6 WAYS TO BANISH OILY SKIN FOREVER
6 WAYS TO BANISH OILY SKIN FOREVER
Is our skin oily? Do you have skin that is prone to acne? Definitely, you wish all this could just go away.
People have skin types, where some parts of their face tend to be dry while some other parts, the forehead most especially tends to be oily.
This is the problem with a lot of people or even worse – the question remains “what can I do about it?” amazingly, there are things you can do about it – just read on! STOP WASHING YOUR FACE TOO MUCH
This might sound really counteractive to a lot of the things you’ve heard or have been told about oil-prone skin, but mid you, washing your face a lot can make the case really worse than it is now. You might be asking, why is it so?
• Your skin oil is not really a bad thing. It has its own function of lubricating your skin and serves as protection for the skin. When you wash your face regularly, you are constantly stripping it of the oils, then it starts producing it in excess to keep your face lubricated, and end up making you look like you’ve been smeared with grease.
As crazy as this may sound, you should avoid washing your face too much. Your face might initially not like the idea, but it will get used to it and start producing the required amount of oil.
WORK ON YOUR DIET AND LIFESTYLE
If after you stopped washing your face too much, and you still notice you have an oily face, then you need to work more. Your issue might be that the oil in your body is being triggered or influenced by your diet or your lifestyle.
You need to improve your diet, and this means you have to reduce your consumption of processed foods, dairy diets and take in more fruits and vegetables. Dairy foods trigger the oil in most people because the hormones in milk products do very well in triggering the oil in your body.
Secondly, your lifestyle should include stuff like regular exercise, reduction in your stress level, getting adequate sunshine and lastly have good rest.
MAKE USE OF ONLY LUKE WARM WATER WHEN WASHING YOUR FACE
Using hot water will encourage the maximum production of oil on your face within a few minutes. This is because hot water is super drying. It dries up all the natural oil on your face including the need ones, then your face acts up and produces an excess of the oils. It is advisable to use water with low heat i.e. lukewarm water to prevent drying out the face.
STOP THE USE OF MOISTURIZER OR CUT BACK IN THE ACT
You’re complaining of oily skin and you’re still applying moisturizer? If you have a skin that is already blessed with moisturizer, why add more to it?
WHY NOT MAKE USE OF OIL IN PLACE OF MOISTURIZERS
Don’t come to me! Yes, Oil. Just as the first tip that talked against the excess washing of the face, this tip also sounds counteractive. Why add more oil to your face when you're trying to get the ones already there out?
Nevertheless, it might sound crazy but it really works.
Here is what oil can do for your skin
• It tricks your skin into thinking that it has excess oil on it already, at this point it stops producing it excessively
• It can also help in dissolving the hardened oil in your skin pores, therefore getting rid of the white and blackheads for good.
Think about it – water and oil aren’t best of pals, how do you expect it to get into your skin pores and unclog the hardened one there? Oil can take care of that!
MAKE USE OF MILK OF MAGNESIUM
This trick sounds quirky and is also less expensive, easy to come across and easy to use as well. Milk of magnesium can be gotten from any drug store or pharmacy any time you need it. Just shake the bottle of the product, apply some of it to your already cleaned but wet skin, let it stay for about 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse off afterward without making a gross mess of the top of the oil or even making it flakey, this method works perfectly for oily skin just like a dream.