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Here is the Simple Skin-Care Routine For Oily Skin

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Ever had a friend or family member who says you have a certain glow in your face but when you look into the mirror, you discovered you have grease all over your face?

You wouldn’t worry about them because they don’t even know you have oily skin. I have oily skin so I perfectly understand how frustrating that can be when you try to put makeup on your face, it easily sweats off your face. It seems difficult to hide your pimples with concealer if you have oily skin.

As much as you would love to look beautiful using the power of makeup, it feels almost impossible to cover blemishes with all the “sweating” and acne especially when oily skin causes you to have breakouts on an almost daily basis.

Have you ever asked yourself why you have oily skin?

First of all, our body produces oil to help our skin from getting dry but if there is too much thick oily substance from the skin which is called sebum, it can cause acne breakouts and greasiness around your face.

Now, you have more time connecting the dots in your face. There will be a time when there is no room for zits to grow on your face. Your current boyfriend or your parents will struggle to where they would kiss you. Instead of looking for a job, you are stuck inside your house busy popping zits. You will feel unconfident and depressed because you can’t get a job and boyfriend.

All jokes aside! Why you still have oily skin even though you are an adult?

If you did ask this question but you haven’t figured out why you must remember there are a few main reasons you must keep in mind.

1.) Genetics

House and land aren’t the only things you will inherit from your parents. Oily skin can be inherited too. You might need to blame your parents for your skin because it does have to do with genetics.

 

2.) Hormonal changes

This happens during your puberty, just before your menstruation, during your pregnancy or even during your menopause.

 

3.) Poor lifestyle habits

Eating tasty foods that have sugar, carbs, and dairy can sometimes cause your skin to be oily. Over washing your face can lead to dryness this leads to overproducing of oil around your face. Going out to the sun without protecting your oily skin with sunscreens can also lead to more oil. Using the wrong makeup still contributes to acne breakouts especially when you make up that clogs pores.

Most people can see their oils in their skin fading away in time especially after puberty. However, a few special people like me and you are not too lucky. Let’s both blame our parents again for our oily skin.

Still, it is never too late for us to kill that shine… on our faces! There are four simple steps to help you reduce oil and prevent acne breakouts in your skin. You must follow these 4 steps from morning to night so you can be able to finally cut off the shine and prevent acne in your skin.

4 Simple Steps In Taking Care Of Your Oily Skin

Before we dive in, there are two main goals for you to remember in helping you take care of your oily skin. The first one is to cleanse thoroughly without stripping away natural oils. The second one is to squelch the shine and prevent breakouts. You must make sure that your skin must be cleansed, moisturized, treated and protected throughout the day.

First Step: Cleanse your face

The first step is you can wash your face twice a day with a non-soap cleanser specifically for oily skin. If you have an acne breakout on a regular basis, you can use a cleanser which contains salicylic acid, which calms down inflamed skin and clears out clogged pores that lead to acne.

Here are a few cleansers that you can try out:

  1. Eucerin Gentle Hydrating Foaming Cleanser
  2. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash

Second Step: Moisturize

Do you really need to moisturize if you already have oily skin? Not necessarily if your face feels soft and supple after cleansing. However, if it feels slightly dry, you can use oil-free and noncomedogenic or non-pore-clogging lotions.

Here are a few moisturizers that you can try out:

  1. L’Oreal Paris Skincare Oil-Free Moisturizer
  2. Neutrogena Oil-Free Daily Facial Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin

Third Step: Protect

Get in the habit of protecting your skin from ultraviolet radiation by applying a mattifying gel or lotion for cleansing. These contain silica, clay or microsponges to soak up oil. You can then apply an oil-free, noncomedogenic sunscreen with SPF15 or higher.

Here are a few sunscreens that you can try out:

  1. Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Oil Control SPF 50+
  2. Eucerin Sun Spray Transparent Sensitive Protect SPF 50

Fourth Step: Treat

Treat your face at night by applying a topical retinol lotion or serum to exfoliate. If you already feel your skin feels dewy, you don’t need to moisturize your face.

Here are a few sunscreens that you can try out:

  1. Kleem: Anti Aging Retinol Moisturizer Cream
  2. InstaNatural Retinol Moisturizer Anti Aging Night Face Cream

Do these four simple steps every day to a month and let us know about your journey. You can also submit your story with your pics with the link of this article so we can feature you anytime here on our journal.

One More Thing…

These are just four simple steps to help you take better care of your oily skin. Although most of us cleanse our face every single day, there are still a few lifestyle habits to help you swipe the shine off your face throughout the day.

  1. Blotting
    Don’t ever forget to blot! Blotting your skin lightly can help absorb the oil so your skin won’t be shining too much even under the sun.Try this: Natural Bamboo Charcoal Oil Absorbing Tissues
  2. Have Enough Sleep
    You must get the right amount of sleep because this increases the sebum on your face which will lead to more acne breakouts.
  3. Choose the right makeup
    Always look for non-comedogenic or any makeup products that won’t clog your pores so it would prevent any breakouts. Also, please make sure to remove your makeup with a makeup remover cleanser especially before working out or even going to bed.Try this: Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation Makeup
  4. Manage your stress
    More stress means more acne breakouts protesting on your face. Always manage your stress by practicing meditation or workout out in the gym by yourself or with your friends. You can even hire a professional to listen to your problems.

Takeaway…

For those who have oily skin due to genes and hormones, don’t feel discouraged and stressed out. Taking care of your skin takes time and patience. You must do consistent gentle cleansing control the oil and prevent breakouts in your face.

You must make simple and healthy lifestyle changes. Practicing healthy lifestyle habits every single day not only help improve your entire health but also the appearance of your skin. It is best that you get the right amount of rest and maintain these four simple step routine.

Do you also have oily skin? If you do, let us know about your simple tips and routine to help other women take better care for their oily skin too.

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Lily M. is a former independent news writer working for Eleanor W. for 6 years. She is also a 40-something widow who loves to crack jokes and teases Eleanor W.

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