Say NO to Sheen

A healthy glowing skin is what many desire but a glow that simply translates into oily skin can be distasteful. Read on to discover how to prevent your skin from getting oily by midday.

Understanding Oily Skin

If you have been struggling with super oily skin, you may find it difficult to believe that a normal balanced oil flow from the pores does well for the skin too.  For example, it ameliorates dry skin, maintains a healthy skin surface and keeps skin looking supple.

Oily skin becomes a nuisance when too much sebum is produced to the extent it enlarges the pores, causing them to stretch beyond the capacity to handle the amounts of oil being produced. It gets worse when the pore lining thickens, which blocks oil from getting to skin’s surface, resulting in blackheads and whiteheads.

Here are a few PRO-TIPS on what you need to know to make your skin feel less oily and what to take note when caring for oily skin.

PRO-TIP 1: Use a gel-based/ lotion-based moisturizer

If you have oily-prone skin, any moisturizer you use tends to feel heavy. When it comes to hydration, choose a gel-based or lotion-based moisturizer since it is feather light and usually free of pore-clogging ingredients whilst giving your skin the essential antioxidants and skin-replenishing ingredients it needs to look healthy and rejuvenated.

PRO-TIP 2: Use a gentle exfoliator

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Exfoliation is one of the most important cleansing steps for people with oily skin. People with oily skin tend to have an excessive build-up of dead skin on the surface. Gently exfoliating is the only way to remove that build-up and reduced clogged pores. An added benefit is it helps prevent aging because dead and dull skin cells make fine lines, wrinkles, and dry skin stands out more.

PRO-TIP 3: Scale back on makeup

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With the usually hot weather condition in Singapore, wearing heavy makeup on can melt into your pores and clog them or worse, cause more production of oil. Consider an oil-controlling primer or mattifier. Although they only offer temporary relief for oily skin, just know you’ve got options.