Oily skin is sticky to the touch, with visible pores, and prone to pimples, acne and/or blackheads. This situation occurs because the sebaceous glands produce too much sebum (oil) usually due to a hereditary condition and/or poor diet. Other factors that can influence the skin to become oilier are the states of stress and hormonal change. Still, every skin condition can be kept under control with proper care.
Clean your skin appropriate number of times
The most important thing you can do for oily skin is to clean it at least 2 times a day, first thing in the morning and again before bed, but do not clean your skin more than 3 or 4 times a day, because if you clean it too often, you will only cause your body to produce more excess oil to avoid your skin from becoming dry.
Use an oil-free moisturizer
Oily skin needs to be hydrated only once a day (and no more than twice a day). Some dermatologists even say that it is okay for people with oily skin to completely skip the step of moisturizing. Still, it is a good idea to use a light moisturizing lotion or gel that is free of oils, especially if you use harsher products to combat oily skin problem. You can also use a moisturizing lotion that absorbs excess oil and therefore mattifies the skin.
Use a toner
For other types of skin you can probably skip the step of toning after cleansing, but for oily skin it is important to use an alcohol-based toner from time to time to help with removing excess oil, dirt and makeup.
Change your diet
Remove excess sugar, processed foods and fatty foods from your diet and eat more healthy foods such as complex carbohydrates and vegetables and, of course, drink more water.
Do not add excess oil to your skin
Make sure your hands are clean when you touch your face, but still refrain from touching it as much as you possibly can. One of the most important things when it comes to any skin type, but especially oily skin is not to go to sleep without removing makeup. Moreover, always use skin care products that are suitable for your skin type when you go to cleanse, tone and moisturize your face. For example, Cosmedix Australia offers a wide variety of products for different needs and problems, as do some other brands, so do not be lazy to do a little bit of research on your own.
Stay away from hot water
If you shower or bathe with hot water, this will cause your sebaceous glands to produce even more oil and therefore clog your pores. It is best to use lukewarm water for shower, and cold water for washing the face.
Make simple changes to your lifestyle
In order to control the oil of your skin, it is advisable to do regular exercises and try your best to live a stress-free life. If you do not have time to go to the gym, you can always do some simple exercises at home and spare some time of your day to relax and meditate.
Not everything about having oily skin is negative. Oily skin has the advantage of facial lines and wrinkles appearing much later in life as well as responding better to the aesthetic treatments, making it easier to maintain.