How to handle oily skin: 10 Tips to follow
Is oily skin a problem for you? Did you know that people with oily skin are less likely to develop lines and wrinkles and your skin will always be well moisturized? However, the less advantageous side of oily skin can mean that makeup is more challenging, and the biggest difficulty is keeping your makeup set all day.
While there may not be an easy cure for preventing the skin from producing too much oil, we are able to control this skin condition. Read on to learn what options we suggest for managing oily skin.
- Cleans your skin every morning!
If you have oily skin, make sure to cleanse your face every morning with a cleanser that contains salicylic acid. Salicylic acid breaks down and removes the oil on your skin but won’t dry it out. Stay away from alcohol based products!
- Don’t hesitate to Hydrate!
One of the biggest mistakes is skipping moisturizer. Moisturizing is crucial to keep the skin’s barrier intact. Use lightweight lotions or serums containing hyaluronic acid or glycerin. Both act like micro-sponges to pull moisture into the skin and hold it there.
- Be mindful of what you are eating!
Try to avoid hot, spicy food. You could also try to eat more foods that contain Vitamin A. Vitamin A can help to slow down the production of oil in the skin.
- Use a mattifying primer before applying foundation!
A primer can be used by everyone no matter the skin type, but it is essential for someone with oily skin. A matte primer will make your face a smooth canvas that will help your makeup last all day.
- Find the right type of foundation!
Choosing the right type of foundation is essential for a good makeup day! An oil-free matte foundation that has no fragrance is my strong recommendation.
- Don’t overdo powder!
If you think more powder would help soak up excess oil, that’s a big NO! It can actually get cakey and may encourage your skin to pump out more oil. Apply powder sparingly only on shiny areas and use a matte translucent formula.
- Use a clay face mask!
Masks help reduce the oily appearance on the face for days at a time. Plus, they can help pores appear smaller. Try to use a purifying mud mask, which uses mineral-rich clays to give a toner and tighter appearance to the skin.
- Controlling shine throughout the day
If your face often starts looking greasy later on in the day, then blotting paper is your best friend. These are great for a quick fix to get rid of the shine.
Exfoliating is great for preventing pores from clogging – something typically for oily skin types. Be gentle when applying a scrub to the face so as not to irritate the skin and do it only once a week.
- Choose your makeup wisely
Look for non-comedogenic makeup products, and always apply in light layers. Always be sure to remove every last bit of makeup before going to bed and before working out or heading to the gym. Try to avoid any cosmetics that contain fragrances as these can irritate the skin and result in acne blemishes, along with dry, flaky patches on the skin.
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