Thursday, 23 May 2013
TIPS | 10 tips for managing oily skin
I usually get mails from readers asking how to manage their oily skin, so this post is dedicated to you all. It contains tips about how to care for, manage and control the oily skin type. I'll try to keep this as short as possible, and i hope you learn a thing or more.
1). Stay away from oil-based beauty products...all of them. There are oil-based moisturizers, makeup, etc. Using them will introduce more oil to your face, and trust me, you don't need more. So use water-based products instead. Always look out for the words 'Oil-free' and 'Water-based' and buy those products.
2). Exfoilate regularly. Why? Because oily skin tends to have an extra-thick layer of built-up dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Exfoliating is the way to go in removing that build-up and ensuring that you have a smooth skin.
3). Never skip moisturizing. Doesn't really make sense because the skin is already oily afterall abi? Ok, lemme explain why you should moisturize even though you have oily skin. Now, when you cleanse your face, you remove moisture and oil from your skin....your skin's natural response to oil removal is to produce more oil, so it's important to keep your skin's moisture and oil level balanced by moisturizing. That way, your skin won't need to produce more oil to replace the one you washed away during cleansing. You gerrit?
4). Change your beddings especially your pillow-case frequently...once a week is good. This is because oil from your face and hair gets on it, and you don't want it to get re-introduced to your face again do you? That's one of the things that causes acne sef.
5). When doing facials, use a mud or clay mask. Helps absorb oil and tightens pores.
6). Always cleanse your face before you go to bed. Wash off all traces of makeup.
7). Reduce all the face touching abeg. It spreads bacteria quickly and results in acne.
8). Use a mattifier before applying your makeup. It absorbs oil and helps your face stay shine-free. Buy one which actually does what it says it will do *rolls eyes* A good one.
9). Use blotting papers/tissues during the day to absorb and blot out excess oil.
10). Finally, drink lots of warrer.....it aids in detoxification and maintains your fluid balance.
I know you might say "All these for oily skin? Wahala haff dey!" but on the bright side, consider your skin-type a blessing to you because oily skin ages at a slower rate than other skin types. So if you take proper care of your oily skin, while those with other skin types are getting old and wrinkly, you will still be 'hotting' away! *winks*