Certain parts of your face produce more oil than the others. The T-zone, for example, is generally quite greasy. However, one area that could be quite bothersome for some people is the nose. If you have a nose that’s shiny and greasy 24/7 you are not alone. There are several factors responsible for it, genetics and hormonal fluctuations being the most common ones.
But other lifestyle and skincare habits like lack of exfoliation, poor diet, sun exposure and increased humidity can also lead to an oily nose. This can be easily controlled by following certain skincare tips mentioned below.
- 01. Don’t skimp on moisturiser
- 02. Apply sunscreen every day
- 03. Wash your face twice, daily
- 04. Use face masks
- 05. Tweak your diet
01. Don’t skimp on moisturiser
A lot of women confuse oil with hydration. Just because you have oily skin does not mean you can skip moisturiser. It is necessary to maintain moisture levels to prevent your skin from producing excessive oil to combat the lack of hydration. A good moisturiser, which is suitable for your skin type will balance the moisture and hydration levels.
Pro tip: Use a moisturiser with hydrating ingredients like glycerine — it will leave your skin looking dewy and healthy. We recommend using the Ponds Light Moisturiser Non-Oily Fresh Feel With Vitamin E + Glycerine.
02. Apply sunscreen every day
A teaspoonful of a broad spectrum sunscreen will not only protect your skin from the damaging rays of the sun but will also prevent excessive oil on the face. Sun damage enlarges the size of your pores and stimulates the production of oil.
Pro tip: Apply a non-greasy sunscreen like the Lakme Sun Expert Spf 50 Pa+++ Ultra Matte Gel Sunscreen at least 20 minutes before stepping out of the house.
03. Wash your face twice, daily
Just because your skin and nose in particular get oily soon after you wash your face does not mean you do it repeatedly. Over-cleansing will make the situation worse as your skin will produce more oil to combat the dryness.
Pro tip: Use a cleanser with deep cleansing ingredients like charcoal. The Ponds Pure White Anti Pollution Face Wash helps get rid of all the excess oil and is perfect for those with oily skin type.
04. Use face masks
While following a CTM routine is essential, so is exfoliating and masking. Excessive oil can be controlled by using a clay-based mask. Fuller’s earth, bentonite clay and others absorb the excess oil from your face and give it a smooth and soft look.
Pro tip: Use the Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Mineral Clay Mask all over the face at least twice a week.
05. Tweak your diet
The root cause of a lot of skin issues can be found in your lifestyle and eating habits. Spicy food and alcohol can dilate blood vessels and make skin problems worse. Dairy and sugar are responsible for increasing oil production too.
Pro tip: Load up on food rich in vitamin A and zinc-rich foods like spinach, nuts, legumes, and more.