Oily Skin Beauty Tips to Beat The Grease
Shiny T-zone, open pores, spots and blemishes - welcome to oily skin woes. A variety of factors can cause and aggravate oily skin and using the wrong products and beauty regime will only make matters worse. Don’t worry, just follow our simple tips to look radiant and glowy without resembling a shiny disco ball.
Clean your Skin the Right Way
Cleanse morning and night with a product designed to remove excess sebum. Be sure to not over-cleanse or use a harsh cleanser as this will strip the skin of its natural oils which are an important part of your skin’s natural barrier. Over-cleansing will set your sebum production into overdrive and start a cycle of your skin producing excess oil as compensation. A gentle scrub is enough to leave your skin looking fresh all day long. The Salicylic Acid in the new L’Oreal Paris’ Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence accelerates skin renewal and mildly exfoliates the skin to refine pores and skin texture. Use a clay mask once or twice a week to deep cleanse your face and get rid of all the grime accumulated in your skin over the week.
Don’t Forget to Moisturize
It is a common misconception that people with oily skin can skip moisturizer. Just because your skin produces a lot of oil does not necessarily mean it retains enough moisture. As the name suggests, a moisturizer adds moisture to your skin and improves its hydration and has nothing to do with oil. If you have oily skin, opt for water-based moisturizers that are lightweight and will not clog your pores. The L’Oreal Paris’ Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence has a unique water-like consistency that feels light on the skin while retaining moisture. Powered by micronized technology, the Micro-Essence penetrates up to 10 skin layers to reveal bright, radiant, crystal clear skin with improved moisture retention.
Choose your Makeup Carefully
When it comes to makeup, go for products that let your skin breathe. Avoid thick foundations and stick to non-comedogenic make up. Look for base products that provide a matte finish and set your T-zone, usually the shiniest area of your face, with loose powder. BB creams are another great alternative for makeup that evens out your skin and covers blemishes without looking cakey and heavy on your face.
Though oily skin has its own set of benefits (less wrinkles!), it’s not always easy finding the right balance between looking dewy and not feeling greasy. Slightly altering your beauty routine, avoiding certain products, and applying the right make up will leave you with a flawless complexion without the shine.