Top 10 summer skin care tips for ladies with oily skin
It’s always important to take care of your skin, but during summer, your skin can become oily quite easily. Read these 10 tips on how to keep your skin clean and fresh all summer long:
Drink lots of water
Keeping well hydrated is actually one of the most important things you can do to prevent pimples and puffiness. Avoid sugary drinks and try to drink more water throughout the day. There isn’t exactly a magic number of litres you need to drink every day, just keep a water bottle with you throughout the day and take sips from it whenever you feel the need.
Don’t overdo your makeup
Too much makeup, especially in hot weather, can cause pores to clog, which results in pimples and inflammation. Also, excessive rubbing can dry out the skin. If you are wearing makeup, always remove it properly at the end of the day.
Avoid having too much artificial sugar or cut it out altogether; eat fresh fruit and berries instead
Drinking sugary soft drinks and overdoing it on the chocolate can cause terrible breakouts for your skin. Try to stick to healthier snacks, such as fresh fruit and berries, and your skin will clear up and look brighter.
Have colder showers
Hot showers might feel great on your muscles after a long day, but our skin is not made to withstand hot water in such a way and it can actually strip away your skin’s natural oils. Use cool water, while in the shower instead, and your skin will thank you.
If you can’t eat it, then don’t apply it to your skin
Another one of good summer skin care tips for ladies with oily skin is – use natural skin care products. Overdoing it on the soaps, moisturizers, creams and makeup can strip your skin of the oil it naturally produces in order to stay healthy and clean. Throwing out this balance can lead to pimples, rashes, dryness and even amplified sensitivity. Use products with the smallest number of ingredients and particularly, try to stick to natural products, such as oils and natural homemade facial masks. If you can’t eat it, then don’t apply it to your skin, as it absorbs and everything you put on.
Invest in coconut oil
Coconut oil is an excellent cleanser and moisturizer for your skin, because, unlike most store-bought products, it doesn’t throw off the balance of your skin. As an added bonus, it does wonders for your hair too.
Be sun smart
Sun burn can dry out the skin, which can result in your body trying to over-correct it, by producing far too much oil to counteract, so you’ll end up with even oilier skin. Make sure to use sun block and stay in the shade during the hot hours of the day.
Blot, don’t rub
When washing or drying your face, it’s better to dab your skin, than rub it; otherwise, you can end up rubbing off the product you just used or even rubbing your skin’s natural oil away and irritating your skin. So, always be very gentle!
Exfoliate, but don’t over-exfoliate
If you don’t know, exfoliating is the removal of dead skin cells from our skin. Use only gentle scrubs and preferable natural products on your skin. Be careful when exfoliating and avoid sun burn or cuts, as it will hurt and may irritate your skin even further. Once you are done scrubbing, it is important to moisturize your body, because exfoliation can dry out the skin.
Use face masks
Using a facial treatment, at least, once a week or so is a great way to cleanse and refresh your skin. Again, sticking with natural products will give you the best results and as a bonus, they can be cheap too. For example, did you know that egg yolks are great and nourishing for your skin? All you have to do is apply it to your face with a cotton ball, avoiding eye area, and leave it to dry for 5-10 minutes, before rinsing off. Remember not to use hot water when you wash the mask off, or you could cause the egg to cook on your face!
What are your favorite skin care tips for ladies with oily skin?