Doesn’t it seem like this Summer is off to a ‘hot’ start? And if you have oily skin, then you’ll know that summer heat is lesser of a problem than the various skin issues it brings. If you’ve noticed some wrinkles around your eyes, its because oily skin, unlike dry skin, is also more susceptible to develop wrinkles. So, here are 5 simple tips can help you maintain healthy skin and strengthen it against wrinkles.
1. Avoid over cleaning your face
This is a classic and typical concern of everyone with oily skin. We want to quickly get rid of the greasiness felt on the face and so we waste no time and wash our faces as often as we can. Unfortunately, positive results don’t occur that way. Do you know that over cleansing your face can actually backfire and lead to more oil production? That’s true!
Therefore, avoid washing your face more than twice a day. Of course, feel free to use natural body wipes or blotting papers during the day to keep the excess oil at bay.
2. Be careful with SPF
Sunscreen is definitely not my best friend as I hate the stickiness of the cream. But, let truth be told, a lot of empirical studies on skin have shown that sunscreen indeed plays an important role in beating and preventing signs of aging including wrinkles. If your oily skin is making you more prone to body acne then you must pay attention to sun protection tips.
Since you have an oily skin, don’t opt for sunscreens that have higher SPF rates. Higher the SPF in a sunscreen, oilier the cream is. So, use a sunscreen with SPF 15.
3. Choose a serum based night moisturizer
Firstly you must develop the habit of applying moisturizers at night. If you aren’t already applying good moisturizers before hitting the bed, you are keeping your skin vulnerable to developing wrinkles on your face. Since you have an oily skin, it is advisable to apply a serum based night moisturizer and let the cream moisturizers be used by those who have dry skin.
4. You need a BHA Exfoliant
This works really well with men and women with oily skin. Exfoliate your skin with a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) skincare product as they really assist in improving breakouts. BHA aka salicylic acid helps in exfoliating the skin’s surface along with clearing the inside pores, where the real clogging occurs. Salicylic acid also helps in reducing redness and stimulating collagen production for firmer and smoother skin. So, applying a BHA exfoliant is a must for any one with oily skin who is struggling with wrinkles and breakouts.
5. Lastly, take good sleep
This particular tip is in fact one of the most pertinent tips given to people with oily skin. It is imperative to get your beauty sleep in order to keep your skin free from wrinkles and other deformities.
Remember to always sleep on your back as sleeping on your face can wrinkle the skin. Good sound sleep is a must to keep that acne away!