How To Control Oily Skin – Part 1
By Louise Forrest
Try applying baby powder with cornstarch to your oily facial zones. The powder helps keep your face looking fresh all day if you apply it after your foundation and before your normal powder. Name brand is not important, just that you get the kind with cornstarch in it.
Remember to use moisturizer after cleansing if yoBaking Soda, you can add a tablespoon of baking soda to your favorite mild cleanser (full bottle). It will provide gentle exfoliation and kill bacteria at the same time.
Cornstarch; use cornstarch brushed with a light hand and a large powder brush before you apply your normal powder.
Gatorade; apply Gatorade to your face with a cotton ball, rinse when you feel tingling.
Hand Soap; use a very mild antibacterial soap on your face every once in a while. The milk and honey types offer a bit of moisturizer while cleaning, but you will still need to moisturize with a good moisturizer for oily skin.
Honey; this is a natural moisturizers and antibacterial agent which cleans while it softens. Apply a tablespoon to your face and let it sit for 10 minutes. Rinse well with warm water. This can be used as often as necessary.
Lemon; Squeeze a fresh lemon and apply the juice with a cotton ball; let it sit for 3 minutes before cleansing but do not leave it on your skin any longer than that. If your skin gets irritated, try mixing it with witch hazel in a 50/50 solution.
Moisturize; because lack of moisture tends to make your oil glands work overtime, do not bypass the moisturizer. It is always tempting to leave the moisturizer out when you have oily skin because adding moisture to a face that is already over producing oil does not seem logical, but do not give in to the temptation. Apply your moisturizer to a damp face and it will help seal in much needed moisture, which can help your oil glands begin to regulate themselves.
Oil Absorbing Sheets; found in local drug and discount stores can help you tone down the shine that begins to show in the middle of your day. They are good for use with makeup because they tone down the shine without removing makeup.
Oily skin can be an aggravating part of your life, but if you care for it, it will care for you. People with oily skin tend to show age more slowly and burn less then their dry skinned counterparts. Using the following tips compiled from real people who face the dilemma of successfully controlling oily skin, you will be able to find ones that work for you.
Sandalwood; just mix enough witch hazel with sandalwood powder to make a paste. Apply to your face and let sit for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Steam; open your pores before cleansing once or twice a week. There are two ways you can do this. First (and best) is to boil a pot of water; once it begins to boil, take it off the heat (and away from the stove).
Lean over the pot with a towel over your head, creating a tent over your head and the pot. BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN YOURSELF. The steam will be trapped by the towel, allowing your face to get a mini sauna which will open the pores. Immediately cleanse with a mild cleanser and follow with a good moisturizer for oily skin.
Tea Tree Oil; apply this natural oil to your skin at night and remember to drink plenty of water. The combination will clear your face quickly.
Triggers; learn to recognize the various internal and external things that cause your oil glands to kick up the juice. Stress is often a factor as well as many environmental factors. Once you know which things trigger your oil glands to over-produce, you can work to avoid them.
Water; drink your 8 glasses a day! Water helps clear the toxins trapped in the skin as well as providing internal moisture to it. When your skin is hydrated, it does not need to try to compensate for dryness. This does not mean that you will never have oily skin, but it will gradually become much more balanced.