why does my face get so oily during the day
ThereБs a fine line between dewy skin and an oil slickБand many of us who have tried to pull off the glowing look have asked ourselves Бwhy the hell is my face looking so oily? Б
Sometimes an oily face strikes even when youБre not trying out dewy makeup. You painstakingly apply your full face of foundation in the morning, but within minutes of walking out the door youБre super shinyБand not the good kind of shiny. Your pores naturally release oils that keep your skin from drying out, but when they mix with your makeup you can end up with a greasy mess. To help your skin look fresh and shine-free all day long, weБve got some of our best tips for how to deal with oily skin. 1. Cleansers Be sure to check to make sure youБre properly cleansing your face in the morning. If you donБt have a cleanser with at least 2% salicylic acid and youБve got oily skin, you should look into switching to one. Salicylic acid will break down the oil your skin produces without over-drying your face. Also, wash your hands before you wash your face to avoid putting oils from your fingers onto your skin. MORE:б 2. Rubbing alcohol Add a very, very small amount of rubbing alcohol to a cotton swab and swipe it over your T-Zone (forehead, nose and chin). This will help to take the shine away, but use this sparingly to avoid drying out your face too much. 3. Mattifying primer Use a matte face primer before applying foundation (or on its own to keep shine at bay), resulting in much less shine throughout the day.
ItБll instantly absorb excess oil and give your skin a smooth, velvety finish. 4. Be mindful of what you eat Skip the cocktails and spicy food. They dilate blood vessels and cause you to sweat. Limit yourself to one drink a night (or only one night of drinks a week), and eat spicy foods no more than once a week. Also consider loading up instead on carrots, cantaloupe and spinach. Foods like these that are high in vitamin A can actually slow oil production. Of course, also stay away from greasy foods as much as possible. 5. Foundation When choosing foundation be sure to pick one that is oil-free or opt for a mineral powder foundation, which absorbs excess oil like a sponge. Mattifying foundation also works wonders. MORE:б 6. Experiment with face masks Exfoliation and following up with a mask at night is key to great, oil-free skin. Make sure you are exfoliating once or twice a week and if that isnБt enough for you, try a peel with glycolic acid to get the job done. 7. Pull back on creams DonБt go so heavy on night cream each night. Instead, try and switch to a light lotion that your skin will absorb. You can also try out a nice hydrating serum to illuminate your skin without shine. 8. Blot away Blotting papers are your best friend throughout the day. The second you see some oil peering through, whip out the papers and blot away. Originally published July 2015. Updated April 2017. Do you have oily, acne prone skin and wish it would just go away? I have a combination skin type with the lower half of my acne prone face leaning much more towards the dry side, and my forehead leaning toward oily however, I ve luckily never had to deal with a complete oil slick up there.
But, sadly, I know some of you are battling some serious grease, and you want to know what to do about it. So what s the secrets? 1) STOP WASHING IT SO MUCH! I know this seems counter intuitive to everything you ve ever been told about oil and acne prone skin, but washing too much and with harsh, drying products is probably making the situation much worse. Why? Because sebum (your skin s oil) is not inherently a bad thing. It s there to lubricate your skin and protect it. When you constantly strip it of its oils, it learns that it must over produce it and it ends up producing so much that you kind of look like you smeared bacon grease on your face. Fun! So as crazy as it sounds, you really need to cut down on the washing and switch to super gentle, natural products. Absolutely do not wash your face more than twice a day. Personally, I d recommend В washing only once a day, or you can even if you re brave. For natural, non chemical, non drying products to use, I recommend or just plain raw honey, or any of these. At first, your skin will definitely be really oily and you may be crying to wash it, but DON T DO IT! Soon your skin will learn that you won t be stripping it bare assed naked against its will all the time, and will begin to naturally stop producing so much oil. PS This trick also works for. Hot water is super drying, and also irritating to acne prone skin.
Using it will encourage over production of oil. So only wash your face with tepid water, and try to turn the heat down a notch in the shower if you can. If you have already cut back on all the washing and products and hot water, but still find yourself a bit oily, then you will have to dig further to resolve the problem. This is because oil production is triggered internally by hormonal reactions that are influenced by your diet and lifestyle. Improving your diet means cutting back on processed foods, eating more fruits and vegetables, and a few other tweaks depending on your situation. You may also want to try cutting dairy out of your diet for a while, as for many people, the hormones in milk products can have a big influence on acne and oil production. Other lifestyle factors to improve include getting more exercise, lowering your stress levels, getting more sunshine, and sleeping better. If you want more help with all this stuff (because it sounds oh-so-simple in a little paragraph like this, but obviously takes much more to really put into action), check out my ebook. 4) If You Use Moisturizer, Cut Back or Stop If your skin is already full of moisture, why bother putting more on there? 5) Instead of Conventional Moisturizer, Try Using Oil Instead Yes, yes, I know. Much like the tip about stop washing so much, it may seem completely counter intuitive to want to put MORE oil on your already oily skin. But despite what it sounds like, it s not like dumping gasoline on a campfire.
Trick your skin into thinking that it s already produced enough oil, therefore, getting it to stop overproducing it, and It can mix with the hardened sebum in your pores and dissolve it, allowing plugs (whiteheads and blackheads) to disappear for good. Think about it oil and water don t mix, so how do you expect it to get into your pores and unclog them? Oil can do that. Like dissolves like. My personal recommendation for an oil to use is. It s especially suited for oily skin, and has a great track record for helping with acne. However, there are tons of other oils you can use, and so I suggest you read for more ideas. This quirky little trick is inexpensive and easy to use, and you can find milk of magnesium at any run-of-the-mill pharmacy or drug store. Just shake the bottle, apply a layer to clean, wet skin, and rinse it off 5 to 10 minutes later. Apparently it works like a dream for oily skin without making it a flakey, gross mess on top of the oil. This is all according to, anyway, which is where I got the idea (and also where I stole the picture at the top! Thanks! ) I made a video of all this for the youtube crowd, so if you prefer to watch rather than read, you can do that below. Note that it s pretty much the exact same info as above, so don t bother if you ve already read it! Okay, I hope you enjoyed this article р Don t forget to share it around the interwebs if you did. Do you have oily skin? If so, have you found a magic formula for keeping the oil away? В
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