If you have the kind of skin that that leaves a light film on your face when you wake up in the morning, the kind of skin that is prone to acne, and the kind of skin that glows with a radiate shine, then you have oily skin.
Some people could argue that oily skin is the best skin to have; it tans easier; it ages slower than any other skin type; and requires lower maintenance because when you have oily skin, you really don’t need makeup.
However, your oily skin does require special care. Here are the 5 top ways to help keep oily skin under control and shining with healthy vitality.
5. Take care of your hair
Chances are if you have oily skin, then you also have oily hair. These two just seem to go together. Therefore, it’s especially important to keep your hair clean, especially if your hair is long and sometimes touches your face, particularly when you’re sleeping. Wash your hair at least every other day and try to keep it away from your face.
4. Wash your face twice a day
It’s best to wash your face in the morning and just before bed. This will keep the oil under control. And the pores clean. Washing your face anymore than this could rob your skin of your natural moisturizer. Also, use warm water to wash and then cool water to rinse. This will help minimize pores after cleansing.
3. Use a face wash and moisturizer created just for oily skin
Since oily skin is so unique, it’s important to use a face cleanser specifically designed for this skin type. Other face care products work to add extra oil to the skin to compensate for their harsh cleansing properties. This is not what you want. Try to use all-natural products free of chemicals that will cleanse the skin without stripping it of its natural oils. For a moisturizer, choose something light.
2. Use natural home remedies to control oily skin
Oily skin is as delicate as any skin type and the best treatments are those that come right out of your refrigerator. Egg whites, for example, when used as a mask, battles blemishes while tightening the skin. Add some lemon to the mixture and leave on for 15 minutes before washing off with warm water.
To exfoliate the skin, try using yogurt. Apply a generous mixture of plain yogurt with finely ground oatmeal to your face and neck and leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing off with cool water to shrink your pores.
Use tomatoes as an all-natural clarifier. Simply cut a tomato in half and rub it all over your face and neck. The vitamin C from the tomato will help fight acne and absorb extra oil. Leave the juice on your face for at least 15 minutes before washing off with cold water. Apply a light moisturizer.
Apple Cider has dozens of uses and one of them is as a homemade toner that helps keep acne under control. Combine a mixture of one-forth cup apple cinder vinegar with three-forth-cups distilled water and generously apply to your face and neck with a cotton ball. Leave on for 10 minutes before washing off cool water. Make this part of your cleansing routine morning and evening and you’ll see amazing results in no time.
1. Watch what you eat
A healthy diet is especially important for maintaining healthy, vibrant skin. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and drink lots of water. Avoid greasy and fried foods, like French fries, burgers, and other fast food. Sugary snack and drinks should also be avoided.