How To Combat Oily Skin With Temple Spa

How To Combat Oily Skin With Temple Spa

It’s taken a matter of weeks, but I finally feel like my skin is back to ‘normal’. Around four months ago – while shopping in ASDA – I made a last minute decision to pick up some skincare that was on offer. You know how it is; you run out of everything all at once just before payday and since my bank balance couldn’t stretch to my usual products, I thought a cheeky 3 for 2 (that came to £5) was a good idea. It wasn’t.

In fact my skin reacted terribly. The products completely stripped my skin and turned it into a oily mess, so much so, that not even my foundation set with powder would stay in place. There was a constant pool of excess oil on my forehead and cheeks and it’s taken almost three months to correct my skin. The brand I’m talking about is Simple and the products I used were a cleanser and two moisturisers – a morning and evening one.

Now, I’m not the biggest fan of drugstore products, but I do love The Ordinary and The Body Shop. Although these brands are super affordable, when it comes to skincare I prefer to invest. I honestly could kick myself for not sticking to my guns, but you know how it is at the end of the month when money is tight. When my bank balance is looking rather health a brand I always invest in – and have done for two years – is Temple Spa.

Since my skin changed I had to purchase a selection of products tailored to oily skin as opposed to combination/normal. I ended up getting the Dual Act cleanser, the Toning Essence toner and the Moisture Matte moisturiser. The Dual Act cleaner is a multi-task cleanser that can be used on wet, or dry skin depending on how oily your skin is feeling. You can also use this with water, or wipe away with a flannel, or tissue. I personally, use it on dry skin on a morning and wet on an evening. The product is thick in consistency and feels very creamy when on the skin, which I love. I’ve found it removes all the oil, make-up and dirt sitting on my skin without leaving my skin feeling tight, or dehydrated.

Once my skin is cleansed I always go in with a toner to ensure there’s no remaining make-up, or dirt. The Toning Essence is one of a few toners that I’ve found that doesn’t burn, or make my skin tingle. I usually prefer a rich moisturiser, but during this time I needed something mattifying. The Moisture Matte moisturiser was a total saviour. It feels like liquid cashmere and was basically a moisturiser and primer in one. I found the product to be lightweight, but hydrating, and was able to mop up all the excess oil and keep my skin looking shine-free all day. I was actually really impressed with this, as usually by dinnertime by skin is mega glowing and not in the good way!

Like any good skincare routine, I have my staples too. This includes an eye cream and a face mask. If you saw my recent post about why it’s important to hydrate your eye area, then you’ll know why an eye cream is a must. If not, well it’s because your eye area is one of two places on your face that doesn’t produce its own hydration. When it comes to face masks every Sunday I apply Quench because it’s super hydrating and can be left on overnight to penetrate the layers your skin even further. Dehydrated skin can be oily skin so, I upped using Quench from once a week to two times a week, which helped a great deal along with the other products.

To be honest the problem wasn’t the oily skin itself, because I have many friends that have this skin type, it was more the fact that I had no idea how to look after it. I’ve always had combination/normal skin, so when my skin started producing excess oil I had no idea what products I needed, or how to adapt my make-up to combat the oil – I think I went into panic mode.

Luckily, my friend Abi told me that I should just listen to my skin and mix and match my products depending on how my skin feels. I stupidly never thought about my skin changing, so from now on this is what I plan to do.

Have you ever used products that have totally changed your skin? Have you ever used Simple products before – what did you think?

Sarah Jayne x



  1. Candice
    June 13, 2018 / 10:35 am

    These sounds like some great products. x


  2. June 13, 2018 / 1:06 pm

    I love temple spa! Such an underrated brand!! Beautiful photos!

  3. June 13, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    My skin goes through phases of being oil and being dry but I think if I added a couple of products from this range into my routine it might just regulate my skin slightly.
    Alicia x

  4. June 14, 2018 / 11:19 am

    I suffer with dry skin but these products look amazing and I think my mum would love these!
    Alicia Xo

  5. June 14, 2018 / 5:58 pm

    I’ve only tried some shower products, a scrub and the gold face mask from Temple Spa! I need to get some more bits xx

  6. June 14, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    i suffer with oily skin so bad but that mattifying moisturiser sounds like it would conquer all my problems!

  7. June 15, 2018 / 1:42 pm

    I am an avid Temple Spa user. I love the products and what they do for my skin. I went away for the weekend thinking my hubby had packed my toiletry bag in the boot and when we arrived it wasn’t there and he thought I had put it in the car. I could see it in my minds eye on the bottom of the stairs where I wouldn’t forget it! It was too far to go home so I went to a local supermarket and bought some simple products, a cleanser, toner and moisturiser thinking they would be fine for a couple of days. My skin really didn’t feel right from the start by the end of the weekend it was very greasy (it’s normal to dry usually) and the following week I had a breakout of sore red spots. I was so glad to get back to using Temple Spa. Needless to say my toiletry bag is the first thing I put in the car now.

    • June 15, 2018 / 4:11 pm

      Hi Nadine, that’s exactly what happened to my skin! How’s your skin now? I hate going without my favourite products! What Temple Spa products do you use? xx

  8. June 15, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    I hear such amazing things about Temple Spa – I really need to check them out!

    Katie x

  9. June 16, 2018 / 6:48 am

    I love Temple Spa products – one of my favourite brands for skincare x

  10. June 16, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    Great post x

  11. June 17, 2018 / 7:37 am

    Simple skin care ruins my skin as well. I don’t go near the stuff now but this brand sounds absolutely ideal for me. My skin is oily and always gets very shiny on my nose and forehead so I’m going to look into getting this moisturiser as it sounds perfect. xx

  12. June 25, 2018 / 11:25 am

    I have always loved Simple products but I have dry skin so maybe its because our skin is different. I have never used anything from Temple Spa I don’t think.
    Alicia Xo

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