The winter months can be hard on all different skin types, but if you suffer from oily skin, not only can this knock your confidence and self-esteem, but it can also leave you with a face full of spots – which is never something we welcome. You should be enjoying the build-up to Christmas, festivities, and fun with family and friends, not worrying about finding a foundation that can cover up all of your imperfections.
It’s time to take charge and get yourself some healthy looking skin, and all you need to do is make a few changes to your daily routine – here’s how.
Get a gentle cleanser
Never just choose a brand that claims to do it all and then live off that forever. Sometimes the most expensive products aren’t always the best ones. Everyone’s skin type is different, so even if it says it’s made for people with oily skin – it doesn’t mean that it will work for you. So make sure you do the research and always test them out first. Although you want to remove the oil from your skin, you don’t want to suck out the moisture with it.
Use face masks regularly
Face masks come in all different colors, smells, and purposes, and there are definitely plenty out there to help with keeping the oil under control. A clay mask for pore cleansing can work great, as oils comes from the pores in your face, so if you’re able to find something that closes them up, that not only solves your problem, but it gives you a better overall look, because let’s face it – no one wants to see their large, visible pores when they look in the mirror.
Wash your face correctly
It can be hard to know how to wash your face properly because it’s very easy to remove a lot of the good oil while trying to get rid of the bad. It’s important to know that your T-zone is what will need most of the attention, as this is where most oil is created, while the cheeks are an area that can get quite dry. You can also use blotting papers as they soak up any excess oil that your body is creating, without pulling out the good moisture from other areas.
Invest in a good sunscreen lotion
Yes yes – it’s the winter, and even though the sky is white, doesn’t mean that the sun is asleep. It’s still there shining brightly behind the clouds and is still able to give off those harmful UV rays that create all different kinds of issues for the skin. So find a good sunscreen that is able to protect you from that. A water-based mattifying product is what you’ll want, as this will keep your face free from shine, while doing the important job.
Now you have the options, get busy changing around your routine. If you stick to the rules, you will start to see a positive change within no time.