Most women are concerned about the complexion of their skin. And with so much pollution, grime, and other harmful environmental factors, chances are, you’ll end up getting stuck with oily, darker- looking skin on most days. If you suffer from tanned, oily skin and are looking for quick tips to restore the lost, natural glow, scroll further.
1)The “Cold, Salt Water” Regimen
Having oily skin demands a strict cleansing ritual because leaving your skin oily could lead to trapping pores with radicals, resulting in darker looking skin and acne. If you want your skin to be oil-free, invest in a good cleansing routine at least 2-3 times a day. When you are washing your face, ensure that you use “cold water” and add a pinch of salt to it. Hot water can burn the skin, leaving it looking red or dark in places. People with dark, oily skin need to be very careful about this as they naturally have large, open pores and sensitive skin. Using cold water with salt will ensure that the pores on your skin are closed, unnecessary oils are absorbed and stay unclogged. Doing this process consistently, will reduce the darkness of your skin over time and uphold skin hygiene.
2)DIY Face Masks
A very useful way of getting rid of facial darkness or oily skin is to make DIY face masks. You will need simple kitchen ingredients and the discipline to carry out this procedure 2 -3 times a week for visible results. Try a combination of gram flour, turmeric, and saffron. Turmeric contains anti-bacterial properties while gram flour and saffron have skin-lightening properties.
However, be careful as the overuse of facial masks could risk drying out your skin. Moisturize your face with a light, oil skin-friendly cream right after. You could alternatively make a face pack with Fuller’s earth, rose water and yogurt. Other homemade packs for oily skin popularly include egg whites, cucumber, papaya or even tomato pulp. Homemade masks are a lot more efficient than fairness creams available in the market. So, the next time you want a reliable, skin-lightening remedy, go homemade!
3)Use Blotting Paper
It is a common misconception that oily skin needs regular scrubbing. Instead of scrubbing your face with harsh chemicals like soaps and face washes, use blotting paper. Blotting paper is an excellent way to get rid of excess oil immediately, without damaging or darkening the skin caused by chemicals.
4)Use Organic Makeup
If you want your skin to appear lighter almost instantly but are scared to use makeup because it could aggravate the oils, avoid heavy, cream-based makeup. Before you invest in makeup products, consult a dermatologist and buy the products that are most compatible with your skin type. Good, organic makeup suitable for oily skin, can keep the face matte for longer periods of time without clogging the pores and can also help in bringing an instant glow to the face.
5)Invest In Monthly Skin-Care Treatments
Make it a point to get a professional clean up or peels done for tanned, oily skin once a month. Though expensive, these treatments will help in treating the problem at its source and reduce the symptoms of premature aging. Skin-specific treatments could also help with getting rid of blemishes, fine lines and lighten complexion over multiple sittings.
It is also prudent to drink plenty of water, protect yourself from the harsh UV rays of the sun and maintain a regular skin-care routine to keep the grease under control and for healthier, fair-looking skin.
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