Oily skin can be hard to deal with. Acne breakouts with blackheads and whiteheads can happen. Pores get clogged.
The face feels sweaty and is shiny in patches or all over. The symptoms of oily skin can be treated, managed and even banished by using these tips as a guide for dealing with oily skin.
Ways to Reduce Oily Face
It is very important for those with oily skin to wash their faces twice a day. Normal soaps should not be used for oily skin care because they are made for normal skin types.
The chemicals added can contribute to clogging pores, more production of the oils in the pores and dry out the skin.
A gentle cleanser made specifically for oily skin should be used instead.
When using this type of cleanser, massage it gently and rinse all the excess dirt and cleanser off the skin’s surface.
Makeup removal is an extremely important part of managing oily skin. Leaving makeup on the facial surface promotes the growth of bacteria.
When bacteria grows in the pores, the skin breaks out with acne symptoms.
Use a gentle cleanser to remove all traces of makeup before going to sleep and also use the cleanser first thing in the morning to remove any oils and dirt that settles on your face while you sleep.
To keep up with good oily skin care practices, a toner should be added to the skin care regimen.
Toner lotions work on oily skin better than toner astringents, which can be harsh on the skin.
Use the toner on the oiliest parts of the face, which are the sides of the nose, forehead and cheeks, once a day for healthy, rejuvenated skin.
How to Make your Face not Oily
Once a week, an exfoliant should be used in the skin care routine. It should be done after the cleansing but before the toning for ultimate benefits to the skin.
Oatmeal is a natural exfoliant that is mild on the skin. It works well on oily skin because it removes the dead skin cells, which are pushed to the surface from skin cell renewal that takes place on the face regularly.
Removing the dead cells shows off the new healthy skin cells underneath, giving the facial area a healthy glow.
Stress and Water
Stress causes the skin to breakout and also produces excess oils released into the pores of the skin.
Finding ways to de-stress the body and mind, like yoga practices, reading a book or meditation, can help keep skin from becoming extremely oily.
Water should also be added to your diet because it promotes natural skin lubrication, which means skin will be healthier. Drinking a lot of water is good for the body as well as the skin.