Kristals Cosmetics Tips: 5 Things to Stop Doing When You Have Oily Skin

Sometimes, the solutions to certain problems is stopping certain things, and oily skin is one of them. That’s because we often engage in habits or practices that make the problem worse. So putting a stop to those is key to improving oily skin. So stop these 5 habits and your skin will improve, no matter how oily it is, Kristals Cosmetics experts advise.

Kristals Cosmetics Tips: 5 Things to Stop Doing When You Have Oily Skin

Overwashing

You see that oil on your face and you want it gone, we get it. But washing several times a day can eliminate the skin’s natural oils that actually help keep it moisturized and instead give us a dry face.

Worse yet, getting rid of those oils will trigger the body to produce more oil because it will sense dryness—a vicious skin cycle.

Alcohol-based Toners

They can be as bad as overwashing in terms of stripping away good oils and consequently spiking overall oil production, causing more breakouts to boot.

Cleaning creamy

Pass on creamy cleansers and instead pick one with salicylic acid, glycolic acid or one with a water base.

Slather on a bunch of stuff

Some folks try several products at once—that can make things worse.

Instead, see your dermatologist, who can help with a chemical peel or maybe a prescription medication that reduces oil production.

Meanwhile, streamline your routine: a cleanser, toner, spot treatment for blemishes, and a good moisturizer are all you need. For oily skin, try the rose quartz line from Kristals Cosmetics:

Hands off

Wiping your face with your hands can get bacteria and dirt into your pores, causing more problems like acne breakouts. If you absolutely must touch your face, be sure to wash your hands for 20 seconds and/or use hand sanitizer beforehand to minimize transferring bacteria to your face.

Kristals Cosmetics Tips: Is Your Skin Stressed Out?

Under pressure?  The side effects of a hectic life include increased cortisol production.  Your skin usually pays the price and will be sure to communicate your stress levels.  Here’s a list from Kristals Cosmetics experts of the main stress signs to watch out for, and how you can manage them.

Kristals Cosmetics Tips: Is Your Skin Stressed Out?

#1 You’re breaking out

This stress hormone, cortisol, is also responsible for other hormonal imbalances, such as testosterone.  That extra testosterone increases oil production which clogs pores and combined with bacteria causes acne breakouts.

Pssst… try facial mapping to heal your breakouts too!

Kristals Cosmetics Tip:  When stressed, make a habit of cleansing your face the right way, twice a day, to control its amount of oil and kill the bacteria causing your pimples.

We suggest the DIAMOND Anti-Gravity Gentle Foaming Milk from Kristals Cosmetics.  This gentle 2-phase milk-to-foam cleanser with real diamonds cleans, hydrates, and frees your skin from pollutants and makeup residues. Follow this step with the ROSE QUARTZ Oil Free Spot Treatment from Kristals Cosmetics to heal and dry your acne.

#2 Your Face Feels Tighter than Usual

Another signal of stress that quickly shows on your skin are dullness and dry skin.  If your face is not usually that dry and you’re feeling it tighter than normal when you smile, chances are your skin is getting dehydrated as a result of stress.  Blame cortisol, once again.

It is the culprit for the skin’s inability to hold on to water. Moisture loss can easily be detected by a sudden lack of glow in your complexion.

Kristals Cosmetics Tip: Skip hot showers because hot temperatures strip skin’s natural oils. Instead, shower warm and apply a rich face cream – such as Ruby Super Facial Nourishing Cream – while your skin is still damp to lock in that moisture. Last but not least, schedule some time to pamper yourself and relax while using Aventurine Collagen Booster Mask from Kristals Cosmetics.

Psst… go here to read about aventurine’s skincare benefits.

#3 You look Flushed all the time

Have you been worrying a bit too much about redness lately?  Stress can also trigger flushing due to rosacea flares or increased blood flow.

Kristals Cosmetics Tip:  Pure gold has very powerful anti-inflammatory properties. We recommend the daily use of 24K Gold Facial Perfecting Serum from Kristals Cosmetics.

#4 Your eyes look super tired

Lack of sleep and chronic tension will tax the sensitive skin around your eyes, causing dark circles and puffiness.

Kristals Cosmetics Tip:  Hit the sack earlier!  While you rest, sleep with your head slightly up to decrease inflammation.

In the morning, schedule some time to apply fresh cucumber slices over your eyes.  These constrict the blood and lymph vessels that bring fluid to the eye area. Lastly, use Sapphire Retinol Firming & Lifting eye cream from Kristals Cosmetics followed by under-eye concealer.

The 5 Best Crystals for Boosting Your Mood

People turn to healing crystals for a variety of reasons. Some provide warmth and love; others bring clear thinking and knowledge. And the skincare and beauty researchers at Kristals Cosmetics and other skincare companies harness their powers for your skin and overall well-being.

Perhaps one of the greatest powers of crystals, however, is simply their ability to enhance your mood. With that in mind, here are five crystals that seem to have the biggest impact in that arena.

The 5 Best Crystals for Boosting Your Mood

#1 Rose Quartz

Calming and soothing, the pink hues of rose quartz can wrap you in warmth and bring about feelings of harmony and love. If you’re trying to heal from a broken or troubled relationship, rose quartz is capable of bringing that peace to you.

#2 Aventurine

Though it’s available in several colors, the green shade of aventurine is traditionally known as a stone of luck. It will make you feel more fortunate and confident simply by carrying it around with you. Overall, the luck imparted by aventurine can lead to improved self-esteem and a better sense of one’s worth.

#3 Amethyst

Amethyst is a crystal that answers to a higher power. In practice, it boosts your mood by lending clarity, a heightened consciousness and an end to confusion. If stress and anxiety are constants on your heart and mind, then amethyst can lend a helping hand. Here’s a review on the New Spirit Journal on how it benefits your skin, too.

And psst… our Amethyst Oxygen Instant Energizing Activating Serum was featured in FabFitFun! You can also check out the entire Kristals Cosmetics Amethyst product line reviewed in Currently Crushing.

#4 Rock Crystal

Also known as clear quartz, this is often viewed as the ultimate healing stone. Whatever issues are lingering in your past that are troubling you, rock crystal can offer a path forward with a jolt to your mood, mind and consciousness.

Read a review of the Kristals Cosmetics rock crystal products line at Jess Oshii here.

#5 Citrine

If you’re looking for a mood boost through new opportunities and financial prosperity, the warm yellow hues of citrine offer the answer. It can clear your mind and help you focus on the goals ahead.

About Kristals Cosmetics

Kristals Cosmetics has unlocked the holistically healing power of gemstones to promote vibrant, radiant skin with a deep range of products, including creams, masks and serums. Kristals complements its gemstone-infused skincare products with leading-edge ingredients designed to pair perfectly with precious gems, including peptides, niacinamide and Vitamin C.