Cleaning your face prevents them from doing more damage, and helps your skin to stay looking younger.
  • Oily skin can be prone to acne. So it’s even more important to wash your face daily. Washing will clear away excess sebum and bacteria and reduce the inflammation that contributes to acne.
  • And for you bearded gents, washing your beard every day will keep dryness and beard dandruff at bay- as well as any unpleasant odours! – and promote strong, healthy growth as well.


A bar of soap is not good enough for oily skin

The cleansing agents in a bar of soap are too harsh for the delicate skin on your face.

A bar of soap will strip your face of natural oils and disrupt the delicate pH of your skin, damaging your skin’s protective barrier. This can lead to dryness and irritation and leave your skin feeling tight.

Paradoxically this will cause the sebaceous glands on your face to produce more oil… resulting in your face wearing a greasy sheen all day and leading to irritation and breakouts.


Why you need a face wash 

Facial skin is much more delicate than the skin on other parts of your body, and a good face wash will have been designed for this more sensitive skin.

Face washes are better than soap because they are milder in nature and have a lower pH level than soaps.

They work with your skin, without stripping away essential oils and drying it out.


The best face wash for oily skin

Our Daily Face Wash is a gentle, exfoliating face wash that will keep your face looking clean and fresh - without drying out your skin.

It includes key ingredients to clean away excess oil and gently exfoliate your face to improve the look and feel of your skin, and give you a smooth, healthy complexion.

OTIS Daily Face Wash is made with:

  Glycerin to hydrate your face and prevent any dryness

  Tea Tree Oil to purify your skin and help to regulate excess oil

✔  Lactic Acid to gently exfoliate away dead skin cells, unclog pores and stimulate cell renewal

  Black Tea Extract, rich in anti-oxidants, to help defend against environmental damage

  Aloe Vera to soothe, hydrate and condition your skin.


on orders over $50


It cleans and gently exfoliates your face at the same time, giving you all of the benefits of exfoliation, to leave your face clear, bright and healthy-looking. All in one easy step. 

Daily Face Wash is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin and acne-prone skin.

Like all our skincare products Daily Face Wash is made in France.

Which means that it has undergone and passed the rigorous European Cosmetic Regulations. 

It’s also cruelty free. We never test on animals.



What causes oily skin to look so shiny? 

Basically, it’s sebum.

Sebum is the natural oily substance produced by your skin’s sebaceous glands. It’s what keeps our skin and hair soft and healthy.

Oily skin occurs when these glands become over-active and produce too much sebum. This causes the classic signs of an oily skin - enlarged pores and shine!


How can I tell if I have oily skin?

If you start your morning with a clean, glowing complexion, but by noon your skin is looking greasy and shiny (especially around your T-zone) then you probably have oily skin.

Large, visible pores and a tendency to get blackheads are also signs that your skin type is oily.


How to choose the best face wash for oily skin?

Choose a facial wash that cleans your skin and regulates oil production, but without drying out your face.

Because conversely drying out your face can make your skin even oilier as your sebaceous glands will produce more oil to compensate for the dryness.


What ingredients should I look for in a face wash that will help oily skin?

The first ingredient to look for is Tea Tree Oil.

Tea Tree Oil helps regulate excess oil production. And, because it’s purifying, it keeps skin free of acne-causing bacteria and reduces any redness too.

The next ingredient is Glycerin.

Glycerin will keep your skin hydrated so that it doesn’t dry out and feel tight. This is important because drying out oily skin prompts the sebaceous glands to over produce oil to compensate – making you skin even oilier!


The Takeaway 

Washing your face every day will keep your skin looking fresh, clean and healthy – especially if your skin is oily.

Our Daily Face Wash is a gentle, exfoliating face wash that will keep your face looking clean and fresh - without drying out your skin.

It includes key ingredients to clean away excess oil and gently exfoliate your face to clear away excess oil and give you a smooth, healthy complexion.


All you need to stay looking handsome. 





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