As much as you are not fond of your oily skin that may pose acne issues or excessive shine, you might not just be aware of what experts believe. Several dermatologists and skincare experts are of the opinion that oily skin ages slowly (well, yes!). Behind this, there is a very simple reason. The sebum produced keeps nourishing and hydrating your skin which prevents the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
We are sure by now, you are much more in love with your skin and just give it that extra love by taking care of it using the following tips.
Cleanse Regularly But Never Over-Cleanse
To control excess oil, it is essential to clean the face regularly. Doing that will prevent oil buildup that could clog the pores, ultimately leading to acne. Also, opt for oil-free cleansers. Such cleansers do not strip away the natural moisture of the skin and keep the skin healthy.
You can also look for ingredients such as Salicylic acid, honey, neem, or turmeric in your cleanser. Or, we think, a customized one will work wonders!
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Use Face Masks
It is essential to give your skin a little treat from week to week. To control that oiliness, use masks that help in oil absorption. The best way is to mix Multani mitti with rose water and use it once a week to see healthy, glowing skin. Or you could even mash papaya pulp, mix it with lemon, apply it, leave it on for 15-20 minutes, and you’ll notice glowing skin. This mask also helps to control the oiliness.
Never Skip That Toner
While we cannot emphasize enough how a skincare routine is important to maintain healthy skin, investing in an alcohol-free toner (if you already haven’t) will work like a charm. It eliminates excess oil and prevents dirt buildup. Make sure to use it just after cleansing and before moisturizing. Oh, FYI, you could even make a toner at home. Mix 2 parts Apple Cider Vinegar with 1 part water and you are good to go!
Oh, No We Did Not Forget Exfoliation
While exfoliation is imperative for all skin types, it’s a must-do for oily skin (we are serious!). Scrub your skin gently once a week using a paste of brown sugar and lemon to keep skin bright and healthy. Just in case you are wondering as to why is it important, then let us tell you that the excess sebum leads to dead skin cells that house acne, pimples, whiteheads, and whatnot. To avoid that, it is necessary to scrub the skin. Although, do not go harsh.
If all this time you have been thinking that moisturizing could make your skin oily then maybe, you were reading the wrong piece or using the wrong product. To balance out, it is important to invest in a gel-based or water-based moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated. Most of the moisturizers contain humectants that help the skin retain its moisture content, ultimately giving you glowing skin. You could choose moisturizers that contain Vitamin E or humectants like glycerin for effective results.