How to Win the Fight Against Oily Skin

by | Feb 28, 2018

We all have the ability to shine like the sun, but, for some of us, that shine can be a bit too much when it comes courtesy of stubbornly oily skin. While we all want that dewy look, there’s no denying an overabundance of oil on the face is overkill. We’re here to help you take on – and win! – the battle for oily balance.

Wash Often & Wash Right

Cleansing your face at least twice a day is key to unclog pores, clean off excess oil, and keep your face fresh. A cleanser with 2% salicylic acid is a great way to top off your washing routing. Also, a mineral-based soap like the Jericho Drying Acne Soap can combat oil and skim impurities for a lush matte face.

Cleansing Creams

The irony in having oily skin is that you still need to keep your face moisturized. Plenty of creams advertise hydration, but can be too heavy or oily for your skin type. Jericho’s Oil-Free Facial Cream is a great example of a perfect cream that will moisturize your skin but is also light enough that it is ideal for oily skin.

Sun Protection

An essential and surprising ingredient in combating oily skin is sunscreen. Protecting your face from harmful UVA and UVB rays actually do wonders to fight back against shine and oil.

Keep Makeup Light

Too much product in the form of makeup on your skin can clog up pores, which causes them to produce even more oil. This increase in oil and pore blockages can also lead to acne, so it’s critical to not overload your face with potentially damaging, heavy makeup on a regular basis.

Use Appropriate Masks

While not a daily routine, the right mask – used every so often – can do wonders for rejuvenating cells, freshening the face, and absorbing excess oil. The Active Mud Mask from Jericho is specifically designed to clear pores and soak up oil.

Watch What You Eat

Foods high in vitamin A, such as spinach and carrots can actually slow oil production – talk about a superfood!

The battle may rage on against oily skin, but, with these tips, you should be able to attack it head on!