Wondering how to clean oily skin without your body reacting and producing even more sebum than before? It’s all about doing it gently, and avoiding certain harsh ingredients.
Here’s some pointers thanks to WikiHow…
Choose a cleanser. Use a gentle face wash designed for oily skin. Liquid face washes containing alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), such as citric acid, lactic acid, or glycolic acid, exfoliate your skin and remove dead skin cells. Cleansers with emollients (petrolatum, lanolin, mineral oil, and ceramides) or humectants (glycerin) hold moisture in your skin. If you have acne, use medicated cleansers that contain salicylic acid, sodium sulfacetamide, or benzoyl peroxide. These ingredients fight acne while cleaning your skin.
2. Wash your face twice daily with warm water. First, clean your hands. Wet your face with lukewarm water. Apply cleanser with your fingertips. Gently cleanse your skin—do not scrub it harshly. When you wake up and before you go to bed are ideal times to wash. Also be sure to wash after exercising or sweating profusely. You can wash over the sink or while showering. The shower acts as a giant steamer, opening your pores and liquefying sebum—your skin’s oil.
Do not scrub your face too hard. Also, do not use water that is too hot. Sebum is meant to lubricate your skin and protect it.
Use an exfoliator once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells and keep your pores open. On the other hand, using a washcloth or buff puff can increase oiliness.
If you wear make-up, cleansing is better than using makeup remover wipes. If you must use a wipe, avoid products with alcohol and fragrances. Choose products designed for sensitive skin. If you have acne, buy wipes containing salicylic acid or do not use wipes at all. Regardless, be sure to wash your face afterwards. Wipes are not a substitute for washing. Coconut oil is an effective, moisturizing, natural product for makeup removal.
3. Pat your face dry with a clean towel. If possible, change your face towels every day. Oil, dirt, and bacteria get trapped on your towels. It is essential that you do not transfer these things back to yourself. Use a smaller sized hand towel or washcloth to reduce laundry.
La Biosthetique Clair de Teint Purifiant — Deep Cleansing Gel is a cleansing gel which helps frees oily, blemished skin of sebum and also protects against dehydration.
This refreshing cleansing gel is guaranteed to get rid of the oil on blemished skin. Clair de Teint Purifiant contains mild, pure plant surfactants to cleanse right down to the pores.
The intensive facial cleansing thoroughly removes dirt, make-up and surplus sebum. It is not only extremely gentle to protect the skin’s moisture reserves and ensure they are not stressed. Clair de Teint Purifiant is precisely geared towards the individual needs of oily, blemished skin for a clean, clear and healthy skin sensation.
In the morning and evening, apply Clair de Teint Purifiant daily to face, neck and décolleté and rinse with cosmetic sponges or the hands.
- Mild cleansing substance based on sugar/wheat.
- Lactic acid which is a natural moisturiser.