Oily skin can drive you crazy – yet it deserves plenty of TLC. Sure, overactive oil glands can leave your forehead glistening by mid-morning, boost the odds for blackheads and blemishes and even make skin look dull. But often, the skin underneath all that sheen is sensitive. And hitting it with harsh products on a regular basis can make oily skin react – by turning red and pumping out even more oil! For better results, pamper and protect your oily complexion with these steps from Kristals skin care specialists.
Kristals Skin Care Tips to Tame Your Oily Skin
1) Cleanse gently
Wash your face morning and night to remove oil and the debris that gets stuck in your pores. Use a gentle cleanser and warm, not hot, water. Don’t scrub and steer clear of harsh soaps. It’s tempting to want to strip all the oil away. But going too far will inflame your skin; irritated pores may pump out even more oil for protection!
If your skin is extremely oily, a cleanser that contains benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or beta-hydroxy acid may help. Start with a low concentration to be sure these products don’t irritate your face.
2) Use a soothing toner
Skip alcohol-based toners that strip natural oils and irritate sensitive skin. Look for types formulated for oily or acne-prone skin that contain inflammation-soothing ingredients like willow bark extract. A toner can be used after you cleanse or before applying other products, such as blemish-fighting acne gels or an oil-free sunscreen. Try the ROSE QUARTZ Oil Free Clarifying Action Toner.
For deeper cleansing, try a mask. Used once in a while, a mask formulated for oily skin can help lift excess oil and dead skin out of pores. Your face will look and feel fresh and clean. Clay is often a good option because it draws in oils and impurities as it dries. Use once every two weeks or even less often to avoid irritating and over-drying your skin. Try the AVENTURINE Collagen Booster Mask to remove excess sebum from oily areas to give you smooth skin that retains moisture.
4) Quick shine fix
Carry blotting paper or medicated pads to take care of “shine.” A quick swipe with a medicated pad can remove excess oil on the go. Or try blotting paper intended to remove oil. Just press gently to forehead, cheeks or chin for a few seconds; the paper soaks up oil but leaves make-up relatively undisturbed.
About Kristals Cosmetics
Kristals Cosmetics specializes in formulating leading-edge skincare products using gemstone-infused technology. Kristals’ bioenergized formulas blend the holistic health benefits of amber, ruby, sapphire, rock crystal, and other precious and semi-precious stones with proven skincare ingredients such as peptides, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid to help promote gemstone-based beauty rooted in organic ingredients.