Caring for oily skin is all about measure and balance:
If you are always frustrated with your skin looking greasier than a slice of pizza, you probably often wonder what about you or your skincare regimen is amiss. Indians in general tend to be on the oilier side and are susceptible to hyperpigmentation, which can mean unwanted brown spots, especially when you spend time in the sun. To add to that genetics plus other factors such as your daily activity, hot environments, or your hormonal stage in life can exacerbate oily skin! So how to deal with this? Easy.
Here are our very best (expert-approved) 5 tips that will help you get rid of oily face forever:
One thing you always want to avoid is over-washing. This is a mistake most people make to get rid of their oily face. However, this always boomerangs as it strips the skin off its natural oils and can actually cause overproduction of excess oil. Using gentle cleansers that don’t over-dry the skin is critical for it to maintain a natural moisture balance, and hence, a healthier skin barrier.
CREATE YOUR SKINCARE DREAM TEAM:
Exfoliating is a must for people wanting to get rid of the oily face. Use an exfoliating cleanser 1 to 2 times a week can deeply cleanse, detoxify and hydrate the skin. But cleansing is only the beginning: toners are especially important for oily skin. They help control oil and reduce shine throughout the day.
Moisturisers are also vital for oily skin care routine. The keywords you want to look for in a oily-skin friendly moisturizer are, ‘oil-free’ and ‘non-comedogenic’. This ensures that the product will not cause excess shine or breakouts.
FIGHT OIL WITH OIL:
Oil can seem like the last product you should add to your skincare arsenal. However, when it comes to oily skin, think of cleaning a cast-iron skillet: You clean oil with oil. Studies show specific oils have the ability to help regulate your skin’s oil production, minimise the appearance of pores, reduce the redness and blemishes caused by acne, all while hydrating the skin! These oils are often light in texture, absorb quickly into the skin and are non-comedogenic aka they won’t clog your pores. Our top recommendations for are Jojoba Oil, Hazelnut Oil & Papaya Oil.
BE WARY OF HOME REMEDIES:
Home remedies are hit or miss. For instance, Sugar-Lemon Scrub is popularly used to get rid of oily face and while is a good exfoliant, too much lemon juice can lead to hyperpigmentation. Also, avoid steaming. Mostly people with oily-skin use steaming as a skincare routine to treat blackheads. However, the high temperature can be dangerous and strip your skin of fatty acids you need.
Exercise is fantastic for oily skin or for that matter any skin condition. It helps blood circulation and keeps your skin healthy & vibrant. However, in the summers be sure to use gel-based sunscreens and of course avoid makeup when you exercise.
All in all caring for oily skin is about measure and balance. However, getting rid of oily face won’t happen in a day. If your oil situation is really serious, consult a dermatologist—they’ll be able to point you in the direction of a good oily skin care routine.
So tell us in the comments- your experience with oily skin treatments & what you think about the 5 tips we’ve shared in this article to help you get rid of your oily face forever!