9 Simple Winter Care Tips For Oily Skin

Written by Jyotsana Rao

Did anyone order a mirror? Because, having oily skin means high level of irritation and the ability to reflect things. The greasy feeling on the face and the shiny patches are not something anyone would like to have. You’d think that the dry breeze of the winter removes the excess oil, but unfortunately, this is not true. Be it winters or summers, oily skin should be treated with special care. Read on to understand how to care for your oily skin during the winter.

Winter Care For Oily Skin

With the help of the tips below, you can flaunt moisturized, glowing skin.

1. Pick The Right Moisturizer

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You need to use an oil-free moisturizer regularly, even in winters. There are many moisturizers made specially for this skin type, right from gel to water-based. The current market products are enriched with vitamin E, which is the best option for oily skin. Ensure that you moisturize after every face washing routine as this will keep the oils balanced.

2. Exfoliate Your Skin

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You can maintain a healthy skin tone by cleaning and exfoliating your skin regularly. Adopt a regular routine and use a good exfoliating gel that has minute granules enriched with vitamin E. By using it twice a week, you will achieve wonderful results.

3. Avoid Petroleum Jelly

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Avoid applying petroleum jelly on your face and lips. For chapped lips, use medicated or herbal lip balms.

4. Tea Tree Oil

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As you know, most people use hot water to shower in winters. Hot water can strip your skin of natural oils. However, it is proven that using warm water with few drops of tea tree oil makes up for the loss of moisture, and helps keep the skin supple and much softer.

5. Stay Hydrated

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Try to consume at least 8-10 glasses of water daily. It helps you keep your skin hydrated and flushes out the toxins and bacteria from your skin’s pores.

6. Use Oil-Free Makeup Products

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While buying foundation, ensure you choose a liquid or cream that is oil-free and water-based. Regular makeup products contain natural oils that are not good for your skin. Instead, go for powder-based products with a matte-effect as they tend to last longer.

7. Use Moisture-Rich Skin Products

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Try and pick body washes over soap bars. If you are insistent on using a soap bar, make sure it has moisturizing elements. Soap with glycerin and natural oils is a good option for the body. But for the face, go for an oil-free face wash.

8. Use A Clean Towel

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Using a clean towel can help prevent oily skin. It also lowers the amount of breakouts. After washing your face, pat your skin dry and do not rub your skin. Using the same towel will transfer the bacteria present in the towel back to your face. To avoid this, use a freshly washed clean towel every week.

9. Cleanse, Tone, And Moisturize

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The routine cleansing, toning, and moisturizing cater to all your skin needs, and it’s essential that you do them through every season. Ensure you buy water-based cleansers and toners over cleansing milk as it does no good for oily skin.

Whether it is the summer or the winter, your oily skin is there to stay. So, instead of treating it as your arch-enemy, try and ally with it and things will work out so much more smoothly. Diligently follow these tips and do let us know how it worked for you. Stay hydrated!

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Jyotsana Rao is an engineering graduate from NIT, Nagpur, who discovered her love for writing during her undergraduate days. She is passionate about writing about everything related to beauty - makeup, fashion, hairstyles, skin care, or hair care. When this social media junkie isn't stalking the world of fashion and glamour, she loves spending her time traveling.