Summer has arrived with a bang and it is now time to throw on soft cotton cloths and bring about smaller changes in our beauty routine! A large part of Indians are blessed with an oily skin type. While the positive point is that an oily skin ages slowly when compared to the normal and dry ones, it also causes acne, pimples, unwanted shine and general discomfort.
Making few changes in the type of beauty products used will make a great difference in how your skin copes up this scorching heat. Compiled below are few very useful skin care tips for oily skin and few really good products that will help curb oily skin and keep you fresh all summer!
Excess oil in the skin is the major cause for acne. The oil combines with dust, pollution and dead cells and clog up the pores in the skin, leading to inflammation, darkness, acne and itchy, red skin.
Oily skin also attracts a lot of dust particles, causing the skin to look dull and dirty throughout the day. Blotting papers are a must have during summers. Use them to gently remove excess oil in the skin as often as required.
Touching the skin with fingers/hands/dirty clothes are another major cause of pimples and irritation. Always use luke warm water to wash the face and pat dry with a clean soft towel.
Cleansers or face washes play a great role in preventing excess oil secretion and formation of acne and pimples. Irrespective of how oily your face is, using face washes more than 2-3 times a day is not healthy for the skin. Always choose ones specifically designed for oily skin and make sure it is gentle and at the same time effective in keeping the skin fresh and clean.
Our choices are Seboklen acne face wash and Sebamed clear face cleansing foam. Both these products fight all causes of acne, pimples and black and white heads and clean deep inside the pores to remove all impurities.
They are gentle non comedogenic, hypoallergenic and non acnegenic in nature.
Face masks with salicylic acid helps absorb excess oil and leave behind a clear skin tone. They can be applied once or twice a week, left on for 10-15 minutes and then washed off.
Avene Cleanance mask is a great pick for oily skin. It contains salicylic acid with anti-inflammatory, purifying and exfoliating properties. It helps in deep cleansing, removes blemishes and bring back a shine free, healthy and clear skin tone.
Say no to foundation and excess makeup
Using a lot of foundation and makeup can make the face feel heavy and leave it messy and ruined when out in the sun. Choose light creams and lotions for skin and them being sun proof is an added advantage.
Most people with oily skin shy away from moisturizers as they can make the skin oilier and shinier. There are moisturizers/hydrating serums designed especially for oily skin. They lock essential moisture in the skin and keep them soft and supple. They are a must have for all seasons.
Cetaphil oil control moisturizer comes with a decent SPF level of 30. It hydrates the skin, protects it from UV radiations and is oil free.
Sun blocks, similar to moisturizers have the tendency to make skin look oily. Hence they need to be chosen with care. Venturing out without a sun block will make skin age faster, lose its color and can even cause skin cancer.
Cetaphil daylong light gel is a perfect oil free, light sun screen with an SPF level of 50+. It can be used on all parts of the body and is non sticky, fragrance free, emulsifier free and quick absorbing.
Another great sun block we suggest is the UV care lite gen next skin lightening formula. It has an SPF level of 26+ and is a completely oil free formula, is non greasy and gets absorbed easily.