With the temperature soaring high, our skin is the greasiest it’s ever been. And even though we’ve been quarantined at home for months now, it’s still tough to escape that undesired greasiness that accompanies the dreaded Indian summer. So how does one treat oily skin?
That everyone's skin produces sebum is a fact well known. It’s completely natural, for its underlying purpose is to keep the skin moisturised. Your skin tends to be more oily in the summer due to the rapid increase in temperature and humidity which leads to the overproduction of sebum from the sebaceous glands. It’s this surplus oil mixed with dirt and grime that leads to the greasy skin we've come to despise. Of course, oily skin can also be due to genetics or other factors like hormonal variations, stress, environmental changes and diet. Since this oil occurs naturally within the body, scrubbing your face multiple times a day isn’t going to help get rid of it either. Instead, you ought to follow a skincare routine that will help bring about a balance. Fortunately, we have a couple of tips that could help.
Even if you happen to have oily skin, it's important to cleanse your face only twice a day and not more. Over-cleansing can strip the skin of its moisture and cause the sebaceous glands to produce even more sebum. So stick to your normal skincare routine and cleanse your face with a gentle face wash. If your skin starts to get oily during the day, opt for a face mist to refresh it instead.
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Just like over-cleansing, excessive exfoliation can damage your skin, causing redness, flaking, erosions, and even scarring. Exfoliating your face 2 or 3 times a week is more than enough to get rid of dead skin cells and blackheads.
Just because you have oily skin doesn’t mean you get to skip the moisturising process. Regardless of your skin type, it's crucial to keep your skin hydrated. If you have oily skin, opt for oil-free, gel-based moisturisers to keep your skin healthy and hydrated. Unlike oil-based moisturisers, gel moisturisers have a high- water content, making it feel lighter on your skin.
Quarantined at home? Don't ditch your sunscreen! The sun’s UV rays are known to penetrate through the glass windows and can cause skin damage. Just like your moisturiser, if you have oily skin, opt for an oil-free, dry-touch sunscreen that protects you against harmful UV rays and free radicals while also absorbing excess oil.
Trust us, this little miracle paper can absorb all the excess oil there is. If you start to feel your skin getting greasy during the day, bring these into use to blot away for attaining non-greasy skin. When it comes to summertime skincare for oily skin, this product is a must-have.
In all probability, you could still be using makeup for your numerous Zoom calls. Needless to say, it is best to opt for sweat-proof products in your beauty arsenal, especially given the time of the year. Lightweight primers and oil-free foundations help your skin breathe and decrease the chances of trapping sweat, oil, and dirt that could cause breakouts. Amid the ongoing pandemic, make sure to sanitize your makeup products and brushes well post-use, adding the MyGlamm’s new WIPEOUT Sanitizing line to cart.
All of these tips aside, remember to keep your skin hydrated for healthy, supple skin.