Oily skin is no fun for anyone. It may feel like it takes an army of expertly chosen products to keep skin under control and shine-free, but did you know those products could actually be making it worse? Check out these 10 tips if you suffer from oily skin:
No. 1: Wash Twice a Day with a Gentle Cleanser
It may take a lot of trial and error, but finding the right cleanser is key. If you remove too much oil with a harsh cleanser your face will produce more to compensate, and if you don't remove enough it will continue to feel oily.
No. 2: Skip the Astringent
Even though it seems like drying out the skin using an astringent makes sense, it can actually create more problems. If the skin gets irritated, which is common with the use of this harsh product, it will begin to produce more oil. When the skin feels dry, it also naturally increases the production of oil.
No. 3: Exfoliate
Gently exfoliating the skin once a week can help remove dead skin that continues to clog pores and contribute to oil. It also helps to fight breakouts.
No. 4: Don't Skip the Moisturizer
It may seem logical that if your skin is oily the last thing you want to do is use moisturizer. However, oil is not the same as hydration, and if your skin isn't hydrated it will actually begin to produce more oil to compensate.
No. 5: Give Yourself a Facial
If you don't have acne problems, a home facial can help revitalize skin. Exfoliate and then apply a mask. Masks made with salicylic acid and mud are the best for oily skin. Plus, who doesn't love to pamper themselves?
No. 6: Try Oil-Blotting Papers
When you're out and about and your skin feels or looks oily, reach for an oil-blotting paper to help control the oil until you get home and can wash your face. They even come in purse- or pocket-size packages now for use on the go.
No. 7: Eat This, Not That
Foods high in vitamin A have actually been shown to slow oil production. So choose foods like spinach and carrots. Avoid alcohol, sugar and spicy foods, which only make oily skin worse.
No. 8: Use Fewer Products
Although many influencers and websites may recommend complicated skin care routines using 20 different products a day, this can actually be a huge contributor to the problem.
No. 9: Choose Lightweight Makeup Products
Thick foundations and heavy makeup products can suffocate skin and clog pores. Choose lightweight makeup products or ones that are specifically formulated for oily skin.
No. 10: Wash Off Makeup ASAP
You should always take your makeup off before bed, especially if you suffer from oily skin. An even better idea is to take it off as soon as you get home so your skin gets that much more time to breath and reset.
If you're frustrated with oily skin and want to find out which of our services can help rejuvenate and get your skin on the right track, call us today at 817-778-4444.