If your skin looks greasy or shiny all the time, then it might be time to take on an oily skin regime. It can be difficult to control the amount of oil your skin, but there are ways to work with it and achieve a matte look. Overactive glands can cause other skin imperfections such as whiteheads, blackheads, acne, and enlarged pores. Here are some ways to tame your skin’s oil production:
Wash Your Face Twice a Day
The most tried and tested methods to reel in excessive oil on your skin is by cleansing it at least twice a day. Foaming or gel-based cleansers are best for oily skin and also look for types that are oil-free. You should avoid abrasive products as it can strip your skin of moisture and trigger it to produce more oil.
While you do not want to use a cleanser that is too drying, you should use an exfoliator once or twice a week. Excessive oil production can cause dead skin cells to clog pores, resulting in bumps and dull skin. Scrub away dead skin cells and renew the surface of your skin by adding an exfoliator to your skincare routine. Be sure to scrub gently though.
Apply Face Masks Weekly
After you exfoliate your skin, apply a face mask. Formulas with clay or sandalwood are excellent for gently absorbing excess oil.
Use Alcohol-Free Toner
Toning every day after you cleanse your face will help get rid of dirt and excess oil from your skin. Alcohol can be too drying on the surface though and make your skin produce even more oil to counter it. Consider using a toner with rosewater that is both gentle and effective.
Use Moisturizer Daily
Despite what you might think, oily skin requires moisturizer just as much as dry skin. Starving your skin of moisture only makes it produce more oil to compensate. Use a moisturizer every day after cleansing to keep your skin balanced.
Always Use Sunscreen
Many people with oily skin choose to skip out on sunscreen because of how greasy it can feel. Although, forgoing sunscreen can make pigmentation worse. Use a gel-based sunscreen if you have oily skin so that you are adequately protected from the sun, but your face still looks matte.
Consume Less Oil
You are what you eat, which is why eating less food with oil can help keep your skin in check. Cut back on processed and fried foods and reduce how much surgery drinks you consume. Instead, load up on citrus fruits like oranges and kiwis instead.
Be Picky With Your Makeup
Avoid pore-clogging foundation that feels heavy and, instead, look for lighter textures that are mattifying or oil-controlling. If you just want a little bit of coverage, opt for powder instead of foundation. Regardless of which products you choose, always remember to remove your makeup before bed so that your skin can breathe.
If you need help managing your oily skin, book an appointment with European Beauty. Our experienced skincare experts will perform a consultation and provide you with the most effective options.