Oily skin is a blessing. Yes. You read that right. For far too long, oily skin has gotten a bad rep and has not been counted as a blessing and we are here set the fact straight. If you have struggled with trying to control the oil on your face, we suggest you give your skin a break from time to time. Better elasticity and extra vitamin E production are just a few benefits of having oily skin.

If you are not convinced and are still doubtful, here are a few more benefits of having oily skin.

Wrinkles appear later
 

Wrinkles appear later

When you have oily skin, you are step ahead in the skin care game. Since your skin produces more than enough sebum, lines and wrinkles appear at a later age than in people with dry skin types.

Makeup sits better on oily skin than dry skin
 

Makeup sits better on oily skin than dry skin

Yes, maybe you need to blot your skin or powder your face a few times when you are wearing makeup on oily skin, but it is better than having flaky makeup. When you have dry skin, makeup cracking and appearing uneven is a common problem.

Natural glow
 

Natural glow

Girls with oily skin don’t have much use for highlighter. Their skin offers a natural glow, and as long as you maintain the fine line between looking dewy and looking oily, you will always have that lit-from-within glow.

Your skin adjusts to seasonal changes better
 

Your skin adjusts to seasonal changes better

Dry and combination skin types do not adjust to changes in the weather easily. It takes a lot of effort to keep dry skin looking healthy in colder seasons. Oily skin tends to look oilier in hotter seasons, but nothing a little powder can’t fix and it is happiest in colder months!

Natural protection against environmental factors
 

Natural protection against environmental factors

Excessive sebum production also means that more vitamin E is produced and delivered to your skin. This is good news as this vitamin is an antioxidant that keeps your skin supple and protected from environmental damage.

Now that you are feeling better about having oily skin, here is a simplified skincare ritual you can follow to take care of your skin:

AM:     Gel cleanser

Non-alcoholic toner

Serum

Oil-free moisturiser

Sunscreen

PM:     Gel cleanser

            Toner

            Oil-free night cream

Weekly ritual: Clay mask

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