Shikha Mittal


Beat That Oily Skin

Your skin is the organ that comes into contact with the rest of the world. Its care is must. And if you have oily skin, then you have to give more effort because oily skin can be really painful. Frequent blackheads, breakouts, pimples, pore all these are frustrating to manage. You have to keep in mind, according to dermatologists that there are some important skincare do's and Don'ts to keep in mind when dealing with oily skin. And some careless habit makes your skin worst.

First, some people can’t able to find out their skin type. Consult your dermatologists to know your skin first. Don’t ignore if you have any type of skin issues. Here are several ways to determine whether you have oily skin.

  • Greasy skin/appearance
  • Frequent breakouts
  • Immediate family members have oily skin
  • Constant sweaty/sticky skin
  • Enlarged pores

As now you know that you have oily skin, you must concentrate on your skin care routine. Here keep on scrolling for best ways to treat your oily skin.

Over Cleansing

Over-cleansing strips the skin of its natural protective barrier which can lead to redness, inflammation, acne outbreaks, and sensitivity.  A simple way to keep oily skin in check is to cleanse your face regularly. Wash your face twice a day, both morning and night. Specially After you sweat, like after gym class or workout. You should also cleanse your face (and body, if body breakouts are a problem). Sweat can irritate breakouts and lead to a specific type of acne called acne Mechanica. Most importantly, keep a stash Premoistened cleansing cloths in your bag to give your skin a wipe-down in case soap and water aren't immediately available.


Some people have a myth that if they have oily skin, then they don’t need to hydrate. The truth is drinking enough water helps your body get rid of toxins. It brightens up your face naturally, making it radiant and glowing. Also make sure you’re moisturizing twice a day and topping up with a nighttime serum and facial mist throughout the day. Look for hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, peptides, and ceramides.   

Clean and Clear

Cleansing is must for every type of skin. Especially for oily skin, look for cleansers that contain sulfur, salicylic acid or tea tree oil – all of which dissolve excess sebum. Glycolic acid is also a good active ingredient, as it improves the skin’s overall tone and texture. After cleansing, use a mild, alcohol-free toner to remove impurities that your cleanser may have missed. Finish your routine by applying a light, oil-free moisturizer.

Use Astringents

You should try Astringent it is pretty similar to a toner — they both cleanse skin, fight oil, and tighten pores, but astringents tend to work better on oily, acne-prone skin. If your skin is excessively oily, you can use an astringent to tighten pores and further remove the oil, but because astringents contain high levels of alcohol, many find them over-drying and harsh – these should, at most, be used every other day, and never use them after you’ve exfoliated your face.

Avoid Scrubbing

Scrubbing is harsh to your skin. Rubbing the skin with abrasive scrubs, pads, or washcloths won't make your skin less oily and won't improve acne therefore if you rub your skin will irritate your skin. So be kind to your skin, treat it gently.

Exfoliate and Acne Treatments

An exfoliator specifically meant for oily skin can help. It not only sloughs away dead skin but also removes excess oil and grime by unclogging the pores. It even reduces the frequency of breakouts. When most people think of exfoliation, they think of physical exfoliants: products such as facial scrubs, konjac sponges, and cleansing cloths. If you have acne-prone skin, you should avoid these items all costsInstead of using physical exfoliants, acne-prone skin types should always opt for chemical exfoliants. Chemical exfoliants use acids or enzymes to dissolve the glue that holds dead skin cells together —without any irritating scrubbing action. Chemical Exfoliants Include Ingredients such as: Glycolic acid, Salicylic acid. Lactic acid, Papain (enzyme derived from papaya), Bromelain (enzyme derived from pineapple). One of these ingredients outperforms all the others when it comes to exfoliating acne-prone skin. This makes choosing an effective product for your skin type easy!

Concentrate on your Diet

According to experts, the root of your oily skin issues could actually lie in your gut. Some product increase oil production like sugar and dairy products, so if you suffer from oily skin you must avoid these products. What’s more, a diet deficient in zinc, magnesium, vitamin B and omega 3 may contribute to oil production. Zinc helps to regulate the oil-producing glands, so have it! The great sources of zinc include shellfish, legumes and nuts.