Thursday, July 19, 2012

Combating Oily Skin

Face it! For some, oily skin is a problem that roars its ugly head on a daily basis.  Whether you suffer from break outs or simply can’t get rid of the shine, combating oily skin is likely a part of your daily routine.  If oily skin is a problem that you just can’t seem to overcome, the following tips will be helpful for you. Perhaps a few lifestyle changes can help you get the glowing, beautiful skin that your heart desires.

·         Focus on your diet. Being mindful of what you eat on a daily basis to help control your oily skin.  Avoid eating too many fried foods as the oil will eventually need a route of escape.  Unfortunately, for many people fried food is the ultimate enemy for both the waist line and oily skin! Focus on eating a fresh, healthy diet and increase your water intake.  Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day will help balance the oiliness of your skin.

·         Avoid using oil based cosmeticsWhen combating oily skin, it is helpful to purchase cosmetics that are made for skin with excess oil.  Oil-free cosmetics will reduce the shine, and also help prevent breakouts that occur when the skin has too much oil.  Consider using a mineral make-up as opposed to a liquid foundation.  Applying a setting powder may also give you oil free, shine free skin. If you are unsure of what cosmetic works best with your oily skin, visit a cosmetic store and ask for advice.  The make-up experts can help you decide what cosmetic is best for your oily skin.  Realize, however, that foundations and powders that help control oily skin are often more expensive.  They are worth the money!

·         Don’t overdo it with moisturizers.  While it is good to apply moisturizer to your skin on a daily basis, those with oily skin have natural moisturizers that often do require heavily moisturizing the skin.  Apply a small amount of moisturizer to areas of the skin that seem overly dry.  Mixing a small amount of moisturizer with water and applying it to the face will also help reduce the effects of oil on the skin.
·         Invest in rice paper sheets.  For those times during the day when your skin is excessively oily, rice paper sheets can come in handy. Available at your local drug or cosmetic store, rice paper sheet are an effective way to get rid of excess oil on your face that accumulates throughout the day. If you live in a humid climate, consider adding rice paper sheets to your list of “must haves” in your purse or handbag.

Oily skin is a problem that millions of women face on a daily basis.  Take matters into your own hands and do what you can to combat oily skin.  Eating a healthy diet, using cosmetics created for oily skin, avoiding heavy
moisturizers, and using rice paper sheets are all ways in which you can get the beautiful skin that you deserve.

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