For girls with oily and/or acne-prone skin, the struggle for clear, squeaky-clean skin is real. Here are some tips to get the healthy skin you crave.
1. Wash your face twice a day.
This one is kind of a no-brainer, but definitely worth the mention. While you don’t want to completely strip your skin dry, it is very important to keep it clean.
2. Don’t forget to moisturize.
People with oily skin tend to skip moisturizer, but that’s not the right thing to do. If anything, skipping moisturizer will only make the problem worse by causing your body to produce more oil and sebum, which causes acne.
3. Treat yourself to at-home facials.
This is not only good for your skin, but it’s also fun. Remember to not use products that are heavily scented, as they might cause irritation. Also, it’s a good idea to start with an exfoliating scrub and end with some type of mask. My personal favorites when it comes to face masks include clay masks, sheet masks, and bubble masks.
4. NEVER forget to remove your makeup before bed.
This is by far the most important step in taking care of your skin. If you don't remove your makeup, not only will the makeup potentially clog your pores and cause infections but if you still have makeup on your face when you go to sleep, none of your nighttime skin care products will work.
5. Tea tree oil is a miracle worker.
I find that this is a great alternative to pimple cream. I know using an oil on your face seems scary when you have once or oily skin, but not all of them will cause skin problems. Tea tree oil not only has acne-fighting properties but also is all-natural so it doesn't contain any harmful chemicals.
6. Blotting papers are your best friend.
There’s a reason why they’re also sometimes called “oil absorbing sheets”. when you have oily skin, these tiny absorbent papers soak up any unwanted oil in seconds without ruining makeup.
7. Use primers and setting spray.
Priming and setting your makeup has more importance than one might think. When you have oily skin, Your makeup can easily melt off during the day, causing it to look streaky and/or uneven. This can be prevented by starting your makeup routine with the right primer and ending with a non-oily setting spray.
8. Wear the right kind of makeup.
There are so many different makeup products on the market. Know what works best for you. There are makeup products that tend to different needs, so keep an eye out for what makeup is friendly towards your skin.
9. Know what treatment is best for you.
Everyone’s skin is different. Even if two people have the same skin type, The same products may not work for them. Especially when it comes to acne, different treatments work for different people.
10. Wash your towels and pillowcases regularly.
Dirty towels and pillowcases are breeding grounds for acne-causing bacteria. Avoid this problem by making sure you change your towels and pillowcases every few days.
11. Have a routine.
Consistency is key. Following the same steps on a daily basis will speed up the process of improving your skin.