March 10, 2016 3:13:41 pm
Picture this: You just spent an hour in front of the mirror, applying layers of various beauty products and styling your hair. You step out in sun and feel horrified — bangs are stuck to your forehead, makeup melting at a lightning fast speed and your face appearing shinier than a disco ball. If you have an oily skin, you can definitely relate to this. I have a super-oily skin and have to admit that managing it is really difficult. Come summers and my skin gets prone to developing blackheads, pimples, enlarged pores and other such problems. However, having dealt with such a skin type for over five years, I have discovered some amazing tips which work well in combatting these problems:
Dump your harsh cleanser
A harsh cleanser does remove all dirt and oil from face, but it also strips off moisture content from your face. In a bid to compensate for it, your skin produces even more oil. This is the answer to your question as to why your skin gets oily so soon right after washing your face! Use a gentle cleanser which thoroughly cleanses your face without causing any dry or stretchy feeling.
Use the right moisturizer
I was under the major misconception — for over a year — that applying a moisturizer on my oily skin will only contribute to the shine. It turned out, not using a moisturizer was resulting in more oil production in my skin. Moisturizer is not an enemy of oily-skinned people. If you want your skin looking healthy and want makeup to go on patchy and even stay nicely, it is essential for you to use it. The only thing you have to take care of is to use the right one. Choose a water-based moisturizer since it is light-weight in nature and gets absorbed quickly. Clean and Clear skin balancing moisturizer is a good budget-friendly option. By availing Amazon coupons, you can buy it at an even lesser price.
Touch-up makeup the right way
It becomes essential for an oily-skinned woman — who wears makeup — to touch it up after mid-day, since skin gets too oily by then. The usual scenario is you reaching for compact in your bag to touch-up, but don’t do that! Not only is doing that unhygienic, it’s also useless! You should first get rid of excess oil from your face by using an oil-blotting sheet which does not disturb your makeup. Then, use a compact. This also prevents the formation of pimples.
Apply face masque twice a week
To keep the grease-level of your skin in check, it is essential that you use a quality face pack at least twice a week. There are various face packs available in the market today targeting different problems — such as acne, blackheads, large pores, whiteheads and more. Choose one according to your requirements and ensure that you apply it at least twice a week. A lot of options are available on Paytm. Do not forget to avail Paytm offers present on CashKaro to buy them with the added bonus of Cashback.
Exfoliation is a process which involves getting rid of dead skin cells. It is a vital procedure for oily skin because it has a thick layer of dead cells which needs to be removed to avoid their clogging, which can otherwise cause acne and blackheads. Face cleansers containing Salicylic acid as an active ingredient are considered as effective exfoliators. AHA glow face wash is another very popular option among oily-skinned people trying to get rid of dead cells and keep their pimples in check. It is widely available online. Using an exfoliator just twice a week is sufficient.
Adopt these tips into your oily-skincare routine and see the good changes happening for yourself — you will soon find the army of pimples and blackheads lessening!
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