Care of Oily Skin during summer
👉Try to use lukewarm water for cleansing oily skin, as it dissolves oil more effectively than cold water. It helps in washing away the dirt and impurities that have deposited on the skin and unclog the skin pores.
👉Cleansing your face twice a day is enough for keeping it clean. Don’t overdo the cleaning as it can over dry skin and trigger oil production.
👉Use a gel based cleanser containing salicylic acid, citric acid and glycolic acid that help in reducing dead skin cells that clogs pores and leads to pimple outbreaks.
👉Don’t scrub too much. Exfoliating the skin 2-3 times a week is more than enough for removing dead cells and blackheads. The skin produces natural oils to store moisture, keep it hydrated and fight irritations. Overdoing on the scrubbing strips the skin of its natural oils and moisture and makes it dry.
👉Use a soothing face mask made of fuller earth multani mitti or sandalwood once a week to soak up excess oil, remove impurities and cool the skin.
👉Go low on makeup. Substitute the heavy foundation for tinted moisturizing creams containing silicone that does not dissolve into the pores and clogs them. It also creates a barrier between skin and heat.
👉Control the temptation of touching your face with your hands, as it transfers additional oil, dirt and germs to your face making it prone to outbreaks.
👉Scalp and hair produce oils too, so try to pull it back and keep away from your face during summer and control excessive oiliness of scalp by using oily hair home remedies.
👉The toner is an inseparable of oily skin care in summer. Use a toner to wipe the excessive oily areas of the face like the forehead and around the nose.
👉If your face gets too oily between washings, then use a medicated pad or tissue to wipe away excess oil from the face so that it can be freshened up within moments.
👉Try to avoid food rich in oil and substitute them with food rich in vitamin A, such as, sweet potatoes, carrots, leafy greens; and fruits like cantaloupe, apricot,water melon, mango, etc.
👉 Drink lots of water and variety of fruit juices. Avoid dehydration by drinking fluids at regular intervals. Barley water, aam panna, limewater, coconut water are good for health during this time.
Add fresh lemon mint tulsi to a jug of water and keep drinking throughout the day. Drink coconut water, this natural drink which nourishes the body.