Winter is a very welcoming season in our hot and moist climate. So, we do not pay enough heed to protect our skin during winter, if we have oily skin. We have an illusion that oily skin does not need any protection from the harsh and cold weather, but that is wrong. Like normal and dry skin types, it also needs cleansing, toning, scrubbing and hydration to stay healthy. In winter, oily skin becomes dry and rough leading to the formation of white and black heads. Sometimes acne also becomes a vital problem in winter.
In winter, our sebaceous glands do not stop secreting excess oil. So, ideally we should not stop following our daily skin-care routine but read it to keep looking bright and healthy. We need to follow some essential winter skin-care tips for oily skin.
THE BASIC FIVE SKIN-CARE TIPS FOR OILY SKIN
CLEAN THE FACE
We must wash our face twice with lukewarm water using a gel based cleanser or face wash. It removes the excess oil and dirt and makes our face clean. After that we should wipe it off gently with a clean towel.
We should use water-based moisturizer or face lotion that are meant especially for oily skin after washing our face regularly. It helps in maintaining the oil balance without that greasy feel. We should also use a moisturizer or a night-cream and leave it overnight as it works shield from dryness.
REMOVE THE DEAD CELLS
We must do face-skin exfoliation at least twice a week to have a more clear skin. It also helps us get rid of black heads and white heads. But we must choose a gel based scrub with minute granules and enriched with vitamin E.
USE TEA-TREE OIL
We generally use hot water for shower during winter which causes the lack of moisture in our skin. To compensate for it, we should add some drops of tea-tree oil in the hot water regularly to keep the moisture balance and also to sooth our skin. We can also use body soap or body wash enriched with tea-tree oil for better results.
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND EAT FRUITS
Bright and healthy skin not only comes from the outer care but also needs inner protection which comes from a disciplined life-style. We must drink plenty of water to hydrate our skin during winter and eat lots of juicy fruits. The vitamins and anti-oxidants of fruits nourish our skin from inside.
The above winter skin-care tips for oily skin should be followed to keep glowing when the mercury goes down. We should follow them to have a breathable, healthy looking and bright skin as healthy skin is like a boon which not only enhances our beauty but also helps us feel confident from within.