Whether you have dry, oily or combination skin, it is important to determine your skin type in order to achieve more healthy-looking skin. Oily skin can be frustrating to deal with as is may give off a greasy appearance while emphasizing pore-size. Although a perfectly-maintained, daily skincare routine is vital to maintaining greasiness, there are some tips you can take to improve your skins oil production.
- Cleanse your face twice a day. Greasy skin means that your face is constantly producing an excess of oil, often times from sweating. This means it is VERY important to wash your face with a cleanser at least once in the morning and before bed. The morning wash is most important because you could be sweating overnight and waking up with clogged, oily pores. Try incorportating a face wash or cleanser that is suitable for oily skin as it can help balance out your oil production. It is important to not over-wash your face as it may just strip your skin from its natural oils and lead to even more oil production in the long run.
- Exfoliate. Oily skin can lead to a lot of pore build-up from dirt or dry skin cells. So, exfoliating 2-3 times a week can be a very important step. Exfoliation also works in removing blackheads and whiteheads, which is always a positive! Exfoliating your skin can also help your moisturizers sink into your skin more effectively without being blocked by pesky dry skin cells. Fyab’s Skin Vitality Renewal Serum works great as a gentle exfoliator, suitable for oily skin, to remove dead skin cells and reveal a smoother complexion. Avoid over-exfoliating your skin as it can cause extensive drying that would evidently lead to higher oil-production.
- Maintain a healthier diet. Unhealthy foods that may be fried or processed can lead to higher oil production in your face. Steering clear of artificially sweetened foods and beverages can also help lessen the appearance of greasy skin. Alcohol and spicy foods may also cause your oily skin to worsen as they dilate your blood vessels and make you sweat. While these foods should be avoided, incorporating more fruits, veggies, and lean proteins into your diet can be extremely beneficial for your skin. Citrus like lemons and oranges are said to help balanace out skin tone and acne. Consuming foods high in vitamin A like melon, carrots, and spinach also help slow down oil production.
- Exercise daily. I know working out may seem like the last thing your oily skin needs as it leads to excessive sweating but it is actually known to be beneficial for your skin. Working out daily can help increase your blood flow and nourish your skin cells through opening up clogged cells and removing toxins. However, make sure to wash your face before and after your workouts to get rid of all the dirt, pollution and sweat that can clog your pores. Along with daily exercise comes staying hydrated! Drinking 5 to 6 glasses of water daily can help flush out harmful toxins in your body and reduce your skins greasy appearance.
- Let your skin breath overnight. It is important that your pores do not remain clogged overnight and your skin is given a break. The most important aspect of this is removing all your makeup before bed. It’s easy to get lazy with it and fall asleep in the full-face of makeup you just spent the whole day in, but this can be horrible for your skin while leading to breakouts and clogged pores. Make sure to use a gentle makeup removing cleanser that is known to remove every last bit of makeup from your skin. It is also important to not clog your pores overnight with thick creams and moisturizers. Instead, try incorporating a light oil that will nourish your skin while giving it a chance to breathe. The Fyab Skin Vitality Brightening Serum or Blemish Control Serum, could be two great products to apply before bed. They are perfectly formulated for oily skin and deliver key ingredients for more hydrated, vibrant skin.