Nobody likes having an oily skin that radiates shine like a Christmas tree. Having oily prone skin is also predisposed to having more pimples and pesky little blackheads.
Oily skin occurs due to excessive secretion of sebum from the sweat glands. The process of sebum secretion itself is natural and is influenced by genetic or other factors such as facial hygiene or diet.
If your skin is oily, don’t be discouraged and try implementing in your daily routine the following:
Use Specialized Facial Cleansing Products
Oily skin requires special attention
when using skin-cleansing products. And just like powder is not suitable for every skin tone, facial cleansers, and care products need to be adapted to your skin type.
Before you decide to buy the first facial product that comes in mind, you should make sure that it is designed specifically for oily skin.
When removing your make-up, or simply cleaning your face, many dermatologists, recommend using micellar water or cleansing milk for oily skin.
Wash Your Face Twice A Day
With oily skin, hygiene is also different from caring for other skin types. If you think that you will get rid of excess shine on your face by washing your face often - you are wrong!
Maybe washing your face more often will temporarily reduce the glow of your skin, but trust us, this way you will only create long-term problems for your skin.
Excessive drying of the skin will cause a counter effect and the sebaceous glands will try to compensate for the removed oil, by increasing the secretion of sebum.
The skin should be cleaned gently cleaned in the evening. Reduce face wash to twice a day - morning and evening.
Moisturizing Your Face
If you think that oily skin does not need extra hydration, just because it is oily and therefore you skipped moisturizers and all-facial routines, then you are in the wrong.
Skipping moisturizing is one of the biggest and most common misconceptions about oily skin. When skipped, the surface of your face often becomes flaky, which sometimes causes dermatitis. It is also important to use a moisturizing cream specialized for an oily face with a matte formula.
to get some more tips about how to properly moisturize your face skin.
Use Zinc based Products
Did you know that zinc is one of the most common minerals in skincare products?
Zinc reduces the number of bacteria that cause acne and suppresses skin inflammation. It also affects the overgrowth of special skin cells, which lead to the formation of blackheads. Zinc can remove the excess sebum on the skin and reduces redness.
There are many natural ways of taking the recommended daily intake of zinc, such as eating zinc-rich fruits (avocados, raspberries, peaches). You can also use skincare products that contain zinc.
Change Your Diet
Unfortunately, as much as we love oily, fried food - what you eat is reflected on your skin. Reducing the amount of fried and highly-processed food will improve your skin condition.
Instead, try focusing on eating foods that are high in vitamins and minerals, and can positively impact your health – slightly processed foods, lean proteins, and fresh produce.
Having a skin that is prone to shine is something normal and you shouldn’t be embarrassed by it! Instead of trying to dry your skin, try to control the oil with the tips we have mentioned!