If you’re living in a tropical country and have an oily skin, that could be a little problem. If you’re not aware on how to wash an oily skin or how to take care of if, chances are you’ll be inviting pimples, acne and other facial blemishes.
But before you did something about your oily skin, let me share to you some facts. This article was shared by Female Network.
1. FATTY FOODS DO NOT CAUSE OIL.
What makes an oily face: medication, monthly hormonal change, genetics, and lifestyle (overworking, night life, smoking, drinking). In fact, smoking stimulates oiliness because it takes away your anti-oxidants. To compensate, take vitamin E.
2. APRICOT SCRUBS ARE TOO ABRASIVE FOR THE FACE.
Though they smell nice and fresh, they could be harming your skin. Try sugaring instead. Brown sugar, with bigger granules, won’t dissolve too easily, so you’ll get more time to slough dead cells.
3. YOUR FACE NEEDS VITAMINS TOO.
Vitamin C builds and repairs tissues and thus aids in healing. Citrus fruits, especially guava (the highest with vitamin C), are a good alternative to over-the-counter vitamin C. Take adequate doses of vitamin A (50,000 i.u. can be taken two to three times a week).
4. STEER CLEAR OF PRODUCTS THAT HAVE PETROLEUM, WAX, OR OIL.
These should be used only for your hands and feet. Say no to facial massages as well—they simulate oil production.
5. GREASY TOOLS = GREASY SKIN.
Store your sponge compact properly. When closing your compact, place the sponge upside down (facing mirror) so it doesn’t transfer facial oil on to the sponge. Also, wash the facial sponge nightly. If you don’t have time, keep clean extras or use facial tissues or a retractable brush instead. For this reason, it’s a smart idea to bring your own sponges to salons.
A sweaty workout really perks up not just your face but improves your skin all over, thanks to the release of toxins.
7. COVER YOUR FACE ONCE A WEEK.
Peel-off masks are the oily skin’s best friend. Best pick: clay masks because clay absorbs oil.