Oily skin can lead to acne, blemishes, breakouts, and problems keeping your face looking matte, even with makeup on. It’s difficult to get a handle on as oily skin is caused by overactive sebaceous gland and is often genetic. However, although your genes may be the root cause of the problem, you can use some skin care products and regimes to help control excess oil.More information skin and beauty guide.
One huge benefit of oily skin is that it ages more slowly. So you may not love it right now, but hopefully you’ll be thanking your lucky stars in twenty years. Right now though, you’ll want some ways to control shine, reduce pore size, and stop breakouts. Let’s start with the basics.
Though you may be tempted to wash your face three or more times a day with drying soaps or exfoliating agents, avoid doing this. Your skin will react badly, the same way that if you wash your hair every day, it becomes oily faster than if you only wash it every third day. Wash your face only twice a day, with a cleanser formulated for oily skin. Generally, bar cleansers are more likely to block pores, so stick to gel, liquid and serums, but choose a formula that leaves no residue after rinsing. If you use cleansers that are very harsh or irritating your face may feel less oily straight after the wash, but your skin will compensate by producing extra oil to make up for the natural oils that it has been stripped of.
Always wash with warm water, and massage the cleanser into your skin before rinsing off gently. Follow this with a toner, but again, be careful of choosing one that is too harsh. Look for a toner that is alcohol free and which contains antioxidants. This will help to decrease your pore size by fighting inflammation.
Exfoliate once a week. Oily skin tends to have more dead skin cells left behind, so exfoliating will remove these and leave your complexion brighter and fresher. It will also help to unclog your pores. Use an exfoliator with salicylic acid, but only once a week. Any more than that and your skin will begin to over produce oil.
Make use of face masks. There are lots of options on the market for oily skin, or you can even make your own. The best ones tend to be made with clay or mud and lots of minerals. If you treat yourself to a good facial mask once a week as part of your skin care regime, you’ll see improvements. They can help to remove excess oil from the skin, unclog pores and remove bacteria, resulting in less visible pores and better oil control.