September 29, 2013 12:00 AM | by Nada Allam
Tips to Prevent Shiny Oily Skin
You know how you fix yourself up before you go out for the day. You fix up your hairdo, your outfit, and your makeup. Yet for some reason, you came back home at the end of the day and do not look like the person who left that morning. Your hair has disfigured, your clothes don't look as ironed as they were, and your face looks kind of shiny, your T-zone to be specific. There isn't much you can do about the crinkling of your clothes, but you can do something about the oily T-zone that appears on your face.
1. Clean the surfaces of your phone and glasses.
These are two items that you probably use every day. Putting your phone next to your ear and cheek always leaves the surface with residual oils. You need to clean that surface throughout the day, so as to prevent these oils from entering and clogging your pores every time you answer the phone.
2. Clean your face.
I am sure you heard this a million times, but the reason behind it is extremely important. Never ever go to bed without washing your face. Think of it this way, throughout your day, how many people do you greet with hugs and kisses? How many times do your touch your face? What has your hand touched? The amount of dirt and grease that is on your face by the end of the day is immense. You must always cleanse your face, so that the dirt does not sink into the pores of your skin. Cleanse your face twice, everyday, and stay away from alcohol based cleansers.
3. Greasy foods are a no no!
Now I am not saying put an end to all the cheeseburgers you regularly eat, I love me a double cheeseburger from time to time. However, do try to reduce the intake of greasy foods as they trigger breakouts, oil production and clogged pores.
4. Makeup choices.
If you have oily skin, you must pay attention to what products you are applying to your skin. Be sure to pick the right foundation for oily skin, and choose correctly between powered blush and cream blush.
5. Use blotting papers.
Blotting papers are tissue papers that absorb oil, without disturbing your makeup. Throughout the day, before retouching your makeup, be sure to use some blotting paper, not tissue. The tissue paper will not absorb the oils, it will just spread it across your face.