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Skin Care Routine and Natural Remedies for Oily or Acne-Prone Skin

Skin Care Routine and Natural Remedies for Oily or Acne-Prone Skin

Gone are the days when using a face-wash was enough to get rid of facial oil. 

Entering 40s requires you to be a little more attentive to your skin, especially when acne breakouts accompany the natural oils on your face. Every time you touch your face, your shimmering fingers with oil traces keep reminding you of clogged pores, ready to welcome acne, blackheads, and pimples. 

There's no particular skin type that welcomes acne, but oily skin is so fond, that most of the time it carries those breakouts along. You may not be interested in digging out the antecedents of acne, but you strive hard to get them off your skin. 

We know you have been hovering across the beauty products in your shopping cart to heal your oily, acne-prone skin, only to remain empty-handed. Why?

Probably, you're not betting on the right remedy! Aging is a delicate phase of your life, and spending on just anything to treat acne will only lead to never-ending problems. You need a NATURAL skin care routine for oily acne-prone skin, which ensures a holistic treatment. 

Here's a comprehensive style guide to step in your 40s with the same charm on your face as if you were a teen. 

Tips to nourish oily and acne-prone skin naturally bold size 

To kickstart your healing process, switch to healthy living to help your skin absorb the most out of natural remedies. 

Start with making slight changes in your lifestyle

  • Heavy Makeup is not for you

It's not good news, though, but an acne-prone skin is reluctant to heavy makeup (too much cosmetics on your face!), as it triggers clogging pores. You need oil-free products to combat the production of excessive sebum on your face, and don't forget to wipe it off while going to bed. 

  • Your skin doesn't like Alcohol and Sugar, either

Increased levels of alcohol and sugar in your body leads to a slower immune response. They have a direct impact on your hormone levels, causing an acne-prone skin very reactive to infections and bacteria. So, if you're to believe any myth busters about the food intake, it is this: reduced elevated alcohol and sugar levels in your body. 

  • Keep away from these three oils: 

Coconut, Avocado, and Cocoa butter. Despite being incredibly moisturizing and nourishing for other skin types, these oils are pore-clogging for oily skin. Their highly dense composition blocks the pores, irritating your acne-prone skin at its worst. 

  • Your bedding, makeup brushes, and phone also need a cleanser!

Everyday items that come in contact with your skin may be a combination of oils, sweat, and even bacteria. Pillows, makeup brushes, and your phone are a rich source of residue that can worsen your acne-prone skin. Wash your bedsheets and makeup brushes every week and clean your phone every day with antibacterial wipes. 

  • Rejuvenate your mind and body - cut down on stress

Your skin needs a fresh mind and a healthy body to feel alive. Stress disturbs the hormonal balance, causing more irritation to your skin. Try to exercise and meditate daily. Peace of mind is critical for lively skin.

Embrace a natural skin care routine for oily acne-prone skin

Embrace a natural skin care routine for oily acne-prone skin

Your acne-prone skin is now ready to imbibe the best out of natural remedies. Follow this guide for easy and quick treatment.

  • Use gentle cleansers, twice a day

Don't wash your face with just water. Apply a soft cleanser to clean the dirt and excessive oil on your skin. Try honey, lemon, cucumber, neem, and turmeric cleansers or rose water and papaya extracts for oily skin. Repeat it two times a day (not more than that to avoid over-drying) in the mornings and evenings or at night. Just lukewarm water suits for the rest of the day. 

  • Apply a toner to replenish your skin

Toner is a must after cleansing. It prevents your skin from dehydration. Use alcohol-free toners usually made from cucumber, passionflower, and witch hazel extracts. Also, Peach and Lily toners are useful in balancing the skin pH, adding some AHA and BHA to polish your skin. 2 parts of Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with 1 part water is yet another natural toner for oily skin.

  • Try these natural Face mask recipes

Try these natural Face mask recipes

Turmeric and Honey

1/2 teaspoon turmeric with 1 tablespoon honey can reduce skin inflammation and prevent future acne breakouts. Leave the face pack for about 15 minutes and wipe off gently. 

Tea Tree Oil and your clay mask

Add 1-2 drops of Tea Tree Oil in your clay mask or honey to treat skin irritation. Researchers have found it to be a natural acne fighter. Remove the mask after 10-15 minutes of application. 

Witch Hazel + Rose water + Clay mask

Few drops of witch hazel mixed into rose water, and your clay mask; a perfect face mask recipe for angry, red bumps on oily skin. Witch hazel is a botanical astringent that cleans excessive oil from your face. Keep this pack for not more than 15-20 minutes. 

Aloe vera with Turmeric or green tea

Nothing can be more natural than aloe vera (in-born sulfur!)for an inflammatory and oily, acne-prone skin. Mix it with Turmeric or green tea, especially if you also have sensitive skin. You leave the mask for about 25-30 minutes, but not more than that. 

Oats and tea tree oil or Turmeric

Boil oats in water and add a few drops of tea tree oil (or Turmeric) to make a soothing mask. Let the mixture cool before applying and leave it for 15-20 minutes. 

Don't forget to self-steam your face (skip if you have severe acne) with a hot towel before applying any of the masks.

  • Moisturize your skin with Aloe vera Gel

Yes! Despite having oily skin, you must moisturize your face to avoid complete dry skin. It would otherwise lead to more oil production on your face. Aloe vera gel has all the qualities of a perfect natural remedy for oily, acne-prone skin. It prevents infections, sebum production, dirt accumulation, and eliminates an acne-prone environment to build up on your face.

The Takeaway

A natural skin care routine for oily acne-prone skin is a must to combat the irritating bumps and prevent future breakouts. Studies suggest a holistic way to treat excess oil and acne benefits over the health of your skin.