Treating oily skin
If you’re suffering from oily skin, you’re probably suffering from low self-esteem and confidence issues too. Oily skin can make you feel like you’re a bright orange traffic cone begging for people to point and stare. Here’s how to tame your shiny face and get your confidence back.
What causes oily skin?
According to Acne.org oily skin (also known as seborrhea) is caused by hormone levels that increase during puberty and make your body produce more skin oil. For some, it’s worse than others and it can cause shininess and acne.
Your oily skin should calm down after puberty but for some people, it’s genetic and they deal with oily skin as adults.
Other factors like humid weather, stress, wearing heavy make-up that blocks your pores, hormonal changes during menstruation or pregnancy and using dirty phones can also cause your skin oil to go into overdrive.
Luckily there are loads of ways to deal with oily skin.
How to treat oily skin?
- Use a gentle face wash and moisturiser specifically for oily skin
- Occasionally use a clay face mask on your problem areas
- Don’t exfoliate or wash your skin too much as this can actually increase the oil in your skin
- Use oil-free cosmetics and sunscreen
- Try blotting papers
- Avoid touching your face
- Wipe your cellphone clean regularly
- Follow a healthy diet and cut down on sugar and salt
- Drink lots of water
- Change your pillow case regularly
- Use a clean face cloth
Budget-friendly products for oily skin
- Ponds Lasting Oil Control range
- Clean and Clear blotting sheets
- Nivea Shine Control Facial Wash
- Cetaphil Face Wash
- essence PureSkin Anti-Shine Pore Refining Serum
- essence PureSkin Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel Cream
If you’re really struggling with skin issues, go to your doctor or dermatologist. You’re probably far more aware of your oily skin than other people are. But we know how much it can affect your happiness levels. Everybody has a different skin type. The trick is just to know how to work with yours.
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