The importance of your skin cannot be over emphasized, your skin is the first point of call in your body, the quality of the neatness of your skin speaks volume about you when you appear anywhere.
It is no wonder that people go to any length to have their skin well maintained and beautiful although this can sometimes pose to be a problem, especially with oily skinned people.
This skin type is always prone to all sorts of blemishes, irritation, and the likes. The perfect measures to take to make such skin look clear and normal is always tedious and most people are left with the option of accepting it as it is.
This is not to say that having an oily skin is in all a bad thing, one major benefit of having an oily skin as against a dry one is that the speed of skin aging is slower in people with oily skin and I believe that is a lovely thing.
But it still does not make the blemishes and breakouts desirable. Well, guess what, I am about to bring to you all the best oily skin tips and ways to get that skin really glowing.
Don’t believe those that say oily skin types cannot be radiant, they can glow and shine just as they should be, so just relax, grab a drink and read all about it.
I. What Makes Your Skin Oily?
There are a variety of reasons why a skin type can be oily but the most common reasons include:Genetics: Sad as it may sound, some people get their oily skin from birth and in many cases they start to experience severe outbreaks from young ages. Lifestyle: Keeping certain kinds of lifestyle could be detrimental to your health and skin, this would be discussed extensively in the next chapter. Menstrual cycle: When some women are at that time of the month, the skin tends to react with outbreaks and discharge of oil in the skin. You can read more here. Excessive stress: Being under too much of stress usually triggers the production of oil within the skin in some people thereby making the skin oily and blemished. Weather changes: Sudden weather changes especially harsh changes can cause oil breakouts in people. Cosmetic use: The wrong or improper use of some cosmetic products can equally cause outbreaks in some people, this will also be discussed in the next chapter.
II. Seven Ways to Maintain Oily Skin
1. Exfoliation: Lots of people avoid this because they believe it involves a lot of work but the truth is that it is very easy, exfoliation is basically getting rid of those dead skin that makes your skin clogged and there are a lot of measures you can take to get this done.
Washing your skin properly and rinsing with warm water is a right step towards that direction, then you can follow it up with rubbing a bristle brush over it, this helps in removing the dead skin and in turn, it keeps the pores neat and unclogged.
Although you can use exfoliating products you should avoid making use of ones that you can react to, so watch well, read the ingredients, and test them on a small portion of your skin before purchasing them.
This link shows some homemade exfoliating remedies you can make and use yourself.
2. Eat Lots of Fruits: Yes you read that right, the increase in consumption of fruits does wonders in cleansing your body from inside out, it is ironical to see people with oily skin eating very oily foods but it does happen.
You can also take your fruits in form of fruit drinks and smoothies so that you do not get bored. Eat healthy while making fruits and vegetables high in your diet, drink lots of water and watch your skin transform from dull to beautiful in no time.
3. Make up Use: This is mainly directed to ladies and to men who use makeup touches every now and then, you need to make sure you use the right makeup or skin essentials such as toners that do justice to your skin type.
The effect of very oily makeup on an oily skin cannot be underrated and be sure to always have a blotting paper handy when on make-up, using this every once in a while helps to reduce the oil quantity on your face without actually clearing out the make-up.
Don’t forget to remove every trace of makeup before you go to bed so your skin pores can breathe (literarily).
4. Lifestyle Check: This is another very important point that keeps being overlooked, you might have a particular routine or two that tends to trigger the production of unwanted oil in your skin.
In such case you need to monitor yourself and give realistic milestones to stop such routines or habits, examples are excessive drinking or smoking.
Although this might have minimal effect on the skin of another, it might just be the only thing standing between you and that flawless skin, so fish that habit out and flush it out.
5. Herbs and Natural Oils: Believe this or not, there are lots of very beneficial herbal teas out there that can perform wonders on that skin of yours, examples include lavender, lemon, and Chamomile.
Incorporating this into your daily tea routine instead of the usual coffee will have its effect on your skin. Aside from the fact that these herbal roots and oils aid the functioning of other parts of your body such as metabolism, it purifies your skin too.
So get ready to have a whole stash of them if you need to. This next step will make you sweat (literarily again)
Here is a video that explains some skin care products that are good for oily skin.
6. Physical Exercise: Getting some exercise such as press ups and jogging is a great way to open up your pores and preventing oil production which ends up being excessive.
Adding regular exercises to part of your day to day life is not only beneficial to your skin but to your body as a whole, you will notice the gradual reduction in production of oil and also looseness in the very clogged skin pores as sweat flows out.
If you are one of those who has a job where you sit through most of the day then you need to make this very important to you, and if you can’t I will help you… this next tip will make you get off your butt.
7. Go To Your Dermatologist: If you feel that skin care specialists don’t really have many solutions when it comes to oily skin prevention and care then you are wrong.
New ideas and innovations come out on a daily basis for the general well-being of people, and skin care specialists are readily available with the knowledge of this information.
Make an appointment with a good dermatologist and explain to him or her, the exact issues you are experiencing with your skin.
In some cases, a sample of the blood or other forms of body fluid or tissue samples could be taken and used to carry out tests, be rest assured that whatever results come out would lead to a positive suggestion to help with your skin problems.
Also remember to test and use prescribed drugs and herbs carefully in order to prevent any form of reaction.
Most of the little things we do which are usually taken for granted go a long way in determining our state of health, mind, and general outward appearance.
While taking most of what have been discussed above into practice, it is also important to watch the way our bodies change and take note of things you are likely to react to, this helps you know how to balance your skin care routines and regimes.
I know a lot of us have issues with our skins and would love to share our thoughts so I have made it open to anyone who will like me to know about their personal experiences with dealing with oily skin and the results of the practices tried above.
Feel free to also share this article with friends and family, whom you feel need some advice about their skin maintenance and include your comments and questions.