by Karina Eileraasin Health / Skin Care (submitted 2011-03-12)
You are one of many if you struggle with oily skin, especially with the skin on your face and you seem to suffer from a perma-sheen. Oily facial sheen is definitely unattractive. Maybe you’ve been using heavy layers of makeup in an attempt to hide the problem. Wiping it away with a nearby piece of paper, a napkin or even your hand is an even worse idea. By the way, never use your hand on your face unless it’s absolutely necessary. You’ll only be wiping the oil on your hand onto your face plus making your face dirtier. To truly combat the problem you need to learn how to care for your face and how your skin works and this article will teach you those things.
It may seem counter intuitive, but if you want to cut back on your oily shine, the best thing you can do is use moisturizer correctly and on a regular basis. Each night, before you go to bed, wash off all of your makeup, cleanse your face and put on a little bit of moisturizer. Be very sure you are using the best products that match your skin type. Just remember that, just because a product is expensive, does not mean that it is good. Lots of natural astringents are affordable and, if you like, you an even make your own for not a lot of money. Believe it or not, but cold (pure) water is a very good natural astringent. If you enjoy makeup, have you made sure to buy products that won’t make the problem even worse for you? Is your makeup heavy? If you wear a heavy layer of makeup you have two options: you can wear less (or lighter layers) or you can work harder each day to cleanse your skin. You need to do this because it is possible that your skin is reacting to the heavy layers of makeup in its attempt to keep your skin clean and clear. You need to pay attention to your products’ ingredients because it is important that, if you suffer from oily skin, you will make the problem worse by using oil based products. The main reason for this is that you don’t want to keep fueling the fire.
It is also a good idea, if you aren’t wearing any makeup, to simply wash your face in clean pure water and not anything else. People in the US are hesitant to use regular tap water because it has fluoride and chlorine in it. If you can, use pure water that has been filtered. You should purchase and make sure to use a faucet mounted water purifier to help ensure that you have gotten out as much of the chlorine as you can. Chlorine dries out the skin and that’s the last thing you want! Then, as we always say, use a water-based moisturizer lightly on your face. Water gets rid of dirt and other impurities while moisturizer does exactly what the label says it will do: moisturizes you. When you start to make good changes to your skin care routine, it only takes a short time to see major improvements in your oily shine at work problem. The time this takes doesn’t need to be huge to yield the results that you will find most impressive. About the Author
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