Not all that glitters and shines is gold. It can be your face that shines like a rig filled with oil, which is not worth celebrating. An extremely oily face may lead to blemishes and acne, which can ruin your whole face. If your face is shiny and slippery, you need to do something before it is too late. Lucky you, there are many ways to manage the oil being produced by your body.
Cleanse Frequently the Right Way
Skin experts recommend frequently washing of your face to cleanse it. This removes the excess oil from the surface and ceases its production for a short period of time.
Cleanse your face in the morning while taking a bath and at night. And when it comes to cleansing, you need to do the cleansing right.
Make use of gentle products while washing. Facial washes with harsh chemicals will only trigger further oil production. The best cleansers are those that contain one to two percent of salicylic acid. This breaks down the oil in pores and reduces the risk of acne.
Slow Down on Make-Up
Foundation, blush and other cosmetics that you apply on your face are not just heavy to wear. They cause the pores on your face to clog, monopolizing oil on the surface of your skin.
To prevent clogging, oily skin and acne, scale back on make-up use. Or switch to a safer and gentler brand of make-up.
There are certain products such as mineral powder foundation. This absorbs excess oil, which causes that unwanted shine on your face.
Put Better Food on Your Plate
Spicy foods and other things that make you perspire may not be good for your pores. They cause the blood vessels to dilate, and this triggers more active oil production. Booze does the same thing to your skin.
Watch out for what you eat and drink. Limit the booze and spicy foods. Consider going for skin friendly foods, such as spinach, carrots, cantaloupe and cucumber.
Take Medicated Pads on the Go
Pads enhanced with salicylic acid and other oil-reducing ingredients can help solve the oily face problem. They are easy to use and you can bring them along anywhere. Don’t be afraid to use them regularly as it promises nothing but fantastic results.
Blot That Shine Away
If there’s no water around in times of oiliness of your face, don’t even think of reaching out for that face powder. Like make-up and foundation, it will only clog your pores and worsen your situation. Apart from that, it will only create a muddy and an uncomfortable sensation on your face. Go for a piece of blotting paper instead. It soaks up oil and dirt leaving your skin clean and free from bacteria.
To use this, you just have to press it against the oily part of your face. Ten to twenty seconds are enough to absorb oil.
There are blotting papers enhanced with translucent powder. Not only do they absorb oil, but they also reduce the shine caused by excess oil on your skin.
Put Egg on Your Face
Just open the fridge or check the food bin and you will see the eggs you bought recently. Make use of the egg yolk face mask to remove the oil from your skin. Apply it to your face and let it stay for fifteen minutes before rinsing.
Soak It Up with Cornstarch and Salt
Both cornstarch and salt can dry up oily patches. If you chose to tackle the problem with cornstarch, just mix one to three tablespoons with water. Blend until it forms a paste and apply it to your face.
If there is plenty of salt in your kitchen, try dissolving a teaspoon of it in water and place it in a spray bottle. Just spritz it on your face from time to time. You can blot off the excess.
Surprisingly, a dose of healthy sunblock is enough to control the oil on your face.
Say no to moisturizers and make use of sunblock, instead.
Apart from oil control, your skin gets extra protection from the sun rays and it will absorb more vitamins.
The best part of all is you are protecting your face from skin cancer, which is far worse than a little oil.
Play Around With Facial Masks
There are many facial mask products that help fight acne and reduce oil.
Shop for those containing clay or salicylic acid, as those are the most effective facial masks against facial oil problems. They are not expensive and are easy to use on a regular basis, so give them a try.
Homemade facial masks
Apart from facial masks being sold by huge companies, you can save a little cash and make your own facial mask in the comfort of your own home.
There are lots of natural facial masks to choose from where you can reap lots of benefits. Strawberries, banana, oatmeal, honey, cinnamon and onions are some of the ingredients that you can use in making homemade facial masks.
Your face doesn’t need to shine with oil or have breakouts all the time. All you need is a healthy skin glow that is free from harmful dirt and bacteria. To make sure that your face does not become an oil rig, try using a variety of effective ways to manage it.