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Having Oily Skin can be a real pain. Especially when you are constantly having bad breakouts. As someone with incredibly oily skin, I can tell you that I have done a lot of research on this in the hope of preventing such breakouts; and now I think I have found a routine that works well for me. I wanted to share this with you in the hope it does the same for you 🙂
1. Wash your Face
This might seem obvious but it’s surprising how much you can forget to do this sometimes. It’s easy enough to do when you have a shower, but you really should be washing your hair twice a day if you can. This way any build up of oil and dirt accumulated throughout the day can be washed off.
When I was a teen, I didn’t really know what exfoliating was and I left it out of my skin routine. My skin was always flaky around my nose which caused more spots due to blocking my pores. When I finally started exfoliating, it took me a good year to find the right scrub for me. They were all either too harsh or too gentle. Then I found St.Ives Apricot Scrub, and I have never looked back since. This is hands down my favourite facial scrub and I will never switch it. As an added bonus it is made out of walnut shell, so it is completely natural. I exfoliate every 2-3 days.
To be honest, the first time I read about moisturising oily skin, I was skeptical. I mean- my skin was oily enough without adding anything else into the mix! However I was completely wrong. As I have sensitive skin I use simple light moisturiser, and it works wonders for me.
Another option here- to avoid any chemicals contained within conventional moisturisers- is to use Argan Oil. The first day I tried this, it felt strange. But after a few minutes it soaks right in and it is really nice. I also add in tea tree oil to mine because it has anti-bacterial properties.
4. Face Masks
Face masks are an essential part of any good skincare routine- however they are often forgotten. I recommend using a face mask once a week if possible, to provide a deep cleanse that may not be achieved with your every day face wash and make-up removers. If you don’t like the feel of a mud mask, you can buy a peel off mask to save mess, you can buy one here.
Diet is a big part of having healthy skin, because if you don’t look after yourself inside- your body won’t be healthy on the outside. Foods such as nuts and fish are good for skin because they contain essential vitamins. You can find out more here.
6. Drink Water
Drinking water is one of the best ways to rid your body of toxins. It is recommended to drink 8 glasses of water each day (2 litres). If you aren’t keen on the taste of water- try adding in some fruit to it to give it some flavour. Lemon water is a brilliant way to cleanse your body and if you drink it first thing in the morning- it can help to kick start your metabolism.
The first time I wore make-up, nobody told me about using primer. It wasn’t until last year that I decided to give it a go. If you haven’t used primer before- you should. It basically provides a barrier on your skin and stops foundation soaking into your pores and causing blockages. It also makes your make-up go on a lot further.
8. Sun care
I can’t urge this strongly enough: look after your skin when you go out in the sun. Not only can your skin become badly burnt, but you can end up with age spots and even cancer.It is really important to wear sun lotion before you go out into the sun and also apply after sun when you come back inside to stop your skin from drying out. Another point is that when you sweat- your pores get blocked and this can cause spots- so make sure you wash your body well.
I hope this helps you with your skin, thanks for reading!