If you have oily skin, you are well aware of its troubles. Acne, pimples, blemishes, excessive shine in your T-zone – these problems often make your skin look dull and lifeless. And I know it. And I also know that you secretly desire even, radiant, bright and healthy skin. The good news is that this is exactly what I’m going to discuss here today.
Tips for the care of oily, problematic and sensitive skin
Add toner to your skin care regimen
Toners unclog your pores and add moisture to your skin, leaving it well hydrated. It can be used as a deep cleanser. Toners help remove oil and dirt from your skin. It also restores the pH balance of your skin and refreshes it.
Matting wipes or blotting paper
Blotting paper is a good option for you to get rid of your midday greasy look. However, you must be careful not to press these sheets too hard on the skin. You don’t want to deprive your skin of essential oils.
Reusing part of your sheet on a different area of your skin is also a bad idea. It pushes the dirt that you have previously collected down your pores.
Choose the right care products
Buying the right products (even if they’re a little over your budget) will benefit your skin. Do a patch test before using the product on your face. Buy only dermatologist-tested products. Read the complete guide to oily skin care.
Don’t dry your face
Rubbing too hard can cause your skin to stimulate sebum production. After washing your face, gently pat it dry with a clean towel.
Clean your makeup tools regularly
Make sure you clean your makeup at least once a week. Dirty tools can lead to clogged pores.
Use oil-free makeup products
If you are prone to oily skin, buy oil-free makeup products. Oil-based products can clog your pores and lead to skin conditions like acne. Always make sure to remove makeup before bed.
They are available in the form of lotions, creams and gels. Retinoids are rich in vitamin A, a good source for maintaining healthy skin.
Studies show that some retinoids reduce the size of pores. Retinoids act on retinoid receptors in the nucleus of skin cells, which helps regulate cell proliferation and inflammation. But they do not have any effect on the production of sebum.
Some people believe that all retinoids are the same. However, this is not true. Retinoids come in several types, and the strength of each varies.
Things to Keep in Mind Before Using a Retinoid
- It is always ideal to start with a retinoid based cream to avoid irritation.
- If you have sensitive skin, don’t wear it for too long. It can cause skin irritation and redness
Daily care tips for oily and combination skin
Cleanse your face
As soon as you wake up from sleep, splash warm water on your face and then cold water. It closes your pores. Washing the face with cold water also tones the skin, gives it a fresh look and slows down the aging process, preventing the appearance of wrinkles.
This is the best way to treat and pamper your oily skin. Mix sea salt with warm water and then massage your face with it. Sea salt contains a large amount of minerals and nutrients that are beneficial for oily skin. It removes excess oil and keeps your skin nourished.
Reduce the load
When you are under stress your body releases cortisol, the stress hormone. And it can reduce collagen. So, practice meditation and yoga, learn a new skill, or indulge in your favorite hobby to reduce your stress levels.
Do physical exercise
get enough sleep
When you sleep, your body goes into recovery mode (including your skin). It generates new cells and increases blood flow to the surface of the skin (Now you know the reason for that morning glow!). It prevents bags under the eyes and dark circles.
Protect your skin from UV rays
Overexposure to UV rays damages your skin, accelerates the aging process and leads to age spots and fine lines. So when you go out, protect your skin with a strong sunscreen (one that has an SPF of at least 30).
Moisturize your skin daily
YES. Oily skin needs moisture. The moisturizer acts as a barrier, tricking your skin into producing less sebum and giving it a smooth texture. It contains emulsifiers that bind oil and water and help natural sebum to penetrate deeper into the skin, thereby reducing oiliness on the surface.
Be gentle with your skin
Whenever you use any product, be it a cream or a scrub, do not rub it harshly into the skin. If you over-exfoliate your skin, it leads to microscopic inflammation, swelling, clogged pores, redness, and blemishes. Treat your skin gently.
Eat Healthy Foods
Consume healthy food – because that’s what will keep your skin healthy and glowing at the end of the day. Include foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. Eat cold water fish such as tuna, halibut, salmon, and mackerel, as well as vegetables and whole grains. You can also drink a glass of red wine as it is rich in antioxidants.
In addition to making these lifestyle changes, you can also try some home remedies to clear your skin and keep it bright and glowing. Consider face masks for oily skin at home.
Daily care tips for oily and dehydrated skin in winter
Oily skin cleansing
A good cleansing routine is essential to draw out dirt, dead cells and bacteria from the surface of your skin. It removes makeup and excess oil. For oily skin types, you should use a cleanser that removes excess oil to keep your face fresh and oil-free. Keep in mind that you should use a cleanser that removes excess oil, not all oil, as is necessary for soft, moisturized skin.
Steaming oily skin
Facial steam works effectively in extracting dirt and opening pores…