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Oily Skin, No More! Combat Oily Skin with These 3 Easy Skin Care Tips for Men


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When the God’s were dolling out gifts, the luckiest were those who got perfect skin. For the rest of us mere mortals, our skin has often given us sleepless nights. Especially for us with oily, greasy, acne-prone skins, the simple act of getting through the day without wanting to peel off your skin can sometimes prove to be a challenge! Oily skin is prone to a host of problems, from bizarrely frequent breakouts to never-ending shrouds of grease that cover your face, oily skin often leaves you wondering if the God’s had something particularly offensive against you.

But, worry no more. Here are a couple of easy skin care tips that will help you deal with the menace of oily skin and also settle scores with those who have perfect, problem-free skins.

1.    Do Not Shy Away From Products:

Using cleansers, moisturizers and other skin care products does not make you feminine. Wash your face twice a day with a facewash that is made for oily skin. A good example is the Garnier Men Oil Clear Facewash. This facewash is ideal for oily skin because it eliminates oil without drying your skin. Another important step is to moisturize your face after washing it. Use a moisturizing lotion that is meant for oily skin. Try to choose a lotion that has SPF 15 as well, as this will protect your skin from sun damage.

2.    Try Out This Beneficial Invention Called ‘Face Mask:’

Face masks help clear out pores and suck out impurities. Do this twice every week and you’re sure to notice a difference in your skin. You needn’t visit a parlour or pay too much for a good face mask. Here is a natural face mask that can be easily prepared at home. All you need is a banana, 1 tablespoon honey and an orange or a lemon.

Squash the banana and mix in the honey. Now, add a few drops of lemon or orange juice to this mixture. Apply the paste on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse this mask off with cool water and then, take hot steam on your face for a couple of minutes. Simple, right? Treat your face with this face mask for a couple of weeks and you’re skin will start feeling different. (A good different!)

3.    Keep a Watch on Your Diet:

Your diet contributes as much to oily skin as not washing your face does. No one’s asking you to stay away from your favourite food stuffs, but try to balance your diet by cutting down on fatty foods and foodstuffs with added sugars. Also, refrain from indulging in salty snacks often. (Now you know what NOT to keep next to you the next time you’re sipping beers and watching a football game!) Instead, opt for foods rich in fiber and Omega 3 fatty acids. Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables and consume lots of fluids, especially water. You don’t have to completely abstain from sinful pleasures but try not to indulge in them too often. (Your skin cries every time you do that.)

So, these were a couple of tips to help you deal with oily skin and reduce the problems caused by it. For more detailed skin care tips, visit:


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