Hi everyone! Does your oily skin bother you? Then you know how hard it can be to deal with it. Here are tips on how to reduce oily skin naturally and prevent the appearance of pimples and blackheads.
How do you know you have oily skin?
It’s pretty noticeable and obvious. Oily skin can glow, and if you have somehow dealt with this, you may be struggling with pimples a little harder. It is more prone to acne than other types of faces. Also, oily skin is characterized by very large pores. If it is clean to the eye, it has bumps under the skin called comedones.
Certainly, the biggest problems are acne and pimples. You know that their first appearance is related to puberty, and it is the oily skin that is the reason for that.
Hormones affect the oiliness of the skin and very often pimples go with it. For some, this will be a temporary, youthful problem, and there are those who suffer from oily skincare for a good part of their lives. When it comes to pimples, in addition to regular and proper facial hygiene, regular use of anti-pimple gel will also help. My advice is to turn to nature here as well.
Oily skin – causes
The cause of oily skin is similar to the cause of oily hair, and that is the excessive production of sebum secreted by the sebaceous glands. An insufficient amount of sebum is not a desirable option either, because such skin is dry and has some other specific problems. However, sebum plays an important role because it maintains normal skin moisture and makes it less sensitive.
The causes of oily skin, ie excess sebum, are various, but we can generally divide them into internal and external. Internal is all those factors such as improper diet, reaction to food and hormonal disorders, and diseases that lead to excessive work of the sebaceous glands. External factors are reduced to poor or incorrect facial hygiene.
Can the appearance of the skin be affected? How to get rid of oily skin type? I will discover it for you!
Oily skin – proper care
Proper care of oily skin primarily means: how often you wash your face and how to choose facial products.
When we talk about the hygiene of oily skin, it is not good if you try to get rid of excess oil by washing your face too much. While this will temporarily make your skin glow less and bring instant relief, you are creating a problem in the long term. When you remove excess oil from the face, you give a signal to the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum. This only makes the problem worse.
For oily skincare, it is important to find a suitable lotion or facial cleanser that does not dry out the skin. If you have ever tried to wash your face with ordinary soap, then the feeling of tightness after that washing is well known to you. This is a sign that the skin is dry, and as I have already said, this sudden drying does not suit oily skin. That is why it is good to look for some face cleansing lotion on a natural basis and without alcohol. The ingredients you need to soak are salicylic acid, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, AHA, and BHA acids.
The misconception related to the care of oily skin is that it does not need additional hydration, because it is already oily. Completely wrong, you just need to choose products that are light and water-based, not oil-based. Dry skin is counterproductive. They are good moisturizers that restore the natural importance of the skin, like those with hyaluronic acid.
Toner for oily skin
There are various toners, and their role is to restore the skin’s pH value. When the toner for oily skin is in question, it is important to choose the one that narrows the pores. So, we choose some natural one that has astringent properties. The toner is not used for cleansing the face. Use it after you clean your face!
You can also make your own toner. It does not require much skill but serves a purpose.
Try apple cider vinegar. Dilute it with water in a ratio of 50:50 and apply it on the face with a cotton ball. Don’t worry, the smell of vinegar will evaporate.
Make strong green tea. It is full of antioxidants and narrows pores.
Make a toner from tea tree oil. Mix 3-4 drops of tea tree oil in a bowl with water and apply with a cotton ball on the face. It is great as a toner, but also as an anti-pimple remedy.
So, if you have oily skin and enlarged pores on your face, a toner is an option that you must definitely introduce into your hygiene regime if you really want to solve the problem.
Face mask for oily skin
The best face mask for oily skin type is the one that will absorb excess oil. Number one on this issue is a green clay mask.
Try this recipe: A tablespoon of green clay and a tablespoon of honey, mixed with a teaspoon of yogurt. Apply on face and leave to dry. Then rinse with lukewarm water. Excessive use of this clay-based oily skin mask can dry out the face, so use it once a week.
Aloe vera is also perfect for oily skin. Squeeze the gel from the leaves and apply on the face. When it dries, it will pick up oil, but also soften and hydrate the face.
Yogurt is a simple face mask that absorbs excess oil, and at the same time hydrates and softens the skin. Simply apply yogurt on your face, leave it on for half an hour and rinse with cold water when it dries.
Try the power of cucumbers. They are full of water, so they hydrate the skin without greasing it, plus they provide it with vitamins and minerals. And this mask for oily skin is easy to use. Cut the cucumber into rings, which you have previously washed well, and massage your face with them.
Check other ideas for easy homemade face masks!
I also have an oily skin type, but with all this help I succeeded to reduce it.
What is your skincare routine?
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