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How to Get Rid of Oily Skin

Dealing with oily skin can be a struggle for many. Oily skin is one of the causes of breakouts, blemishes and acne flare-ups. If you have been suffering from oily skin, you will know all about how difficult it can be to find the right products for your skin.

What causes your skin to get oily are the sebaceous glands under your skin which produces excess oil. Some people are born with overly productive sebaceous glands, while others get oily skin when there is a skin pH imbalance.

 

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The good news is that you can control the oil production of your skin and consequently all the other harmful effects that go along with it. Here are a few ways you can get rid of oily skin naturally.

 

Ease up on often you wash your face

Believe it or not, washing your face several times a day can strip your face off its natural oils and this will make your sebaceous glands produce more oil. This is that will make your face extremely oily.

The best way to combat this is to limit the number of times you wash your face. Wash your face only at least twice a day. This will ensure that you do not strip your face of its oil. That way you won’t activate your sebaceous glands into producing more oil.

 

Cleanse your face with a gentle oil dissolving cleanser

When you have oily skin, not all cleansers will do. You have to choose a cleanser that will be effective enough to remove the excess oil without stripping your face of its natural oils while cleaning your pores of dirt and dust. You also need to have a cleanser that will help balance the pH level of your skin and reduce the oil production.

Although there are a lot of good cleansers out there for oily skin, there are also a good number of natural cleansers you can use straight from the kitchen.

Lemon juice mixed with some water makes a great cleanser. Same with vinegar. Just apply it over your face with a cotton ball and wash off after 10 minutes. It will help you cleanse your skin and regulate the pH level of your skin to reduce oil production.

 

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Use a clay mask

I love my clay masks. They are amazing on the skin. When it comes to oily skin, clay masks help to reduce oil production, making it one of the best skincare treatments for those with oily skin.

Aside from helping you with your oily skin, clay masks also do a great job at cleansing and tightening your pores.

Use the clay mask at least once a week. Apply the clay on your face and leave it until it is completely dry, then wash off with water and pat your face dry.

 

Make use of oil-free products

No matter how well you try to keep your oily skin in control, if you keep using products that contain a lot of oil, then you are bound to keep dealing with an oily skin. Stick with oil-free products from soaps to creams and even makeup.

Although moisturizers can make your skin oily, staying away from them will not do your skin any good. Instead, chose a light moisturizer that will not be too heavy on your skin, or a moisturizer that mimics your natural oils like shea butter.

 

Do you have an oily skin? How do you deal with it?

 

 

 

 

 

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Do You Know Your Skin Type?

Our beauty topic for this week is Skin Types. You need to know your skin type in order to know how to care for it and use the right products. Before you think about make-up, it is important to have a healthy skin. There are five skin types which are as follows:

1. Normal Skin:

Skin

The normal skin type is smooth, unblemished and evenly toned. Women with this skin type are blessed as they hardly suffer from breakouts and other skin problems.

2. Dry Skin:

Dry Skin

The dry skin usually appears flaky and feels rough to touch. It is quite a problematic skin type as wrinkles tend to develop early and dryness tends to intensify with age and weather conditions. The good thing about this skin type is that pores are almost invisible and women with this skin type hardly have breakouts.

3. Oily Skin:

Oily Skin

The oily skin feels greasy which makes it prone to breakouts, blackheads and other skin problems.  The plus side with the oily skin is wrinkles do not appear prematurely and it maintains its elasticity longer than other skin types.

4. Combination Skin:

Combination Skin

This is my skin type and I know most women fall under this skin type. The combination skin combines the features of both the oily and dry skin. The T-zone is the oily part while the cheeks are the dry part of the skin.

5. Sensitive Skin:

sensitive-skin

The sensitive skin can be dry and or oily. It usually feels flaky, itchy or bumpy. Women with sensitive skins usually have underlying skin problems like dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and so on. These skin conditions can be treated with the right products and medication.

Whatever your skin type is, whether it is normal, dry, oily, sensitive or combination skin type, you can encourage it to its maximum protection by using the right skin care routine every day. Sometimes, your skin type may change due to age, weather or skin care regime. Next week I will be writing on skin care routines for the various skin types so look out for that post.

Do you know your skin type?

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