How to deal with oily skin?

Jul 05, 2022

Dr Rati Parwani

How to deal with oily skin?

Every person is different and unique. Each of us reacts differently in different situations. Similarly, our skin also varies in color, type, texture, and feel. Yes, the skin type is a very important factor and parameter to judge the skin. We often use skin products neglecting our correct skin type. There are 5 types of skin types- 

  • Normal skin
  • Oily skin
  • Dry skin
  • Combination skin
  • Sensitive skin 

Every skin type needs special attention. Today, we are going to talk about how to deal with oily skin. 

Why is dealing with oily skin difficult? 

Dealing with oily skin can be a roller coaster ride. KNOW WHY? Well, using products that strip off natural oil from the skin, can do more harm than good. Your skin shall compensate by secreting more oil. This will make your skin look greasy and shiny. 

Oily skin can clog pores and increase acne breakouts. It is difficult to strike the right balance between having too much oil and maintaining natural skin moisture and suppleness. 

Do and Don’ts - Tips to control oily skin 

Do wash your face every morning and evening- twice a day with a gentle cleaner which helps in maintaining the correct balance without stripping off the natural moisture. Avoid scrubbing your skin while washing or removing makeup. We understand your dread about dirt and grime depositing oily skin. But remember to be gentle. Scrubbing will irritate your skin cells which can harm your skin. 

Do make a correct choice for skincare products while dealing with oily skin. Use products that are “oil-free” and non-comedogenic.” Choose cleansers, moisturizers, toners, and serums which do not clog pores. 

Do use gentle, and natural products which are enriched with vitamins and minerals. This will cleanse your face effectively and keep oxidative damage due to pollutants and UV rays at bay. 

Do use a toner preferably an herbal one. Toner helps eliminate excessive oiliness and prevents the secretion of oil from the skin with long-lasting effects. Some best herbal toners to choose from are witch hazel extracts and natural rose toner. 

Do apply moisturizer which will keep the skin hydrated. This will protect your skin from harmful pollutants. Choose a high-absorbing moisturizer that is light in weight and has good bioavailability. 

Do use a serum with natural elements. A basic Vitamin C serum is the best to choose for oily skin. It will lock in moisture and hydrate your skin naturally. Choose a pure vitamin C serum with high absorption power. 

Do use a clay mask once or twice a week. A clay mask enriched with mineral and nutritive elements is worth investing in for your skin. Clay masks absorb the excessive oily and make your skin super soft. Hold on, before you head towards purchasing a clay mask, choose a natural skin care clay mask product. 

Don’t use alcohol-based skin care products which can harm the skin by damaging the skin barrier. This may lead to excessive dryness and the shrinking of skin cells.

Don’t wash your face too frequently. This may affect the skin pH balance. Yes, you can splash water on your face frequently, especially after exercising. 

Don’t touch your face frequently. Touching your face frequently may transfer bacteria from your hands onto your facial skin. Make sure to sanitize your hands and wash them regularly. It is advisable to touch your face only while applying cleansers, moisturizers, serums, and makeup. Avoid frequent touching of the face. 

Follow these skin care tips to deal with oily skin in the right way!!!

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