You’re grabbing eyeballs for that svelte leather Tote from Gucci’s Dionysus collection. But little do they know that the expensive catchall is stuffed with blotting towels and face powder, less you get caught unaware with the perpetual oil-slick on your forehead.
Let’s face it. Living with oily skin is not what you’d call a cakewalk. There’s shiny patches peering at you in every photograph. You are fast exhausting your savings account buying blotting sheets and oh, don’t forget the zits.
But a few simple hacks should make life easier for you without having to fuss over the excess grease. Here’s a few tricks that will help you get rid of oily skin.
How To Get Rid Of Oily Skin
Cut down on the washing
As much as you might be tempted to get a scrub and go hard at every inch of your face, avoid washing it too frequently. A lot of ladies with oily skin are guilty of over-washing their faces stripping it of its natural oils and fatty acids. This does two things. It signals to your body that it needs to produce more sebum (the natural oil) and the body often goes on an overdrive producing more than what’s needed.
Use an oil based cleanser
What’s the best way to clean oil? With oil of course. Using an oil based cleanser is a lot more effective than using a conventional one. If you want to source cleansers from your kitchen, try raw honey. It may feel sticky and gooey. But washing it off after a few minutes will leave your skin looking fresh and oil-free.
You have probably heard this a hundred times already. Here’s one more time for the sake of brevity. Drink a lot of water and cut down on lifestyle habits that can leave your skin dehydrated. When the skin is dehydrated, the body once again goes into overdrive and starts to produce excessive sebum. Don’t limit the hydration to the water intake though. Ensure that you moisturize your skin every day. Stick to natural and gentle moisturizers that are oil-free. Hyaluronic acid is a good gentle ingredient that is ideal for oily skin.
Oily skin can be triggered by a whole lot of things. Some of them you cannot change, like hormonal fluctuations for example. Others can be modified, like your diet. If the external changes are not helping, then it’s time to take a look at what you are eating. If your typical diet involves tons of fried junk-food or processed foods, it’s time for an overhaul. Start off by introducing more fresh foods into your diet. The less you eat out of a can or a packet, the better it is for your skin.
Cut down on makeup
If you are battling the grease, then it pays to cut down on the makeup. But if you absolutely cannot step out of home without the pancake on your face, then look for oil-free makeup or ones with ingredients that can absorb oil. Always wash it off before you crash for the day.