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Tips for Oily Skin

Beauty Tips for Oily Skin

If you have oily skin you may suffer more from spots or acne. But, the good news is that all that extra sebum will give you a youthful complexion in the long-term. Here are a few tips to get the best out of oily skin.

Cleansing

Cleanse twice a day. Make it part of your morning and evening beauty routine. Choose a foaming gel for cleansing because it will be lighter on your skin. Foam cleansers remove the extra sebum gently so you shouldn’t feel any tightness after you’ve cleansed.

Exfoliating

Use an exfoliator once or twice a week. Rub your face gently, being rough will only encourage more oiliness. A clay cleanser or one that contains tee tree oil will help to rid your skin of the bacteria which causes spots and acne. Microdermabrasion is a fantastic exfoliator for oily skin and will help remove blackheads and unblock pores. Search now for your nearest SkinBase therapist offering microdermabrasion.

Using Toner

Using a toner after cleansing will help to remove any remaining impurities. Choose a toner without alcohol so your skin doesn’t dry out too much. 

Moisturising

Don’t think that because you have oily skin you shouldn’t moisturise. Cleansing can dry your skin out, so it does need hydrating. Choose a light moisturiser and one containing spf will help protect skin from winter sun.

Putting on Makeup

Use matte foundation which will help to reduce shine and finish off with matte powder. Don’t go overboard with the powder though or you’ll end up with blocked pores. If your skin begins to feel oily during the day, use matte-shine control papers to dab on your skin.

Touch

Don’t keep touching your face with your hands. If you’re sitting at a desk, resist the temptation to cup your face in your hands when you’re concentrating. Dirt and bacteria are transferred from your hands to your face when you touch your skin.

Finally…

Never, no matter how tired you feel, go to sleep without removing your makeup. It’s especially bad for oily skin. Your makeup will clog up your pores leading to breakouts of spots and acne.

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