You can’t completely get rid of your oils. Your skin type is genetic. But you can do a few things to alleviate greasy skin responsibly without over drying your skin. Let’s start with these top tips!
1. Look for a cleanser with papaya extracts.
Papaya continues to grow its skin-health appeal because of papaya, a powerful digestive enzyme naturally found in the fruit. When applied topically to the skin, this enzyme aids in breaking down dead skin.
2. Use an alcohol free toner
Use a toner after cleansing to balance your skin’s pH and clear your skin of any oil or bacteria that has been left on the skin after cleansing.
Avoid ingredients that contain alcohol, menthol, camphor, or peppermint since they dry out the skin, which in turn actually produces more oil. Use toners containing cucumber which is a soothing natural anti-inflammatory, and witch hazel which is a natural astringent designed to remove excess oils much more gently than an alcohol-based toner.
4. Exfoliate once a week
Exfoliating once a week is one of the keys to balancing out oily skin. Use exfoliaters with jojoba beads that brightens the skin with its pineapple fruit enzymes – all without leaving skin feeling tight or parched.
Don’t skip your moisturizer
Many people think that they don’t need a moisturizer because their skin is already oily. Some also think that moisturizers will only make skin oilier. Not true folks. It’s actually the opposite. If you don’t moisturize it sends the signal that you need moisturize so it overcompensates. And guess what happens? You end up producing more oil.
7. Give yourself a mini-facial
Try one of these homemade masks once or twice a week. It can do wonders to tighten & hydrate your skin, and promote an even skin tone. Make sure you cleanse your face first.
DIY Clay Mask
- 1 tablespoon witch hazel
- 1 teaspoon bentonite clay
- 2 drops lemon essential oil (optional)
DIY Egg White Honey Mask
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Ground oats or flour
DIY Lemon Apple Mask
- 1 tablespoon applesauce
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dried sage or lavender or peppermint
8. Stay Hydrated
Give your skin a hydra-boost, drink atleast 6-10 glasses of water a day to help keep your skin healthy and plump from within.