While some men are blessed with really good skin, some others have very oily or dry skin. While dry skin comes with its own set of problems, oily skin and the way it affects your appearance can be troublesome. A little hydration is essential if you want to keep your skin glowing, but excess oil can be a problem.
We give you a list of things you can take up to get rid of the excess oil from your skin. This will ensure that you do not look sweaty all the time. Make it a habit and soon your oily skin will turn to regular, normal skin.
- Wash your face every day – once in the morning and once in the evening — with warm water and a facial cleanser. Don’t be tempted to wash your face more frequently; doing so will strip away all of the natural oils, which actually causes your skin to produce more.
- Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables, and cut back on fried and processed foods. Load up on kiwi and lemons; both fruits are acne-fighters and help to balance out your skin tone.
- Soak a cotton ball with buttermilk. Massage the buttermilk into your skin three to five times per week after washing your face. Leave the buttermilk on your skin for a few minutes before rinsing with cool water. The acids in the buttermilk cleanse the skin and tighten pores.
- Exfoliate your skin one to two times per week. This will get rid of the dead skin cells that clog the pores and cause acne. Use an oil-free exfoliating product and scrub in small, circular motions for a minute or two before rinsing with cool water.
- When you’re away from home, tissues can help soak up excess oil on your face; keep them at your desk or in your car in case of an oily skin emergency. When you’re at home, though, there’s nothing better than a face mask to help soak up oil and deep clean your skin.
- The dirt and oil debris that accumulates on your fingertips can rub off on your face if you constantly touch it. This makes your existing oil problem worse and increases your risk of acne breakouts. As tempting as it might be, keep your hands clear of your face. The same holds true for acne pimples. Touching and picking at your acne can leave behind a permanent scar if you’re unlucky.