Saturday, 15 February 2014

Oily Skin

Hi guys.

I hope your enjoying your Saturday.

Anyone who is prone to oily skin may notice that most of their problems are on their face, especially their t-zone, that's what I have problems with.

Although your hormones, stress levels and any medication you may be taking could be to blame for your oily skin, it's simply determined by your genes.  It is probably determined whether or not you are going to get oily, dry or normal skin when you are in your mothers womb, just like your hair type and colour.

When it come to genes, you can't do much about getting rid of your skin type for good, but there may be things that can help you control or prevent it.

Here's some things I try and do for my skin.
  • Find a soap that is preferably designed for oily skin and choose a mild soap that cleans it well, but making sure it doesn't dry out your skin. If you wash your face morning and evening everyday, it will remove any excess oil so it doesn't clog your pores.
  • I wouldn't use any moisturising soap as this will add extra oil into your skin, when your trying to get rid of it. 
  • When I wash my face, I try and use luke warm water as hot water will dry my skin out, and you may find that your skin will become irritated. 
  • Dab your face with a soft face cloth or towel after washing, just be gentle to your face, you have to look at it for the rest of your life.
  • I try and avoid make-up that has oil-based products in it as it will only make my face shinier.
  • Before I get into bed I make sure I rinse all my make-up off. Your pores will get full of dirt and grime which will make your skin more oily and spotty.
  • I always remove any old make-up before putting fresh make-up on.
  • If you can be strong, try and avoid any greasy food, it's very hard, I love a nice English breakfast from time to time, or give your self a break ever so often, because greasy food can aggravate oily skin.
  •  The obvious thing is too eat your 5 a day of fruit and vegetables.
  • I use a face mask that contains purifying ingredients like clay or shea butter because they are known to absorb the oil from your skin without drying your skin out to much. I find it relaxing sitting there with a face mask on, I look a bit scary though.
If your oily skin continues to get worse after trying any oily skin treatments, then you could also speak to you GP, as it could be something simple like a vitamin deficiency or hormone imbalance . Who knows, our bodies are so unpredictable at times.

I also suffer from dry skin especially in the winter months, around my nose, chin, hand and legs so I might speak about tips for dry skin next.

 Enjoy your Saturday.

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