Oily skin produce more sebum, leading to a greasy and sometimes shinny surface that lead to skin problems like pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, blocked or enlarged pores, etc.
Those with oily skin tend to have a genetic predisposition to this skin type. But other factors — such as stress and hormonal fluctuations, an unhealthy lifestyle or other external influences like environment and weather can also exacerbate oily skin.
The obvious solution for managing oily skin is to keep the oil secretion from your skin in control. The good news is Oily skin is less susceptible to wrinkles and other signs of ageing due to the fact that the oil tends to lock the moisture into the outermost layer of your skin.
Here are 5 tips for caring for oily skin type.
1. Use toners less frequently.
Instead of using a toner daily, use it not more than twice a week. Avoid using an astringent (usually it contains drying alcohols, menthol, camphor, or peppermint). Although they can dehydrate the skin’s surface temporarily, but they can be irritating, causing skin to produce more oil.
2. Consider exfoliating oily skin once or twice per week.
The excessive sebum produced results in to dead skin cells on the skin’s surface, leading to pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and a dull-looking skin. To get rid of dirt and dead skin cells and repair your skin’s surface, as well as to avoid breakouts, incorporate exfoliation in your skin care regime. However, remember to be gentle and refrain from scrubbing your skin too hard.
3. One of the biggest mistakes oily-skinned people make is skipping moisturizer.
It’s important to moisturize even oily skin to keep its barrier intact. The primary functions of outer layer of your skin are to block external irritants (like bacteria or UV rays) and maintain the necessary moisture inside. Choose Natural moisturizers like Natural Silk by K Body Blends in a light texture.
4. For oily skin, steer clear of pore-clogging foundations that feel heavy.
Choose products with keywords such as oil-control or matt. And if there’s only a little oil, which you want to cover up, opt for powder over foundation. Irrespective of the product you use, remember to remove makeup before you go to sleep, or even better, remove it when you come home, so that your skin can breathe.
5. Always wear sunscreen.
Just like any other type of skin, oily skin too needs sun protection. I have seen many people skip sunscreen fearing that it will make their skin look greasier. This can cause brown spots, pigmentation and freckles due to sun exposure. A natural sunscreen by K Body Blends is a good place to start.
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