8 Cool Tips To Take Care Of Oily Skin That You Need To Know
Each skin type needs a different kind of skin care routine. The correct skin care routine can help you make the most of the skin you have, and make it look stunning and pretty always. Read on to know exactly how to take care of oily skin.
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Wash your face twice a day and not more than that. You may think that washing your face 10-15 times a day will help fight the excess oil, but in reality it doesn't. In fact, over-washing can strip your face of all its moisture thereby causing over-secretion of oils, making it greasier. Washing once in the morning and once at night is more than enough, unless until you have perspired a lot or have been playing in the dirt.
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A lot of face washes and facial cleansers are available in the market, but remember not all of them will suit your skin. A gentle cleanser, which is specifically designed for oily or acne-prone skin is your best bet. Look for face washes with ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or beta-hydroxy acid, these work wonders for oily skin.
Use Toner Sparingly
True, using a toner will keep the oil under control, but using a toner on parts of your face that are not oily to begin with will lead to dryness. It is generally only our T-zone that gets oily, while the rest of the face remains normal. Hence, make sure you dab toner only on the T-zone to avoid drying up the other areas of your face and making your skin look patchy.
Blot Instead Of Wash
If you notice that your face tends to get a bit too oily through the day, tempting you to go ahead and wash it, refrain. Carry along with you a packet of blotting papers. When you think your face is a bit too oily for your liking, go ahead and let the blotting paper absorb all the excess oil. This saves you from over-washing your face, and is also way more convenient than having to find a water outlet.
Yes, oily skin too needs moisturization. Skip the heavy and greasy formulas though, and look for gel-based or water-based formulas in moisturizers which will help keep your face supple, without adding unwanted greasiness and heaviness to it.
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Careful Makeup Selection
Again, when it comes to makeup, pick products that have liquid, gel or powder bases and avoid the creams and lotions. And even when selecting your liquid makeup, make sure that it is water-based and not oil-based. Oil-based makeup will do you no good and will most certainly clog your pores causing even more oil build up.
No matter what season it is, the sun is always present outside, and as such the smart thing to do is to always wear sunscreen. Pick a matte finish sunscreen to avoid that oily sheen from appearing on your face.
Don't Pop Pimples
Popping pimples is tempting no doubt, but it must be avoided at all costs. No matter what, don't poke and prod the pimple or worse pop it! This will lead to scarring on your face and will also leave raging red marks on your facial skin.
So, go ahead and take care of your oily skin! And here is something to make you happy – oily skin ages slower than normal to dry skin, which means you are going to look younger for longer! Woohoo!