While we all follow a daily skin care regimen religiously and have a set cleansing-toning-moisturising routine, it’s always a great idea to go one step ahead to pamper your skin. Your facial skin needs extra care and attention especially if you fall under the oily skin category. Oily skin is more prone to acne which in turn invites a lot of skin concerns. Therefore, the best way to keep your skin game going strong is to indulge in regular facials. A good facial treatment helps cleanse your skin deeply, minimizes pores, prevents breakouts and soothes the skin which leaves your skin fresh and glowing. And no, we are not saying you need to splurge on luxury facial treatments each time. Instead, opt for a DIY facial for oily skin that can be easily done at home in five easy-peasy steps. With the help of skin care products for oily skin and natural ingredients, you can now do facial at home to maintain and enhance your skin’s texture.
From rejuvenating and detoxifying your skin to treating acne and eliminating blackheads, a facial is a multi-step way to take 360-degree care of your oily skin. Here’s how you can go about a DIY facial for oily skin...
Step 1: Cleansing
Cleansing is the first and the most crucial step in your DIY facial for oily skin. A good cleansing procedure will help remove all the dirt, bacteria, pollution, impurities and dead skin cells that have accumulated on the surface of your skin. And that’s not all! Cleansing will also help you get rid of all the makeup and excess oil. If you have oily skin, then you need to be extra careful while choosing your skin care products. Use a facial cleanser that is specially formulated for your skin type. We suggest you get your hands on the Ponds Pure White Anti Pollution + Purity with Activated Charcoal Face Wash which removes dirt and impurities from deep within the skin and gives you a pollution-free glow with every wash. Another option is a natural cleanser that you can prepare all by yourself with the help of ingredients from your kitchen. All you need to do is mix a scoop of oats and yoghurt together and spread the mixture all over your face and neck evenly. Massage your skin in small circular motions for a few minutes before wiping off your face with a soft cotton cloth. Lastly, rinse your face with warm water and pat it dry.
Step 2: Steaming
The good old steaming has a number of skin benefits. It is an ancient skincare treatment that helps remove grime, oil and opens up facial pores. Exposing your skin to facial steam clears and unclogs pores which in turn is important for reducing acne breakouts. What’s more? Steaming improves the efficacy of the facial creams and skin ointments that you are using. Your skin softens after a steaming session and anything that you apply works better. The good news is that steaming is an easy-peasy process that can be done at home. All you need to do is fill the steaming machine with water and add a few drops of essential oil. For oily skin types, we suggest you use essential oils such as lavender, rosemary or thyme. Next, cover your head with a towel and allow the steam to penetrate and work on your skin for at least 5-8 minutes. Steaming opens up the pores and makes your skin ready for the next step in your DIY facial for oily skin.
Step 3: Masking
For DIY facial for oily skin, you can either use clay face masks that are available in the market or make your own facial mask at home with the help of natural ingredients. To prepare a DIY oil-absorbing face mask, all you need to do is mix together two spoons of fuller’s earth, two spoons of tomato puree and one teaspoon fresh yoghurt. Add a few drops of lemon juice to the mixture and blend well until you get a smooth paste. If the consistency is too thick, then we suggest you add some water to the paste to balance out the texture. Reach for a brush and apply this paste all over your face and neck evenly. Next, take two cotton pads, dip it in rose water or cucumber juice and place them on your eyes. Relax and wait for about 15 minutes until the mask dries completely. However, ensure that you don’t leave the mask on for too long as that can tighten your skin which in turn may cause fine lines. Wipe off the face mask with wet cotton pads and rinse your face with cold water and pat dry. Fuller’s earth or multani mitti is a natural clay works as a great absorbent that removes excess oil, grime, impurities and sweat from the skin pores. Whereas, tomato, on the other hand, has acidic and astringent properties, which helps control oiliness as well as prevents acne. These two ingredients when mixed together can do wonders in banishing oiliness from your face.
Step 4: Toning
While caring for oily skin, we often forget to include toner in our skin care regimen. You’ll be surprised to know that toners are extremely helpful and necessary, especially if you have oily and acne-prone skin. From minimizing pores to refreshing your skin, toner is a miracle product that just cannot be skipped. Toner helps remove residual dirt and oils and traces of makeup from your face. And that’s not all! Toner also helps tone and prep your skin well for the application of moisturiser. It tightens your skin, closes all the open pores thereby leaving your skin with a youthful glow. The best time to use a toner is right before moisturiser and make sure you pick an alcohol-free toner. If you’re looking for DIY toner options, then simply reach for rose water, pat over your facial skin with the help of cotton pads. Thanks to its pH balancing properties, rose water acts as a natural toner for your skin, preparing it for optimal hydration.
Step 5: Moisturising
If you think that moisturisers are for dry skinned beauties, you’re wrong! Oily skin needs equal moisturising for it to look healthy, youthful, soft and nourished. The one thing you need to keep in mind before investing in a moisturiser for your skin type is that it needs to be lightweight and water-based so as to not make your skin look and feel too greasy. You can try the Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser which is lightweight, fast-absorbing, non-sticky and keeps skin perfectly hydrated for up to 12 hours. Dot the moisturiser all over your facial skin and massage it gently into your skin. Moisturising is the last but the most crucial step in a DIY facial for oily skin.
Indulge in a DIY facial for oily skin at least once a week to prevent acne and enhance the beauty of your skin. The benefits of pampering your skin with a homemade facial treatment regularly are more than you can imagine. From reducing early signs of ageing and banishing dark spots to helping you achieve even tone and glowing skin, DIY facials are fuss-free, economical and the most convenient skincare options.