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How to Keep Your Oily Skin at Bay as the Weather Warms Up

Oily skin can be very frustrating, especially when the temperatures are rising and the warm weather is already making you feel icky. The greasiness of excess oil and sebum produced by your skin not only is difficult to get rid of once you have put on your makeup, but the combination can accelerate acne.

The undesirable oiliness during summer months is due to overproduction by the sebaceous glands. The purpose of these glands is to produce sebum which locks in the moisture of your skin and helps keep your skin healthy. During hot and humid weather, these glands, with the sole intention of protecting your skin, end up producing more sebum than needed. But in some individuals, this overproduction of sebum can be hormonal or caused by other factors.

It’s not just the shininess that can be bothersome. Clogged pores can lead to blackheads, whiteheads, and acne, and even make the pores appear more prominent.

5 Ways to Manage Oily Skin in Hot Weather

Here are a few ways you can deal with oily skin during the warm weather.

Blot Away the Excess Oil

Blotting paper is a must-have product if you have oily skin. Nobody wants their makeup ruined because of the oily shine, especially when you are out on a date. We recommend choosing a high-performance blotting paper such as Zorom’s oil-absorbing sheets that come in compact and sturdy packaging that makes them easy to carry around.

Simply press the blotting paper on your skin gently and allow it to absorb the excess oil on your face. This product is amazing, as it will not disturb your makeup or pick up your sunscreen.

Don’t Forget to Moisturize

You might think why would you want anyone want to make their skin even greasier with a moisturizer? But not moisturizing your skin can lead to a lot of skin issues including acne. When choosing a moisturizer for oily skin, choose a light, gel-based moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and stop it from over-producing oils.

Remember to moisturize after you have cleaned your skin with a gentle facial cleanser. This is important as you do not want to push in dirt and grime along with the moisturizer into your pores.

Exfoliate with Gentle Cleansers

Oily skin benefits from exfoliation with products containing AHA and BHAs, and Salicylic acid. These ingredients help the skin get rid of excess oil and improve its appearance. But over-exfoliating can damage your skin, so make sure to exfoliate not more than twice a week. Also, having a good skincare routine and including retinol will help improve the overall quality of your skin.

Keep the UV Radiations Blocked with Sunscreen

Sunscreen is a must for bright, sunny weather, and otherwise too. We all know how damaging UV rays can be for our skin, and not to forget the awful sunburns. Broad-spectrum, oil-free sunscreens are best suited for oily skin as they do not clog your pores. Alternatively, you can also use sunblock, which requires fewer reapplications.

Stay Hydrated

One of your skin’s worst enemies is dehydration. A busy lifestyle and higher dependence on every other drink other than water wreaks havoc on your skin. Ensuring you have plenty of water throughout the day will help improve your skin’s oil and water content balance which will in turn help prevent the secretion of excess oil and sebum.

Look Beautiful Everyday

In addition to our above suggestions, it is also important to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. Avoid sugary and salty treats, limit your caffeine and alcohol intake, and incorporate good hygiene habits in daily life to improve your skin and control its oiliness.

Dealing with oily skin is never fun, but it’s something that most of us have to deal with. Be sure to utilize our tips above to help keep your oily skin at bay as the weather warms up this year.

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