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6 ways to combat oily skin


We know that oily skin can sometimes feel like a curse. When oily skin rages out of control due to hormones, environmental factors or other acne aggressors, it can feel like a real acne-producing nightmare.

So how do we keep our oily skin under control? Our skin experts from The Pond’s Institute listed 6 steps we can all include in our skin regimes to keep the oil in check.

1. Wash your face, but not too often

It may be very tempting to cleanse your face each time it gets oily. But in fact, over-cleansing can make your skin produce extra oil. Wash your face 2 to 3 times a day, max

Don’t wash your face too often.

Once in the morning and before you go to bed. You can wash once after lunch too, if you’d like. A good solution that’ll cleanse your skin is Pond's Clear Solutions Facial Foam.

2. Wash your face with lukewarm water

Very hot and very cold water can strip your skin of its natural oils. This throws the moisture balance off by making skin excessively dry. So to compensate, your skin produces more oil, resulting in a vicious oil-producing cycle. The key is to stick to water at room temperature— not too hot, not too cold.

3. Pick a cleanser with salicylic acid

Salicylic acid controls sebum production and limits bacterial growth. It also encourages the shedding of dead skin cells and unclogs pores.

Wash away excess oil by using cleansers that contain salicylic acid.

This prevents skin inflammation and the formation of the different types of acne variations —whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. Read more about the different types of acne.

4. Use cleansing wipes during the day

Use cleansing wipes for quick cleans during the day.

When your skin gets sticky, dirty and greasy while on the move, wipes  can be your quick fix. It’s a great solution for keeping your skin fresh, clean and balanced, without being too harsh or abrasive on your skin.

5. Remove make-up at the end of the day

After a whole day of exposure, your pores can get clogged with makeup residue, excess oil, dirt, dust and bacteria. If this combination doesn’t inspire you to cleanse, think about what happens when you let it stew in your pores overnight.

Remove all traces of makeup at night.

Clogged pores can become can form pimples, making the oily skin situation a lot worse.

Your skin also has natural habits that can keep it bright and healthy. Find out how to eliminate acne and dullness for bright and healthy skin.