How Can I Manage My Oily Skin?

Oily skin is a real pain for individuals who have to deal with it on a daily basis. It’s easy to feel self-conscious when your skin is on the oily side of the spectrum. But, there are things that you can do to combat the oil and protect your skin from aging and environmental stress at the same time.

5 tips for a solid skin oily skin routine   

Here are our favorite tips to create a solid skincare routine for oily skin.

Clean your skin both morning and night.

Washing your face twice a day removes the pollutants and dirt that accumulate during the day and overnight. Those things can make oily skin worse, or lead to acne issues. Choose a cleanser made for oily skin.

Use an alcohol-free toner.

 This is not a step you need to take daily. Toners work to balance the pH of the skin, and remove anything the cleanser might have left behind.

Exfoliate your skin.

Like using toner, exfoliating once or twice a week will help to unclog your pores. It will also help shed the dead skin cells that can clog the poresFive  and cause acne.   

Always use the right moisturizer.

It may seem counterintuitive when you have oily skin, but that oil isn’t the same kind that moisturizes your skin. Also, although natural skincare is “in” right now, products with coconut oil and cocoa butter aren’t right for oily faces. Instead, choose an oil-free moisturizer to keep your skin soft and healthy.

Use makeup designed for oily skin.

If you’re looking to get oil under control and avoid acne as a makeup wearer, one of the easiest steps to take is to use makeup designed for your skin type. These are usually marketed as oil-free and will lessen the possibility of clogged pores and feel lighter on your skin.

At Kristals, we have a line of rose quartz-infused skincare products that are perfect for individuals with oily skin.    

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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.