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Moisturising products contain active ingredients including oils. These might not be the best for people with oily skin. Hence, people with oily skin should opt for products that are high in humectants, which are substances that attract water from deeper in the skin or from the air.
Washing your face is a part of the basic skincare routine. Gently apply the cleanser on your face with clean fingers and wash it off with lukewarm water.
A gel-based cleanser is suitable for those with oily skin, who want to make their pores less visible. Avoid oil-based or alcohol-based cleansers as they may irritate the skin.
Exfoliating your skin once or twice every week is essential to remove dirt and grime that clog the pores.
An oil-free moisturiser is of utmost importance as it can help reduce pore enlargement. Take care to apply it at least once a day, every day.
Using a clay mask once or twice a week can remove additional oil from the pores. Removing that oil can help prevent pores from becoming enlarged and also make them less visible.
Sleeping overnight with makeup on can cause the pores to become blocked due to a buildup of makeup, oil, and bacteria. So, remove your makeup thoroughly before you hit the bed, irrespective of how tired you are.
Sun exposure can dry the skin, making pores appear larger.
This again helps to remove any dirt and gunk stuck in the pore, thus, helping in minimising their visibility.
Your fingertips often contain dirt as a result of it touching different surfaces – a fact that you may not be conscious of all the time. The bacteria on your fingers can get transferred onto your face when you touch it, consciously or sub-consciously, and make their way into your pores.
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