Oily skin is a common concern for many people. One of the issues that we face as people with oily skin is skincare issues like acne and breakouts.
As a result, many people struggle to get rid of oily skin. But it’s important to know that oil is a necessary part of our skin and we should not try to completely get rid of it. Instead, what we should do is try to control it.
In this post, I will show you how to control oily skin naturally at home.
What is oily skin like?
Oily skin is the most common type of skin. Our sebaceous glands produce sebum oil to moisturize our skin. If the oil production is not usual, which means too much, we call it oily skin.
You can easily find out whether you have oily skin or not. Check out the list below.
- Having large pores
- Blackheads and whiteheads
- Acne and pimples
- Quickly getting oily when you put on your makeup
- Feel oily when you touch your face
- Greasy and shiny
If you have these features, then you have oily skin. Still, if you are not sure, then try this simple test.
When you wake up in the morning, cleanse your skin and dry it using a wet tissue. After that do not apply any product on your face until 4-5 hours. Let your skin be free.
After 4-5 hours, take 2 paper tissues. From one, rub your T-zone (Forehead, nose, chin). From another, rub the rest of your face. If both paper tissues are oily, then you have oily skin.
Why we should control oily skin
Oily skin is not all bad. If your skin is not getting old as others if you have oily skin.
Also, if you have oily skin, your skin is smooth and thicker than others. People with oily skin have overproducing sebaceous glands. It can contribute to the thickness of your skin.
If you have oily skin, then you have natural sunscreen inside your skin. The sebum oil that your skin produces contains Vitamin E. It acts as a natural sunscreen and absorbs UV rays to some extent. Not entirely. You can get full protection when you apply sunscreen too.
Even though there are some benefits of having oily skin, there are some issues too. But stopping completely the oil production of your skin is not the answer. The answer is we should control it rather than stop it. Here is why.
First, excess oil can clog your pores and cause acne.
Second, your makeup will get oily and greasy, if you have oily skin. You need to maintain a better makeup routine for an oil-free look.
Thirdly, your face gets shiny and greasy always, when you have oily skin. You always need a paper tissue to tap and remove the excess oil. Isn’t it?
To overcome these challenges, we need to control the oil production of our skin. How we can do it naturally? Let me tell you how.
How to control oily skin at home naturally
1. Cleanse your face
Cleansing your face is very important to control the oil production in your skin. We cleanse our faces to remove the excess oil, dirt, and dead skin cells.
Cleansing your face twice a day is essential.
If you are using a chemical product to cleanse your face, take a mild, soap-free cleanser.
Also, you can use some natural ingredients to make a natural cleanser.
2. Having a skincare routine
Having a skincare routine is an essential thing. You do not need tons of things to maintain a healthy skincare routine. What you need is to follow simple steps.
First, you can cleanse your face as we discussed above. Then you can use a toner to seal your open pores when you cleanse your face. There are some natural toners that you can make your own.
After using a toner on your face you can apply your sunscreen if you are going out, this will protect your skin from harmful rays.
After that, you can apply your moisturizer. Moisturizers can balance the hydration of the skin. Even though you have oily skin, you need a moisturizer to balance the hydration of your skin. There are some natural moisturizers that you can use.
The next step is applying an eye serum or gel to give perfect hydration to your under eyes. This will help you to get rid of under-eye darkness as well.
After that, you can use a lip balm and end the skincare routine.
3. Do a facial at least once a week
Facials can clean your face by removing dead cells, excess oil, and dirt deeply. They can give you extra hydration and nutrition to your skin as well.
Cleanse your face is essential before a facial.
Then you can exfoliate your skin deeply to remove the dirt, excess oil, and dead cells.
After that, you can steam the face and remove the blackheads and whiteheads using an extractor.
After extracting process, use a toner to seal the pores.
Then, you need to give hydration and nutrition to your face. You can do it by putting a face pack on your face. If you can apply a natural face pack, the benefits are huge.
After applying the face pack, you can remove it and apply your toner. After that, you can apply your moisturizer and then end the process by applying sunscreen.
4. Reduce stress
Stress can improve oil production. But how?
Stress can support the release of some hormones including cortisol which can help to produce sebum oil.
If you can manage your stress, it can control the oil production of your skin.
Here, you can practice meditation to calm your mind. Having a peaceful mind is always a determinant factor for glowing skin.
5. Having a balanced diet
If we can give nutrition to our internal body as external appearance, we can easily maintain our skin.
Some people care more about external beauty rather than internal health. But maintaining your health from the inside as well as from the outside is very important for your beauty.
Having a balanced diet is a very important thing. If you can avoid junk and oily foods while getting more natural and organic vegetables, fruits, and nuts, you can give the maximum nutrition for your skin and body.
You can add some vegetable salads, and soups, to your meal.
Having a green tea or fruit smoothie is a perfect gift for your skin.
Also, avoid sugar and oil as much as you can.
These things can enhance the glowing of your skin and control oil production as well.
In my point of view, having oily skin is not a curse but a blessing. What you need to do is to control it rather than stop it.