An oily face is an issue that many people of both sexes and all ages can struggle with. Here we will talk about different
causes of this condition, how you can identify and oily face, why it may be a problem and how you can better control it. An oily face can be a real issue, but it can be surprisingly easy to control. Through these steps you can make sure that your skin always looks fresh, clean and beautiful.
There are different causes for a face that is oily. These can range from a sedentary lifestyle to genes and hormones. Other factors, like sun damage to skin and medical conditions can also be an issue. Many of these causes can be controlled, with the exception of oily skin caused by genetics. Even then being sure to keep your face clean and dry everyday by washing and drying it twice daily can help a bit. For other causes there are several different changes you can make in your routine and lifestyle to help keep your skin less oily.
Areas that can be oily
Most people term the oiliest portions of the face the “T-zone,” because the oiliest portions of your face form a “T” shape. This includes your forehead, nose and chin. Normally most people notice that these parts of their face appear oilier than other parts.
Just because you do not notice the oil on other portions of your face does not mean that you have an issue. Even if only the parts of your face in your T-zone appear oily you can still use the below products and home remedies to help keep the appearance of oil in those areas under better control.
Why to be concerned?
You may believe that an oily face is natural. However an oily face can contribute to other skin issues, such as acne. It can also cause blemishes and flare-ups of acne issues. An oily face for some can simply be a cause for concern because of the appearance of your skin. There is no doubt that even if an oily face does not contribute to larger skin issues on a regular basis it can still be something you want to change because it can make your skin appear to be dirty or very shiny and can make application of cosmetics difficult.
There are several inexpensive and easy home remedies you can try to control an oily face or oily areas of your face. You should be sure to wash your face, gently twice a day. Try to wear face masks such as ones made of clay. You may want to try tea tree oil and avoid applying moisturizers to your face. Other oils that can help include citrus essential oils and what germ oil. You can start to wash your face with milk believe it or not. If you would like to do this add 2-3 drops of lavender oil or sandal wood to milk then put that on a cotton ball and massage it into your face. Try to exfoliate your skin every few days, as well. Do not apply as much makeup and do not use lots of makeup every day. You can also make a paste with crab apples that you can apply to your face and neck and then gently wash off. You can use blotting paper if you would like, to keep oil under control. Avoid products that are too rough on your skin. Astringent can be purchased in stores but can actually do more harm to oily skin than goo.