Oily skin is a bane for those living in the tropical areas. Humidity, moisture and sweat makes it worse for one to keep a daily routine of skin care as one step out and every cure vanishes. It causes white heads and pimples, latter being very painful when it ripens.
The understanding begins around pre-teen days when one breakout in the skin and the plans to see your crush ruins itself drastically. From mother’s recipe of neem(Azadirachta_indica) and haldi(Turmeric) paste on weekends to new-age aloe-vera gels, following are remedies to oily skin type.
1. Wash your Face Daily
Splashing water over the face clears it off the impurities and revitalize the skin. One can use soaps but it is to be taken in consideration that oily skin tends to be super sensitive hence avoiding harsh soaps is a good option. Oily skin requires deep-pore cleansers that remove dead skin, clear the clogged pores off pollutants and grease from outside and refreshes the face without having it to dry out.
Sunscreen is not only for the beach parties and hiking. It should be mandatory for daily use as with the depletion of the ozone layer, the UV rays are directly affecting the skin that can cause something as drastic as skin cancer. Sunscreen has many advantages.
Not only does it reduces the unwanted sunburns and tanning but even acts as an anti-aging serum during day-time. The lotion protects the skin from the sharp rays of the skin, although matte cream is recommended for oily skin types as lotion will cause the face to sweat, thereby making the presence of cream feel sticky.
3. Count the Calories
Keeping the skin oil free should be attended to, inside and out. Swap out fats, sugar and carbonated food and beverages with leafy and water-rich vegetables and fruits. Berries, apples and lime water are refreshing during hot days and does not fill the stomach with extra sugar from fizzy drinks.
Cucumber, spinach, broccoli and carrots and rich nutrients and keep the skin glowing and healthy for days. Consumption of fatty food causes one to sweat excessively thus increasing the oil content in the skin.
4. Reduce Stress
Stressing and anxiety causes the sebaceous glands to produce more oil on the skin. Scientists have proven that over-thinking causes the skin to break out to pimples and blackheads from the excessive stress. Stress can be reduced through medication and exercising. Deep exfoliation helps with the excessive oils.
5. Drink More Water
Drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day can flush off toxin and freshens up the skin. It reduces and slows down oil production in the body. Adding lemon cleanses the body inside and out. When the body gets properly hydrated, the brain send signals to oil glands that excess oil is no longer needed.
Aloe-vera absorbs oil and dirt from the pores and moisturizes the skin without making it oily. The cooling effect of the gel soothes itching from the breakouts on the skin. Aloe-vera and oat-meal face pack scrubs off dead cells and dirt from the skin and keeps it hydrated.
For summer days, aloe vera gel with yogurt face mask is a cooling and refreshing cleanse which removes excess oil and keeps the skin healthy and glowing.
Almond is a rich source for vitamin E that keeps the skin soft and supple. It is known to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Since oil attract dirt and gunk which leads to acne, multani mitti absorbs oil from the skin while the almonds cleans the dirt off.
Honey is a natural antiseptic that heals acne and breakouts without leaving any sticky after effects. Honey in normal temperature can kill many bacteria by dehydrating them. It can be incorporated into various skin healers. With milk, it becomes a perfect moisturizing face wash while honey and oatmeal scrub scrapes the dead and dull skin off the face, bringing out a youthful glow.
Oily skin can have many bad days in the sun but to soothe it through remedies, one should have to look far and wide. It is still recommended to visit a dermatologist for more advice lest any allergy from the natural remedies occur.