Tired of dealing with oily skin? You don’t have to anymore! Here are five easy and effective beauty tips to eliminate greasy skin once and for all.
Dealing with oily skin can be difficult, but treating it isn’t impossible.
If you are tired of dealing with zits and can’t stay on top of all the oil your face is emitting, maybe it’s time to take a deeper look at your skincare routine.
Although it’s true that you can get oily skin from your diet and your surroundings, your treatment routine is just as important. The way you care for your skin has the biggest impact on how greasy or how flawless your skin looks.
These beauty tips will get your skin looking as clean and clear as ever!
Wash Morning and Night
When you have oily skin, it’s imperative that you keep your skin as clean as possible. But, that doesn’t mean that you should use a harsh cleanser. Instead, it’s important to find a cleanser that cleans your pores without drying out your skin.
The best cleanser for oily skin is actually an oil-based cleanser. Although it seems counterintuitive, the oil in the cleanser attracts and binds to the oil in your skin. When you rinse off your cleanser, your skin’s excess oil rinses out as well.
You will also want to choose a cleanser that contains salicylic acid. This ingredient breaks down the oil in your pores, but it won’t dry out your face.
Cleansers that contain charcoal are also good for oily skin because they draw out the dirt and oil from deep down in your pores. You can even opt for a weekly clay mask to pamper yourself.
Although regular cleansing will keep your face oil-free, you don’t want to over-cleanse your skin. Doing so can actually cause the skin to overcompensate and make even more oil, which is the last thing you want.
Washing your face at night is the most important step, especially if you wear makeup. Make sure to use a cotton ball and micellar water to clean your face and remove any water-resistant makeup before bed.
Exfoliate (But Gently)
To get deep into your pores with your cleanser, you’ll want to exfoliate two to three times a week. When adding this to your morning routine, exfoliate before you cleanse, or use an exfoliating cleanser.
Make sure you choose an exfoliant with microbeads, not harsh pumice. Pumice can irritate the skin and cause redness.
A gentle exfoliant will shed off all the dead skin and clean out the pores.
Use a Toner
Toner gets rid of any leftover grime and oil after you’ve washed your face with a cleanser. It also closes your pores and blocks oil from getting back into them.
Grab a cotton ball and fill it with your choice of toner. Swipe it across your cheekbones, nose, chin, and forehead, paying special attention to common breakout areas.
You should only do this twice a week, not every day, and it should be done after cleansing but before moisturizing.
Make sure you use a non-astringent toner. That way, it won’t cause redness or irritation to your skin.
Don’t Skip Moisturizer
Many oily-skinned people make the mistake of skipping moisturizer, thinking that it would only add to their problem. But oily skin needs moisture too!
In the morning, moisturize with a water-based moisturizer. At night, moisturize with a light dab of rosehip oil to let your skin breathe.
The correct moisturizer for your skin will be light, oil-free, and won’t clog your pores. Try to find one that contains hyaluronic acid, which adds moisture without adding oil.
Apply the Right Makeup
The wrong type of makeup can cause a lot of damage, especially if you have oily skin. It will increase oil production and cause breakouts. Not to mention, it’ll also cause you problems midday when it starts to take its toll on your carefully applied makeup.
You need to find makeup products that are right for your skin.
When it comes to foundation and eyeshadow, your best bet is to use mineral makeup. Instead of clogging your pores as an oil-based makeup would do, the minerals in the makeup allow your skin to breathe.
If you use a primer as a base before applying foundation, make sure you use an oil-free primer. It will keep your makeup locked in place even when your face starts to get oily.
Try to use a light foundation or tinted moisturizer instead of thick, heavy cream. Any product that has the word matte or mattifying is a good choice, as that will combat any shine that your oily skin emits.
When applying your makeup, don’t use your fingers (it only adds more oil to your skin). Instead, apply your makeup with a blender or brush. Make sure to clean your makeup tools regularly, too, as it’s crucial for sanitizing your beauty routine.
Add a finishing touch of mattifying powder and setting spray to keep your face and makeup in perfect condition all day!
You might wish that you didn’t have to deal with oily skin. But it can actually be a good thing, as oil keeps your skin from drying out.
You’ll not only have supple skin into your old age, but you’ll also have a layer of oil to protect your skin from the environment.
So, take care of your oily skin with these tips and love the skin you’re in!
Karen Lein is the General Manager of Copper Beech San Marcos, a luxury apartment community in San Marcos, TX.