Does your face always appear shiny and or sweaty come rain or sunshine? And when you do put on makeup, you notice that you keep running to the bathroom to pat some powder on your face to clear the shininess? Well, you probably have oily skin. Women with this kind of skin have the hardest time trying to keep it at bay because this type of skin tends to produce more oil than usual. Blackheads, pimples and acne are common with oily skin and it is for this very reason that taking care of this skin type is so hard.
All hope is not lost for women with oily skin, though. Here’s how to best take care of your oily skin and say bye bye to all that excess oil, acne, balckheads and pimples.
Because oily skin tends to overproduce sebum, the skin’s pores may get blocked and cause acne and pimples on the skin. It is, therefore, vital that you cleanse your skin twice a day, preferably in the morning and in the evening.
When choosing a cleanser for this skin type, gel-based or foaming cleansers are the best. Make sure that the cleanser you choose is also oil-free. Be careful to not resort to abrasive cleansing techniques as this will strip your skin of its natural moisture, leading to the sebaceous glands producing more oil.
A lot of people with oily skin tend to skip out on moisturizing their skin thinking that it might worsen the greasiness of their skin. However, moisturizing is also a great way of taking care of oily skin. When picking out a moisturizer for this skin type, an oil-free moisturizer is the best because it keeps the skin moist and protected without it feeling greasy.
Some dermatologists suggest that aloe vera is a good moisturizer for treating acne and oily skin safely because it naturally soothing effects on the skin.
On top of cleansing twice or thrice a day, people with oily skin need to take care of their skin by exfoliating at least once a week. The reason why oily skin is more prone to acne and blackheads is that the excess sebum produced by the skin leads to dead skin cells on the skin surface.
If not removed through exfoliation, these dead skin cells result in acne and pimples. Again, be gentle and do not scrub your skin in a harsh manner.
Weekly masking your face is essential to effectively take care of oily skin. When choosing face masks for your skin, ensure that they have ingredients such as clay, honey and oatmeal. These ingredients are very good for oily skin because they gently absorb excess oil on the skin.
Even though oily skin might seem like a death sentence for most women, it does have its perks if well taken care of. Oily skin is less prone to wrinkles and other signs of ageing primarily because the oil tends to lock the moisture into the epidermis which is the outermost layer of the skin.