5 oily skin tips: how to cope with oily skin

A young woman squeezing a pimple on her oily skin and looking at the mirror

Oily skin can feel greasy and uncomfortable, not to mention its unwanted shine. If your glands are working overtime, let us show you how to keep them in check all day long. Discover how to prevent oily skin through a solid skincare regime, what to do with an oily face when you’re out and about, and how to stop a shiny forehead, fast.

1. How to prevent oily skin with a skincare routine 

Our top tips for oily skin start with a strong skincare regime. Cleanse twice a day to help remove dirt and oil. Look for formulations that contain salicylic acid or tea tree oil, and experiment to find what leaves your face feeling soft (not tight). Using an alcohol-free toner a couple of times a week can help regulate sebum (that’s the oil that comes from the sebaceous glands on your face) production. Gentle exfoliation once or twice a week also helps remove the excess sebum that can lead to spots.

2. Diet tips for oily skin

That expression “you are what you eat” is so true when it comes to skin. There are certain foods that exacerbate oily skin, and some that help. Steer clear of alcohol and spicy food, as they dilate blood vessels and make you sweat. Limit your consumption to one spicy meal a week. Sugary foods and junk food should also be avoided.

Carry a Cushelle Pocket Pack for blotting oily skin on the go, reducing shine and correcting make-up that can smudge as a result of oily skin.

3. What helps oily skin in your make-up bag

It’s important to pick your make-up wisely when you have oily skin. Go for lighter textures of foundation and mattifying mineral make-up, rather than heavy, pore-clogging formulations. It’s even better if you can forgo liquid foundation all together, and go for a tinted moisturiser or powder instead.

4. How to stop a shiny forehead 

No matter how much work you put into your skincare regime, diet and make-up, you can still suffer with breakouts of shiny skin. Need to get back to matte ASAP? There are a couple of solutions.

The first option is to mist your skin with a priming water, before blotting with a soft Cushelle tissue for a quick fix. Blotting papers are also really useful at controlling excess oil on the go, and a quick touch-up with translucent powder will make your skin matte once more.

5. Home remedies for oily skin 

DIY facemasks after a weekly exfoliation are among the best home remedies for oily skin. You can add half a lemon to the mashed up pulp of a ripe papaya. Massage into your face and leave for 15-20 minutes, before rinsing with cold water. You can also peel and cut a fresh apple into thin slices. Make a smooth paste by blending it with two tablespoons of honey. Rise with lukewarm water after leaving it on your face for 15-20 minutes.

Now that you have five top tips for oily skin you can control the shine with ease. Don’t let your skin steal the limelight – it’s your time to shine!

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