With all the advantages inherent in being blessed with an oily skin, it can be somewhat difficult knowing how to successfully manage it to your benefit. For a number of good reasons, it is essential to avoid having an excessively ‘shiny’ face and following a proper grooming routine to look fresh and excellent.
If you’re one of those people that struggle with keeping your oily face normal, here are a number of grooming tips that can be of help.
Look For The Right Cleanser
Do your best to avoid facial cleansers that contain oil, dry cleansing agents, fragrance and residue. All these are what you should be looking out for in a cleanser for your oily skincare regimen. Using your cleansers twice-daily shouldn’t aggravate or dry out your skin.
As such, if you’ve found the right cleanser, do your best to be as gentle as possible. Use a soft washcloth to gently go over your face and body. This is much better for your face than a rough scrub.
Get The Right Exfoliant
When excess oil builds up, it tends to clog the skin pores and this results in break-outs of pimples which of course, you should have left in your teenage years. Anything containing Salicylic acid will do the magic and you should be on the look out for that in an exfoliant.
Gently scrub the the exfoliant into your skin, particularly around the greasy pores around the nose, two or three times a week to get the best result.
Resist The Urge To Wash Your Face All The Time
While it may seem nice to clear off all the oil from your face, regularly washing your face won’t do your skin any favours on the long run. Removing all the sebum that cloggs your pores will only help to increase the production of oil because it’s telling your body to produce more and more and more to replenish what’s being washed away.
All you need to do is wash your face twice a day; when you take your bath in the morning and before going to bed with your cleanser.
Eat and Drink The Right Way
This is one tip that is not exclusive to a particular gender, as both males and females with oily skin should follow this to appropriately manage their bodies. Eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water can greatly improve the state of your skin.
Ask yourself how often you see a man or woman with a remarkably radiant complexion eating fatty or oily food and taking lots of soft drinks? Cut down on salt and alcohol, and take more water. Swap the refined carbohydrates for wholegrains, sugar for fruits, fatty meats for alternative lean meats and see the wonders that will happen to your body.
Moisturising may seem like the wrong thing to do, especially since you will be adding more moisture to an oily face. The right moisturiser can however be good for your skin. Make use of a light, oil-free product that won’t block your pores but will be able to reduce that greasy shine on your forehead. Products labelled with words like ‘mattifying’ and ‘Vitamin C’ should be what you should be on the look out for.