Do I have oily skin? If your skin looks and feels shiny with enlarged pores, and is prone to blackheads and blemishes, then you should consider yourself having an oily skin. The great advantage of oily skin is that it ages at a slower rate than other skin types.
How to take care of oily skin? - Choose gentle cleanser formulated for oily skin. Avoid heavy cleansing creams and harsh soaps or cleansers; - Wash your face no more than three times a day. Too much washing will stimulate your skin to produce more oil; - Massage your face with fingertips by an upward and outward motion when washing your face. Do not rub soap into the skin as it can clog pores; - Avoid harsh skincare products that leave your skin feeling tight and dehydrated. It leads to blockages and breakouts; - Starch, processed food and sugar can lead to oily skin. Fresh vegetables, fruits and grain are essential elements for a healthy skin. Drink eight or more glasses of water everyday to keep you well hydrated. Vitamins and minerals supplement is also important, especially Vitamins A, B complex and C.
Effective ingredients for oily skin Look for ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Burdock Root, Chamomile, Horsetail, Lavender, Lemongrass, Licorice Root, Rosebuds, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHAs), B Vitamin Niacinamide, Tea Tree Oil, Propolis, Grape Seed Oil, and Zinc Oxide. Avoid ingredients such as Petroleum-Based Oils, Lanolin, Minerals Oils, Mineral Waxes, Alcohol Based, and Butter Extracts.