Are you tired of having excess oil in all the wrong places? This is one of the most frequent problems amongst women. Don’t worry, there are some techniques that can help you have perfect skin! Here are 5 ways with which you can cure oily skin!
Oily skin is a skin type which produces excessive amounts of sebum from the sebaceous glands and it’s mainly caused by hormonal changes. Unfortunately, you can’t completely erase this problem, but you may alleviate it by starting to take care of your skin with useful products and daily solutions.
1. ALOE VERA GEL
Aloe Vera gel is a perfect match for oily and greasy skin, as the factors inside it help with the cleansing of pores. Be careful not to mix up aloe juice with the natural one: if the first ingredient is water, this means the gel was made more dense artificially! I advise you to use aloe vera as a day moisturizer: it helps you if the skin is irritated and has imperfections.
2. PROTECT YOUR SKIN
Sun exposition is a negative factor for people with oily skin. For this reason, go for a sunscreen which is good for acneic skin, with a small percentage of fat ingredients and high SPF, especially in the summer. Avoid using moisturizer, your skin doesn’t need it: if you use it you might have the opposite effect!
You may adopt, instead, water based gel moisturizers which are much less heavy on the skin.
3. DIY FACE MASKS
HONEY AND LEMON JUICE MASKPrint This
- -2 spoons of honey
- -half a lemon
All it takes is mixing the 2 ingredients and then applying it on the face. Wait 10 minutes for the magic to work! Honey is perfect for soothing irritated skin while the lemon juice helps to purify the skin.
Another perfect mask for greasy skin is the one made with bicarbonate. Combine 2 spoons of sodium bicarbonate with 2 spoons of water: the mixture will be dense. Apply it on your face and, after 20 minutes, wipe if off with warm water.
4. FACE POWDER: YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND
Face powder is a great ally to help you defeat oily skin. In the last few years, it has become very popular, especially on Instagram: a perfect trick to minimize shininess and have flawless makeup look. Apply the powder with a brush on the forehead, nose and chin (this is called your T-zone) before putting on your foundation. In this way, you will have a a long lasting matte base.
5. A HEALTHY DIET
Your diet is one of the most important things that influences greasy skin types. Try to avoid meat fats, sugars and, most of all, alcohol. Introduce more proteins like whole grains, fish, fruit and fresh vegetable. Another important thing to avoid is smoking, because it causes the blood vessels to dilate and it irritates your pores.