Millions of people consider an oily face a beauty problem. Skin releases oil naturally, but some people have skin – particularly on the face – that creates more of it than others.
There are simple ways to limit the production of oil on your face. Here are some of them.
Don’t Forget to Cleanse
Cleanse your face at least twice a day. Use a mild skin cleanser specially formulated for oily skin. Find one that also has some anti-acne ingredient. Oily skin is more susceptible to the appearance of breakouts. Cleanse in the morning and again before you hit the sack. It is especially important to cleanse your face before going to bed because all that oil on your face will feed billions of bacteria that can be transferred to your pillows and sheets. This may also trigger skin problems like acne.
Use Watermelon Seed Oil
Watermelon oil from Bali Body is extracted from watermelon seeds. It is known for its oil controlling properties. Use this oil as a cleanser by applying it on your face with a ball of cotton. Then wash it off with clean water. This oil dissolves the natural oil on your face and limits its overproduction. It also prevents follicle clogging. This is especially good for people who are prone to acne and folliculitis. Watermelon seed oil is also an excellent natural remedy for dry, irritated skin.
Dab with Rubbing Alcohol
Lightly dabbing your face with rubbing alcohol using a cotton ball can also remove excess oil and keep your skin from producing too much.
Use Oil Blotting Sheets
These are a cheap solution for people on the go. Blot your face with a sheet, which will absorb excess oil. This will not remove the bacteria from your skin, however, so don’t rely too much on oil blotting sheets. They are not an effective alternative to cleansing. It’s just nice to carry a pack in your purse at all times.
These are easy remedies for controlling the oil production on your face. If you have a severe case of acne breakout, it’s best to consult a dermatologist.