Summers can be frustrating for those with oily skin. The blazing heat during the summer months can turn your face into an oil field if you neglect it. But not to worry, we've got you covered in this post today. We're going to reveal what factors cause oily skin and how to minimize that greasy shine throughout the day.
What causes oily skin?
Oily skin is something you are born with. Sorry, but hey there's good news and I'll reveal it shortly.
Monthly hormones, lack of sleep, working too many hours, and general stress can cause oil glands to overproduce.
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1. Start With An Exfoliating Cleanser In The Morning
Exfoliation is a must all year round but you don't want to over exfoliate during the summer months, especially if you're outdoors because sweat can also lead to extra buildup and clogged pores. Using good sun protection is so vital because you don't want to damage that post exfoliation fresh skin.
We recommend Pure Fiji's Purifying Cleanser.
It is boosted with natural sugar cane and papaya extracts to purify and brighten the skin without over-drying or irritating, leaving the skin feeling exceptionally smooth and radiant. Passionflower helps to soothe and calm acne prone skin and while drift nut extracts create a healthy foundation for your skin to fight free radicals and other negative environmental influences.
2. Don't Skip The Moisturizer
Did you know that skipping on your moisturizer will cause your skin to produce more oil? Yup! Pure Fiji's Perfecting Day Creme is perfect for oily skin.
And if you're going to wear makeup opt for mineral makeup in the summer for a less heavy feel and to avoid buildup.
3. Block with an Oil-Free Sunscreen
There are many sun blocks on the market, especially for oily skin. When checking the product label look for one that says oil-free or non-comedogenic and avoid formulas with mineral oils.
Powder and gel sunscreens are the best formulations if you don't want your skin to be too oily during the summer months. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen to shield your skin from both UVA and UVB raysóand an SPF of 30 or more, which is recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology.
4. Spritz on
With the dry-skin season quickly approaching a face spray is a great pick me up for refreshing your tired and oily skin. Why not try this cooling face mist made with all natural ingredients. Coconut water is a tropical hydrator that contains Cytokinins ó a cell regenerator and magic anti-aging ingredient. Aloe vera is super soothing and great for all skin types. Dilo oil is an amazing multi-tasking oil that effectively minimizes acne scars, promotes skin regeneration, and promotes healing for common skin irritations including; sunburns, insect bites, eczema and more.
DIY Hydrating Coconut and Aloe Face Spray
- ½ cup coconut water
- ½ cup aloe vera juice
- ½ tsp. dilo oil
Mix equal parts coconut water and aloe vera juice. Add dilo oil and pour the mixture into a glass spritzed bottle. Store in your mini skin care fridge.
5. Don't Be Afraid Of Oils
Dilo oil is an amazing multi-tasking oil that is a must-have summer essential for healthy summer skin. It effectively minimizes acne scars, promotes skin regeneration, and promotes healing for common skin irritations including; sunburns, insect bites, eczema and more. Our number one piece of advice when applying oil is that a little goes a long way.
It's great for those who have oily skin. There is no greasy residue and they even help prevent a buildup of dirt and dead skin cell debris that can cause clogged pores and blemishes. The linoleic acid helps balance out the sebum levels in the skin and enhances its moisture barrier making it a perfect treatment for oily skin especially in the summer months.
6. Use An Exfoliating Mask Often
Don't you just love multi-tasking products? Imagine an mask that exfoliates too! Pure Fiji's Papaya Purifying Enzyme Masque is an exfoliating mask treatment ideal for oily skin type. Using it three times a week will ensure your skin is smooth and glowing. There's no excuse why you can't make time for self care - you can wear it overnight too!
- Gently exfoliates dry skin cells to reveal fresher, more youthful looking skin
- Removes impurities from the skin, great for skin with excess oil production
- Fades the appearance of age spots and skin discoloration
- Brightens skin and creates an even skin tone
- Hydrates and nourishes
- Skin rejuvenating
- High in vitamins A, B, C & E
- High in Antioxidants
7. Eat Right
There are many factors that contribute to your oily skin, from your genes to your hormones to your environment; anything can impact your skin condition. Your diet also affects your skin.
What you eat has a direct effect on your skin.
Summers can be the best time to go on a healthy diet since the heat can ruin your appetite easily. Cut down on fatty and oily food to keep your body and skin healthy during summer. Fresh vegetables and fruits can in fact help reduce oil secretion from your skin.
Avoid dairy, salty foods, alcohol, and sugary foods which can cause dehydration, inflammation, clog skin pores and cause the skin to become more oily, which makes it more prone to acne!
After the soothing breeze of spring, summer brings blazing sun rays to our face which can result in heat rash, pimples, sweat and skin irritations. Use these natural skin care tips are you'll be on your way to a fun-filled oil-free summer.