Tips for Dealing with Oily Skin

If you struggle with oily skin, you know how frustrating it can be.

For me, it seems whatever I try, my face is always shiny.

Oily skin is caused by genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that upsets the balance of the skin and causes it to produce too much oil.

Whatever the cause, you need to find some way to manage it.

Here are some easy tips to help control the oil.

 
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Don’t Wash Too Much

Washing your face or exfoliating too often can also make your skin oily.
When you strip away too much of the oil from your skin it causes your sebaceous glands to go into overdrive and they produce even more oil to make up for the loss.
Wash your skin twice a day to keep excess oil away.

Watch What You Eat

The foods you eat on a regular basis can have a big impact on your skin.
Fatty, fried foods are going to cause oily skin but there are other things that you need to watch out for as well.
Dairy is a big one, if you drink a lot of milk it might be worth swapping it out for something like oat or almond milk instead.
Refined carbohydrates like rice or pasta can also cause oily skin, try changing it out for whole wheat versions instead.
Changing your diet can be a big help when you’re trying to tackle oily skin - small changes can make a difference.

Be Careful With Toners

Toners are a good way of cleaning the skin and preventing acne breakouts but if you have oily skin, using toners that are too harsh, will strip too much of the oil away and you’ll get the same problem that you do if you wash too frequently.
Try to look for products that contain natural ingredients that are gentle on the skin.  
 
Aveda Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant is a non-abrasive liquid that gently wipes away surface cells, revealing a smooth, clear complexion. It has ingredients like certified organic lime, geranium, eucalyptus and other pure flower and plant essences.

Always use Moisturizer

You definitely need a good moisturizer to keep your skin from drying out.
Without moisturizer, any skin type will dry out.
Lightweight, water-based moisturizers work well for oily skin.
Also look for products that say “oil-free” and “non-comedogenic” to help keep pores clear.

 Neutrogena Oil-Free Daily Facial Moisturizer is excellent for absorbing quickly into skin, eliminating dryness without leaving skin greasy or shiny and it won't clog pores or cause breakouts.

Location and Season

People tend to have oilier skin in hot, humid climates.
You’re also more likely to have more oil during the summer than you would in the fall or winter.
While you may not be able to pick up and move away, you can adjust your daily routine during days of high heat and humidity.
Keep blotting sheets on hand to touch up excess oil throughout the day.
A matte moisturizer or foundation can also help soak up extra oil.

Tackling oily skin is a big job and it can take some hard work.
Once you’ve come up with your oily skin action plan, you’ll need to give it some time to work.
Sometimes it can take a month or two until you see any major improvements. If you’re still dealing with excess oil after this time, you may want to see your dermatologist.

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~Jennifer