If you have oily skin then you know that it is a challenge to manage.
Although managing oily skin can be challenging, having oily skin isn’t all bad. In fact, it helps keeps your skin moisturized.
Sebaceous glands, under your skin’s surface, produce a fatty substance called sebum. If you have oily skin, it means that sebum is overproducing.
There are many factors that can cause an overproduction of sebum including, hormone changes, stress and genetics.
Unfortunately, oily skin is more prone to acne and clogged pores.
Prescription drugs and professional facials can be expensive. Luckily, you can pamper your skin in the comfort of your own home.
Here is how to do it…
Facial At Home For Oily Skin
The best thing about doing a facial at home for oily skin is that you can use natural ingredients and skincare products, especially for oily skin.
There are five easy-peasy steps that will help rejuvenate and detoxify your skin.
But before we get into it, make sure you do the steps in the right order.
1.Cleanse To Get Rid of The Dirt
Do not skip this step no matter what!
If you don’t cleanse then there is no point doing the rest. Why?
Because cleansing your skin will help you to get rid of any dirt. bacteria and dead skin cells that have built up on your skin.
But, that’s not all, it will also help you remove any excess oil and makeup, giving you a clean canvas for you to work with.
Buy a cleanser that is suitable for your skin type – oily skin. Look for cleansers that contain tea tree oil, sulfur or salicylic acid. Such ingredients help to get rid of any excess sebum.
If you want a more natural cleanser then look no further than your kitchen. Apple Cider Vinegar, Rose Water, lemon and honey (mixed together) are all good natural cleansers.
2.Unclog Your Pores With Steaming
Steaming isn’t new. In fact, it’s ancient, but it’s still popular because it is so effective.
When your skin is exposed to facial steam, it helps to unclog your pores, reducing the chances of a breakout. Better yet, steaming helps your moisturiser last longer.
Steaming is so easy. All you have to do is fill your facial steamer with some water, apply your favourite essential oil and steam those impurities away.
Tea Tree, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Rosemary, are all great essential oils for oily skin.
3.Apply A Mask
A facial mask that contains clay will help soak up any extra oil, reducing the shine for a few days. If you want to try a DIY facial mask, here are a few for you to try.
Banana + Honey
Aloe Vera + Honey
Egg white + Lemon Juice
Honey + Brown Sugar
Apply a mask once a week to avoid your skin drying out.
Many people overlook toners as part of their skincare regimen. But, if you have oily skin, toners are extremely important. A good toner helps to minimise your pores and get rid of any residual dirt.
A toner helps to prep your skin before you apply a moisturiser so really you just cannot skip this step. You will be doing your skin a disservice if you do.
Alcohol-free toners work best, but if you want a DIY toner, rose water can work wonders because of its pH balancing properties.
If you think that moisturising isn’t necessary and that it is only for those with dry skin, then you need to think again!
Oily skin needs moisture to keep it healthy, soft and nourished. However, choosing the right moisturiser for your skin type is crucial. It needs to be water-based and lightweight so it doesn’t feel greasy on your skin.
People often think that you have to lather on moisturiser but that is a complete myth!
Dot your moisturiser on your skin then massage it in. You can apply moisturiser on the more problematic areas of your skin.
Moisturizing your skin is the last step but it is by no means the least so make sure don’t skip it!
Having oily skin can be a bit of a nuisance but, if you follow these steps it can be easily manageable. When left untreated, oily skin is more prone to flare-ups, doing a facial at home for oily skin will give you the complexion you’ve always wanted.