We all struggle with skincare woes, but nothing is as frustrating as oily skin. Oily skin is caused by overactive sebaceous glands that produce excessive amounts of skin oil called “sebum.” While oily skin is said to be less prone to wrinkles and other signs of aging (yay!), it is associated with large pores that can lead to excess breakouts. At FREEDOM Naturals®, we want you to feel confident in your skin, which is why we’re highlighting four hacks to combat oily skin on this week’s blog.
- Cut Back on the Makeup
Foundation and powder may seem like a great way to soak up excess oil on your face, but in reality, this tends to do the exact opposite. Caking on makeup will not only melt into your pores and clog them, but can even cause your skin to pump out more oil. Try cutting back and applying your makeup sparingly and only on shiny areas, rather than your entire face.
- Consider Your Eating Habits
We might sound like a broken record, but your diet is too important to brush off to the side! Fats, sugars and unhealthy oils can do quite a number on your skin. Unfortunately, those happy hour cocktails and late night spicy Chinese food indulgences dilate blood vessels, ultimately leading to perspiration and oil. Instead, load up on foods that are high in vitamin A, such as carrots, cantaloupe and spinach, which can actually slow oil production.
- Exfoliate Once a Week
If you struggle with oily skin and don’t exfoliate once or twice a week, it’s time to start. The excess skin oil, also known as sebum, leads to dead skin cells on your face’s surface, resulting in pimples, acne, blackheads and dull-looking skin. Exfoliating will get rid of the dirt and dead skin cells, allowing for your skin’s surface to renew and stay clear. Make sure you’re gentle and don’t overdo it!
- Use Moisturizer
Many of us confuse oil with hydration, so we avoid moisturizers. Unfortunately, stripping your skin of moisturize only further encourages the glands to produce more oil. Using a moisturizer is crucial to keeping your skin’s oil production under control. FREEDOM Naturals’ Brightening Moisturizer is infused with novel botanicals and natural antioxidants to help improve cell function, increase collagen production and boost elasticity. The moisturizer can be applied to your entire face or just specific areas to help reduce dullness and encourage a radiant complexion.
Dealing with oily skin may seem like an uphill battle, but can definitely be managed with the right tips and products. For more information on our Brightening Moisturizer and other natural skincare products, visit www.freedomnaturals.com.