How to Deal With Oily Skin
Deal With Oily Skin
Sebum oil produced in the body keeps skin healthy; however, an excessive production of this oil can lead to blemishes and acne. Fortunately, there are ways to deal with oily skin. Read on to find out how to best deal with oily skin in five easy steps.
What You Will Need
Make sure all the products you choose are meant for oily skin. This will be clearly stated on the back of the packaging.
Step 1: Avoid Touching your Face
Touching your face excessively can lead to blocked pores, which cause spots and blackheads. This is especially true for those with oily skin.
Step 2: Exfoliate
When you wake up, wash your face with an exfoliator using warm water. Try to choose a product that contains benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid or beta-hydroxy acid. These acids are known in reducing oil production and are great for people with oily skin and acne. Try out a small portion of this product on skin before applying on the whole face to assure it doesn’t irritate the skin. Apply your exfoliator for oily skin in a circular motion in all of the affected area. These will likely include the forehead, nose and cheeks, but not the eyes. By exfoliating, you will remove the dead skin cells and unblock pores. When you are done, rinse your face out with warm water.
Step 2: Moisturize & Tone
Apply a lotion meant for oily skin after you have washed your face. Be sure to choose a moisturizer meant for oily skin because some moisturizers can actually make skin oilier. The reason it’s important to moisturize is because most people have combination skin, with some parts oily and some parts of skin dry or normal. After moisturizing, apply a toner. Applying a toner is optional, but it can help make skin look more beautiful and improve overall look of the skin. Just remember to choose a toner for oily skin.
Step 4: Blot & Treat
Blotting papers a great option for removing excess oils throughout the day. Carry these around with you and whenever you feel your skin getting oily, blot around the oily areas with a blotting paper and remove any excess oils. Another great way to control shine throughout the day is to use a medicated pad with salicylic acid or some other oil reducing ingredient when skin feels oily. Simply blot the skin with a medicated pad and reduce shine.
Step 5: Apply Night Cream
Before bed, wash your face with your face wash and warm water. Use a face wash designed for oily skin. Finally, apply a night cream on your face before bed. Night creams will nourish, replenish and clarify the skin keeping it healthy. Many night creams have ingredients such as collagen, vitamins and amino acids that stimulate cell growth. Your skin will remain hydrated, healthy and beautiful. You will also help prevent premature aging of the skin.