Like many other skin condition, excessively oily skin is not fun to deal with. The buildup of excess oil can have you feeling like your skin is dirty when it truly isn’t. It can have you feeling unconfident, insecure and most of all, frustrated. However, oily skin is a condition that can be treated more easily than others with a fee simple at home tricks and some lifestyle changes. So, if you find yourself wondering how to remove oily skin naturally without having to create a massive skincare routine, then we have some tips for you.
How to remove oily skin naturally with 2 simple tricks Trick 1. Charcoal & Baking Soda
When it comes to the treatment of oily skin at home, the first thing to consider is how you are managing your skin while cleansing it. Cleansing is very important as the cleansing method you choose can drastically impact your skin. Our skin naturally has a specific pH level that should always be around a slightly acidic number of 5 to 6. However, if you have oily skin, your pH will be around a lower number such as a 4 to 3.5. If your skin is oily and irritated, it will be around a 2 to 1, which is where bad acne develops. While skin that has a number higher than 5 to 6 is skin that becomes drier with a pH of 7 and higher.
If you’re using the wrong type of cleanser for your skin, you can instantly disrupt your skins pH levels and considerable make your condition worse. The best way to prevent this is to ensure your using the right cleanser. We always recommend neutralization and pH balancing cleansers when it comes to washing the face and controlling oily skin. For that, we always recommend products that contain ingredients such as Charcoal and Baking Soda. Charcoal naturally cleanses and absorbs impurities and toxins from the skin without overly stripping the skin of essential nutrients. While baking soda naturally exfoliates the skin to remove built up dead skin cells and blackheads while balancing the skins pH level.* Our at home tips:
In the morning, rinse your face well with water then take 1 tsp of baking soda and 1 tsp of water and mix it together in a bowl. Apply the mixture to your face and gently massage over the skin to cleanse while avoiding the eye area. Rinse away with cold water after a few seconds. For oil control, rinse the face with lukewarm water in the morning. open a capsule of activated charcoal (can be purchased at most drugstores) into the palm of your hand. Add a few drops of water, mix together and massage over the face. Leave the mixture on the skin for 1 minutes and rinse away with cold water.* The easy way:
If you’re not into DIY skin care, then try out the [KLAIRS] Gentle Black Sugar Charcoal Soap
. This natural bar soap contains only gentle oil controlling ingredients, to pull dirt and excess oil from the skin without damaging the skin's natural balance. Aiding in encouraging a natural pH balance for those with oil skin while helping to reduce oil.
Trick 2. Keep the Skin Cool
For our second tip on how to remove oily skin naturally, believe it or not, the leading cause to oil skin is often due to the skins temperature being too hot. When the skin is overheated, pores become dilated and blood rushes to the skin. These two factors combined together cause the skin to produce excess oil. So if you have oily skin or a very oily t-zone, feel that area of the skin with the back of your hand. Then, feel an area of your skin that is not oil such as the outer perimeter of the face or anywhere on the body such as the arm. If you notice a significant difference in the skins temperatures, then your answer is there! Keeping the skin cool throughout the day will not only help you to control excess oil production, but it will also work as a anti-aging trick! Skin ages much faster when it is hotter than it naturally should be, so keeping it cool has more than just 1 benefit!* Our at home tips:
Keep 2 large serving spoons on the freezer at all times. When you wake up in the morning, after cleansing, grab the 2 spoons from the freezer and press them to the areas of your face where you get the most oily. This is a beauty secret shared by Riverdale star Madelaine Petsch who uses this technique to de-puff her face in the morning before filming. Although this trick does work to de-puff the face, it also helps to control oil by removing the heat from the skin and tightening dilated pores!* Or, create a cooling routine:
If you want to go beyond the at home DIY and really amplify your results, create a routine that includes cooling products to keep your skin cool all day long! We recommend [KLAIRS] Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask, [SKINMISO] Pore Corset Serum, and [I'M FROM] Vitamin Tree Water Gel.[KLAIRS] Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask
The sheet mask consists of bamboo charcoal to reduce oil. Willow Bark Extract that is a natural form of salicylic acid to reduce excessive oil production while cooling the skin. Tea Tree Oil to cool the skin and control bacteria, as well as Centella Asiatica so cool the skin and promote skin healing.
[I'M FROM] Vitamin Tree Water Gel
The Vitamin Tree Water Gel is a hydrating gel that works to deeply hydrate the skin while keeping it cool. Ingredients such as Hippophae Rhamnoides Extracts reduce heat and inflammation while providing high levels of antioxidants. Cloud Berry which provides dramatic cooling and oil controlling effects. Rose of Jericho which balances skins moisture levels. As well as Snow Lotus which keep the skin cool and calm thanks to it’s anti-inflammatory benefits.
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