By Tia Cristy
Problem: Hello Tia! I have to ask, season change is the reason, I know, but my face is getting extremely oily by the end of the day. In the morning it has dry patches, so I use a moisturizer. Is that causing my face to be so oily by the end of the day?
Tip from Tia: You are having the same problem as many people are at this time. Yes, season change has a lot to do with it. And yes, your moisturizer could be causing you to accelerate your oils. But, not because the moisturizer is oily, but because it’s not penetrating deep enough to balance the dryness, so your pores are creating it’s own oils to help out. If moisturizers have an alcohol content, they can actually dry out the lower layers of skin which will cause your pores to make oils in overdrive. Hence, an oily face by sunset.
Here’s a good way to restore the balance in your skin. Fight oil with oil. After a shower is usually where the dry patches really start to appear. The face feels tight and you may even notice some ash. Don’t grab the moisturizer yet. Instead, grab olive oil or almond oil, put on a cotton ball and apply to your face. It will be really shiny. go about your other routine stuff and let the oil sit for a bit.
After several minutes, use your clean fingers and rub your face in circular motions. If your face still holds a lot of the oil. splash face with luke-warm or cool water and pat dry. This will take away any shine but, allow the good oil to continue to penetrate deep down. Apply your make up as usual.
At night, after you wash your face, then apply your moisturizer if needed.
Once your skin balances out, you can go back to just your moisturizer.
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