If you are working in an office, dealing with customers, or needs to face important people, it is mandatory to always look presentable. You can only say that a person looks presentable with their clothes and overall appearance.
Some people think that this is very easy. However, if you have an oily face, you may have experienced some embarrassing situations or needed to spend time in the washroom to fix yourself.
Imagine yourself meeting with an important client but you got stuck in a traffic jam. Add the fact that it is incredibly hot and humid outside.
You are already sweating and you can feel that your makeup is starting to wear out but you are running out of time.
So your only options are: detour in a washroom and make yourself look presentable but get a bad impression of being late or you will go straight to the client but look worn-down. What will you choose?
It’s really hard for women who have oily skin to always look fresh. There are several reasons why your skin produces excess oils.
You can say that ‘it runs in the family’. So if someone in your family has oily skin then there is a high chance that your sebaceous glands will also secrete excess oil.
The body of a woman undergoes several changes like puberty, monthly period, pregnancy, and pre-menopause. As a result, there is always a fluctuation of hormones in our body, which is a contributing factor for oily skin.
Even our environment affects our skin. During the hot and humid season, the sebaceous gland secretes more oil due to perspiration. While in the winter, your glands secrete oil in order to hydrate your skin.
If you are taking some medicine, it may have a side effect of excess secretion of oil. Some of these are birth control pills and hormone replacement medications.
Too much skincare products
The main goal of skincare products is to make our skin look good and healthy. However, excessive use of gels, creams, and facial scrubs promotes oil production.
So how can you control the secretion of oil? Here are some tips to take care of your skin:
Use lukewarm water when washing your face.
Unlike cold water, you can effectively dissolve the oil in your face. Moreover, the dirt, makeup, and other impurities will be washed away. Therefore, it won’t be deposited in your skin but instead unclog the pores.
Wash your face twice a day
You should do it after you wake up and before you go to bed. The only time that you should wash your face more than twice is when you are perspiring. Keep in mind that too much washing of your face can result to dry skin. Moreover, it can trigger more production of oils from your sebaceous glands.
Use gentle cleanser
The best cleanser products are gel-based that contains salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, citric acid, beta-hydroxy, and glycolic acid. Most of these products are for skin with acnes but it is very effective since these acids help in removing dead skin cells. As a result, it won’t clog your pores and you won’t suffer from pimple breakouts.
Avoid too much scrubbing
To remove dead skin cells and blackheads, you should only exfoliate for two to three times per week. Just like washing, too much scrubbing can strip off your face with its natural oils and lead to dry skin.
Use toners in oily areas only
The usual affected areas of excess oil are the forehead and around the nose. If you apply toner in areas that are not oily then it can result in dry patches in your skin.
Use face mask once a week
With the help of face mask, it can help remove excess oil and impurities. Moreover, it helps your skin to cool off. The best type of face mask is made of fuller earth or multani mitti and sandalwood.
Apply less makeup during summer
It is very hot and humid during summer so you can expect that your face will secrete tons of excess oil. One way to protect your skin without using heavy foundation is by using tinted moisturizing creams with silicone. This product won’t clog your pores, plus it will protect your face from the heat.