Get Rid of Oily Skin — For Good!
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Published by TOP4 Team
Genetics, your lifestyle, your diet, your environment, your hormones and many other factors can cause oily skin. If you have this type of skin, you know just how hard it is to maintain. When you have oily skin, you can be prone to pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Your pores look more noticeable. It’s hard to look presentable when you have a greasy face. Your makeup may require more retouching than people with, say, dry or normal skin.
Make your oily skin behave with the following tips:
1. A great cleanser will help.
When it comes to oily skin, think of how to clean a frying pan: clean oil with oil. Try to avoid formulations with alcohol. Go for products with a gentle formula as harsh formulas may strip moisture off your skin.
2. Clean your face properly.
Choose a gentle cleanser and use it at least twice a day to normalise oil levels. Instead of applying toner everyday, use it once or twice a week at most. Over-application of toner can lead to too much skin sensitivity. When this happens, your skin may not be able to tolerate most anti-acne solutions, so opt for products that are low in benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.
3. Hydrate your skin.
Dehydration can your stress glands to produce more oil for your skin, as a way of overcompensating for the lack of moisture. Therefore, you’ll need to boost water supply in your body in order to prevent excssive oil production. It also helps to use a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid rather than ceramides, which has the tendency to lock in bacteria-causing pimples.
4. Try home remedies.
Sugar-lemon scrub is a good exfoliant and may improve pigmentation, but too much lemon juice can lead to hyperpigmentation. Yoghurt masks, which contain lactic acid, can make skin glow. Exfoliating once a week can help peel off dead skin. Meanwhile, avoid steaming processes (i.e. hot showers), as it can strip off the fatty acids your skin needs.
5. See a dermatologist.
Take the guesswork out of skincare and invest in a consultation with a dermatologist. This is especially important if you're struggling with acne, blackheads and whiteheads. See your dermatologist before the condition worsens and becomes harder to treat.
6. Go light with makeup.
Avoid pore-clogging products like certain liquid foundations or other products that feel heavy. For light cover-up, choose powder over foundation. And don’t forget to remove makeup before you go to sleep so your skin can breathe. The earlier you clean your face, the longer your skin can breathe.
Wishing for better skin? Get help from help from Australia’s leading health & beauty experts today.