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Oily skin? There are ways to deal with oily skin, without you looking greasy or sporting acne or blackheads. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Troubles due to oily skin are a given! Do you know what are the advantages? Oily skin ages slower than other skin types. That’s a bonus in more ways than one, as long as you know how to keep excess oil at bay. Isn’t it?

So, what are the troubles with oily skin? Excess oil, undoubtedly. In other words, excess sebum, which means your skin, is oily and problems stemming from excess oil like whiteheads, blackheads, acne and pimples are a constant hassle. Don’t even get me started on the marks and blemishes or even scars that are a result of acne, now!

A few simple measures go a long way in balancing oily skin, so you can enjoy the delayed ageing, without worrying about acne outbreaks or excess oil. Want to know what they are?

Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse!

I can’t stress this enough! Cleansing is very important to keep oil levels balanced. Also, clean face means you have less possibility of microbe infestation – read less acne outbreaks! With oily skin, cleansing your face at least twice daily helps keep oil levels under control. A natural acne and oil controlling cleanser would be an ideal choice – you could either buy a good one, or prepare one with simple ingredients from your kitchen!

Pamper your self with Facials!

Who doesn’t love a spa-like experience right? So, why not translate that to help improve your skin? Weekly or bi-monthly facials go a long way in keeping your skin’s oil levels and issues at bay. Clay masks are considered ideal for those with oily skin, though you can opt for certain fruit, or veggie facials if you prefer them better!


Don’t forget – exfoliation is important and should be done at least once a week. Regular exfoliation not only keeps dry skin at bay, but also problems including clogged pores or acne outbreaks. Do you know clay is a good exfoliator too?


Did you think oily skin doesn’t need a moisturizer? While oily skin will not need moisturization or hydration as much as dry skin, you will still need to moisturize your skin! If you leave your skin starved for moisture and hydration, it will only trigger more sebum production and that’s definitely NOT what you want! Choose an oil-free moisturizer for best results.

DO NOT Forget Sunscreen

UV rays can harm your skin, oily or not. So, don’t skip sunscreen. Besides, leaving your skin exposed to harmful UV rays will also leave your skin tanned / sun burnt. Do you really want that? Contrary to what many believe, wearing sunscreen or sunblock doesn’t have to leave your skin oily or greasy. There is oil-free or even Matte sun protection solutions that are ideal for oily skin. Why don’t you try one of those, or prepare one yourself?

Toner, Toner, Toner!

Toner is very important for those with oily skin, as it helps balance skin’s oil levels. While many think alcohol-based toners are ideal for oily skin, they’re not! While alcohol does tone down oil levels effectively, unless your skin is very oily, it can still leave your skin dry. As a counter reaction, your skin will secrete more sebum and the cycle begins! You don’t really want to try and see if alcohol works for your skin. Just go for a non-alcoholic toner that works for you.

When you follow these simple tips, you oil levels are regulated and you could restore your skin’s balance and keep skin problems at bay. Don’t have time for DIY Recipes? Check out Aya Naturals Skin & Face Care Range for your skincare requirements.