I have very oily skin, which means that I can almost see my reflection in my face, thanks to that greasiness. But this can take a toll during the humid summer months, and even during winters, especially after applying creams. So, this got me started on finding out some of the best face washes for oily skin, along with the ingredients used. Here’s a list that all you girls out there, suffering from oily skin issues like me, can check out-
Face Wash for Oily Skin
Tea Tree Oil Face Wash
This ingredient tops my list because tea tree is a natural product that gets rid of excessive oil from my face, without making it too dry or flaky, especially in the winters.
Tea tree also contains active ingredients that help to get rid of bacteria, dirt and impurities from the face. It combats problems like acne and pimples, which are a result of excessive oily skin.
Green Tea Face Washes
Green tea face washes are perfect for women who are trying to combat ageing problems along with oily skin issues. Green tea contains anti-oxidants that help to defy ageing.
It also has free radicals that prevent sun damage and help you to get glowing and healthy skin. The extract is particularly good for sensitive skin as it helps to reduce inflammation and helps in healing irritated skin.
Lemon Based Face Washes
Lemon has always been associated with freshness and this is what it does for your skin too. Lemon based face washes help to get rid of the excessive oil from the face. They penetrate the layers of the skin to get rid of hidden impurities.
It also has natural lightening properties so it helps to get rid of dark spots and marks too. Rich in Vitamin C, lemon leaves the skin refreshed, while eliminating dead cells and leaving behind a layer of smooth and supple skin.
Clay Face Washes
Clay or the good old ‘multani mitti’ has been used by our ancestors for decades. Now, you can get the benefits of this ingredient in face washes. Clay based face washes help to get rid of the oiliness while firming your skin.
This helps to delay the signs of ageing and also keeps wrinkles and fine lines at bay. Of course, you can pick something that has a blend of clay along with other ingredients to moisturize and nourish your skin.
You must be thinking I am nuts mentioning Shea Butter for oily skin because it has always been used for moisturizing and getting rid of stretch marks. But believe it or not this product gets absorbed by the skin very easily without leaving behind a greasy or queasy feel.
Shea butter helps to get rid of blemishes and smoothens out fine lines and wrinkles. It is usually blended with natural fruits or oils to nourish and deep cleanse oily skin.
Fruit based cleansers including strawberry, passion fruit, orange, etc. are excellent cleansers for oily skin. Again, they balance the oiliness in the skin, while deep cleansing.