How to Fight Oily Skin
No matter what season, some of us have skin that always seems to feel oily at all times of the day. People with oily skin tend to shy away from the idea of skincare except for washing their faces. They are constantly complaining about how their skin feels disgusting and just oily. Here are some tips to control oily skin even during the cold seasons.
One of the most common misconceptions about oily skin is that any added skincare or moisturizing will make the skin even oiler. This is definitely not true! Oily skin is just as vulnerable to dry patches and lack of moisture. An amazing tip to ensure that your skin doesn’t feel too oily while still getting its needed moisture is using a gel moisturizer. Gel moisturizers allow the skin to absorb all of the contents while keeping the skin cool and feeling light. Those with oily skin tend to have acne-prone skin as well, which can be a factor of lack of moisture and not using the right skincare. Also, those with acne-prone skin tend to constantly wash their faces, which actually strips away the skin’s natural oils. Therefore, to make up for stripped skin, moisturizing is extremely important! Some gel moisturizer recommendations are Klairs’ Midnight Blue Calming Cream and Missha’s Super Aqua Ultra Water-Full Clear Cream.
Powder & Blotting Sheets
Some essentials that people with oily skin tend to carry in their bags are setting powders and blotting sheets. Both have their own ways of controlling the oil and sebum produced throughout the day. Setting powder is primarily beneficial for those who wear makeup as the powder mattifies the makeup, therefore reducing the appearance of oily skin. Using setting powder also increases the longevity of your makeup. Blotting sheets can work for people who don’t wear makeup as well as those who do because they absorb all the excess oil on your face. Through absorbing the oil and sebum, skin instantly feels more comfortable and less distracting. Some recommendations for setting powders are Innisfree’s No Sebum Mineral Powder and Skinfood’s Peach Cotton Multi Finish Powder.
Another way to keep your skin feeling comfortable all day is through using a facial mist. By applying the mist onto your face throughout the day, you are keeping your skin moisturized as well as refreshed. Using a mist allows your skin to regulate the oil and sebum produced throughout the day and revitalizes the complexion. Some facial mists can dry out the skin, but that means you have to find the right mist that allows your skin’s complexion to stand out while keeping it moisturized. Some recommendations for facial mists are COSRx’s Low pH BHA Barrier Mist and Benton’s Honest TT Mist.