Having oily skin can be a nightmare, because everything you use tends to turn your skin into an even greasier mess, plus pimples and other imperfections are more frequent occurrences if you have oily skin. Unfortunately, many people reach for aggressive solutions full of alcohol, hoping that it’ll make their skin less greasy, but that’s actually a mistake. Alcohol in skincare products can strip the skin of its natural oils, which can lead to even more grease, as your skin will work more in order to make up for the loss of its regular oils. Therefore, it’s important to look for products that have natural and mild ingredients that will nurture the skin without causing irritations.
First of all, nature is your friend
Many people with skin issues tend to try every product that vaguely promises skin betterment, that they more than often end up disappointed. In fact, what they don’t know is that, instead of spending too much on everything that seems enticing, you can actually turn to nature and look for products that are free from aggressive chemicals and other harsh ingredients. If you really want to have smooth and beautiful skin, you need to give a chance to what’s all around us — nature. There are many plants that have been proven effective in combating acne, so if you haven’t tried them, make sure to do so, because you never know, maybe your next skincare holy grail has been waiting for you in your garden all along.
Try some natural oils
Yes, you’ve heard this right: even if you have greasy skin, you can still use oils. As a matter of fact, some oils are so effective in treating pimples that they’re regularly used in mainstream cosmetic products. One of them is jojoba oil, a natural oil originally from North America and Mexico. It has been known to effectively regulate the body’s sebum production, mainly due to its similarities to your own sebum. When choosing a face oil, it’s important to choose those that are low-comedogenic, so they won’t clog the pores and cause further skin issues. Besides jojoba, you can also choose between argan, rosehip, almond and buckthorn oils.
Yet, don’t forget other products
Nature is mighty and great, but if you still wish to use regular cosmetic brands, we don’t blame you, just make sure that your brand of choice uses quality ingredients, and always pay attention to what’s listed on the back of the product, and in what order. You should always remember that ingredients are always listed from highest to lowest. Nowadays, there are many eco-friendly and cruelty-free brands that produce ethically made products, so you can always give them a chance. You can even add a serum for oily skin and then cover it with your favorite face oil to seal off the moisture.
Moisture is important
This may seem weird, but yes, even oily skin needs its healthy dose of moisture. The only difference between oily and dry skin is that oily skin needs products that are lightweight and free from pore-clogging ingredients such as coconut oil, coconut butter, and mineral oil. Instead, you should focus on moisturizing skincare rich with aloe vera and vitamin E as these ingredients can be very helpful in addressing oily skin issues. So remember that, just because your skin is oily, that doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be moisturized every evening and morning.
Make your own face masks
There are so many face masks on the market that it’s sometimes difficult to choose the right one, and if you feel like you haven’t had any luck with commercial face masks, it’s about time you try making your own mask with ingredients that you probably have at your home. Many things such as honey, yogurt, milk, and lemon have healing and antibacterial properties that can help you reduce acne and have a much clearer skin. Feel free to experiment with different recipes until you find your own go-to mask. Just keep in mind that it might take some time to see benefits, but with continuous use, your skin will look smooth and oil-free.
As you can see, having oily skin doesn’t mean that there’s no remedy. On the contrary, there are so many products that you can use, but always pay attention to the ingredients, especially if you plan to buy something that costs a bit more. Also, make sure to experiment with various brands, oils, and DIY recipes, until you find something that works for you.