Ugh, oily skin! In case you fall into this type of skin, then the chances are pretty high that you feel like your face has a permanent glaze to it. Another greater struggle is that most probably you feel like your makeup is usually sliding off and the breakouts are inevitable. In a nutshell, oily skin can be frustrating, to say the least. However, it doesn’t mean that it is going to be like that forever as there are a few things you can do about it.
To begin with, it is important for one to know why oily skin occurs. There are plenty of lifestyle factors that might have something to do with the excess oil produced in your skin. Some of the key factors of oily skin can be hormones, genetics, the consumption of too much dairy, overwashing and/or overprotecting your face, supplements and medication, the stress level, and not drinking enough water. You can read about it all in our previous article here.
Keep in mind that your skin type doesn’t define you as a person and it is not unhealthy, however, it can lead to acne since it clogs your pores. Genetics is also one of the oily skin causes and since there’s not much we can do about genetics, there are some steps you can follow to regain control of your complexation and achieve young-looking healthy skin. There are some ways that you can add to your daily routine of how to treat oily skin.
Since your skin type is affected by genes, you cannot really control how much oil your skin produces, in addition to the daily routines to take care of your oily skin, there are some recommended products you can use, as well as home remedies. Follow me below for oily skin products and home remedies for a shine-free face.
Oily Skin Products
1. Face Wash
According to HuffingtonPost this Face Wash is the classic oil-free product and it is a great product to start your day with it if you want a fresh face. The salicylic acid will remove dirt while combating oil-buildup. What we are loving about this product is that the scent is so refreshing and really helps you wake up in the morning.
2. Oil Blotting Sheets
The blotting paper can absorb the oil and sweat that cause shininess in the middle of the day. The blotting paper can come to handy so why not keep it in your handbag all summer anytime you need to freshen up throughout the day.
Everyone should make it a routine to wear sunscreen, especially those who have oily skin. This product has plenty of benefits, such as it is fragrance-free and oild free, also it offers broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. The best thing about it is that the green tea extract soothes sensitive skin from sun exposure.
Home Remedies For Oily Skin
Home remedies always a go-to, whether keeping your skin clear, getting rid of acne, preventing oily skin and so on and so forth. The best thing about home remedies is that they are completely natural – exactly what our skin needs. They can reduce symptoms without the use of prescription drugs or expensive skin care regimens. Together, let us go through home remedies that are easy to make and trust me, your skin will thank you.
Being the most revered skin remedy with its antibacterial and antiseptic abilities, it will be the best treatment for the oily and acne-prone skin. It is perfect for your skin since it helps to keep the skin moist but not oily as humectants draw moisture from the skin without replacing it.
To manage oily skin, you simply spread a thin layer, preferably raw – into your face. You let it dry for about 10 minutes, and rinse thoroughly with tepid water.
Oatmeal is what you have been seeking to help calm inflamed skin, absorb excess oil and exfoliate the dead skin. When used in facial masks, oatmeal is usually ground. You can combine it with yogurt, honey, or mashed fruit such as bananas, apples, or papaya.
This is how you can use oatmeal on your face:
Combine 1/2 cup ground oats with hot water to form a paste.
Stir in 1 tablespoon honey.
Massage the oatmeal mixture into your face for about three minutes. Rinse with warm water, and pat dry.
Alternatively, apply the oatmeal mixture to your face and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water, and pat dry.
3. Egg whites and lemon
Both, egg whites and lemon are thought to tighten pores and are a folk remedy for oily skin. The acid in lemons and other citrus fruits may help absorb oil. According to a 2008 study, lemons have antibacterial abilities.
This is how you can use egg whites and lemon in your face:
Combine 1 egg white with 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Apply it to your face, and leave it on until the mask dries.
Remove with warm water, and pat dry.
This mask isn’t a good choice for people with egg allergies.
Almonds are the go-to for when you want to exfoliate your skin, sop up excess oil and impurities. To use, make and use an almond face scrub
Finely grind raw almonds to make 3 teaspoons.
Add 2 tablespoons of raw honey.
Apply to your face gently, in circular motions.
Rinse with warm water, and pat dry.
You can also make an almond face mask by grinding the almonds into a paste before adding the honey. Leave the mask on for 10–15 minutes. Rinse with warm water, and pat dry.
Please, keep in mind that you shouldn’t use this in case you have a nut allergy.
5. Aloe vera
Aloe vera is known for soothing burns and other skin conditions. According to the Mayo Clinic, there’s good scientific evidence that it helps treat flaky skin caused by oily patches. You can apply a thin layer to your face before bedtime and leave it on until morning.
Keep in mind that aloe vera is known to cause allergic reactions on sensitive skin. In case you haven’t used it before, test a small amount on your forearm.
Tomatoes are considered to be an acne home remedy since they contain salicylic acid. Those acids help absorb excess skin oils and help unclog pores.
To make an exfoliating tomato mask:
Combine 1 teaspoon sugar with the pulp of 1 tomato.
Apply to the skin in a circular motion.
Leave the mask on for 5 minutes.
Rinse thoroughly with tepid water and pat dry.
You can also apply just tomato pulp or tomato slices to your skin.
We hope you find these oily skin products and home remedies useful and in a way or another make your journey of oily skin easier.
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