Oily skin makes your skin look greasy all over your face. The oil on your skin tends to look thick and makes your pores enlarged. This could also lead to your face breaking out every once in awhile. To see if you really have oily skin, wash your face and wait a couple of hours. After those hours, if there is oil all over your skin, you have oily skin.
Oily skin is caused when there are over-active sebaceous glands that produce more amounts of sebum than it should. Sebum is skin oil. Oily skin can be inherited from a parent. In addition, applying too many products to the face that upset its natural balance can trigger oily skin.
Oily skin can not only make you face oily but it can also lead to clogged pores, shine, and runny cosmetics. With clogged pores, there will be too much dirt in your pores. The shiny-ness is caused by the oil on your skin causing it to look greasy. Lastly, with oily skin, it can cause your makeup to not want to stay in place and you will have to reapply more often than someone with normal skin.
To try to manage oily skin, you can use a face mask two to three times a week. The mask will help to reduce the oily appearance on the face. In addition, they help to make your pores look smaller.
Foods that are high in fats, sugars, and other unhealthy oils. Your skin might have a negative reaction to these foods and cause your skin to be oily. Instead, choose foods that are healthy for you, and your skin.
Exfoliating two to three times a week will leave your skin smooth and clean. However, if you exfoliate too much, it could cause your skin to produce more oil.
If you use cosmetics with a lot of oil ingredients, it will cause your skin to appear oily. Therefore, use oil-free makeup as best as you can.
Along with makeup, do not use too much powder. You would think that using more powder will absorb the oil, however, this is not the case. Using too much powder could encourage your skin to produce even more oil.
Before applying makeup, you might want to consider trying witch hazel, which is a natural skin toner. If you wipe your face before applying your makeup, it will soak up the excess oil without stripping your skin.