Oily skin looks dull colored and has greasy shine. Often oily skin has blemishes such as pores and pimples. However, oily skin ages slower than other types of skin. Many people have so-called combination skin when face is oily in some areas and normal or dry in others.
Oily skin care includes washing with plenty of hot water and a pure soap with no artificial additions that dissolve sebum effectively. It is good to apply oil-based products but escape cleansers with alcohol.
During washing don’t forget to massage face with fingertips by upward and outward movements; however, don’t rub soap into the skin because you can clog pores. At the same time too much washing stimulates skin to generate more oil. So, taking oily skin care one should wash face just two or three times a day.
It is also beneficial for oily skin care to prepare a facial sauna with such components as lemongrass, licorice root, and rosebuds. After fifteen minutes of the sauna, you can rinse with the herbal water to cool. Such plants as aloe vera, cypress, geranium, lemon, burdock root, lavender, chamomile, horsetail, oat straw and thyme are very beneficial for oily skin and nourish it.
For oily skin care it is recommended to choose certain cosmetic products made for oily skin. Avoid harsh soaps or cleansers that remove of oil and leave your skin feeling taut and dehydrated. They entail shrink of the upper the skin layer and as well can cause reactive seborrhea, where the sebaceous glands produce more oil to compensate for the natural oils loss.
To decrease excess of oil skin you can use a clay mask made from mixture powder clay and honey. Before makeup it is good to apply a cucumber juice on the face, and then wipe it carefully.
If the face gets patchy, it is useful to apply mixture of lime juice and witch hazel or lemon juice with water. Leave mixture on the face until it dry, and then sweep with warm water.
The diet of people taking care of oily skin has to be rich in proteins but limited in fat, sugar, chocolate and salt. So, consume leafy green vegetables and fresh fruits and avoid pork, fried food and heat-processed vegetable oils.
Also, drinking plenty of water promotes to keep the skin hydrated and washes out toxins. However avoid drink soft drinks or alcoholic beverages.
A deficiency in vitamin B2 and vitamin B5 can entail oily skin. Good sources of vitamin B are meat, grains, beans, nuts, and rice.
Here are some advices for oily skin care:
- Do not smoke. Smoking causes expansion of the pores and damages the general health.
- Apply evening natural oils such as lavender and primrose containing an essential fatty acid that strength skin cells.
- Get sleep enough as the skin cells restore their activity during this resting phase.
- Regular physical exercises and as well as brushing and massage of the body promote circulation of blood flow and nourish and cleanse and rejuvenate the skin.