Reader’s Question: How Do I Deal With Oily Skin?

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How do I deal with oily skin?
If you have oily skin and are wondering the same thing, well then keep on reading.

What You Need To Know About Washing

Okay, first of all, you have to understand that washing your face could be the very reason you have oily skin in the first place (that, and well, good old genetics, of course.). So when it comes to washing, here are the top things you need to know about how often you should do it, what you use when doing it, and even the temp of the water.

How often should you wash your face?

Not more than two times a day. You see, sebum, which is your skins natural oil, is a great thing, when you have just enough.  Washing your face removes the dirt, and grime, and oil that builds up. So what’s wrong with that? You see, when you constantly get rid of the oil, the skin’s natural instinct is to produce even more, hence the oily skin type. So, once again just to reiterate, only wash your face twice a day at the most.

What kind of products should you use when washing?

As for the products, you have to be careful what you use.  Your safest bet would be to go for mild, gentle, NATURAL products.

And what about the water?

Warm water may feel really nice on your skin, but let’s see how great you will feel when your skin isn’t so nice. The hotter the water is, the more drying it is. Not only will it encourage excess oil production, but it can also aggravate acne prone skin. So, lukewarm, if not cold is the best. Plus, cold water actually helps tighten your pores and firm your skin as well.

Ditch The Moisturizer

Let’s keep this short and sweet. Moisturizer is great for dry skin. But people who have oily skin already have a lot of moisture, so there really is no need for it.

Fight Fire With Fire, Oil with Oil

Contrary to what I just said, instead of using moisturizer, use oil. Jojoba is the best. Confused? Okay, unlike moisturizer, oil can actually make your skin believe that it has produced much more oil than it actually did. This will then help it’s sebum production slow down. And speaking of sebum, jojoba oil can actually help dissolve hardened sebum stuck in your pores clearing it up from black and white heads as well.

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