How To Get Rid Of Oily Skin

Oily skin can be a tricky problem. Unlike dry skin which is far easier to treat, oily skin needs tender loving care and attention.

How To Get Rid Of Oily Skin During The Day

Oily skin can be a pain during the day. Your make up doesn’t last very long and your face shines like it was covered in fat even if you’ve just washed it an hour before.

Don’t lose faith. It is possible to get rid of oily skin during the day. Simply do the steps below as part of your daily skin care routine.
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Use A Gentle Cleanser

This is the first step. A good cleanser wipes away excess oil and leaves your face clean. It also helps eliminate oil buildup which cause enlarged pores, blackheads, white heads or acne.

Always use a gentle cleanser. Refrain from using anything that can be drying to your skin. A dry skin will overcompensate and produce even more oil — strange I know, but welcome to the world of oily skin!

Remember to use lukewarm water when washing your face. This gets rid of oil much more efficiently than cold water.

Apply A Face Toner

Toner is not always a recommended skin care routine. However, if you’ve got oily skin, it is.

A good toner helps with reducing oil secretion and in bringing back the skin’s ph. Some people swear by toners which contain alpha hydrolic acid but if your skin reacts badly to these ingredients, there are a host of other toners that are as good such as Burt’s Bees Rosewater Toner for mature skin or the Neutrogena Alcohol free toner.


People who have oily skin usually refrain from using moisturizers afraid that it will worsen their condition. However, I find that this does more bad than good.

For many people I have talked with, nothing has made a greater impact on their oily face than including a moisturizer in their skin care routine. Apply this thinly and gently and this should do wonders on your face.

Make sure you buy moisturizer that is formulated for oily skin. Steer clear of oil-based products. Instead, go for oil-free or water based ones.

Do these three steps every day and you should get rid of oily skin.

Now On To Make Up For Oily Skin

Make up also plays a major part in curbing oily skin during the day. Here are some things to take note of

Use a Good Primer or base

Refrain from using foundation and other make up which are creamy. Instead use powder-based products.

A good mattifier can do wonders on your oily face. Have a look at the Murad Control Mattifier which also has SPF protection

More Info On Getting Rid Of Oily Skin On Face

Don’t forget to use sunscreen. If you are concerned of the over all health of your skin this is one thing you really need to do no matter what your skin type is.

Try The Oil Cleansing Method (OCM)

You may find this very strange. But the Oil Cleansing Method has helped a lot of people who suffer from oily skin. So why not give it a try.

The Oil Cleansing Method works on the assumption that oil dissolves oil. Thus, by applying a combination of skin-friendly oil on to your face, all impurities are washed away.

Here are the steps

It looks so harmless1) Mix equal portions of three oils (30% each). The following oils are good for oily skin

  • castor oil
  • almond oil
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Joboba oil
  • Avodado oil
  • olive oil (this tend to be a bit heavy. So if you have very oil skin, use less of this in the mixture)

2) Put enough of this mixture and apply it gently on your face. Then massage your face very gently too

3) Now get a terry washcloth and put it under very hot water. Make sure the water is not too hot so that it won’t scald your skin.

Rinse all water off the washcloth.

Note: Alternatively, you can use a face steamer. You can also steam your face using a basin with hot water and with a towel over your head.
Remember not to scald yourself!

4) Now cover your face with the hot terry washcloth. Leave it for a couple minutes until it cools off.

5) Lastly, wipe the oil off using the same washcloth.

Note: You can also rub a very thin layer of this mixture on your face as a moisturizer. As to how often to do OCM, it really depends on you. You can use it daily or once a week. Although after the results, you’ll probably want to use it as often as you can.

Definitely give this treatment method a try. Many people who have tried this method swears that it really does get rid of oily skin problems.

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