How to Fight Oily Skin

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Fight Oily Skin
Fight Oily Skin

How to Fight Oily Skin. Heredity, diet, hormones, weather and habits such as smoking all play a role in the condition of your skin.

Things You'll Need

  • Dried Herbs
  • Papayas
  • Alpha-hydroxy Lotions
  • Chamomiles
  • Clay-based Face Masks
  • Lavender Oils
  • Mild Facial Cleansers
  • Multivitamins
  • Oil-free Cosmetics
  • Oil-free Moisturizers
  • Sunscreen
  • Alpha-hydroxy lotions

Wash your face two or three times a day with a mild cleanser that does not include perfumes or additives. Keep your skin very clean, but do not scrub too hard.

Use an oil-free moisturizer and cosmetics.

Use a clay-based face mask two or three times a week.

Choose products containing alpha-hydroxy acids, which remove dead cells and give skin a smoother appearance.

Mash up a small amount of papaya for your own fruit acid mask. Smear it on your skin, leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse.

Steam your skin several times a week. Add chamomile, lavender oil or dried herbs such as rosemary, parsley or thyme to the water.

Keep your skin hydrated by drinking at least eight glasses of water a day.

Reduce fats and oils in your diet. Increase your intake of fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grains.

Watch your sun exposure. Although the sun may seem to dry your skin, too much heat actually stimulates the production of more oil.

Supplement your diet with B-complex vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc and vitamin E. You can also take a high-potency multivitamin.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make your own facial scrub by mixing 2 tbsp. almond meal with 1 tbsp. ground lemon rind and 1 tbsp. powdered milk.
  • Make your own clay mask by mixing green clay powder with water or honey and applying it to your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse.
  • Humidity and heat will increase oil production.

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