Face Care

Face Care Tips: For Oily & Dry Skin

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I personally experienced &  tried all these mentioned tips. And the results were, astounding.

  • Are you tired of your oily or dry  skin?
  • Do you feel itchy with those acne on face?
  • Do you feel shy in front of people using tissue paper to get rid off oil from face?
  • Are you scared of putting all those expensive creams on you face or don’t want to anticipate side effects?

To Answer all the questions, I have gathered some easy face care tips for you to treat your oily skin or dry one,  that would leave your skin looking youthful, healthy and fair.

8 Natural Face Care Tips For Oily Skin

Dry skin can be easily taken care of by drinking water and moisturizing a lot but oily skin can be a bit tricky to take care of.

Oily skin is caused when the sebaceous glands in our body produce excessive sebum. The sebaceous glands which are present under our skin product oil. Sebum helps moisturize our skin.

Too much sebum production can lead to clogged pores that can cause blackheads, whiteheads, breakouts and many such skin conditions.

The sebum overproduction is mainly caused by hormonal changes or stress. It is important to know face care tips for oily skin in order to keep your skin healthy.

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Read on, to get instant face care tips for oily skin

  1. Wash Your Face Twice Daily
  2. Make Sure to Exfoliate
  3. Eat Healthy Foods
  4. Use Egg Whites and Lemon Mask
  5. Use a Honey Mask
  6. Use Moisturizer
  7. Always Use Sunscreen
  8. Use Less Makeup

1. Wash Your Face Twice Daily

I know that oily skin can feel icky and you have an urge to keep washing your face over and over again but I would advise against it. It is important to wash off the oil build up on your face but doesn’t over wash it.

Over-washing your skin would strip your skin of all the healthy, natural oils. Make sure to only wash your wash once in the morning and once before bed.

Washing your face twice is enough to get rid of the dirt and unhealthy bacteria.

Girl washing Face

The best type of cleansers for an oily skin is the foaming cleansers or use micellar water which would be gentle on your skin. 

2. Make sure to Exfoliate

Exfoliation is the best thing you could do for your skin. No matter what type of skin you have you would need to exfoliate in order to get rid of all the dead skin cells, blackheads, whiteheads and dirt.

Too much sebum production can lead to blemishes, dark spots, acne and make your face appear dull. Exfoliate at least twice a week if you have oily skin. Exfoliation would get rid of the layer of dead skin and give you a glowing and healthy look.

3. Eat healthy Foods 

Make sure not to eat unhealthy junk food. Unhealthy food can lead to acne, dark spots, blemishes and dullness of skin.

If you eat the right fruits that are rich in Vitamins and Minerals you would get a glowing and healthy skin within days. 

TIP – Make sure you stay away from sugary foods as well.

4. Use Egg Whites & Lemon Mask

Lemon mask for face

Egg Whites and Lemons have been to treat oily skin for centuries. Lemon and Egg whites both help tighten pores as the Lemon juice helps absorb oil from your skin.

Apply the Egg whites and lemon mixture onto your face and leave it for on for 15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water.

P.S: If you have egg allergies then snub this tip for the good. 🙂

5. Use Honey Mask

Honey is an easy to use a mask for your face. It  is excellent for oily skin because of its antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

If you are prone to acne then you should use a Honey mask. You would have a healthy and smooth skin within weeks.

Skin-care-mask

How to Apply Honey Mask On Face?

Apply Honey on your face and leave it dry for 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water to get glowing skin. You can mix Honey with other ingredients like Lemon, Yogurt, oatmeal, avocado etc.

6. Use Moisturizer

You may think that since your skin is oily you won’t need moisturizing but you’re absolutely wrong.

Oily skin needs moisturizers just as much as dry skin. If you want to maintain the moisture levels on your face then you need to moisturize. If you leave your skin dry it would produce even more sebum.

Use mild moisturizers that don’t contain harsh chemicals. Make sure you keep the areas around the eyes, jawline, and cheeks well moisturized. You would have a healthy and glowing skin within days.

7. Always Use Sunscreen

Sunscreen for face

Sunscreen can make your skin feel and appear greasy but it shouldn’t be an excuse to skip sunscreen.

Sunscreen is important no matter what skin type you have. If you go out in the sun without sunscreen you are prone to getting skin pigmentation, blemishes, dark spots and even skin cancer.

For oily skin make sure you get an oil based sunscreen. 

8. Use Less Makeup

Using too much makeup could worsen things for your already damaged skin. If you use foundation it could clog your pores and cause acne.

If you want to use makeup then make sure you buy makeup that is made for oily skin. Wear light water-based makeup so your skin in able to breathe. And always make sure to wipe away all makeup before bed.


9 Face Care Tips to Treat Dry Skin

Dry skin (xerosis) is a very common skin condition. It is common, especially in the colder regions.

Dry skin can be caused by less production of sebum which strips all the moisture away from your face. Dry skin mostly occurs due to the environment in which you live in, hot showers, harsh cleansers, heat, low humidity and many other things.

If you want to get healthy and smooth skin again and get rid of dry skin then you need to keep these easy face care tips for dry skin in mind. You would get a smooth skin in no time if you follow these tips.

  1. Don’t Shower Too Much
  2. Avoid Hot Showers
  3. Eat Healthy Foods
  4. Don’t Use Harsh Soaps
  5. Moisturize, Moisturize and Moisturize
  6. Drink Plenty of Water
  7. Use a humidifier
  8. Exfoliate
  9. Use a Good Sunscreen

1. Don’t Shower Too Much

I know taking shower every day is a hard habit to break since nobody likes feeling dirty. But if you shower every day you strip all the healthy oils from your skin.

After showering too much your skin no longer stays moisturized which leads to dry skin.

The best thing you can do to tackle dry skin is to shower only every other day, or you could take quick cold showers instead of staying in hot water all day. If you already have a dry skin you are only damaging your skin more by taking long and showers.

We do not need to shower each day, especially not with harsh chemicals and soaps. So make sure you only take quick and cold showers.

2. Avoid Hot Showers

Hot Water is the worst thing to use when your skin is dry. Hot water strips all the natural oils from your skin way faster compared to cold or normal temperature water.

It’s better to take cold showers if you want to tackle dry skin.

I know hot showers relax your muscles and give you a good night’s sleep but are it worth it if, in the long run, you are damaging your skin? You become more prone to wrinkles.

Always make sure you use soaps that aren’t too harsh and contain no fragrance and chemicals

3. Eat Healthy Foods

If you are trying to tackle dry skin then add foods rich in Omega-3s and high antioxidants.

What these antioxidants do is heal and repair your damaged skin cells faster. You can add healthy foods like tomatoes, blueberries, peas, carrots, beans, and lentils into your diet to get a smooth skin.

Fish like Salmon that is high in omega-3s fatty acids would help heal your dry skin fast as well.

4. Don’t Use Harsh Soap

Girl using soap

These days most soaps and shower gels are filled with harsh chemicals that promise that they’d help get rid of dry skin but it isn’t true.

These soaps only make your dry skin worse. Use soaps that have no preservatives and fragrances like traditional soaps. They would not strip your skin of natural and healthy oils. So make sure you do not use soaps with harsh chemicals if you want to get rid of dry skin.

5. Moisturize, Moisturize and Moisturize

It is important that you always stay moisturized. If your skin isn’t producing enough sebum then you need to get the best moisturizer for your skin and always keep moisturizing.

The best type of moisturizers for dry skin are the ones that contain coconut oil and olive oil, or just use these oils naturally. You can also look for homemade lotion remedies online that would help heal your skin in no time.

  • Moisturize Right After You Shower: When you shower your body soaks up the moisturizer quicker compared to when you haven’t showered because of the open pores. Your body works as a sponge when you shower so always make sure you moisturize right after a shower to get the best results and heal dry skin. So the best time to moisturize is to do it right after showering.

6. Drink Plenty Of Water

This is the most commonly told tip when it comes to healing dry skin. Water is the best and easiest way you can heal dry skin.

Our body functions on water, and so does our skin. If you want to keep your skin hydrated and healthy you need to drink plenty of water throughout the day.

If you are dehydrated your skin would look flaky and dry and could cause more wrinkles to appear on your face. To get a glowing and smooth drink make sure you drink water.

7. Use a humidifier

Keep a humidifier at your home if you live in a dry environment. Most of the time the heating system in our homes causes our skins to dry out and it can be bad for our skin. Keeping a humidifier could help you tackle dry skin in no time.

A humidifier could bring back moisturize by 60% back into the air.

8. Exfoliate

Dry skin accumulates the most debris on our faces. Your face could have dead skin cells, dandruff, and a lot of dry particles that could make you look dull and old. Make sure you exfoliate with a scrub that isn’t too harsh at least twice a week to rub all the dead cells off your skin.

Always make sure you use a scrub especially for dry skin. And make sure to moisturize after.

9. Use a Good Sunscreen

If you cannot avoid the sun then make sure to wear sunscreen. Harsh sun rays are the worst thing for dry skin.

Dry skin already causes wrinkles and aging, the sun could trigger it even more. So make sure to always wear sunscreen when going out in the sun to avoid further damage to the skin. You should  know the right SPF that best suits your skin and tone.

 

FINAL THOUGHT

Nobody wants a dull, flaky and unhealthy looking skin. If you want to slow down aging and don’t want wrinkles on your face then you should follow the tips mentioned above to treat dry or oily skin.

These face care tips would help you tackle dry skin in no time. We are sure you would be left with a healthy, smooth and glowing skin within a few days. 

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