Naturally, everybody’s skin produces oil. This helps to moisturize the skin and protect it. It is the best sun-damage resistant and provides a vibrant glow. Yes, oily skin prevents wrinkles and gives you a youthful appearance. You age slowly.
Although, there are some people whose skin produces a lot of oil, and this can be rather frustrating for most people.
Oily face cannot be 100% solved but can be appropriately reduced. So as a lady who has had oily face about 30 years on earth, here are some of the tips I discovered lately to reduce excessive oily on your pretty face.
5 tips to reduce oily face
1. Frequent washing
Washing your face with clear running water is one of the best ways to reduce the oil on your face. At least washing it 3x in a day will help. Wash your face after you wake up from bed; wash again after removing makeup and lastly, washing before going to bed. Make sure to use a clean face towel and recommended face soap by your dermatologist.
2. Watch your diet
This is a very important tip to keep the oils away from your face. It is better to stay away from oily and greasy foods like peanuts, butter and deep fried foods.
Get some natural and fresh cut vegetables which have some many health benefits apart from just treating your oily face.
Also, drink lots of water or possibly fruits with a lot of water content such as coconut, watermelon, pineapple, orange etc. which will help with hydration. At least 7 -8 glasses of water will help, If you have a hard time drinking at least 7 glasses in a day, you can cut lemon or cucumber into a jug of water and drink in small potions.
3. DIY face scrubs
So if you cannot afford a good face scrub, you can make one on your own. Yes, you can with low budget. The Bentonite clay face scrub is the best. You can also try the apple vinegar method which is very good too.
A. Bentonite clay face mask
Excess bentonite clay maybe harmful to women if taken internally but it has great beauty benefits. You can mash bentonite clay in a small bowl, add a little drop of lukewarm water to make it thick like a face mask and apply for 5-10 minutes on your face.
Wash with clear running water and clean with face towel. If you do not have harsh reaction to lime or lemon, you can add a little drop (2-3 teaspoons) of either the lime or lemon to the bentonite mixture.
B. Turmeric, and baking soda face mask
Use ½ glass of water with 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar. Then add 2 teaspoons of baking soda, 1 lemon, 4 teaspoon of honey and 2 teaspoon of turmeric powder. Apply this mixture for 5 minutes and water your face thoroughly with clear running tap water.
In case of irritation with the above methods, discontinue use and see your dermatologist.
4. Use oil free cosmetics
Since your skin naturally produces oil in excess, there’s no need to use cosmetic products with oil. So go for oil free products.
If you don’t use oil free products, a primer wouldn’t be enough to stop the oily face and you will realize that your face gets oily a few minutes after makeup application.
Using oil free makeup can help reduce the oil on your face. Go in for products in the market with oil free ingredients especially in foundations, bronzer, blush and powder. Also, stay away from petroleum gel and shea butter for oil free skin and face. And for primers, opt for the matte ones.
5. Stress free life
Avoid overthinking, less sleep and bad eating habits. Exercise regularly, that is, run, walk frequently, swim or jog to make life less stressful. A happy life will keep your face from wrinkles and also will not trigger higher levels of androgens causing the same chain reaction on oil production.
Bath immediately after exercise to avoid the sweat from drying up and leading to more skin problems caused by bacteria.
There may not be solutions to completely get rid of oily face and you shouldn’t even want to because your skin needs the oil but these tips should help you manage oil on your face.