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DIY Tips To Control Oily Skin

Excessive sebum production by the skin cells causes your skin to be excessively oily. Having oily skin is one of the common concerns of many people. And they are always into finding the most appropriate mechanism to control the oil over their skin. 

Here you will find some most common methods to control oil production that are suitable for most skin types. 

Regular cleansing:

Washing the face with a gentle, pH-balanced, non-soap cleanser every morning and evening is crucial to maintaining clean, healthy skin.

In case you are allergic to soaps then you can also go for gentle face washes.

Apply salicylic acid products:

Salicylic acid-containing products are excellent for controlling oil production by your skin cells. Use these products to gently exfoliate your skin regularly. It will also help remove dead skin cells, excessive oil, and other debris from the skin’s surface.

For best results, people should apply exfoliating products in gentle, small, circular motions for around 30 seconds or less using warm water.

Add the use of green tea:

Green tea contains antioxidants that will originally reduce the sebum production by your skin cells. People may benefit from using moisturizers, toners, or facial washes with 3% green tea extract.

Make some dietary changes:

Add the following products daily as part of your skincare routine. These will help to control sebum production and make your skin appear less oily:

  • Fresh vegetables
  • Fresh fruits
  • Oats and cereals

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About the Author: Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Lahore, Pakistan. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling, and pharmaceutical care planning. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.

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