Only a person with oily skin can understand the pain of having to wash your face infinite times throughout the day – and still feel greasy. And it becomes worse when teamed with acne, breakouts, blackheads and open pores. It's a type of skin most of us wish we didn't have. But just like there are two sides to every coin, there is an upside of having oily skin. Read on below for its benefits; you may change the way you see your skin.
Natural Moisturizer: Oily skin has built-in moisturizer. You may be surprised to know that the oil (or sebum) that oily skin secretes contains vitamin E, which is an antioxidant. It acts as a protective layer against free radicals and helps minimize the effect of environmental stresses. These antioxidants may also prevent certain diseases, such as cancer and Alzheimer's. Look out for a water-based, non-comedogenic serum or gel and oil-free products. Use a light cream. (Click here for surprising solutions to acne.)
Dewy Skin: People spend lots of money on expensive cosmetics to get that dewy finish but you already have a natural healthy glow to the face. So think about that shine as a boon and not as a curse. If your skin is excessively oily, avoid milk and refined carbs. Exfoliate once or twice weekly using an at-home peel, scrub or mask. Here’s how you can make them at home.