Sweaty or not, an oily face can make you look like a sweat ball all throughout the year. What’s worse? When sweat adds to the oiliness on your face. It can totally bring your beauty game down. *Aaarrggghh*
While regular facial treatments can help eliminate the problem, it is important that you do your bit too in maintaining the quality of your skin and keeping it healthy. How, you ask? We’ve got you covered with a step-by-step tutorial on how to care for oily face at home. The below steps will help you flaunt clear, clean and glowing skin...
- Step 1: Begin with cleansing
- Step 2: Facial steam
- Step 3: DIY face mask
- Step 4: Toner does wonders
- Step 5: Finish off with a moisturiser
Step 1: Begin with cleansing
A good cleansing procedure will help you get rid of all the dirt, pollution, dead cells, bacteria, excess oil and makeup that is sitting on the surface of your skin. We suggest you use the Lakmé Deep Cleanser Cleansing Milk that is infused with the goodness of avocado and milk. Apply it directly on your face and neck and massage it into your skin. Then use a damp cotton pad to wipe off. This mild and gentle cleanser will leave you with soft, clean and radiant skin.
Step 2: Facial steam
Steaming is a good old way of removing excess dirt, oil and open up facial pores. For all those with an oily face can use dried herbs such as lavender, rosemary and thyme while steaming your face. Take a sauce pan and fill it up with water. Add some dried herbs to the water, heat it until boiling point. Now, cover your head with a towel and allow the steam to penetrate and work on your skin for about 7-10 minutes.
Step 3: DIY face mask
Applying a face mask post a steaming sesh will penetrate the skin deeper and promote healthier skin. To prepare a face mask at home, you will need 2 spoons of fuller’s earth and tomato puree each and 1 teaspoon of fresh yoghurt. Mix these ingredients together and add a few drops of lemon juice to the mixture. Blend well until it becomes smooth. With the help of a brush, apply the mask evenly over your face and neck. Dip two cotton pads in rose water or cucumber juice and place it over your eyes. Relax for about 15 minutes until the mask dries.
Step 4: Toner does wonders
After you wash your face, it’s time to apply toner. Toner helps remove excess dirt and traces of makeup from your face. That’s not all! It also preps your face for the application of a moisturiser. Get your hands on the Lakmé Absolute Pore Fix Toner which helps tighten pores and is alcohol-free. Or simply spritz some rose water all over your face before reaching out for a moisturiser.
Step 5: Finish off with a moisturiser
Who says moisturisers are only for dry skin? Those with oily skin need to moisturise regularly too. However, make sure you use a light moisturiser, one that does not feel greasy. We suggest you use the Ponds Light Moisturiser Non-Oily Fresh Feel. Dot the cream on your face and gently massage the product into your skin. Enriched with Vitamin E, this product will leave you with soft skin and a fresh glow all day.
Written by Fatema Habib on Apr 18, 2019