Some of the ways a person can reduce the symptoms of oily skin if it is a problem for them:
Washing the face regularly:
Washing regularly can reduce the amount of oil on the skin. The following methods are recommended to wash oily skin:
The face should be washed with warm soapy water and avoiding soap with perfumes, added moisturizers, or harsh chemicals, which can irritate or dry the skin. This makes it respond by increasing the natural oils coming out of the skin. Avoid using a rough washcloth, as the extra friction may stimulate the skin to produce more oil.
If this is not effective, some medicated acne care products may help. These products contain acids that can treat oily skin, such as:
- Salicylic acid.
- Glycolic acid.
- Beta Hydroxy Acid.
- Benzoyl peroxide.
These acids can be irritating to some skin types. But when starting to use for a new product, use it on a small area of skin first; To see how the body reacts to the product. For some people, choosing suitable facial cleansers may be good.
A 2015 study found that a mild facial cleanser made with sodium Laureth carboxylate and carboxylalkylate was effective in treating (moderate-amount) acne for the face, although it increased oil production in some areas of the face.
For many people who simply have oily skin and do not have acne, fragrance-free glycerin soap and hot water may solve this problem.
Use a face toner
Facial toners that contain alcohol tend to dry out the skin. However, according to a 2014 study, some natural materials, such as hazel witch, can have skin-soothing properties.
Hazel witch contains a high percentage of tannin, which makes it anti-inflammatory. Many people with oily skin use this as their only toner.
For some people, these natural ingredients in face toners can make large pores appear smaller and remove small bits of products or makeup that can clog pores.
However, these products may not work for everyone. Some people may feel a tingling or itchy face when using a face toner. If this happens then it could be a sign of irritation that could lead to increased oil production. People should test any new toner on a small patch of skin to avoid any possible irritation.
Dry the face:
When drying the face after washing and toning, people should dry their skin gently with a soft towel. This should be done with caution, but it is not recommended to tighten or squeeze the skin with a towel, or with a hard or rough towel, as it may stimulate the skin to create more oils.
Using medicinal or medicinal blotting papers:
Many companies make blotting papers, which are absorbent papers specifically designed to draw oil from the skin. Blotting papers will not treat excess oil production in the skin, but they can be used to lift excess oil off the skin throughout the day to make it appear less shiny.
A person can also try cloth pads that are treated with familiar cleansing ingredients like salicylic acid or glycolic acid. These may help remove excess oil during the day while cleansing pores and skin.
Use a face mask :
Some face masks may be useful for treating oily skin. These ingredients may contain:
Skin masks that contain minerals such as smectite or bentonite can absorb oils and reduce shine and oil levels without skin irritation. They should only be used occasionally to prevent dry skin, and a gentle moisturizer is applied afterward.
A 2011 study indicates that raw, natural honey has antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Applying a honey face mask for 10 minutes may reduce acne and oily skin while keeping the skin smooth.
Masks containing colloidal oatmeal may help cleanse the skin, as suggested in a 2014 study. Oatmeal contains saponins as it is gentle and cleansing and contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which can calm irritated skin.
Application of moisturizers :
While many people with oily skin stay away from moisturizers; For fear that their skin will look more oily, but using the appropriate moisturizers can benefit this type of skin. For people with oily skin, an oil-free moisturizer can help retain and protect skin moisture, without feeling greasy.
A 2014 study suggests that Aleo vera can be a good moisturizer for acne and oily skin. Some of the compounds in aloe vera can have a naturally calming effect on the skin. The study indicated that the product must contain at least 10% Aloe to be an effective moisturizer.
Some people choose to use pure aloe vera gel to moisturize their skin, but they need to be aware of the hidden ingredients (other ingredients used), especially alcohol, which can lead to dryness and irritation of the skin.