10 Tips to Care for Oily Skin

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Oily skin is a magnet to dirt and it can make you look tired all the time. It seems a never ending battle to remove that unwanted shine from the cheeks and nose and sometimes from the head. Oily skin is more prone to acne and breakouts. The only good news you can have if you have oily skin is that your skin will look younger for long. If you do not want a sticky oily face every day, follow these simple tips.

10. Wash your face

It is recommended to wash your face twice daily if you have a oily skin. Wash your face every morning and before going to the bed. Oily skin tends to attract dirt and other pollutants and you do not want these pollutants to clog your pores at night, so it is necessary to wash your face at night also. Some people with oily skin wash their face too often to get rid of the oil, but you must remember that if you wash your face frequently your skin will be stripped off the natural moisture. Prohibit from washing your face frequently.

9. Proper diet

Yes! You got it correct; every skin problem has one solution- a proper and well balanced diet.  Though there are no proven studies which shows that French fries, oily foods, soda and chocolates are the reason for oily skin but no one has proved it wrong either. If you do not know what you should not include in your diet, you now will know what you should in order to get rid of the shiny nose and cheeks in the morning. Kiwifruit and lemons will give you clear skin and will have positive results on your skin.

8. Shop according to your skin type

You should get cleansing products and moisturisers that suit your skin type. You should use oil free cleansing products so that the problem of oily skin does not multiply. If you have sensitive skin in addition to oily skin then it is advisable that you keep away from products with artificial fragrance. Do not use harsh soaps as they can have negative results on your skin. Choose liquid based makeup and never opt for an oil based one.

7. Use a toner

Toner is a necessity for people who have oily skin. After cleansing your face with a suitable cleanser one should always apply a toner. Toners can make your face dry so if you have specific oily areas on your face such as nose or cheeks just apply the toner on those areas if you do not want a dry patchy skin. Toner helps to lower the pH of the skin and remove any oil and dirt that cleanser could not.

6. Moisturizer is important

So what your skin has oil factory inside it? You still need to moisturize your skin, but in moderations. Don’t use a heavy moisturiser or cream on your face. Look for water based or an oil free moisturizer for your skin.

5. Do not scrub too much

If you have oily skin then scrubbing too much can cause breakouts in the skin. You must not exfoliate more than two times in a week. Exfoliation is important to remove the dirt particles that clog your pores and also to remove the dead skin. But, people with oily skin should not consider exfoliating often. Scrubbing too much will remove the natural oils from the skin and will make it irritated.

4. Drink water

Another tip which you will read in all the health and skin related articles – Drink Water! Water as we all know helps to flush out toxins from the body and also helps to regulate the secretion of oil from the skin. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water will give you all the health benefits and will also help your oily skin.

3. Apple and honey face pack

Natural remedies can also help to remove the excess oil from your skin. You will not need to go to any grocery shop to purchase any of the ingredients and it is easy to make and healthy for the skin. Mix honey in a crushed apple and after mixing it well apply evenly on your face. Keep this pack on your face for around 20 minutes then rinse it off with cold water. It will not only reduce the oil on your skin, but it will also help you to get rid of the black and white heads.

2. Clay Mud mask

Clay mud mask is beneficial in removing excessive oil and impurities from the skin. Apply a clay mud mask once in a week and have a smooth oil- ridden skin. Instead of using chemical masks to remove the oil, clay masks are better as they have natural properties in them. Applying clay mask will also help you to reduce the appearance of pores on your face.

1. Don’t pop the pimples

People with oily skin are more prone to pimples and acne. Pimples look ugly and it is so tempting to pop or pick or even squeeze them. Never pop them as they will leave a permanent mark on oyur skin. Instead use spot treatment to shrink their size.


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