It’s been quite a busy week for me, hence my inability to write for some days now. My apologies please bear with me……:) You know what they say about pregnancy, “NOBODY’S A CUSTOMER TO PREGNANCY” *phew*.
So I just had to write today, on the skin care series……
Lets talk about oily skin.
How do you recognize it? How you care for it? What are the things you need to know about oily skin.
Most of us are conversant with oily skin as it is very easy to identify due to the production of excess oil (technical term is sebum) that causes shine on the face.
You know you have an oily skin if:
.Your face is shiny, due to the overactive oil glands
.You are prone to acne (pimples) and black heads
.When touched, an oily skin sometimes feels coarse
.Oily skin is characterized with large pores
The good thing about an oily skin is that it retains moisture, making it constantly moisturized. Also people with oily skin tend not to age on time ( what a blessing…:) )
Taking care of an oily skin requires a lot of knowledge and care. I have on many occasions met people complain about their skin and how they’ve used only God know how many products just to take care of it and get rid of acne. RELAX!!!!!
Most times in the process of trying to fix the problem, you make it worse…. I have seen many situations like that.
When getting products for oily skin, buy products specifically made for oily skin type. You want to stay away from using your body soap on “YOUR FACE”!!!! Mmmmm hmmm *straight face smiley* Yea I know many of you are guilty of this…. It’s called a body wash guys not a face wash. (Not just for oily skin now, FOR ALL SKIN TYPES).
To successfully maintain an oily skin,
YOU NEED A CLEANSER SPECIFICALLY MADE FOR OILY SKIN: (Most times I suggest cleansers with tea tree or basically any product that is oil free. Tea tree oil is a good antibacterial and it would help to prevent acne and also unclog your pores.
A TONER : Witchhazel is excellent for an oily skin, Flee from astrigents. The alcohol content in astrigent is just so high, it does more damage than good.
This is what happens when you use an astrigent: The skin is made to protect itself…. now you use a harsh product on it, stripping off every form of moisture, it tends to protect itself by producing even more oil.
AN EXFOLIATING SCRUB: there are scrubs made for oily skin, you need to exfoliate between 2 – 3 times a week for a healthy skin.
A FACE MASK: to be used once a week
A water based moisturizer
It is very important to get professional facials done. That’s when a proper skin evaluation, maintenance and advice is done. Depending on the situation of your skin, the therapist tells you when to return for a follow up and also advises you on how to care for your skin.
You can get professional facials done at
2 Abiola Close, Shonibare Estate.
Maryland, Lagos. 08076767676
Sacred Beauty @
Timayu Savage, Victoria Island
And of cos, you need to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to stay hydrated, eat lots of fruits, stay away from oily and fatty foods, avoid touching your face ( there are germs everywhere ), if you are addicted to touching your face like me, *covering face* then you need to get yourself lots of hand sanitizers…. I have them scattered in all my bags lol.
So there guys, I hope this is helpful to you. Feel free to drop any tips and suggestions you would like to share, I would love to learn from you too….:)