Skin problems are quite frequent and serious and demand a considerable amount of attention. Many of us face a problem like that unpleasant and irritating shine on the face. External conditions like bad ecology and high temperatures can cause the formation of the greasy glowing look. So here we are going to introduce some basic skin care tips and measures you can take to prevent and get rid of that greasy glowing skin really easily!
Hormonal disruptions, dysbacteriosis, and vitamin deficiency, dermatological problems, vegetative-vascular dystonia, a disorder of the nervous system and constant stress are all factors requiring more serious treatment.
Greasy glowing face may appear on skins, not inclined towards oiliness. Still, for oily skin, it is more probable to appear. Of course, like any skin type, oily skin has its pluses, like the preservation of young and fresh looks longer, still there are also many negative factors connected with it. Oily skin is a consequence of intensive work of the sebaceous glands. The sebaceous glands expand, and a large amount of oil appears. Oily skin is also one of the causes of acne, when the oil mixes with dust and dead horny cells and clogs the ducts of the sebaceous glands.
The first and most important rule for dealing with oily skin is to clean the skin properly. A usual facial soap is your best friend in this. We recommend using a simple children’s soap with no additives, fragrances, moisturizers, etc. The next step to get rid of greasy looks should be special masks. Below you may find some useful options.
Calendula Facial Mask for Oily Skin
Tablespoon of calendula should be dissolved in 100 grams of water. Soaking a cotton gauze in this mixture, gently squeeze it and apply to the face, leaving the space below the eyes, mouth and nostrils. After 15-20 minutes, remove the mask, and clean the remaining liquid with a cotton swab.
Protein Mask for Oily Skin
Take some whipped egg whites, add 5 drops of lemon juice and apply to the face, leaving it dry. Then rinse this with water, which can also be mixed with lemon juice.
Fruit and Berry Juices Facial Masks
This is a mask that should be made of fresh juice of red or white currants, strawberries, apples, pears, apricots, and cherries, which are perfect for oily skin and for removing the greasy effect. Juice should be diluted with water and some glycerin should be added to it, after which you need to soak a cotton gauze in the mixture and apply it on face leaving this on for 10-15 minutes. Apart from helping you get rid of the glow, this mix also gifts your skin with a healthy and smooth look.
Another good way to deal with greasy glow on the skin is special cloths and strips. They are made of 100% cellulose, and look like parchment paper. They wipe and absorb the excessive oil and instantly take away the glow. They are completely safe and suitable for everybody, made from natural materials and totally excluding any chemistry.
Finally, we would like to introduce some basic don’ts in case you gave oily and glowy skin. First of all, you need to say a rigid “no” to foundation. It adds some extra proportions of undesirable membrane on your face and thus prepares a proper ground for microorganisms and for acne. Also, it is absolutely forbidden to dry the oily skin, wiping it over with various spirituous liquids. This will only make things worse. According to the physiology of the skin, if it starts drying, it will produce more fat for compensation. Accordingly, the shine will not just disappear, it will only intensify. In addition, it is important to pay attention to what you eat. Sweet and spicy things are highly recommended to avoid. Especially avoid carrots, honey and sugar. These products stimulate the production of hormones that enhance the activity of the sebaceous glands.
If you follow the beauty dos and don’ts properly, the unpleasant glow of your skin will disappear in a few weeks. If it doesn’t, then you should look for the solution of the problem deeper, and should take serious medical measures. However, these were the basic tips for you to know and to have the maximum effective results.
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