5 Tips for Preventing Shiny Skin

5 Tips for Preventing Shiny SkinShiny skin is a common issue that people with oily or combination skin face on a daily basis. Contrary to a popular misconception, oily shine isn’t a deviation from norm or a skin condition; it is a sign that your skin is protected. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, sebum (skin oil) helps protect the skin from dehydration and prevents premature wrinkles. The key to keeping your skin looking good is to get rid of excess oil without stripping your skin of its natural protection. Here are a few tips that will help you prevent shiny skin.

Try Skincare Products with Niacinamide

Niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide, vitamin B3 or vitamin PP, is an organic compound that has anti-inflammatory properties and helps control sebum production in the skin. It is considered one of the most effective and multi-purpose ingredients in the cosmetic chemistry. In addition to balancing the skin and preventing shine, it can improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of pores, fight pigmentation, and even eliminate acne. To effectively control the production of sebum, you need a facial cream or serum where the concentration of niacinamide is at least 2%.

Check this out: 8 Effective Ingredients for Oily Skin

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Absolutely all skin types, including oily and combination skin, need hydration, but each skin type needs a different kind of moisturizer. Thick and heavy creams are great for dry skin because they keep it hydrated and protected, but if you have oily or combination skin, they will make it look worse. To prevent oily shine, you need to use a light moisturizing gel or lotion that doesn’t contain any oils. Instead of oils, look for ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, urea, and aloe vera leaf gel.

Check this out: How to Choose the Right Moisturizer for Oily Skin

Try Blotting Sheets

If your skin gets too shiny during the day and it bothers you, try using blotting sheets that will leave your skin looking matte. Unlike face powder, which many women use to control oily skin, blotting sheets effectively absorb excess oil and don’t create additional layers on your skin. They are easy-to-use, portable and safe for your makeup.

Check this out: 7 Benefits of Loose Face Powder

Buy a Delicate Face Cleanser

Keeping the skin’s protective lipid barrier intact is one of the most important aspects of taking care of oily and combination skin. Washing your face with strong cleansers that remove all the oil may feel nice and refreshing at first, but it ruins the lipid barrier and makes the skin lose moisture. As a result, sebaceous glands start producing even more oil than before to restore the skin’s natural protection.

To keep your skin healthy, you need a gentle cleanser without aggressive surfactants (such as SLS/SLES), abrasive particles, synthetic fragrances and dyes. Look for a low-pH product with moisturizing ingredients, such as glycerol, hyaluronic acid or aloe vera gel.

Check this out: 8 Tips for Washing Your Face Properly

Do a Weekly Clay Mask

Clay is a natural absorbent that helps get rid of excess skin oil and maintain a clear complexion. Weekly clay masks will exfoliate and detoxify your skin, provide it with minerals, prevent inflammation and breakouts, and help maintain the optimum hydro-lipid balance of your skin. And what is most important, they will keep oily shine at bay – of course, if you follow the rest of the tips that we’ve given you.

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