Some of us have to go through the trouble of always having an oil-blotting sheet in our purse because we have oily skin. Do not fret, here are some tips that might help get rid of that oily skin.

1. Cleansers

Avoid buying cleansers that contain sulphates which will cause immediate tightness after cleansing as this will cause your skin to produce more oil than necessary. Instead opt for an “Oil-Control Cleanser” that is formulated with activated charcoal that will help to purify the skin without drying it out. Also, do not wash your face with hot water but light steaming once a week accompanied by your evening regimen should be good.

2. Exfoliation

Exfoliate your skin mildly. Scrubbing your face too often or too long might cause more oil production. Do it once or twice a week and lightly scrub the face. Buying a facial scrub that contains Salicylic Acid will help to gently exfoliate and also reduce acne.

3. Toner

Use a toner that is acetone and alcohol free. If the toner contains alcohol, it will send messages to the oil glands to produce more oil. It would be best to avoid them.

4. Moisturiser

Instead of using a moisturiser, use a hydrating serum. If your skin is very oily, use the serum only at night. But if your skin is somewhat oily, you can use the serum once in the morning and once at night. A hydrating serum does not only help to hydrate the skin, it also helps to keep skin glowing and smooth. Only use a hydrating moisturiser when skin feels dry after using the serum twice per day.

5. Sunscreen

Never forget to protect your skin from the sun. End off your skin care routine with a sunscreen with SPF 30 or more and your skin will thank you for it! Do not use a moisturiser containing sunscreen. Your sunscreen should just be purely a sunscreen.

There is a lot of nutrients packed in a tomato that you can just grab at the supermarket that benefits your skin! They contain vitamins that your skin need including:

– Vitamin A

– Vitamin C

– Vitamin K

– Antioxidants, lycopene

-Dietary fibre

– Iron

– Calcium

– Zinc

 

1. Shrink Your Pores

Tomatoes are an astringent which helps to reduce the size of your pores to make them smaller.

Mix a tablespoon of tomato juice with 3-4 drops of lime juice. Use a cotton ball and spread gently all over your face in circular motion. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and rinse off with cold water.

2. Cure Acne

Vitamins A and C are regularly found in acne medication and these two vitamins are also available in tomatoes.

If you have mild acne, cut the tomato in half and rub it all over your face. For severe acne, you can use fresh tomato puree as a mask. Take one tomato and make it into a puree and rub on face. Leave it on for an hour. Rinse and apply moisturizer. Do it on a regular basis.

3. Remove Blackheads

Tomato works as a repellent substance and reduce blackheads while the avocado oil has antiseptic and moisturizing effect. When these two products are combined together, it makes a very good skin care product.

Mash tomatoes and add avocado oil or mash up some avocado as well, mix together and apply it on face. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes and wash with warm water.

4, Reduce Inflammation

Tomato cool the skin and neutralize the skin surface, while the yogurt gives the skin a much needed protein, making it more soft and supple.

Add half a tomato and mash it with 2 tablespoon of plain yogurt. Apply the mixture on face, neck, hand and feet for 20 minutes and wash off.

 1. BANANA PEELS

Most of us just throw out the banana peel after enjoying the fruit. While many feel that the skin has no benefits, it actually helps to reduce acne and acne scarring. Here is how you do it!

Just take a small piece of banana peel and rub it on the affected area. Keep rubbing until it turns brown. Leave it on for 30 minutes. As it dries, your skin will absorb the vitamins and nutrients from the peel. Do it 3 times a day and you will start to see the results!

 2. AVOCADO

After a whole day of working and schooling, our skin might be dry and dehydrated with all the environmental aggressors around. Just grab an avocado on your way home as it is a natural moisturizer. Here is how you do it!

Take a small amount of avocado and mash it up. Gently spread it all over your face and neck. Leave it for about 15 minutes and wash it off with warm water.

 3. KIWI

Apart from cleansing, you must exfoliate your skin twice a week, especially for those with oily skin. Did you know that an exfoliant can also be edible? Have half a kiwi and use the other half as your facial scrub. The seeds act as an exfoliator. Also, it has Vitamin C that helps the skin to look young and radiant. Here is how you do it!

Take a quarter of a kiwi and slice it. Gently scrub the kiwi slices all over your face. If you do not want to waste the other quarter, you can mash it up and make a face mask out of it. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and wash with warm water.

 4. ICE CUBES

Who would have thought something so simple could help with our skin care routine right? Ice cubes help to give you a more refreshed and toned complexion. Here is how you do it!

Get some water and freeze it up. You can choose to also add lemon juice or cucumber while you freeze. Grab an ice cube and gently rub it on your face in an outward and upward motion. You can also choose to freeze up green tea to get the anti-inflammatory extracts from it on top of the toned complexion.

There you have it – 4 tips that can help you get better skin. Try it out and you’ll definitely see the results!

Step 1: Pre-cleansing your skin

Most of us spend our weekends going out with our friends and having fun. Others spend time partying with their loved ones at gatherings and functions. With all this partying going on, we tend to pile on some make up just to make ourselves look presentable.

But did you know that by wearing makeup, you are not allowing your skin to breathe? Most make up that we use are not oil-free. All these oils in the makeup will slowly seep into our pores and begin to clog it up. Also, because we are putting on layers of cosmetics on our skin, our pores are only able to absorb the oils instead of natural oxygen which eventually causes the skin cells on our face to lack oxygen.

But fear not my ladies, there is always a way for you to keep looking pretty every weekend and ensure your skin looks amazing all the time.

Porcelain has a product that is perfect to combat pore congestion. With Porcelain’s Revive, Makeup Cleanser, your make up will come off very easily and it hydrates your skin from deep within. With orchid extract in the cleanser, it will definitely leave your skin moisturized. Also, with the added chamomile extract, it has anti-inflammatory properties which will reduce any redness on your skin after a whole night of make up on.

 

Step 2: Exfoliate your skin

To soothe your face even further, Porcelain’s Revive, Natural Skin Refiner will do the trick. It helps to remove dead skin cells and reduce congestion. Also, it has aloe extract that helps to make your skin feel smooth and reduces any irritation on the skin. It also helps to hydrate your skin as well after a whole night of your skin not being able to breathe.

Step 3: Moisturize and balance out your skin

But after all this, you most definitely need to remember to balance your skin out.

Porcelain’s Balance Sebum Control Essence helps to balance the skin’s pH level as well as to increase moisture on your skin. Adding on to that, after a whole night of wearing makeup, the essence also helps to reduce congestion.

Always remember to cleanse your face of any makeup to avoid any clogged pores or congestion. Keep your skin moisturized and hydrated after a long day of not allowing your skin to breathe any pure oxygen.  If you do all this, your skin will look amazing.

Living in a fast pace city, we may not always be able to dedicate sufficient time for treatments. Despite that, we still want to keep our skin looking smooth. So here are some tips on how you can get your own skincare products right in your home!

1. DRINK YOUR DAY AWAY

While most people think drinking water is just going to be making them visit the washroom every few minutes, in truth, it helps your skin a lot. By drinking at least 12 glasses of water every day, it helps to detoxify your skin. It helps to wash out all the toxins in your body.

2. WASH AWAY THAT MAKEUP

Always remember to wash away the makeup on your face before you go to sleep. Sleeping with your makeup on would be one of the ways to get your pores clogged up. Adding on to that, sleeping with your makeup on will cause your skin to look dull and lifeless.

There is a simple way to make your own makeup remover at home. This would be all that you need!

–          ½ cup of Extra virgin olive oil

–          One bottle of aloe vera or filtered water

–          A couple of cotton pads

Instructions

Pour the oil into the bottle of water and shake. Because oil doesn’t mix with water, you need to immediately use after you shake. That’s it! You’ve got your own makeup remover at home.

3. PICK THE RIGHT CLEANSER AND EXFOLIATE

Remember to pick the right cleanser that is suitable to your skin type. Do not use normal soap as it might cause your skin to be dry. Also, do remember to exfoliate at least twice a week. However, if you do have oily skin, you might have to exfoliate more than twice.

You can make the cleanser and exfoliate at home! Here is what you need for the cleanser!

–          1/8 ground roasted almonds

–          2 tablespoons of milk

–          1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Just combine all the ingredients together until you get a paste. Then just gently cleanse your skin with it. There you go, your very own cleanser!

But wait, you can also make your own face scrub! All you need is coffee! Yes, you read it right, COFFEE! Coffee is a natural exfoliant and it makes your skin softer. All you need to do is ground some coffee or use the leftover from your morning’s coffee, add a tablespoon of water and mix well. Then just rub gently on your face and pat your skin dry. Your face will feel soft and smooth after!

4. GET YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP

When you don’t get enough sleep or rest, it’l start to show on your skin, especially on your face. When you don’t get enough rest, blood vessels begin to dilate and that’s when you start getting dark eye circles! Also, your skin will start to sag and become really dull. So the trick is to always get enough sleep and now we all know why they call it beauty sleep.

So there you go, you have your very own skincare products in the vicinity of your home. You can do all this after a long day st work. Give it a try!