Dealing with greasy skin

Greasy skin is often associated with teenagers. However, a growing number of adult women and men also suffer from excess oil and shiny skin. Thankfully, however, there are a number of ways you can effectively deal with the problem. Here we look at quick and easy ways to treat greasy skin.

How to deal with greasy skin

Tip one: Start with a good cleanser. Look for a cleanser that is specifically tailored for greasy skin. These cleansers often contain salicylic acid or tea tree excess - both renowned for their grease banishing properties. Water based cleansers are often better for oily skin than cream based cleansers.

Tip two: Use a good toner. Toners will remove any cleanser that wasn't removed by rinsing. This will prevent product build up that can cause oiliness. A good toner specifically designed for greasy skin can also reduce pores and help to remove imperfections.

Tip three: Moisturise. Just because you have greasy skin doesn't mean that it doesn't need a moisturiser. A good oil-free moisturiser can improve the health and appearance of your skin. Apply sparingly to the t-zone, but don't skimp on this step altogether. A three step routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising - if followed twice a day every day - will soon help to clear up problem skin.

Tip four: Look for make up that doesn't clog pores. A cream to powder foundation is great for those with greasy skin because they glide on to give a matte finish that will keep any shine at bay.

Tip five: Use a translucent pressed powder. When dealing with greasy skin, a good pressed powder can be a girl's best friend. Just remember that it's best to apply sparingly and touch up when needed, rather than applying a lot at once and risking a caked or overdone make up look.

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