its advisable to separate your skin care into a morning and evening time skin care routine. While a morning skincare routine ensures that your skin does not suffer damage from the sun and, an evening skincare routine can help with the damage that may have been caused to your skin during the day.
Oily skin is one of the most common skin problems. It presents some unique challenges, like a shiny complexion and acne breakouts. but the good news is that the right skin care products can bring the skin problems to an end.
Did you know that the skin has natural oils? Yes, your skin has oil-producing glands known as sebaceous glands. The natural oils produced by these glands help to keep moisture locked in and keep the skin hydrated.
When the sebaceous glands produce excess oil, it leads to oily skin. Oily skin can also be caused by other factors beyond our control such as genetics, stress, and hormonal changes etc.
Cleanse in the morning and evening
Cleansing your skin is the most important step in any skin care routine. And if you have an oily skin, you can do more cleansing.
Most people should be washing their face morning and night, it’s very important for those with oily skin to give their face a complete cleanse in the morning. Even though you might feel like your skin is still clean from the night before, because during the night your skin is busy shedding skin cells and producing oils.
That's why its recommended to use a good exfoliating cleanser both in the morning and evening because it will help to clear away all the excess oil and the dead skin to prevent buildup in the pores.
Moisturize in the morning and evening
If you have an oily skin, then moisturizing is a very important step to take. moisturizer is for all skin types, but if you have oily skin, you should be more careful with the type of moisturizer to use.
It is recommended that you use a moisturizer that is water based.
Use a Toner
Once your skin is clean and free from any makeup, dirt, or oil, It's advisable to use an exfoliating toner that contains: salicylic acid, glycolic acid or lactic acid
Treat your skin
If you have more oils in your skin, you’re likely to not have wrinkles and fine lines for a bit longer than someone with dry skin. In the evenings its advisable to use your skin care product to keeps the pores clear and skin glowing.
Wash after exercise
In addition to your routine it is recommended that you wash your face after you exercise. This is especially important if you don’t plan on showering soon.
Washing your face after exercise will help remove sweat, oil, and dirt that may build up while you’re exercising. Simply wash your face with your regular cleanser and apply a light layer of moisturizer.
The sooner you can do this, the better.
Choose products wisely
When it comes to purchasing skin care products. Avoid any products with alcohol content, because it can cause a paradoxical increased amount of oil secretion. Also, avoid anything thick or greasy, like shear butter, and Vaseline.
To make things a lot easier, try to wear a daily moisturizer with sunscreen in it so you’ll always stay protected.
If you have an oily skin, following a daily skin care regimen is the best way to control shininess.
Cleansing, toning, treating your skin, and moisturizing both morning and night are key steps in maintaining a healthy skin.
Choosing the best skin care products, wearing sunscreen, and washing your face after exercising can also reduce oiliness and help keep your skin clear and healthy.
Disclaimer: This content is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.
Written by: Chinwendu Okeke O.