Sunday, October 2, 2011

How to Get Rid of Shine on Oily Faces

Getting rid of oily skin and shiny T-zone is not an easy thing to do. Everyone who has it, knows what i'm talking about. Oily skin tends to look greasy, dirty and unattractive because of the excess sebum production the lubricate the skin around the clock.

But there are some good news to those of you who have oily skin - the great thing about this type of skin is that it ages at a slower rate than other skin types. Not too bad, ha? The oil, that we hate so much, actually protects our skin and lubricate it almost like a good cream, and the result is less fine lines and wrinkles in the future.

Utilize a gel cleanser rather than soap or a creamy one if you want oil control. A creamy face wash will leave a residue in the skin and making it appear even oilier and soap is too drying and will cause flaking. Wash you face twice a day only and no more. Too much washing will dry out your skin causing it to produce even more oil: over-washing, a definite no-no when you're fighting an oily face.

Blot away shine. Use a blotting paper, made especially to absorb oil without ruining makeup, during the day when you need to squelch shine. Don't cake on lots of powder, which can settle into fine lines and look heavy.

Try a mask. A clay-based mask, used once or twice a week, cleanses pores (which often become blocked on women with oily skin).

Go for powdered makeup. Eye shadow and blush in powder form will stay put on your oily skin longer than cream- or pencil-based products.

Rule out any skin conditions. If you notice your skin becoming more oily, flaky, or breaking out more often, see your dermatologist. He or she may diagnose you with a mild skin condition such as rosacea or seborrhea, which are easily treatable with prescription topical medications.

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