Having Oily skin is because of the overproduction of sebum by sebaceous glands which are located deep within the skin’s layer. Too much sebum can clog pores and cause acne. So People who have oily skin they challenge with open pores and acne more than others.
Home Remedies for Oily Skin
Here is some guide to help yourself if you have oily skin:
1-Wash your face with the right facial wash proper for oily skin twice a day in the morning and night. As an example, for a gentle cleanser that removes makeup, oil, dirt, and environmental impurities in breakout-prone skin, you may use PCA Facial Wash for Oily skin. This product offers gentle exfoliation and contains a unique blend of ingredients that soothe and protect the skin. It has a cleansing blend that purifies the skin and minimizes breakouts.
2-Use proper toner after using the facial wash. The toners that contain alcohol tend to dry out the skin. Natural astringents, such as witch hazel, can have skin-soothing properties. Make sure that test out any new toner on a small patch of your skin to avoid potential irritation.
3-Use medicated pads (blotting papers) which can be used to lift excess oil off the skin throughout the day to make it appear less shiny but it will not treat the sebum production!
4- Exfoliate your face 2 times a week. Just be careful not to over-exfoliate, because that can cause skin damage and may encourage your skin you produce more oil.
5- Use a facial mask for treating oily skin that contains ingredients such as honey or oatmeal 2 -3 times a week.
6-Use oil-free moisturizer 2 times a day (morning and night) to hydrate your skin. Sometimes aloe Vera could be a good moisturizer for treating acne and oily skin.
7- Use oil-free makeup products, that won’t clog pores, and always remove your makeup before sleeping.
8- Always use sunscreen. You need to protect your skin from the sun to prevent aging and pigmentation, Look for oil-free and zinc oxide formulas.
9- Be careful about your diet Choose healthy fruits and vegetables and lean proteins, and cut down on sugar-sweetened beverages because Foods with high fats, sugars, and unhealthy oils can cause a negative reaction in your skin.
How to control oily skin?
We should know that although oily skin can clog pores and lead to increased acne breakouts, oily skin also has many benefits. As per the American Academy of Dermatology Association, “the oil helps preserve the skin, and people with oily skin tend to have thicker skin and fewer wrinkles. The key is to strike a balance between having too much oil and maintaining your skin’s natural moisture.”
To help control oily skin, dermatologists recommend the following tips:
1-Do not scrub the skin, even when removing the makeup. Scrubbing makes the skin sensitive and irritated.
2-Washing the face two times a day in the morning and evening, and also after heavy activities or exercise. Washing the face and skin with a strong and harsh face wash product can irritate the skin and even increase oil production and make the problem worst. In most cases using a gentle face, wash foam is good enough and more effective.
3- Only use good quality products that are labeled “oil-free”. This means that products that have these labels including cleansers, moisturizers, and makeup won’t clog your pores or cause acne. We in Golden Pulse Clinic Richmond Hill offer high-quality beauty products such as Vivier and PCA skincare creams and cleansers that meet our client’s skin requirements based on the type of the skin.
4- Although alcohol base cleansers can dry the skin, it is not recommended to use oil-based or alcohol-based cleansers since they may irritate your skin. It is needed to talk with a skincare specialist or a dermatologist before using a medical-grade product on your skin.
5- Apply moisturizer daily to keep the skin hydrated. Having oily skin doesn’t mean that you don’t need to use moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated.
6- Protect the skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays by applying proper sunscreen creams with an SPF of 30 or higher. Also, you may use a moisturizer that contains a broad-spectrum sunscreen.
7- Always wear sunscreen outdoors. It helps prevent sun damage that could lead to age spots, wrinkles, and even skin cancer. Do not use sunscreens having oil or fragrance. We in Golden Pulse Cosmetic Clinic offer high-qulaity sunscreen brands such as Elta-MD. You can get the feeling of complete protection from Elta-MD comprehensive line of zinc-based, broad-spectrum sunscreens for all skin types, conditions, and lifestyles.
8- Use only oil-free, water-based makeup. Never sleep in your makeup and always remove all makeup before going to bed.
9- Touching the skin and face during the day can spread dirt, oil, and bacteria from your hands to your face. Wash your hand before applying cleanser, moisturizer or applying sunscreen or makeup.