It is hard to feel your very best when you are suffering from oily skin. For many people who suffer from oily skin, genetics is often at play and although we can’t change our genetics, there are things that can be done to combat oily skin. Other causes of oily skin include hormonal changes, weather, stress, and beauty products. If you are constantly touching your face, that can also make the problem worse. When you have too much oil in your skin, it can lead to you having acne or other facial blemishes. Fortunately, there are some great tips for oily skin sufferers!
One of the first things that you can do for your oily skin is to take note of how you are cleaning your face. The best way to wash your face is to use a gentle foaming cleanser when you wake up and before you go to bed. If you are using a harsh soap, it can lead to an increase in your skin’s oil production. This can also happen if you use a washcloth. It is best to use clean hands to wash your face.
If you are already using a gentle cleanser and are not noticing a difference, you might want to try to find a product that uses an acid, such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide or beta-hydroxy acid. These products are often marketed as being acne products, but they also work very well for those with oily skin. Another great product is blotting papers. Blotting papers are able to remove excess oil from your skin without causing any dryness.
Another way that you can combat your oily skin is to get a facial. There are certain facials that are extremely effective at eliminating excess oil from your skin. During a facial, your skin is lightly exfoliated, which removes the top layer of your skin. This helps to unclog your pores and allow for the oil in your skin to flow better and avoid breakouts and blemishes.
Finally, there are makeup tricks that you can use to alleviate some of the oiliness. First, you can use a moisturizing matifying lotion that will absorb the oil in your skin and it keeps the oil from mixing with your foundation.
If you are using eye shadow, you can apply a dry eye primer first. If you put moisturizer on throughout the day, using a lightweight moisturizer is your best bet. It is also important to drink enough water throughout the day. In doing so, it prevents your skin from producing excess oil.
If you are still unhappy with your oily skin, you can talk to your esthetician about other remedies that might work for you.