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How to Keep Skin Free of Shine

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Keep Skin Free of Shine

Greasy skin appears if you have an oily skin type. Experts divide facial skin into 3 different types: dry, oily or combination skin, and each individual type has its own requirements and tendencies. The T-zone of the face, i.e., forehead, nose and chin (which seem to form a T-shape in the face) is where oil tends to build up, leading to blackheads, pimples or acne.

You can transform you skin and have a beautiful matte complexion if you consider a few tips that will keep your skin in tip top shape and reduce shine. In this OneHowTo article we will tell you how to keep skin free of shine with techniques that can easily be used in your home.

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For shine-free skin, it is imperative that you maintain a proper daily cleaning routine that will help reduce the sebum produced by your skin. Therefore, it is important that you wash your face 2 times a day with soap or special gel for oily skin, paying special attention to the nose, forehead and chin (T-zone) as it is where the most oil usually accumulates.

If you do not want to buy a cleanser, you should know that you can prepare one yourself at home with suitable natural products to reduce oil from the skin. For example, vinegar is a natural astringent that will help reduce oil and thus combat shiny skin. To reap its benefits, simply fill half cup with vinegar, add half a cup of water and pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil or sunflower oil. Stir and clean your face with this product every day.

In this OneHowTo article we'll give you more home remedies for oily skin.

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For beautiful shine-free skin, it is also important that you remove dead skin cells that build up on the dermis and that can lead to a breakout. To do this you must exfoliate your face at least once a week. This will help to cleanse pores and remove dirt that may be stored inside.

To do this, you can purchase an exfoliator, or alternatively create your own. There are many ways to make a homemade exfoliator, the most simple of which is to use either a little sugar or salt. Wet you hands and take a handful of salt. Apply the paste onto your skin and make circular movements to encourage complete cleansing of pores.

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As well as this, it is important that you apply a mask weekly to treat skin sebum. There are some homemade recipes that will help reduce shine and provide your skin with all the nutrients it needs in order to look beautifully clean and radiant. Below are two different options; however, if you want to know more, we invite you to read our article on homemade masks for oily skin:

Oatmeal Mask

It's perfect for balancing the levels of oil on your skin and give your face a more balanced, matte look. To prepare it you need:

  • Oatmeal.
  • Soy oil
  • Water

Mix the flour with the oil and stir until it forms a thick consistency. If it is too thick, add some water, making it easier to apply to your face. Apply it and let sit for 15 minutes.

Cucumber and lemon mask

Both ingredients are great for combatting oily skin, cleaning away debris in the face. You'll need:

  • 1/2 cucumber.
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 egg

The first step is to peel the cucumber, cut it and put it in the blender. Add all ingredients and whisk everything together so that they are mixed thoroughly. Then, apply the mask to the skin and leave for 15 minutes.

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If you'd rather choose to buy cosmetics, choose carefully. Just think: a person with oily skin cannot use the same product as someone with dry skin. Read the packaging carefully beforehand. The same goes for sunscreen and all make-up products as a poor choice could result in even shinier skin.

In general, if you tend to suffer from shine, choose oil-free products, i.e. without oil. Oily products will only make your skin shinier and might make you break out. If in any doubt, we at OneHowTo recommend that you talk to a dermatologist who will inform you of the best products to use on your face.

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In addition to this care to eliminate shine on the face, it is also essential that you check your eating habits as the intake of greasy products can exasperate this problem and leave skin looking dull. It is important to choose a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, low in fat and sugars. In addition, you should limit alcohol and tobacco, as they are harmful to health, skin health included. Not only will your skin look greasier, it will also age faster.

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Not only you have to watch your diet, you should also opt for a healthy life , following a few guidelines to help you become healthier. Note that the skin is a reflection of your health: the better you eat, the better your skin will look. It is important to rest well and dedicate 8 hours a night to sleeping. When you sleep, skin is restored and oxygenated. It is therefore essential that you rest to be able to improve its appearance.

It is also important to drink at least 2 litres of water a day to hydrate your body and for the face look healthier and flawless. Physical exercise is also essential to get rid of toxins, working your body cleanses your pores of any accumulated dirt.

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