People with oily skin, you have all our sympathies. Tropical weather, a combination of air conditioning and bright sunshine, constant sweating, too much pollution and a ton of other factors that just won’t cut your skin some slack can weigh heavily on your sebaceous glands. The result is a continuously oily T-zone that extends to your whole face! The real problem is actually the amount of oil your pores secrete. Keep a tab on that and you’ll have your skin and acne under control. Wondering how you can get around to doing this? Read on as we list our top beauty tips for oily skin sufferers...
- Oily skin is no excuse for not moisturising
- Beauty habits
- Use lukewarm water for cleansing
- Use gel based products
- Drink that green smoothie
Oily skin is no excuse for not moisturising
If you think that oily skin doesn’t need moisturising, you couldn’t be more wrong. If you skip moisturising, it will only encourage your sebaceous glands to produce more sebum to compensate and end up making your skin further oily. It is advisable, therefore, that you opt for the best cream for oily skin and use it diligently. Our Beauty Editor has been using the Ponds Silk Cream Moisturiser and the results have been rather pleasing. This cream blends perfectly into the skin without leaving any greasy residue behind. It has a 24-hour moisture lock formula, which means once you use this, you need not worry about your skin feeling dehydrated throughout the day. Such a savior for those struggling to find a solution to oily skin!
If you’ve been a victim of oily skin for too long, you know that your skin almost always feels greasy. Hence, it is advisable that you carry blotting sheets that will soak in all the oil leaving little chance for acne and other skin woes to crop up. The other thing you must pay attention to is how often you touch your face. Your hands are carriers of dirt, dirt clogs pores and clogged pores result in acne. So the next time, keep your hands to yourself.
Use lukewarm water for cleansing
You might assume that cold water feels absolutely heavenly on irritated skin but it’s far from beneficial for oily skin. Lukewarm water dissolves oil much faster than cold water. Moreover, since oily skin also brings with it clogged pores and acne, lukewarm water ensures that all the dirt and bacteria are washed away effectively from the skin thereby lending you clean and soft skin.
Use gel based products
Gel based products have high water content that instantly provide hydration to the skin without leaving behind a greasy residue, which is crucial if you suffer from oily skin. These products cut down the chances of breakouts and acne as water does not bind itself into the skin clogging pores. One of the best facial creams for oily skin that has a gel based formula is the Lakmé Skin Gloss Gel Crème. It also doubles up as a base for makeup as it plumps the skin and readies it for further makeup.
Drink that green smoothie
While using the right products is important for oily skin, it is just as necessary to cleanse your system from within to ensure that there is no room for bacteria in the body. Take the effort to prepare a green smoothie for yourself. The green smoothie contains spinach, which is rich is chlorophyll—a blood purifier. This will ensure that all the toxins from your body are flushed away reducing your skin problems to a great extent. All you have to do is take a blender and add a cup of spinach, 2 cups of fruits that’ll act as sweeteners such as bananas or apples and a cup of water. Blend this and drink it up for super nourished acne-free skin.
Well, here’s hoping that all these measures we’ve listed above for oily skin care will help you master the skin care game and put up a strong fight against oily skin.