Oily skin is a skin that results from overactive oil producing glands. Generally oil produced in the body helps in keeping the skin healthy but excessive oil can lead to blemishes and acne flare ups. It also causes whiteheads on nose, blackheads, and skin spots. It’s mainly caused due to genetics or changes in the hormone levels. Most women face this condition at the time of menstrual periods, pregnancy or at menopause, stress, misuse of various skin care products and birth control pills.
Although, oily and combination skin needs a lot of extra care and attention, but to look at the brighter side, it ages much slower than normal and dry skin and keeps away fine lines and wrinkles for a longer period of time.
Tired of your oily skin and interested in natural ways to prevent it.These are some of the basic oily skin care tips that you need to introduce into your skin care routine if you have oily skin.
1. Try to use lukewarm water for cleansing oily skin, as it dissolves oil more effectively than cold water. It helps in washing away the dirt and impurities that have deposited on the skin and unclog the skin pores.
2. For oily skin regular cleansing is very important . Cleansing your face twice a day is enough for keeping it clean. Don’t overdo the cleaning as it can over dry skin and trigger oil production from the sebaceous glands.
Use a gel based cleanser containing salicylic acid, citric acid and glycolic acid that help in reducing dead skin cells that clogs pores and leads to pimple outbreaks.
3. Don’t scrub too much. Exfoliating the skin 2-3 times a week is more than enough for removing dead cells and blackheads. The skin produces natural oils to store moisture, keep it hydrated and fight irritations. Overdoing on the scrubbing strips the skin of its natural oils and moisture and makes it dry.
4. One of the most important aspects of oily skin care is the periodic application of natural face masks that helps in soaking excess oil from the skin and removes harmful bacteria from the skin. Use a soothing face mask made of fuller earth (multani mitti) or sandalwood once a week to soak up excess oil, remove impurities and cool the skin.
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