Radiant and glowing skin is the first step to looking great. Could your skin be more clear and smoother than it is? Could your hair be any silkier, stronger and voluminous? Oily skin is the most irritating skin type. It catches dirt and impurities very easily from its surroundings and tends to break out. In this post, I’ve collected really working and effective beauty tips for oily face.
There are some natural tips we can follow that are required to cure our skin problems and to enhance our beauty without any side effects.
The first thing you can do to control excess oil is to cleanse it and keep it clean at all times. It is important to cleanse your face twice or thrice daily to rid it of all the accumulated dirt and oil build-up which leads to acne, spots, blackheads, and greasy lines. Look for cleansers like foaming cleansers or face washes that are oil-free. Medicated soaps are also useful for cleansing oily skin. However, do not resort to abrasive cleansing techniques as this will strip your skin of its natural moisture, leading to the sebaceous glands producing more oil. Look for a product that contains one or more of these ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Tea tree oil, Neem, Turmeric, and Honey.
2. Weekly Face Masks
Additional oil secretion demands extra attention for the skin to be healthy and glowing. To get you started, here are the 5 best DIY face masks for oily skin you can try to get rid of that greasy layer from your face and keep pesky zits at bay.
- Lemon Face Mask
- Fruit Face Mask
- Egg Face Mask
- Oats Face Mask
- Clay Face Mask
if you want to know the details of each of the above list, click here.
3. Wear Sunscreen Always
The fear of greasiness prompts many oily-skinned women to skip sunscreen. The end result would be disastrous. Hence opt for a gel-based sunscreen or the best sunscreen for oily skin, that will leave your face matte and offer adequate sun protection. Stay away from junk and sugary foods; drink lots of water to stay hydrated and flush out toxins, eat at least one fruit daily and include green, leafy veggies in your diet. All these together will regulate the amount of oil that your skin produces.
4. Use Moisturizer
Moisturizing is an essential part of every skin care routine. That’s right, ALL skincare routines. It is a common misconception that you do not have to moisturize if you have oily skin. On the contrary, moisturizing oily skin helps to normalize oil production and prevent skin issues. Contrary to popular belief, oily skin needs moisturizing and hydration. Stripping the skin of moisture will only further encourage the sebaceous glands to produce more oil to compensate. Hence opt for an oil-free, non-comedogenic, water-based moisturizer.
5. Use an Alcohol-Free Toner
Toners are a great way to quickly eliminate excess gloss, but the problem with this particular skin-care product is that the mattifying types are often loaded with alcohol. And simple alcohol is not usually good for the skin. Sure, alcohol-based toners give the appearance of matte skin and tightened pores, but the drying nature of alcohol means those of us with oily skin, tend to just become oilier after a short amount of time to compensate. And the good news is, there are actually some toner options formulated without alcohol that can still give you a matte or balanced complexion without that cringe-worthy stripping feeling. After all, the goal is to control shine, not dehydrate your skin. Below are top 5 best alcohol-free toner
- AHAs(Alpha hydroxy acid)
- Green Tea
- White Willow Bark
- Lavender Water
As a bonus, below are make up tips for oily face
- Prime your skin before you start, use a primer which is formulated for oily, acne-prone skin. Never opt to use an old primer because it tends to get sticky and shinier after a few hours. A good primer acts as a good base for your makeup. It plays an important role in absorbing the oil that our glands produce. This, in turn, will help in making our makeup last longer on oily skin. The oil that is produced causes makeup to fade, streak and look all weird if you don’t use a good primer. Always apply the primer after you have toned and moisturized your skin.
- Oily skin looks the best when a minimal number of products is used. Always opt for more concealer because it contains less oil than foundation. If you must use foundation, use an oil-free foundation or mineral foundation as it tends to fill your pores and make your skin look even. It also lessens the possibility of you developing acne and other skin problems. Always stick to applying the foundation with your fingertips – Make sure they are clean, using a brush with increase your chances of developing acne problems. Refrain from slapping on a foundation on your problem areas like acne on your face – This will only accentuate them making your skin look uneven.
- After your foundation is applied, wait for it to settle into your skin for 5- 10 minutes. The next step after this will be to set your foundation with a translucent, light powder. Always refrain from using powders that have shimmer in it because it will eventually make you look like a disco ball. Always target the main areas like forehead and bridge of nose because that area tends to get oilier. Gently sweep the powder in circles using a kabuki or powder brush for an airbrushed look.