A general perception about oily skin is ‘it sucks’ because it causes acne and is difficult to manage in different seasons. Oily skin is further underestimated when it comes to applying makeup. In reality, despite some of its cons, it is better than dry skin and other skin types. Makeup doesn’t remain an issue when you know the ways to apply and hold it.
So, if you are detesting your skin for being oily and worrying about applying makeup on it in this cold weather, follow the guidelines mentioned below.
Use Oil-Free Moisturizers and Lotions
Even if you have oily skin you need to moisturize it, but with oil-free moisturizers and lotions. These oil-free ointments and creams control acne and prevent your skin from drying out by providing necessary moisture to your skin. In fact, a cream that contains salicylic acid benefits your oily skin in two ways. First it keeps your skin moist, and secondly it unblocks those pores that form blemishes and marks.
Another suggestion here is to use those oil-free lotions and moisturizers that contain vitamin C, antioxidants, and alpha hydroxyl acids. Each component serves a purpose. Where Vitamin C protects your skin from ultraviolet rays, antioxidants help in preventing wrinkles by protecting your skin from free radicals.
Treat your Skin with Exfoliants
Your skin forms dead skin cells on its surface which can only be removed by exfoliation. Not only this helps in removing the thick layer of unwanted skin cells, but also reduces blocked pores and makes skin soft and smoother.
However, in the winter it is important to use mild exfoliants because heavy ones can damage your skin. Again, use thoseexfoliants that contain salicylic acid are best because this ingredient helps in improving pore function and is effective in getting rid of scars and marks on your face.
Ban Hot Water!
Washing your face with hot water is harmful for your skin. Instead, use lukewarm water because the former dries your skin out completely and produces more oil.
Use Oil-Free Cosmetics
Just like using oil-free moisturizer is highly recommended, apply those cosmetics on your face that are free of oil as well. Instead, use those makeup products that contain a large amount of water and less oil content. Similarly, products and foundations that mat the surface are very effective for oily skin, particularly in winters.
Besides oil less makeup products, the choice of a good face wash and alcohol-free toner is also significant as both play a big role in wellbeing of your oily skin.
A gorgeous, acne-free and spotless skin enhances your personality. Even if your skin is oily, you can make it look beautiful by making little but persistent efforts. This winter, give a lift to your oily skin by following the tips mentioned above.