One among the many things that women live in fear of is oily skin and everything that comes with it—clogged pores, acne and blackheads. Apart from overactive sebaceous glands, one of the greatest triggers is a hormonal imbalance. All of this is worsened when dirt settles in these pores and finally manifests itself as that dreaded pimple. The best way to deal with this is not just a good skincare routine but a lifestyle change that will control all that oil production. Here are a few easy ways in which you can care for oily skin…
Pick the right facial foam
 

Pick the right facial foam

The most grave skin ailments stem from oily, sticky skin. Any beauty expert will tell you that effective cleansing is half the job done when it comes to achieving great skin. What you need is an effective facial foam that controls excess oil production. We’ve been in love with the Pond’s Oil Control Skin Mattifying Facial Foam Face Wash because it controls the excess production of sebum, thanks to its Anti-oil Bio 5 formulation. This one also removes all the impurities trapped in the pores thereby shrinking them to give you flawless looking skin.

Drink enough water
 

Drink enough water

Your skin runs on water; this means that if your skin is hydrated enough, the oil glands receive signals from the brain that your skin does not need excess oil. This implies that the oil production will slow down, reducing your chances of getting those dreaded pimples and blackheads!

Reach out for hydrating fruits
 

Reach out for hydrating fruits

Consume hydrating fruits like grapes, cucumbers and watermelon which are high in water content and help in flushing out the toxins from the body leaving the insides of your system clean and clear, which ultimately reflects on you in the form of healthy, nourished skin. Similarly, high-fibre foods like grains, oats, walnuts and corn absorb essential nutrients and remove toxins and bacteria from the body thereby ensuring that your skin looks glowing as ever.

Keep your hands off your face
 

Keep your hands off your face

Maintaining face hygiene is the key whether or not you think it important. Touching your face with dirty hands can contribute to your skin turning oily, so keep your hands off your face, especially right after meals or while you are working in an office environment as gadgets can be major carriers of dirt and that, can certainly aggravate oily skin.

Choose your makeup wisely
 

Choose your makeup wisely

Apart from facial hygiene, it is also important to keep a check on what you consume externally i.e. the makeup you use. When you don’t get the makeup off your face properly, it can clog pores and cause or worsen oily skin. The other important thing we forget is to check the expiry dates on all our beauty products since products that are way past the expiration date can harbour bacteria causing further irritation to oily skin.