I’m sure you’ve seen it before. A woman with beautiful skin. Clear, radiant, and glowing from within. And then as soon as she smiles or laughs – her face is covered in shiny oil! What’s up? Why is this happening?
Women with oily skin, you are not alone! The majority of women have some degree of oil production.
Tips for dealing with oiliness on your face
If you’re finding your make-up breaking up or sliding off your face throughout the day, there’s a reason for that! Your body is producing more oil than usual to keep your skin moisturized and protected. Why does this happen? It can be due to hormones, stress, or even an underlying medical condition like diabetes. Whatever the cause may be, you mustn’t panic. Read on to learn how to treat oily skin and what products might work best for you to help minimize shine and breakouts while still keeping your complexion looking healthy as possible.
There are 3 main reasons why women have oily skin: hormonal changes, environmental factors like your surroundings and what you’re eating/drinking that are out of your control, and finally lifestyle habits that you can change to help reduce excess oils on your face.
Skincare regimen for an oily complexion
Oily skin is a problem for many women. It can lead to breakouts, clogged pores, and an uneven complexion. However, there are several things you can do to help deal with your greasy skin.
Here are some tips:
- Use a gentle cleanser that doesn’t contain alcohol or fragrances as these will worsen oily skin. –
- Find products that have been designed specifically for oily skin types such as oil-free moisturizers and foundations.
- Avoid touching your face or makeup so it won’t get worse throughout the day by perspiring more than usual and rubbing off onto clothes and surfaces which leads to more breakouts in those areas where the makeup has rubbed off on it already.
- Avoid washing too much – only wash what needs to be washed (ie: the T zone) and use oil-free makeup when possible
Oily skin can be a bother. It leaves you feeling greasy and uncomfortable, not to mention the fact that it is often accompanied by an unpleasant odor. If this sounds familiar, I have some tips for dealing with oily skin!