Sunscreen For Oily Acne Prone Skin
Sunscreen For Oily Acne Prone Skin; Spring season is here, Summertime is just around the corner too, this is why I thought I would remind you of how rough and awfully dangerous, sunshine brings for us in the summer.
Misconceptions about sunbathing, summer weather often lead to skin breaking due to sunshine. You would think that you need to visit the tropical countries like India or Africa to suffer sunburn.
Exposure to the sun can cause not only skin dryness but also premature aging of the skin. In fact, recent data have shown that even moderate sun exposure, without burning, triggers the activation of enzymes that break down the skin. And the consequences – thin, fragile skin, wrinkling, easy bruising, and that leathery hide look that we all fear.
Sounds scary! But look at the brilliance of the old adage – “prevention is better than cure”. It holds true here too. Just read this article and follow the tips diligently. We assure you a great summer, this time.
Normal skin type
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This means that your skin is neither dry or completely oily. The forehead, area around the nose and the chin are little oily and the rest of the face dry. This skin is a little difficult to maintain.
Rub two cubes of ice all over your face in the morning before your first face wash. This will close your skin pores and ensure a fresh feel for the rest of the day.
Add some lemon juice to your face cream and apply for 10 minutes, massage and wash off with plain water for healthier, softer and rosier skin.
You can also apply cucumber to feel cool. Cover your face with chopped cucumber spread over the damp cotton handkerchief. Cucumber is a natural cleanser. Cucumber juice mixed with milk is the best of all cleansers.
Oats, which have high fiber content, are good for your skin too.
Try this pack:
Mix oats with honey, yogurt and ground almonds. Apply this to your face, leave it for ten minutes and wash with lukewarm water.
Dry skin care
Dry skin type needs little care. The best is to keep it moist. Do not leave the skin dry, as it will darken the skin. So, keep washing the face with lukewarm water whenever you can and use a very good moisturizer. Use wet tissues instead of a handkerchief; this will help keep the skin moist.
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Since your skin is already dry you need to use some moisturizing cream. Applying sunscreen will solve both purposes of replenishing moisture as well as acting as a guard against the sun.
Do not use any scrubs or packs, as they will further dry your skin. Instead, try a chocolate mask to make your skin smooth. Try this mask: 1/3 cup cocoa, three teaspoons of heavy cream, 1/3 cup ripe papaya, 1/4 cup honey and 3 teaspoons of oatmeal powder. Mix well and apply on the face. Wash off with lukewarm water when dry.
Use soap with moisture content
Once a week give yourself a good face massage and then just sponge off the excess cream. Wash after steaming with a hot face towel.
Mix honey, lemon and vegetable oil for a great homemade moisturizer for your dry skin. Apply this concoction for 10 minutes.
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Oily skin care
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This type of skin is the most difficult one to maintain. You need to frequently wash your face. Pat-dry it now and then. Oily skin needs maximum care. The soap or the face-wash should be moisture-free. Avoid direct sun contact, as it will induce the oil pores and the oil will surface on the face.
Use umbrella while going out during day-time. Avoid oil-rich diet. Instead eat more of fresh fruits, salad, and fruit juice to keep the skin in its right form. Use dry tissues to pat your face during day-time. This will help in absorbing excess oil even if you are unable to wash your face often.
Apply two ice cubes all over your face first thing in the morning. This will remove the excess oil from your face and close the pores ensuring no ground for pimples.
You should use mud-based packs. They are very useful in absorbing oil.
Use a mixture of curd and besan every morning; add a pinch of haldi/turmeric, as it is an antiseptic too.
Rub thin apple slices on the face. It will help to lessen oily shine from the face. Repeat it every day.
For oily skin, apply a mixture of grapes, lemon, and egg white. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water. While lemon acts as a natural cleanser, grapes will soften your skin and egg whites will tighten it. Don’t worry if your skin tingles.
Tips for Sun-Burns, black circles and tan Effect (for all skin types)
For Sun-Burns –
Prepare a mixture of peeled and grated cucumber, mixed with lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon of glycerin and 1/2 teaspoon of rose water. Apply the mixture on the affected area and leave it for some time. Wash it off with cold water.
For Black Circles –
Dip cotton in the chilled mixture of cucumber and potato juice. Keep this on eyelids for 15 to 20 minutes and gently wash it off. Apply a baby oil.
For Tan Effect On Face –
If suffering from a tan apply a mask of egg white and honey mixed properly. Remove it gently when dry.