Excessive secretion of oil from the sebaceous glands results in oily skin. This excess oil makes the skin prone to acne. The face appears greasy and looks ugly due to coarse pores, blackheads, and blemishes. If you have this type of skin, follow these basic steps to get hassle-free, non-greasy, and glowing skin. Keep your skin clean and dry. Avoid using normal soaps as they tend to dehydrate the skin. Wash your face with a mild cleanser or glycerin soap twice a day.
Avoid washing your face too frequently as this can stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more oil. Make it a point to use a cleanser and toner regularly. Remove your makeup and clean your face with cleansing milk daily. Cleansing helps to remove dirt, keeps the pores open, and even minimizes the risk of bacterial infections. It is advisable to use deep pore cleansing milk to dislodge any dust and dirt particles that may be clogging the pores of your skin.
Complete the rejuvenating process by using a toner or astringent. Toning is a very crucial step as it helps to maintain the pH balance of your skin, closes the open pores, and protects the skin against clogging dust and pollutants. Exfoliate your skin once a week after cleansing it. This process helps to remove dead skin cells and blackheads. Choose an exfoliant containing oatmeal and avoid using walnut scrubs. Also use a natural facemask once a week to reduce oiliness.
The best way to clean and nourish the skin is to apply a paste of clay (2 tbsp of multani mitti with 3 tbsp of rose water) for 15-20 min. Rinse your face with water and pat dry with a napkin or tissue. Moisturize your skin daily to keep the skin cells well hydrated. Opt for a vitamin E or panthenol containing moisturizer. Refrain from using oil-based creams and moisturizers as they worsen the oil secretion. Apply water-based creams instead. Opt for a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or greater to keep your skin healthy and glowing.