5 Tips to Prevent Face from Looking Oily and Shiny

  • Jan. 26, 2023
  • Skin Care

A shiny face is such a nuisance and I think almost if not everyone in the world has suffered from a shiny face. It is not all that bad though. Shiny skin can be an indication of a healthy skin. Although, excess oil on your skin can lead to problems such as acne breakouts. Also, the natural oils usually contain essential fat and wax that forms a protective layer on your skin to keep away harmful bacteria, protect it from UV damage and also keep it moisturized. On the other hand, lack of shine on face can make it appear dull therefore lead to skin dryness.

But what causes shine on face? Shiny face comes as a result of overabundance of oil created by the sebaceous glands in the wrong places. The activities of the sebaceous glands can change due to underlying conditions such as acne, hormonal imbalance, puberty, genetics, environmental conditions and also external ingredients applied to skin.

You’re definitely here so you can get the tips on how to get rid of all that grease on your face. So, here they go:

  1. Use an oil-control cleanser

The right cleanser is a good way to help control the ongoing oil production. Sometimes, harsh cleansers might cause your skin to dry out therefore making it produce excess oil. Avoid products that might cause irritation as well as oil-based products which are too gentle. Using cleansers with ingredients such as salicylic acid will help remove excess oil, clean your face, minimize the pores and also reduce shine for the rest of the day without drying out your face.

  1. Commit to a mattifying moisturizer

Moisturizers are the key to keeping oil production on your face under control. Although, using moisturizers that are too thick and oily might worsen the already greasy situation by causing you to sweat profusely. Therefore, it is advisable to use a lightweight, mattifying moisturizer that will allow your pores to breathe a lot easier. Using products with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid will help balance oil and water in the skin which creates a barrier that helps to control oil production while still locking in moisture.

  1. Use face oils instead of creams

People tend to confuse oil production with hydration, hence they do not properly hydrate their face. But sometimes, the solution to an oily skin is just to apply more oil. Our skin tends to produce excess oil when it becomes oil-deficient as compensation. Therefore, applying face oil which is light and can be absorbed quickly into the skin can help it produce less oil because the oil level is sufficient. Oils such as jojoba oil help treat oily skin, acne as well as other skin problems.

  1. Never skip your sunscreen

Sunscreen is very important every day for all skin types. The trik though is to get a sunscreen with the right formula and consistency. Check for one that is noncomedogenic and oil-absorbing with ingredients such as zinc. This is because zinc has been found to help reduce acne without causing shine or oiliness. Therefore, don’t shy away from applying your sunscreen in fear of it worsening the grease on your face.

  1. Exfoliate frequently

Use a gentle exfoliant that will fight breakouts without leaving the skin feeling tight at least once a week. Be careful not to overdo it as excessive exfoliation can trigger the skin to produce more oil and become irritable therefore worsening the situation. You could also incorporate a scrubbing brush to help loosen the dirt and oil clogged up in your pores. Also, make sure you’re careful and gentle as too much roughness may lead to microtears which could further cause infections.

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Charene Mich is a makeup enthusiast, makeup artist, digital marketer and content creator. Charlene also has a YouTube channel that she started out of her passion for beauty,hair and lifestyle content which also led her to start writing on Weridi.