You might have tried a number of products for your skin, but won't have achieved desired results. So, you would be wondering what needs to be done? Remember that following a regular routine is a must. Your skin needs special care and hence, you must adopt a healthy routine for yourself.
Cleansing is the most essential part. Keeping your skin clean is very difficult, as it attracts dirt because of its oiliness. You can opt for a good quality cleanser specially-designed for oily skin. You can look for one containing silica, salicylic acid, or benzoyl peroxide which will absorb the excess oil.
You must wash your face at least twice a day, in the morning and at night. Washing it after traveling is also essential to get rid of the dust that gets collected. You can use lemon juice as the perfect cleanser. Apply lemon juice over your face and wash it off after a few minutes to have a clean skin.
You can also mix it with oats, skim milk powder, or yogurt to get the perfect cleanser. Try using Kiwi too for face cleaning. Remember that over-washing your skin can also lead to acne breakouts, so do not wash it more than thrice a day unless it gets dirty.
You must use a toner after cleansing your face. It helps contract and firm up your skin. It also tightens the skin and closes the pores opened due to the cleansing process. This helps reduce the oil secretions from skin, hence keeping the oiliness away.
A toner lowers the skin's pH and eradicates oil and dirt that the cleanser could not remove. You can also use it during the day to keep the skin oil free and refresh it without the use of cleansers. Overuse of toner might make your skin feel dry as it usually contains alcohol. If this is the case, you can reduce its use.
Oily skin also needs to be moisturized. You can lightly dab the moisturizer over your skin after toning it. Opt for water-based and oil-free moisturizers. These products are light, get absorbed quickly, and won't leave your face greasy. You can apply loose face powder to give a perfect matte look to your face.
Gently scrub your face for 3-5 minutes and wash off with cold water. You will have clean, soft and non-greasy skin after this treatment. Remember not to be too harsh while exfoliating though. Exfoliating once a week is the best way to prevent acne. For extreme oily skin, scrub twice a week. Also, keep in mind not to do this if there is an acne breakout.