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Preventing oiliness in summer can seem like a hard task, but it’s actually much simpler than you think. It’s all about taking precautionary measures, not treating. If you’re healthy, your skin will be healthy too, and besides, it’s so much easier to maintain your skin instead of treating it!
Start On The Inside
Believe it or not, the very first step in preventing oily skin is on the inside, not on the skin directly. First and foremost, you should always make sure you are properly hydrated. Drink at least eight cups of water each day, and as much as twelve cups if you have been exercising, are pregnant, or if you live in abnormally hot or cold climates. The second step is to make sure you are eating a healthy diet. Limit your intake of sweets, oils, and fats as they can cause your skin to become oily, as well as blemish outbreaks. Opt instead for veggies, fruits, lean proteins, and complex carbohydrates.
Treat The Skin
After using those first steps to make your overall health better, you need to work on the skin itself. This includes washing your face once a day, right before bed, with a gentle acne wash. Don’t miss days! Ever! You should follow up your wash with a moisturizer. Yes, even oily skin types need to moisturize! If you have blemishes already on your face, you can use an overnight spot treatment over the top of this. In the morning, there is no need to wash your face again. Instead, simply splash your face with cool water to remove excess oils that may have built up while you slept, and pat your skin dry.
Make smart choices. Makeup is a good place to start. You should start by ensuring all of your makeup is good for oily skin. This means that it should be light and free of excess oils. If you still have issues, try finding the best primer for oily skin,which will help to keep your makeup where you put it instead of slipping and sliding around to where you don’t want it to be. Some foundations even come with a small amount of acne medication built right into the formula, so if you tend to be blemish prone along with your oily skin, you may want to try finding one of these.
Besides makeup choices, you should also remember the following things:
● Protect your skin with an appropriate amount of SPF.
● Wash your pillowcases every other night.
● Pull your hair back from your face when possible.
● Don’t touch your face unless necessary, and never pick at it.
● Exercise in addition to eating right, but remember to rinse your face off afterward.
Using these simply tips and tricks should help you to prevent oiliness in summer. They take almost no time, and not only will your skin look gorgeous, but you’ll feel a lot healthier too. Do you have something that you’d like to add to our tips and tricks, or would you like to make a comment on one of ours? Please feel free to do so in the comments below. We can’t wait to hear what you have to say!
I really loved reading your article Amanda! These are great tips for Summer we encounter here in Bangladesh.
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