A step-by-step guide to care for oily skin

Hellooo people! This post is dedicated especially to all of you out there with oily (or tending towards oily) skin. We have had several Plum users writing in to ask what's the "right way" to practise the cleanser-toner-moisturizer-mask (CTM or CTMP) regime. So we decided to capture the instructions for posterity with this blog post. It's worth mentioning that although we've used the Plum Green Tea range products here to illustrate, the methodology described here is equally good for any products you choose to use. So here we go!


Product used: Green Tea Pore Cleansing Face Wash

1. Wet your face with water.
2. Squeeze out a coin-sized amount of face wash on your palm.
3. Gently rub on your face, for a few seconds, slightly squeezing cellulose scrub beads.
4. Gently rinse away with water and pat dry with soft towel.
5. Now your face is ready for Green Tea Alcohol Free Toner.

Usage timing and frequency
Use it twice (or thrice) a day, in morning and before going to bed. Remember never go to bed angry or with unclean face.


Product used: Green Tea Alcohol-Free Toner

1. Pour out a little quantity on your palm and splash it on your face. Alternatively moisten a cotton ball with the Alcohol-Free Toner, and dab it softly in small circles across your face
2. Give special attention to T-Zone, forehead, nose and chin areas.
3. Let the toner air dry, don't hurry to wipe it off.
4. Now your face is toned and freshened up for the next step: moisturizing.

Usage timing and frequency
Use twice (or thrice) a day, in morning and before going to bed, post cleansing.


Product used: Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer

1. Squeeze out a tiny amount on your palm.
2. Dot your face with the moisturizer. One dot each on forehead, both cheeks, nose and chin. That’s 5 dots totally.
3. Now gently massage it into skin using finger-tips.

Usage timing and frequency
Use twice (or thrice) a day - in the morning and before going to bed for hydrated soft shine oil-free matte skin.


Product used: Green Tea Clear Face Mask

1. Gently apply a thin layer over all areas of the face, avoid eyes and lips area.
2. Wait for about 30 minutes or until the mask dries completely.
3. Wash off with plain water.
4. Do not scrub face with towel, gently pat dry.
5. Gently hydrate your skin with Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer to seal in the goodness ingredients.

Usage timing and frequency
Use it once or twice a week – not more. Too much exfoliation is also not good. Don't apply it on bruised skin.Kindly avoid talking when you are wearing mask.

So there we go - a simple daily + weekly regimen to manage oily skin painlessly. Remember, a systematic CTM approach keeps acne & excess oiliness away!

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2 On-site Comments

March 18, 2015

Hi Shambhavi.. The best home remedy to get did of pimples is to fry jeera in a pan.. Fry till it almost turns black… Powder it. When you feel there is a pimple going to appear, take a small quantity of the powder, make a thick paste with water and apply it on the pimple and the surrounding area.. Repeat this 2 to 3 times a day and you will definitely find changes… Keep me posted once you try

Shambhavi Raizada
Shambhavi Raizada

March 04, 2015

I am really thankful… But is there any home remedy through which I can get rid of my pimples and blemishes… Its really irritating and I really need help… I also need to know how to vanish my marks of pimples and acnes…

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