Oily skin is sensitive skin that requires special care. The skin becomes oily when there is an excess production of sebum. If you’re wondering how to get rid of oily skin, the following are a few oily skincare tips.
Cleaning Your Skin
When you have oily skin, it is important to keep the production of sebum under control as this is the main cause of most skin conditions - from blackheads and acne to pimples. As such, use products for oily skin and cleanse your face twice every day, ideally in the morning and evening. Deep cleansing is also essential to effectively remove makeup and unclog pores.
To prevent excess sebum production, it’s best to use a gentle alcohol-free makeup remover along with a non-comedogenic gel or micellar water. The last two are necessary for the removal of grime, makeup and other impurities that can damage the skin in the long term and stimulate the production of sebum.
Moisturiser for Oily Skin
Many people with oily skin shy away from using a moisturiser, as they believe this could make their skin even more shiny. However, if the skin lacks appropriate hydration, the oil glands are actually stimulated to produce even more oil than ever before. By avoiding use of a moisturiser you could actually be making your skin more oily.
Even those with an oily complexion can benefit from the use of a moisturiser - provided it’s the right moisturiser for their skin type. The best moisturiser for oily skin should be gel or water-based, as it’s soothing, hydrating and won’t lead to breakouts on the skin.
An Exfoliating Scrub
Scrubbing your face with citrus fruits such as lemon and kiwi fruit helps to neutralise oils, making the skin clearer and more radiant. In addition, a green clay facial mask is recommended for its powerful detoxifying effects. It also makes the skin supple.
Another great ingredient for facial scrubs is oatmeal. It eliminates dead skin cells and moisturises. By combining it with lemon, you will get a perfect treatment for oily skin. Indeed, this citrus remedy is an excellent astringent that helps control the excess production of sebum in the skin. Using a cleansing product with salicylic acid will also work well as it exfoliates without drying the skin.
Grating natural cleansers such as tomatoes, oranges, apples, papaya and cucumber, and then applying to your face and leaving on for ten minutes every day can help get rid of oily skin. This should be done ideally before bedtime and after cleansing your face. Their mineral content, natural antioxidant effects and anti-microbial properties will help alleviate the oiliness. Sönd's Midnight Feast Night Cream, which nourishes the skin and contains mineral-rich SSC, can be applied afterwards.
Makeup Rules for Oily Skin
When it comes to makeup for oily skin, it’s important to choose the right products. Do not try to hide imperfections under layers of foundation as this has a mask effect that prevents the skin from breathing, which triggers inflammation and other oily skin conditions.
Instead, go for lightweight skincare products for oily skin that are water-based and mineral-based, including a non-comedogenic foundation. This is one of the best ways to prevent clogged pores and acne breakouts.