Tips To Keep Your Skin Oil Free


oilyNo one likes it when their face gets oily. It can clog up pores, and cause pimples and other blemishes. But how can you make sure that doesn’t happen? Luckily, there’s a few simple, easy things you can do to help make sure you avoid those annoying skin blemishes.

The first thing you should do, for the low cost, low stress solution, is simply make sure to wash your face daily. Use a moisturizing soap to help keep your skin soft and supple, and washing daily can make sure your body is clean of any oils and dirt. The moisturizing soap is the important part however. Washing too often using regular soap can dry out your skin, even leaving it cracked and painful.

This is particularly important if you’re using any type of skin whitening products such as Civant’s Meladerm (more about that at, and also on Twitter). Some whitening creams do include skin conditioning and moisturising ingredients anyway, but it’s worth understanding exactly what’s in the product before you change your overall facial cleansing routine.

These products are also commonly used as creams for underarm whitening too (see here), where oily skin is never really a problem, but drying certainly can be.

You can also avoid skin drying by using plenty of skin moisturizing lotion. There are a number of lotions that also help keep oil off and away from the skin, and using these after you bathe can help make sure your skin stays soft, smooth, and most importantly, oil free.

Another low cost solution you can use is rubbing alcohol. Don’t use too much, as rubbing alcohol does run the risk of drying out the skin too. Simply grab a cotton ball, put a little bit of rubbing alcohol onto it, and use it to dab at your face. The alcohol will break down the oil and then evaporate away.

And if your face insists on being oily, then you can pull out the big guns. Make a paste using baking soda and water, and cake it onto your face. Let it dry, and let it sit on your face for at least ten minutes. Then wash it off. This will help pull the oil away from your face, and leave your face feeling clean and smooth.

Lastly, you can try a scrub. Be careful when using scrubs, as they can dry out your skin. But a popular one is one made from honey and sugar, which are simple household items you probably have sitting in your cabinet. Just be gentle when you use them.

You can also take a closer look at your diet – if you’re not eating healthily to start with this will show in your skin. Organic food may help, particularly if you suffer allergies, but at least try to eat lots of fresh produce.