One of the biggest causes of wrinkling and other signs of aging in both men and women is dry skin. For most people, as they begin to age their skin begins to dry out more and more, causing them to get wrinkles. If you’ve got oily skin then you may think you’re off the hook when it comes to wrinkles, but that’s not the case. There are other factors that should be considered if you have oily skin. If you start thinking about skin care now, it is much easier to prevent problems down the road.
Take a moment to review the following tips to help keep your oily skin looking youthful and wrinkle free for many years to come.
1. Watch For Dry Spots
People with oily skin often have some areas that for one reason or another are dryer than the rest. If the skin around your eyes, for example, is dryer than the rest of your face, then it may be more susceptible to wrinkles.
Find any areas of normal to dry skin on your body and make sure to use a moisturizing cream on those specific areas every day to prevent wrinkles.
2. Don’t Over Wash Your Face
Many people who have oily skin tend to wash their face quite frequently because the oils can make the face look dirty or sweaty.
While it is always a good idea to stay fresh and clean, over-washing can remove the natural oils in your skin. If you’re not careful this can lead to over-drying the skin itself, which can quickly lead to wrinkles.
3. Wear Sunscreen
Some people with oily skin believe that adding sunscreen to their skin will just make it look and feel oilier, so they go without.
While in generations past there were not very many effective sunscreens for people with oily skin, today there are many options.
Wearing sunscreen will help protect your skin so it can stay young and beautiful for years longer than it could without the added protection. Just make sure you are choosing the appropriate strength sunscreen for your skin and the length of time you will be in the sun.
4. Choose The Right Cosmetics
Individuals with oily skin often complain that their cosmetics and anti-aging creams make their face feel even oilier and clogged up.
Fortunately, virtually every type of makeup or anti-aging cream is made in an ‘oily skin’ version. Taking the extra time to find the right products for your skin will help ensure it stays healthy and moist without getting clogged or damaged.
It can also be helpful to go without any makeup from time to time. Even if this is just when you are staying at home, leaving your skin makeup-free is very healthy.
5. Eat Healthy
While having oily skin can provide some protection to your skin as long as you follow the other tips listed here, it doesn’t do much for the internal causes of aging.
If you’re constantly eating unhealthy food and not taking care of yourself, you will quickly find that you’re looking older than you should. Having an overall healthy diet can help keep you looking beautiful for a long time.
Try to avoid overly processed foods and stick to natural fruits, vegetables, and healthy proteins.
Taking some small steps to protect your skin today can keep you looking your best for years to come. Even if you have oily skin, the right skin-care efforts will help you to minimize excess oils without causing damage.