Oily skin can be tough, with the sebaceous glands constantly producing excess sebum, making the face shiny and greasy. This often leads to whiteheads, blackheads, acne, clogged pores or enlarged pores. When exposed to pollution, skin-bumps may start to form.
The only solution to this is finding ways to keep the oil production under control. That’s what we’ll be showing you today.
However, there’s one good thing about oily skin. They’re less prone to wrinkles and other signs of aging. This is as a result of how the oil locks moisture in the epidermis. I guess it’s not so bad after all
Beauty Tips For Oily Skin:
Cleanse your face often
Cleansing your face regularly is a tried and tested way to control the excessive oil. It’s important that you cleanse your face at least twice a day so that you can get rid of the accumulated oil build-up and dirt which leads to acne, clogged pores and other problems.
Find cleansers that are free from oil, you don’t want more. You could also use medicated soaps.
Do not use abrasive techniques when cleaning your face as it can strip your skin of its natural moisture. And no, it’s not a good thing for your skin to dry out because those sebaceous glands of yours will end up producing even MORE oil than before. Search for products that contain Neem, turmeric, tea tree oil, salicylic acid and honey.
Scrubbing is Good for Oily Skin
It’s important that you exfoliate at least once or twice every week. It is especially important for your oily skin because with the excess sebum production, there is more dead skin cells on your skin’s surface resulting in clogged pores and acne, whiteheads, pimples and blackheads. Plus, your skin will look dull
To get rid of these dirt, dead skin cells and prevent breakouts, it’s best you add exfoliation to your beauty routine.
Remember not to scrub your skin too harshly and dry your skin out.
Weekly Face Masks are Highly Effective
After exfoliation, what should come next is a face mask. This ensures that the nourishing qualities of the face masks penetrate more effectively with the dead skin cells out of the way.
You can easily make your own face masks if you want to.
Wear Sunscreen Always
As a result of your oily skin, applying sunscreen may be the last thing you want. However, in the end your skin could be exposed to browns pots, freckles and pigmentation. Therefore, go for a sunscreen but one that is gel-based so that your face and skin is completely protected.
Take Moisturizing seriously
It may seem weird that we want you to moisturize when you already have enough oil to last a while. Still, your skin needs all the hydration and moisturizing it can get. You don’t want it to dry out and start to produce even more oil as a compensation for the dryness.
There water-based moisturizers that are non-comedogenic and oil-free.
Use an Alcohol-Free Toner Everyday
Toning helps get rid of excess oil and removes dirt from your skin. Opting for rosewater is a great tonerchoice and will help regulate your sebum production.
Makeup Tips for Oily Skin
Now that we’re done with the basic care tips for oily skin, we’ll move on to the makeup tips. When applying makeup on oily skin, start by prepping your skin well.
• Use a primer specially formulated for oily and acne prone skin. Don’t use an old primer, it will turn out sticky and shiny after a few hours.
A good primer is the foundation of your entire makeup and helps absorb the oil that your glands produce. This will, thus, cause your makeup to last longer.
• If you’re going to use a foundation, opt for an oil-free one or a mineral one as it will fill your pores and cause your skin to look even. It will also lessen the possibility of developing acne or other skin issues.
When applying a foundation, it’s best to do so with your fingertips because using a brush only increases your risk of developing acne. Don’t slap on the foundation on areas with issues like acne and the likes as it will make your skin look uneven.
• After applying your foundation, let it settle for about ten minutes before setting with a translucent, light powder.
Don’t go for powders that have shimmers in them because they could make you look like a rainbow.
Target main areas like your forehead, nose bridge and anywhere else that tends to get oilier than the rest. Use a powder brush to sweep the powder in circles.
• If you would love to go further, then your blush and eye shadow should come next. Use a powder based blush and eyeshadow as they’re most ideal for oil skin.
• Go for waterproof products for your eyeliner and mascara as they could be messed up when they get in contact with your skin oils. The waterproof makeup is resistant to oil and helps the makeup last longer. If you use powdered makeup, it’s important that you blend it well. Also blend your eye shadows well so they don’t have harsh lines as they could make you look horrible.
• After that, you can use a finishing spray to set your makeup. The spray will set your makeup and make it last longer. It will also form a barrier over your makeup so that it resists your skin’s excess oil production. Just a few sprays, not so much, and your makeup will be set.
It will also help prevent you from looking too caked up and helps your skin breathe.
• After all that, take a few things in your bag that you’ll need. For example, take the translucent powder with you, or at least blotting sheets. This way, you can always retouch your face when you feel you need it to. It will also help control the oil.
If you’re using oil blotting sheets, then that’s great too. They will help your keep the oil production in check. So when you feel that your face is starting to get too shiny, you can use an oil blotting sheet to blot the oil away.
Once you get all of these tips, nothing can stop your shine! (even though technically, you’re trying not to shine so much)