Do you have oily skin? How do you cope?
Even though your skin may age more slowly than other types, that’s little consolation when you’re looking at large pores and shine. When looking for ways to help control your oil production, start with some basic steps.
Wash only twice a day.
- Even though the oil crops back up within a couple of hours, resist the urge to wash again.
- If you strip the oils too much, your skin will react by producing even more, which is definitely what you don’t want. If you wash off that excess oil more than that, use water alone.
Use a dissolving cleanser.
- You want your cleanser to gently dissolve the oils and deeply clean at the same time.
- Try our oil control foaming Facial Cleanser, which is formulated specifically for oiliness.
- It will remove dirt, excess oil, and impurities without harsh chemicals, and will help unclog pores. Use warm water, and massage the cleanser into your skin for at least one minute before rinsing off.
Use a mask 2-3 times a week
- mask help reduce the oily appearance on the face for days at a time.
- Plus they can help pores appear smaller.
- Try our Purifying Mud Mask, which uses mineral-rich clays to give a toner and tighter appearance to the skin.
Exfoliate 2-3 times a week.
- Try our oil control Exfoliating facial scrub, which leaves your skin looking smooth and clean.
- Just be careful not to over-exfoliate, because that can cause skin damage and may encourage your skin to produce more oil.
Don’t overdo powder.
- You may think that more powder would help soak up excess oil, but it can actually get cakey and may encourage your skin to pump out more oil.
- Apply powder sparingly only on shiny areas, When choosing makeup products, always find oil-free products that won’t clog pores.
Remember sun protection.
- No matter what kind of skin you have, you need to protect it from the sun, which is enemy #1 when it comes to aging! Look for zinc oxide formulas.