Many people have slightly oily/acneic skin. The problem is, it can be overwhelming to try and figure out exactly how to keep it under control.
1. Always use a moisturizer.
-This is huge! I know of a lot of people that have told me they don't use a moisturizer because they don't like the feel, or think it clogs their pores, or maybe adds to the oil that's already there. What happens when you wash your face, is you strip a lot of the natural oils. If you don't replenish your skin with some sort of moisture, it's going to go into overdrive and make things much worse. You simply need an oil free moisturizer to fix this whole problem. That's it! At Purify Salon we carry [comfort zone] products which has a mattifying oil free moisturizer, which I LOVE!
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-Exfoliating can seem like a scary thing. But it's truly not. Go for a gentle exfoliater, not something that has ground up walnuts or almonds. That is not a good thing to put on your face. You want synthetic beads or naturally round exfoliating particles. [comfort zone] also offers a great scrub with algae particles in it to gently remove the dead skin stuck in your pores. Therefore, you will be getting the top layer of gunk scraped away, and then your pores will indeed start to become cleaner and less blocked. Only exfoliate once a week until your skin becomes accustomed. After several weeks you can start doing it twice a week.
3. Oily skin stays younger longer.
-Dry skin tends to age faster than oily skin. Oily skin is keeping the skin coated, protected from any pollutants, and very moisturized, whether it's pretty or not ;) Keep this in mind, people! Try to be thankful for all that extra oil. You'll be excused from premature aging! ( for a little while )
4. Get a facial
-Estheticians know which blackheads and whiteheads are ready to come out. We clean the skin, prep it, and do extractions the correct way. Please, if you are going to pick at your own face DON'T USE YOUR FINGER NAILS. There is so much dirt under your finger nails you can make a blemish ten times worse. Use q-tips or wrap your nails in cotton and gently push down and inwards. (I'll be writing a blog about this subject later.) It also helps if you do it after you get out of the shower when your skin is the softest and you pores are open.
5. Use blotting papers
-You can go to just about any beauty section in any drugstore or grocery store and find blotting or rice papers. You can keep these in your purse or pocket and blot that oil away any time your feeling oil-slickish. They are heaven sent! Especially in the summer.
If you have any questions about oily or acne prone skin that wasn't answered...go ahead and ask!
Hope you enjoyed it and learned something.