How to Reduce the Oiliness of Your Skin

How to Reduce the Oiliness of Your Skin
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(Last Updated On: January 29, 2018)

How to Reduce the Oiliness of Your Skin

Oily skin is the one with a shiny appearance that occurs because of the sebaceous glands producing too much sebum. And even though sebum is beneficial for our skin because it is a natural moisturizer, excessive amounts of it combined with dead skin cells quickly enlarge and clog the pores, which later results in acne and blackheads. This can have many causes – from stress, dirt, poor nutrition, and hormones all the way to poor sleep, bad cosmetics, seasonal changes, etc. Here is how to fight this the right direction.

  1. Wash twice a day with a face cleanser

This means you will remove all that excess oil that is clogging your pores. However, you have to make sure the soap you are using is gentle and cleans your skin without drying it out. When rinsing, use lukewarm water instead of hot water that will irritate your face. Instead of rubbing, dab the water away from your face with a soft towel.

  1. Blotting paper

Blotting paper is actually a great and easy oil reduction solution. It doesn’t take more than 20 seconds to blot your face, and it doesn’t dry out your skin. Apply it to the oiliest areas of your face, such as your forehead and your nose and don’t scrub it, but press it onto the field to absorb the oil. Note that there are a couple of brands of blotting paper that have powder in them as well, which fights the oil even better.

  1. Facial masks

Facial masks give you a much broader cleanse than merely washing your face since they go much more in-depth and draw the oil out. But since there is a risk of overdrying your skin with facial masks, make sure you use them sparingly. You should use a mask only after cleansing, making sure your hands are damp while applying it, and gently removing it later with lukewarm water. The best oil absorbing masks are those that contain purifying ingredients such as clay, shea butter, and honey.

  1. Oil-free moisturizer and sunscreen

When buying a new skin product, make sure you read the ingredients carefully. Only go for non-comedogenic and water-based products. Also, just because your skin is greasy, it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be moisturized and protected with SPF. The good idea is to start using an oil-free serum that has SPF in it to prevent your skin from aging since even the most hydrated and the greasiest skin in the world can get old.

  1. Homemade remedies

Yet though there are many practical chemical skincare products, sometimes a gal just wants to play it safe. Also, maybe you are just too tired of trying to find the perfect product for you. Luckily, some things in your own fridge can serve you as fabulous skincare product replacements.

For example, egg whites are high in vitamin A, and they can efficiently dry out all the blemishes and also tone your skin. You can either spread one whipped egg white on your surface and wash it off, or combine it with fresh lemon juice and repeat the process. Speaking of lemon juice, you can also use it in combination with distilled water, applying it on your face with a cotton ball and washing it off later, or in conjunction with honey and milk as a fabulous mask that will give you results within no more than one week.

If you have acne-prone skin, better hit the store and get a couple of tomatoes. Cut one in half and rub it onto your skin, allow the juice to soak in for at least 15 minutes, rinse with cold water and apply a moisturizer. Speaking of veggies, cucumber can also do wonders for your skin. Just chop a couple of thick slices of fresh cucumber and rub it on your face before going to bed and rinse it in the morning.

Besides these, there is also the holy Aloe vera which is ideal for acne prone and oily skin; honey, which clears the pores and prevents wrinkles; apple cider vinegar, which kills all the bacteria and tones; and milk, which can help you make your oily skin softer.

Every skin is unique, but there is a solution for any skin condition if you are persistent enough. If you have some more tips, feel free to share them in the comment section below.

by Diana Smith

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