SKIN lounge Aesthetics

Talking Skin Types – Oily/ Congested

Congested skin basically means blocked pores. Congestion can be blackheads, white heads or bumps under the skin. Oily skin is when there is too much oil produced in the pores, this can make the skin look shiny and feel greasy, especially as the day goes on. The concern that I always have with oily congested skin is the condition turning into acne, it is very important to act quickly to prevent a worsening condition. Congested skin is very common especially if the skin is not being cleansed correctly or the wrong skincare or makeup is being applied daily.

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Below I have listed the must have products, the nice to haves and the bonus products for an oily congested skin type. Please be aware that your individual skin will probably fall into different categories at different times, so it’s a great idea to read all of the skin type blogs to check the characteristics of that type and see if it sounds like your skin today.

I have listed the types of products that I would recommend, in order of how you would apply them to your skin as this is another thing that can be confusing to many of my clients.


Must have – Salicylic cleanser

Must have – AHA Toner (no alcohol)

Must have – Moisturiser with blemish control

Nice to have – Oil catching Serum

Must have – Oil free sunscreen



Must have – Salicylic cleanser

Must have – Toner (no alcohol)

Must have – Moisturiser with blemish control

Bonus – Weekly facial scrub


Perfect treatments for oily congested skin:

There is nothing better for congestion than extraction I’m afraid. We need to clean the pores, it’s the only way to start over, the pores can’t clean themselves. 

The Signature Clarifying Facial with extraction and Dermalux is my absolute go to treatment to fix congested skin. The facial to deep cleanse, the extraction to remove the blockages and Dermalux to heal the skin. Depending on the severity of the congestion will result in how many sessions are required.


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