Not only do you have to deal with oily looking skin, it also usually goes along with congestion, breakouts and enlarged pores.Long-lasting makeup can be a challenge too.
Causes of oily skin issues are multiple. Again, lifestyle is key. For example, a sugar heavy diet can lead to sebum overproduction.
But your skincare routine plays a key role too. You tend to over-clean oily skin, with products full of chemical ingredients or too concentrated – exfoliators are a typical example of products that – if not chosen carefully – can aggravate your skin, leading to more oil production as a defensive mechanism.
The secret is to use gentle cleansers (the more natural the better) that will detoxify while nourishing your skin – water and oil-based products are perfect to do so.
Applying a mask a few times a week is also a must. Clay masks are perfect to gently absorb excess sebum, reduce pores appearance and illuminate the skin.