Tip #13: How to Care for Oily Skin?
Oily skin can be itchy and unpleasant, but by having a good skincare routine and being gentle with your skin you can ease the problem. You can take some steps to manage and care for oily skin.
1. Wash your face twice a day.
Having a good cleaning and skincare routine is the most significant thing you can do to care for oily skin. Gently clean your face twice a day, morning and night, with Luke warm water and facial cleanser. If a normal cleanser does not decrease the oiliness of your skin, consider a cleanser that includes salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, or beta hydroxy acid.
2. Use oil-free cosmetics.
If you have oily skin, it is important that you select cosmetics that will not worsen it. Check the labels carefully and always choose “water-based” or “oil-free” cosmetics.
3. Use moisturizers selectively.
Those with oily skin still need to moisturize. Definitely oily moisturizers should be avoided, along with anything that might further clog up your skin. Oil-free moisturizers, however, can help you attain a balance in your skin. Select the product carefully, and look for a non-oily and non-comedogenic moisturizer.
4. Don’t over-wash your face.
If you have oily skin, you may be desirous to keep washing it throughout the day to block the oil build-up. Avoid this, and try to wash your face only in the morning and evening. Washing a lot can dry out your skin and cause irritation.
5. Be mindful of what touches your face.
It’s a good idea to be aware of what touches your skin. If you have oily hair and it is falling over your face, some of this greasiness will be transferred to your skin. If you have dirty hands and keep touching your face, you will be spreading the oil around. Keep your hands and hair clean and off your face.
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Face masks in powdered form can be used by every skin type, however people with oily skin can benefit the most from the amazing properties of these masks. For example, face masks with clay absorb the excess of oil that has gathered on the surface of the skin, remove dead skin cells, and clean dirt from clogged pores.