Having oily skin is the same as being born with the predisposition for having thick hair or how tall you will be; you can’t stop those things any more than you can stop oily skin. Oily skin is the result of the overproduction of sebum from sebaceous glands. These glands are located under the skin’s surface. Too much sebum, however, may lead to oily skin, which can lead to clogged pores and acne.

 Here are some tricks for oily skin you can try at home:

Cleansing: If you have oily skin then it is essential to find a few minutes to cleanse your complexion twice a day. Once a day, squeeze the cleanser into your hands and add water to transform it from clay to mousse. Gently massage the cleanser onto your face using circular motions, and then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry. A common benefit of facial cleansing is the removal of dirt, oil, and other unwanted debris. Throughout the day the skin on your face is continually covered with bacteria, pollutants, viruses, dirt, and old (dead) skin cells. Daily facial washing removes these impurities to give the skin a fresh look.

Exfoliate:  Oily skin tends to have an extra-thick coat of built-up dead skin on the surface, along with a thickened pore lining. Gently exfoliating is the only way to remove that build up and diminish clogged pores.

Use oil-free moisturizer: Although you have oily skin, it is still important to apply moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. Your skin can actually get oilier when it’s dehydrated, by overcompensating. So for avoiding overproduction of oil, choose a light, oil-free moisturizer or you can look for a moisturizer that also contains a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

Don’t forget using sunscreen: Sunscreen, surprisingly, helps control oil and shine of your oily skin. Exposure to UV light pulls water from the skin while increasing the size of sebaceous glands and stimulating oil production. Sunscreen helps prevent sun damage that could lead to wrinkles, age spots, and even skin cancer. To prevent acne breakouts, look for sunscreens that contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, and do not use sunscreens that contain fragrance or oils.

Don’t use skin care products in excess: In a desire to have glowing skin, many females cleanse, exfoliate, and scrub too much. This produces too much pressure on the pores and leads to oily skin. So just use skin care products in a limited way.

Avoid harsh ingredients they can trigger more oil: Products that make your skin tingle (such as menthol, mint, and eucalyptus) actually upset skin. Tingling is just one way your skin is telling you it is hurting, and that cumulative damage will end up causing more problems.

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