I get a lot of mails from girls with oily skin asking me to suggest them some tips and products for their oily skin that they can incoporate in their regime so I thought I should do a post on some tips for oily skin as this can benefit a lot of people dealing with oily skin! So let’s move on to these tips which will benefit you all out there who have oily skin and help you in getting control on your oily skin and acne-prone skin!
1. Choose Products for Your Skin Type:
I know this is the most basic tip you must have heard but not using products meant for your skin type can really do a lot of damage to your skin. If you have oily and sensitive skin, choose products which are gentle as well as oil free. To know what your skin type is, check this post Here. Use an oil free gel cleanser and not the hydrating ones (two times a day), if you feel your skin gets oily in the middle of the day, you can just splash a bit of water/ facial mist to clean it or use a gram flour mixture in place of your regular face wash as washing face with cleanser too often or more than twice a day can cause dullness and strip skin’s natural oils making skin to produce more oil!
After washing your face with a cleanser, use a toner preferably alcohol free (you can even use natural rose water as a toner) and then use an oil free moisturizer, go for the one that says- for acne-prone skin or oily skin and use a matte sunscreen as a last step in your skin care regimen in the morning (of course)! The best sunscreen I would suggest to people with oily skin is the Lotus 3-in-1 Matte sunscreen reviewed Here and Neutrogena dry touch sunblock!
2. Wash Face with Lukewarm Water:
If you wash your face with hot water thinking that it removes all oil from your face then you are doing a lot of harm to your skin, it will make your skin oil-free for the time being but then it will produce more oil compared to what your skin would normally produce and will make your skin more worse and red if you have acne-prone skin and if you use cold water to wash your face, it will disturb the whole balance of your skin and would constrict the skin vessels making it worse so it’s best to always use lukewarm or tepid water to wash your face!
3. Use Clay Mask:
Invest in a good clay mask once a week. Get yourself a good clay mask because clay mask helps draw out impurities, removes excess oil from the pores and purifies and clarifies the skin while tightening the pores! You can also use clay mask twice a week if you’ve got excess oily skin! Keep the mask on only for the recommended time period and not more than that as it can over-dry your skin and make it stretchy! Read the post on all about mask Here. Two of the good clay masks you should invest in are: Lotus Professional Cleansing Facial Soothing Masque and Lotus Skin Perfecting and Rejuvenating Fruit Pack.
4. Gentle Exfoliation with BHA:
BHAs are Beta-Hydroxy Acids which exfoliates your skin from deep within the pores! BHA helps kill bacteria in the pores, minimize the appearance of pores, controls and prevents acne! BHAs are mostly present in the form of salicylic acid and glycolic acid in products, you can use any product with beta hydroxy acid, it can be a cleanser (try Neutogena oil free cleanser or Clean & Clear 2% salicylic acid cleanser, AHA glow cleanser or Saslic Acid Face Wash), a toner, a scrub or a moisturizer!
5. Blotting Paper or Oil Absorbing Sheets:
Blotting paper soaks all oil from your face without ruining your makeup so keep a few handy in your bag when you need to do touch-ups, just dab them on your face lightly and then do touch-ups with your compact for a fresh glow, this will help your makeup to stay fresh and not get cakey or patchy when re-applying powder or compact!
These are the top 5 tips people with oily skin should incorporate in their regime, hope this post helps you!!
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