Skin care for oily skin has its challenges. Fortunately, it can be managed with the many strategies available and keeping to a consistent, correct regimen to maintain good balance.
Your success will depend on finding the ideal measure of oil that is needed to keep your complexion balanced.
Controlling excess oil can be overwhelming until you establish your own personalized regimen that will work for you.
Because acne types and oily prone complexions can be sensitive and cause numerous problems it’s best to start by choosing quality products that are specially designed for oily skin and tweet gently as you go until you establish your own personalized formula.
Start with simple basics to help moderate oily complexions. These simple steps can help reduce the effects of excess oil and improve your complexion’ appearance.
Follow up with a good oil free or non-comedogenic (non pore-clogging) moisturizer. These products are meant to provide the needed moisture and maintain the correct hydration to the cells to keep your skin healthy, soft and plumped.
Some products also include vitamin ingredients to help replenish cells and include SPF to protect from damage.
To find out which formula is best for your skin you may have to experiment with different varieties.
Sun protection is important every day to guard against sun damage. Watch your sun exposure, hot sun actually stimulates the production of more oil.
Choose a full spectrum (UVA and UVB) sun block with mineral ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.
With a little extra attention, you can dramatically improve the condition and appearance of your complexion.
Steam treatments help open and clear pores. Adding botanical essential oils such as lavender, lemon oil, or chamomile to the water will soothe skin. Rinse with cold water to close pores.
Use facial mask treatments 2 or 3 times a month to clean deep down into your pores, leaving a smoother appearance and less oil.
A common problem with oily types when applying makeup is the breakthrough shine that usually occurs causing patchy, uneven color. As the need to “touchup” throughout the day, most likely your foundation will appear cakey and change color.
An oil-free, anti-shine primer used before makeup will help keep the base stay put. It will provide a perfect canvas and help avoid creasing.
When choosing a foundation to help control shine and avoid clogged pores, look for a water-based, non comedogenic product rather than makeup labeled “oil based.”
Stay away from shiny and shimmery makeup.
A light touch of loose powder can keep you looking fresh all day long and help absorb the excess oil.
On the plus side- Generally as we age, oily skin tends to become an asset- aging better and wrinkling less