How to Care for Oily Skin

Oily skin is caused by over-active glands that produce a natural, healthy skin lubricant, sebum. When the skin produces too much sebum, it becomes heavy and thick in texture. Oily skin is not a bad thing since oily skin is less prone to wrinkles and other signs of aging because the oil locks moisture in.

Oily skin benefits from mud or clay masks. Clay is great for removing excess oil, deep cleaning your pores, and preventing and clearing up blackheads. But be aware that clay masks can be very drying so you should add a few drops of oil or honey to the clay mask and use a light moisturizer after. A great mask to make at home for dry skin and to avoid drying clay is 1 tsp avocado mashed with a few drops of ripe orange juice, add any oil u cook with. Mix. Then spread on your face and let sit for 20mins before washing off, or you can use just honey, just spread it all over your face for 30mins. It washes off very easily with water.

For everyday skin care avoid using harsh astringents like witch hazel, try to balance your oily skin with homeopathic liquid skin oils like a 50/50 mix of lime and cucumber juice. Strong astringents will do more harm then good but stimulating an overproduction of oil. As for a daily cleanser I recommend milk add some crushed orange peels and freeze, rub the frozen milk cube on your face to clean then rise off with warm water.

If your makeup is looking patchy after application due to oiliness use a little cucumber juice on the oily areas then dry and apply makeup, it should keep the oil at bay for the day, or rub oily areas with apple cider vinegar. Lastly misting your face with lavender water several times daily will help greatly.

There are some over the counter products I highly recommend because they help combat oily skin but don’t completely dry out skin. I like Oridel Glycolic Mosturizing Cream

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Caring for Oily Skin

There are several common sense steps you can take to control your oily skin as well as T-zone problems.

First, whatever skin type you have, your skin must be properly cleansed and exfoliated. This is required to prepare your skin for the next important step – moisturizing.

For cleansing use a gentle, soap-free face cleansers that are not harsh and of non-drying type like the Oridel Foaming Face Cleanser with Sea Buckthorn Oil extract which is a very gentle soap-free cleanser and it also removes make-up.

Use a mild Micro-Dermabrasion scrub 2-3 times a week after cleansing. Remember that using coarse scrubs on a daily basis can produce irritation and, in fact, can lead to more oil production.  A good example of a light scrub good for oily skin also would be Oridel Chamomile Micro-Dermabrazion Cream which has super fine texture and is gentle for all skin types even the most sensitive.

Moisturizing

Do not avoid moisturizers because of your oily skin.  Moisturizers should keep your skin properly hydrated and form a protective layer on the surface of the skin.

Protecting your skin with a SPF-30 minimum sun screen is the best way to keep your skin free of brown spots and discoloration. Make sure that your sun screen is non-comodogenic.

Check out the Oridel Green Tea SPF-30 Cream with sun screen – it can double as a day-time moisturizer.

Try a product containing AHA (Alpha-Hydroxy Acid) into your daily routine. Creams containing AHA increase collagen production and as a result you will see your wrinkles and hollow lines lessen. AHA cream will gently exfoliate your skin reducing oily buildup and – an important benefit – the pores will look smaller due to continuing exfoliation that the AHA based creams offer.

Oscar Night – Step 1 – Glycolic Moisturizer

Moisturizer contains Glycolic Acid- one of a well-known Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHA) which is very useful in organic synthesis in combination with other active ingredients like Salicylic Acid, easily penetrates the skin, exfoliates dead cells and stimulates regeneration of a new healthy skin layer. It has a light silky texture and unlike many other AHA moisturizers does not cause irritation.

Long term use of this exfoliating moisturizer will visibly improve the skin texture, will make pores look smaller and will minimize the accumulation of comedones (blackheads)

Every now and then you would want to give your skin a break and just go to bed with a light hydrating protective serum – great for summer time. Oridel Green Tea Supercharger Serum is a great example of such a serum.

Protecting your skin with a SPF-30 minimum sun screen is the best way to keep your skin free of brown spots and discoloration. Make sure that you sun screen is non-comodogenic.

Check out the Oridel Green Tea SPF-30 Cream with sun screen – it can double as a day-time moisturizer