Does your skin look very shiny or greasy? Are you always in search for skin care solution to balance your oily skin?
Oily skin is one of the challenging skin care concerns that may give you tough times as the sebaceous glands are over-active, making excess sebum, causing a greasy and shiny looking face and skin problems such as blackheads and whiteheads, acne, clogged and enlarged pores etc. For those with very oily skin, pollution and dirt also can aggravate the problem. Keep the oil production level in control by following simple beauty and skin care tips as below.
There is something positive about oily skin that you should know too. Oily skin is not all bad. People with oily skin are more protected against wrinkles and other signs of ageing primarily because the oil tends to maintain the moisture into the epidermis and the skin always look young.
- Be committed to Cleanse Your Face Twice a Day
You must cleanse your face using warm water with a suitable facial cleanser for oily skin twice a day; once in the morning and the other just before going to bed. Foaming cleansers or gel-based ones are suitable choices for oily skin. Look for cleansers/face washes that are oil-free. Antibacterial soaps with acidic effects are also useful for cleansing oily skin. However, do not apply harsh cleansing techniques as that will remove natural moisture of your skin and leading to the sebaceous glands producing more oil. Look for a product that contains one or more of these ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Aloe Vera, Neem, hyaluronic acid, Allantoin, Honey.
- Exfoliation Is Useful for Oily Skin!
Oily skin must be exfoliated once or twice a week. The excess sebum (oil) produced cause dead skin cells on the surface of skin, leading to pimples, acne, whiteheads, and blackheads, and of course a dull-looking skin. Exfoliating routing which is not more than twice a week, will help to remove dirt and dead skin cells and renew your skin surface, as well as to keep breakouts at bay. Do not scrub your skin harsh harshly and apply it gently!
- Apply an Alcohol-Free Serum &Toner Everyday:is capable of penetrating deeply into the dermis and open the clogged pores and also fight with the bacteria established in the dermis. Application of daily toning also will help in eliminating excess oil and removing dirt from your skin. Products enriched with botanical ingredients like Resistem, white jelly mushroom, Acerola, ceramaid, vitamin C and also hyaluronic acid, are very good for this purpose.
- Use Natural Based Facial Mask
Applying facial mask is a good completion after exfoliation. Quality masks containing green tea extract, Aloe Vera, Witch hazel, Coconut, Allantoin, Sandalwood are very good for oily skin as these gently absorb excess oil.
- Should Not Skip Moisturizer!
Oily skin needs more moisturizing and hydration than other skin types. Shortage of moisture will only further stimulate the oil glands to produce more sebum. Hence opt for an oil-free, non-comedogenic, meaning they won't clog pores and water-based moisturizer. Good moisturizer for oily skin must contain beta hydroxy acid like Salicylic acid, Vitamin E, Niacinamide, Chamomile extract, zinc acid, vitamin C, Aloe Vera, and etc.
- Always Wear Sunscreen:
Some oily-skinned women skip sunscreen just because they are worried with greasiness of the product which leads to brown spots, pigmentation and freckles. Hence opt for a gel-based sunscreen with SPF more than 30, that will leave your face matte and offer adequate sun protection.
- Oil Free Diet
Eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruits and lean proteins. Stay away from junk and oily and sugary foods; drink lots of water to stay hydrated and flush out toxins, eat at least one fruit daily and include green, leafy veggies in your diet. Munch loads of lemons and kiwis to treat acne and to balance your skin tone. Taking such actions will help to regulate the amount of oil that your skin produces.
- Work out
Daily workout increases the blood circulation and helps nourish skin cells. It is very helpful on opening clogged pores which in turn helps in removing toxins. Drinking 5-6 glasses of water daily also helps in flushing toxins out of the body and would reflect on balancing skin sebum.