The best skin care products for oily skin - Stylfemina

The best skin care products for oily skin

Bye-Bye oily skin

Are you the kind who has to keep wiping your face and it feels sticky all the time? Well, you’ll be glad to know that you’re not the only one. There are several of us who are in the same boat as you and you’ll be glad to know that we might just have come up with some great ideas for your problem.

What is oily skin?

Let us first make sure that you really are the oily skin type. Typically, oily skin is just what it sounds. Too much of a greasy or shiny appearance means you have excess oily skin. It naturally gives you an uncomfortable feel; it makes your makeup run and well, just feels icky! And the worst part is that if you do not take care of it, your skin pores could get clogged up or get enlarged. Dead skin can get accumulated and all this could lead to pimples, acne, blackheads and so on.

Basis behind oily skin

If you want to have a look at the science behind it – it’s pretty simple and self-explanatory. Sebaceous glands which are within/beneath the skin secrete oil called sebum. This is supposed to lubricate the skin and keep it supple, smooth and remove dead cells. But in some these glands can be over active and when they start secreting too much sebum; this is when your skin looks all shiny and leads to several skin problems.

Oily skin can be due to your genes or can also vary due to hormone levels like during puberty, pregnancy, menopause or some parts of menstrual cycles in women. Certainly seems like we women continue to get the harsh treatment all through life isn’t it? This being said, it doesn’t necessarily have to be like this. You can try and control the oily feel or even prevent oily skin. Intrigued? Keep reading!

How to prevent oily skin

Now, that you know the basic science behind it, shall we see how we can avoid this problem of oily skin? The basic idea is to follow a simple regimen which will keep your skin hydrated and clean.

 

 

  • Now those of you with oily skin tend to keep wiping your skin as it feels just icky. These days there are several blotting papers or pads which are made just for you. Try this out, it would feel better than using just a plain hanky or tissues. Sephora has a good pack  and you can also try Boutiqaat which has Shiseido blotting papers .

 

  • Now and then, it would be beneficial to use some facial masks too. Clay masks are considered good for oily skin. Even raw honey is excellent. Oatmeal is also a great mask that can cleanse out the skin smoothly and can be made at home. Sephora has an awesome collection of masks depending on the kind of condition you want to treat. . La Roche Posay has a clay mask which works great for oily skin.

 

  • The last step in the regimen would be to use the right moisturizer. Most of you ladies must think that oily skins do not need moisturizing. After all, your skin has enough already doesn’t it! But the key here is to use the right kind of moisturizer. Actually, those with an aloevera base work pretty good for oily skins. Cetaphil is a medicated moisturizer which works for most skin types and is soothing too. Neutrogena and Bioderma also have good oil free products which can be found at any supermarket like Lulu, Carrefour or even on Amazon.

 

  • After this, you also need to find makeup products which are not oil based but are rather water based. Some ladies might even prefer not using make up at all. It is up to you to find what works best for you. Also following a healthy diet would naturally keep your skin healthy too. Avoiding oily foods and consuming more fiber rich foods would help you in every way possible. Estee Lauder  and L’Oreal  have great foundations which work well for oily skins. Also do remember that you might be living in a cosmo city but it is still a desert with extreme temperatures. So you need makeup which does not run, stays the whole day and yet doesn’t harm your oily skin. Please do keep in mind that each one of you has a different kind of skin. So you ought to test and try what works best for you. What works for your bestie may not really work for you.

Now that we have shared some of the secrets of great skin care products which can help you; it is our duty to let you into a small secret too. Having oily skin is not all bad news. There is a silver lining to it too. Since oily skin has more moisture, you would not be as prone to premature wrinkles as others. The main idea is to keep the oil under control using the tips that we gave above. Hope we’ve just made your day! Keep smiling ladies!

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