5 Life Saving Tips To Keep Oily Skin And Acne At Bay

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Every skin type has its own set of woes, but oily skin is specifically notorious for the never-ending list of problems it poses. The sebaceous glands on such skin seem to be on an overdrive round the clock, while acne visits your face at its whims and fancies, blackheads and open pores drop by to say hi too! For all of you who find it difficult to manage your oily and acne-prone skin, here are 5 tips that can make your life easier, and of course, oil-free!

CTM is compulsory
We can’t stress enough about the Cleanse-Tone-Moisturise routine for oily skin. You need to follow this not once, but at least twice every day. A gentle face wash, followed by a cooling toner, and a lightweight moisturiser can work wonders on your skin. Those who do not want to use a moisturiser can swap it with pure aloe vera gel. The only downside is that it could leave a thin film on your face. This would, however, not be a concern when used at night.

 Health & Glow recommends:

  • Plum Green Tea Pore Cleansing Face Wash
  • Plum Green Tea Alcohol Free Toner
  • Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturiser

Double cleansing might be the key
Dust, dirt, grime, and pollution particles tend to build up easily on the oily skin. These not only cause dullness but also clog pores, resulting in acne and blackheads. A good way to remove the daily build up is to incorporate double cleansing in your daily routine. Though fancy-sounding, this technique is quite simple. Cleanse your face not once, but twice, before toning and moisturising. To do this, you could use a cleansing lotion to remove makeup and well as other build-up. Follow this with a face wash, toner, and moisturising lotion. Implement this routine at night every day for best results.

 Health & Glow recommends:

  • Jovees Lemon And Lavender Cleansing Lotion

Gel-based sunscreens are better
Protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun can be a quite a tricky task if you have oily skin. Creamy or lotion-based sunscreens add to the oiliness on the face and leave a film-like appearance, which can even hamper proper application of makeup. Gel-based and mattifying sunscreens are the best choice for those with oily and acne-prone. Not only do they provide adequate sun protection, but also keep your face shine-free.

 Health & Glow recommends:

  • Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Matte Sunscreen Gel SPF 50 PA++

Face scrubs and packs help a great deal
Blackheads and dullness are yet other concerns for the oily skin type. Exfoliating your face and neck with a good scrub every two to three days helps slough off dead skin cells. You could also add a face pack to your skincare regime, preferably one with fuller’s earth (Multani Mitti), clay, charcoal, or green tea, as these ingredients help absorb excess oil and keep acne and blackheads at bay.

 Health & Glow recommends:

  • Jovees Jojoba & Neem Face Scrub
  • Plum Green Tea Clear Face Mask

Non-comedogenic is the word
Pore-clogging ingredients are your skin’s biggest enemy. When choosing cosmetic or makeup products, opt for those that are ‘non-comedogenic’. Such products do not clog pores and hence keep your skin acne-free. So, even if you were to build up primer, foundation, concealer, and finishing powder layer by layer, you would not have to worry about breakouts later on.

 Health & Glow recommends:

  • Maybelline New York Clear Glow All In One BB Cream
  • Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
  • L’oreal Mat Magique All In One Compact Powder

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