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Have dry or oily skin?

Have dry or oily skin?

Having a dry or oily face can sure be a pain! Especially after trying everything it’s almost as if you’ve reached your giving up point but not to worry! I’m here to show you many tips and tricks to get your skin back to normal!

 

DRY SKIN:

If you suffer from dry skin, there are many things you can do to hydrate your skin and prevent it from drying out again.

Moisturize frequently and consistently. The need to moisturize your skin when is dry is stating the obvious but it’s important that you know how to moisturize correctly. You need to be moisturizing frequently and consistently in order to effectively eliminate dry skin. Keep a moisturizer right beside your bed as a constant reminder to moisturize before going to sleep

Moisturizing when your skin is still a little damp may help lock in extra moister. Pat skin (never rub) with your towel so the excess water comes off then by your favorite moisturizer.

Gently exfoliate. Exfoliating can be great for getting rid of dead skin cells and for smoothing the skin. However, many use a damp baby’s washcloth to massage your face in small, circular motions in order to gently, exfoliate skin.
Throw out, harsh body scrubs and try using a loofah instead! You can also use an exfoliating gloves or a dry skin brush to gently exfoliate the skin.  Be sure to moisturize right after exfoliating.

Limit the products you use. A lot of times, dry skin is a side effect of using certain treatments, like ones for acne and wrinkles. If you are trying to or fight off aging, this doesn’t mean you have to stop using those treatments completely. It simply means you should use them less frequently because certain active ingredients in such treatments can cause dry skin, especially in the winter when the air is dry.

Using too many products at once may extract natural oils your body may produce. Instead of using them all together at the same time try switching them up every 2-3 months.

Hydrate from the inside Hydrating from the inside is as important as hydrating from the outside.

Drinking water helps flush harsh toxins and carries to your cells. (It also helps from dry skin happening)
•Eat fruits, vegetables and walnuts. A healthy and balanced diet will help your skin by providing the vitamins and nutrients that the body needs to stay healthy and hydrated.
• Cut back on salty and fried foods. Salty and fried foods will dehydrate the body, exacerbating dry skin problems.

Use petroleum jelly. The hydrating properties of petroleum jelly cannot be understated. Petroleum jelly is very emollient and actually forms a barrier that prevents moisture from evaporating from the surface of the skin. It is also a cheap option for treating dry skin on a budget.

Put on a thin layer of petroleum jelly over problem areas and let it stay for 10 minutes then wash face and moisturize!

OILY SKIN:
Tired of looking shiny in photographs? Or having your makeup smear off by the end of the day? Oily skin is a common issue, and be incredibly frustrating to deal with.

Set up a face washing routine. Oily skin becomes more oily often for two reasons: you wash your skin too often, or not enough. Washing your face too often dries out your skin, causing your body to create more oil. Washing your face infrequently causes old oil to build up. Try washing your face twice daily; when you wake up and before you go to bed is the best time.
•Use a special face soap while washing your face.
• Wash face with warm water. Warm water opens up your pores and allow them to breathe. Warm water also breaks down oils more than cold water does. As you finishing washing your face with warm water don’t forget to finish off with cold water as well! It will keep your pores closed and tighten the skin protecting it from more oils and grime

Exfoliate the skin.

Make a gentle oatmeal and aloe exfoliant. Scrub off dead skin, grime, and oil with an oatmeal scrub. Blend oatmeal in a food processor to break it up into smaller, bits. Mix this with a bit of aloe vera to form a paste. Rub your face vigorously with the combination for 1-2 minutes, and then rinse off with warm water.
•Baking soda works double time as an all natural cleanser and an ultra-fine exfoliant. Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a bit of water to form a paste, and scrub your face down with it for 1-2 minutes. Rinse off the baking soda with a bit of cool water.

Keep face oil free.

Keep hair away from face because just like your face hair also produces oil
•Blot your face with blotting paper. If you notice your face shiny during the day take out your travel sized blotting sheets and start blotting away! Don’t rub your face while doing this but press it onto your skin. (Also if you’re in a public bathroom and so happen to run out of blotting sheets toilet seat covers work just as well!)
•Wear little or no makeup at all! Makeup made with oil can increase the amount of oil on your face. Either switch to a makeup that is oil-free, or don’t wear makeup at all. But if you have acne or blemish problems making the complete switch may be difficult.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my tips into helping your dry or oily skin! Have a nice day!

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