Visible pores. Shiny skin. Spots and blemishes. These signs can only mean one thing: you have oily skin. While this type of skin means you have the advantage of not showing lines, you would still need to maintain some type of skincare regimen to prevent breakouts.
And, of course, to keep the sheen to a minimum.
How do you do it?
Try these top 10 secrets to organic skincare for oily skin!
1. Go for a liquid face wash with AHAs.
Alpha hydroxyl acids, like lactic acid and citric acid, can help take off dead skin cells. AHAs also fight infection and reduce the oil in your pores. So when you’re shopping for a facial wash, make sure it contains AHAs.
2. Try buttermilk with your facial massage
Buttermilk, aside from being an inexpensive skincare solution, can take out the dirt and tighten pores, thanks in large part to the active cultures in this pantry staple. Massage it onto your face a few times week, after washing, of course; leave it on for a few minutes, then wash it off.
3. Use witch hazel as toner
This shrub with aromatic yellow flowers has many uses, one of which is as a toner. Try distilled witch hazel and dab it onto your face twice a day, for two to three weeks. You will actually be able to see your pores tighten!
4. Exfoliate once a week
It’s not enough to just wash and use an astringent. Exfoliate once a week so you get rid of dead skin cells, which clog up pores.
5. Enjoy an at-home facial mask with egg white or clay
If you’re feeling up to it, whip up your own mask mix with egg white, a bit of honey, and enough flour to make a paste. Apply it on your face and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Egg white is great for getting rid of oil and for firming up your skin.
6. Take 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil every day
Flaxseed is high in essential fatty acids. It’s not just extremely beneficial to your health but it’s also a powerful secret to better skin. Take a tablespoon a day and you will prevent skin conditions that hide your glowing skin.
7. Eat better food
Steer clear of spicy and fried foods because not only will they add inches to your waistline but also they will wreak havoc on your oily skin.
8. Exercise regularly
Any kind of fitness routine will take out the toxins in your body, leaving you not only with better skin, but those endorphins will boost your mood, too!
9. Manage stress
One of the worst things for your oily skin is dealing with stress. You will have more breakouts when the frequency or duration of time you are feeling stressed or anxious increases. Find ways to control stress by doing things that relax and rejuvenate you.
10. Drink water
Finally, keep hydrated with plain water! It is a timeless and effective way to combat problem skin.
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