Here are 3 easy tips to control oily skin
If you have oily skin, then you know how difficult it can be to control the excess oil on your face. What products do you use? And should you use moisturizer? This blog post will answer all your questions so that you know exactly what to do to keep your skin looking radiant.
But first, what is oily skin type and how do you know if you have it? Oily skin is exactly what it sounds like - it’s an excess production of oil in the skin which produces a shiny and greasy appearance. The best way to know if you have oily skin is to wash your face with a gentle cleanser, wait 30 minutes, and inspect your skin. If your skin appears shiny and greasy to the touch, you most likely have oily skin. Now how do you control your oily skin so that you aren’t adding more oil to your skin?
Tip #1: Avoid oil-based cleansers and stick with oil-free cleansers
If you have oily skin, you definitely want to avoid products that contain oil in them since it can clog your pores and lead to acne. Instead, opt for oil-free cleansers with ingredients that work best for your skin type. The 5 best ingredients for oily skin are: hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, niacinamide, retinol, and salicylic acid.
Tip #2: Use a water-based moisturizer
A common misconception that people with oily skin have is that it’s okay to skip on the moisturizer because their skin is already hydrated enough. But as the body's largest organ, the skin often needs a moisturizer to mitigate the loss of hydration even when it’s oily.
The best type of moisturizer for those with oily skin is a water-based moisturizer since it’s free of oils. And the best way to tell if a moisturizer is water-based or oil-based is looking at the very first ingredient. Our Collagen Moisturizer is a water-based moisturizer as well as also containing collagen to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. If you have oily skin, it’s the perfect moisturizer to add to your routine.
Tip #3: Always wear sunscreen
If you have oily skin, you might tend to skip sunscreen, especially if it makes your face appear more greasy. But sunscreen doesn’t have to make your skin more greasy as long as you choose one with the right ingredients. Opting for a lightweight sunscreen is perfect for those with oily skin, since it won’t give you that shiny appearance that most sunscreens do.
Our Anti-Aging SPF 30 Moisturizer is great if you have oily skin because it’s a lightweight formula that also contains antioxidant ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid to protect your skin.
As long as you follow these tips, you can control the excess oil on your skin…
Having oily skin is actually very beneficial since oily skin is usually thicker and smoother, thus helping you prevent wrinkles for a lot longer. And you don’t need as many skincare products as someone with dry skin would - so there’s benefits to it. And as long as you follow the tips outlined in this blog post, you will be able to control the excess oil production to maintain a radiant look.