Hey you! Have you ever woken up to stubborn acne on your face and wondered “why me!” We totally get that feeling, we understand how oily skin can be off-putting at times. So, we’re here to your rescue loaded with all tips and tricks, along with the best ingredients for oily skin type.
The first step to battling oily skin is knowing why it happens, oily skin is a result of overproduction of sebum making the skin more prone to whiteheads and break-outs. So, make sure you know your skin type before starting a skin-care regime. Here’s a guide to help you determine your skin type. Once you've determined you have oily skin type, it’s time to get to work and keep the oily skin at bay using the best ingredients for oily acne-prone skin.
Some of the Best Ingredients for oily skin
# Salicylic acid is a super ingredient that’s known to tackle oily skin by breaking down dead skin cells. It can get deep inside your pores, and clear out dirt and debris which indirectly lead to oily skin and break-outs. It’s also great at regulating and reducing sebum secretion and thus, is a great addition to your skin-care regime. You should totally include our Cappuccino Coffee Face Mask with Salicylic Acid in your fight to keep oily skin at bay! It also has kaolin clay that is known to be a natural skin cleanser and helps in oil control.
# Tea Tree Oil is known to have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that help in combating oily skin. It has become an active ingredient in several skin care products, especially the ones that fight acne and oily skin, because of its effectiveness. It can be used in a variety of manners, from direct application after diluting or as a part of other skin care products. As an added benefit, it smells great!
# Hyaluronic acid sounds more dangerous than Nitric acid, right? But rest assured, it’s a safe ingredient that’s often used in skincare products to improve oily skin. Most of us think that oily skin doesn’t require hydration, and that’s where this miracle worker comes in. When your skin is stripped of moisture, it tends to respond by producing more oil to make up for the fact that it feels dry. Using products with hyaluronic acid solves that issue by retaining moisture of the skin, making this one of the best ingredients for oily skin. Our Naked Detox Green Tea Face Serum with Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Acid is a great addition to keep your skin hydrated and in turn reduce the oiliness.
Now that you know these super ingredients, we thought we would also add some of the best natural ingredients for oily acne-prone skin that are easily available at home apart from coffee in the mix for you if that’s your thing.
#Aloe Vera is a superstar when it comes to natural skin care, its anti-inflammatory properties make it an excellent remedy for oily and acne-prone skin. Just apply a thin layer of it to your face and leave it for a while before rinsing.
#Oatmeal helps calm inflamed skin and also absorbs excess oil. You can use this easily available ingredient in home-made masks after grounding it.
#Almonds, yes you read that right. Ground almonds aren’t just great to exfoliate your skin, but they also help soak up excess oils and impurities from the skin. They can be mixed with honey and used as a scrub.
And ofcourse, the underrated elixir called #Water. Drinking ample water everyday is a must for fighting oily skin as it keeps the skin hydrated. Once the skin is properly hydrated, the oil glands can take a back seat, consequently slowing down the oil production in the skin.
On top of these ingredients, don’t forget that washing your face with good cleansers twice a day and keeping your skin moisturised is important for oily skin types. A healthy skin day to you!