There is no secret all human skin produces oil. Some skin produces more oil than others. Having excessive oiliness can make you immensely disappointed. You may wonder if you will be stuck with shininess permanently.
There is one benefit to having oily skin.
It has been agreed by most skincare experts that oily skin ages slowly in comparison to dry skin. The reason being, the oil produced by our oil glands keeps skin nourished, moisturized and lubricated while helping to prevent wrinkles and fine lines.
This is one positive, but we’d like to give you some useful tips to help reduce excess oil on the skin and ensure that you no longer worry about oily skin. Before we look at the tips, it is essential to understand the different factors that can cause oily skin. There are several causes of oily skin including diet, hormones, genetics, and dehydration. Take a look at your lifestyle to determine your skin type.
It has been observed that the majority of people with oily skin problems are simply dehydrated. This dehydration is caused by internal factors such as not drinking enough water, a lack of sleep, consuming too much alcohol or sugar, and even external factors like the skincare products you use.
In order to find out whether your skin is oily or dehydrated, use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer before employing a full-force oily-skincare regimen. If you’re simply dehydrated and use products intended for oily skin, you will end up doing more harm to your skin. Once you are aware that you truly have oily skin, rather than a dehydrated complexion, select skincare products that balance the oils in your skin and soothe it. Never employ harsh cleansers or toners on your oily skin. Instead, use astringent cleansers and toners.
The eventual objective of conducting this exercise is to ensure that you clean up excess oil on the skin, but with products that are intended to balance oils, instead of stripping skin oils. This way you will see a drastic change in the reduction of oil production on your skin.
Now that you are aware of some factors that cause oily skin, it is time to dive into essential skincare tips for your oily skin to reduce the greasy look.
Make sure you exfoliate 2-3 times a week
Exfoliating the skin helps in cell turnover which is a great way to make moisturizer and oils more effective and prevent further breakouts. A good exfoliant should have a natural, no microbeads, and gentle ingredients.
Look for antioxidants in your skincare
It is important to look for skincare products that consist of antioxidants especially if you have oily skin with a greasy look. Although it is important to use sunscreen during summers while going out, daily antioxidant use can help you protect your oily skin from infrared radiation and environmental stressors. Look for products with antioxidants such as vitamins C & E, green tea extract, seabuckthorn, coenzyme Q10, raspberry, turmeric to name a few.
Avoid alcohol and spicy foods.
Alcohol and spicy foods may be something you like to indulge in on the weekends but if you want to reduce oily skin, it is a big “No-No”. The primary reason for that is they dilate your blood vessels and make you perspire. Enjoy these sparingly throughout the week.
Instead, increase your intake of carrots, melon, and spinach because they are high in vitamin A and slow down the oil production on the skin.
Let skin breathe overnight
Do not clog pores with thick creams overnight. Instead, cleanse, apply Certified Organic Rosehip Oil onto damp skin, and that’s it. Nothing else. Let skin breathe overnight whilst you are sleeping. Rosehip Oil will help to repair skin overnight and not clog the skin.
Apply a face mask on troubled skin
The face mask can help to hydrate skin, draw out impurities in the skin, and balance skin oils.
Exercise daily to get rid of toxins and increase your blood flow
Working out regularly helps to increase your blood flow and assist in nourishing your skin cells. It also opens the clogged cells which aid in removing toxins from your skin. It is also best to wash your face pre and post-workout to remove pollution, dirt, and sweat from the skin, all of which can result in oily or acne-prone skin.
Apply honey on your acne-prone skin to soothe inflammation
Honey is a humectant which helps in keeping your skin moisturized. It is a natural antiseptic which can be extremely beneficial for acne-prone skin and helps to soothe inflammation.
Let’s look at some different ways to apply honey to acne-prone skin:
Step 1 – Mix honey and milk in equal proportions.
Step 2 – Apply on the acne-prone skin and let the mixture dry.
Step 3 – Wash it off with water. This can be applied once a day.
Step 1 – Mash half a banana and mix it with a tablespoon of honey.
Step 2 – Smear on your face and wash it off with warm water after 15-20 minutes.
Step 3 – Repeat this process 2-3 times a week.
Step 1 – Mix honey and brown sugar together to make a scrub.
Step 2 – Massage onto the face smoothly and wash it off with warm water.
Step 3 – Repeat this process weekly to combat acne.
Don’t wear too much makeup
Do not overdo your makeup application. Too much makeup can clog the skin and doesn’t let it breathe. This can result in the skin producing more oil, and potentially acne. Try to use natural, or mineral makeups that allow the skin to breathe and are not too thick.
Remove Makeup Before Bed
It is very important to remove your makeup before going to bed. Sleeping with makeup on can result in breakouts the following day as makeup clogs skin pores. Select a makeup remover that is gentle and make sure to remove all makeup from your face. We recommend using our Purifying Cream Cleanser 150mL to remove makeup gently.
Apply toothpaste if you get a pimple on your oily skin to get rid of it overnight
If you have recently got a pimple on your oily skin do not fret. We have a solution for it. There is a home remedy that has been passed down from generations to help get rid of it overnight.
Simply apply a small portion of toothpaste on the spot where you have a pimple. This needs to be done before you go to sleep at night.
Follow these steps to apply toothpaste on your pimple:
Step 1 – Use a soft piece of paper and get it wet.
Step 2 – Press the toothpaste over the top.
Step 3 – Peel off the excess of paper around the finger.
Step 4 – Let it dry.
Step 5 – It will become like a paper-mache.
Step 6 – Once it holds in the moisture and the toothpaste simply put a wet towel on it.
Step 7 – The pimple will come off.
Drink lots of water
Drinking five to six glasses of water daily can also assist in flushing out harmful toxins from your body and reduces the greasy look of oily skin.
Now, that you have acquired the necessary tips to take care of oily skin and reduce the greasy look, it is time to put them into practice. If you would like more information about skincare tips, contact us today and we will be glad to assist you further with your skincare needs.