For years I was so unhappy with my combination face during the summer. It was as if I had oily skin and oil was pouring out of my face. I was battling clogged pores and frequent acne flare-ups. Ugh Ugh! I did some research and found out that my cleanser was not working. That was a relief; it was not me... I needed to change my cleanser.
We often forget to switch up our skincare routine for the warmer months of the year and our cleanser are the first thing to change. For oily and combination skin, sebaceous glands increase oil production during hot and humid weather.
A good cleanser is so important for skin, it removes excess oil and clears your pores so the other skin care products you apply can get in your skin and to their job.
If you your skin is super oily and your pores are clogged during spring and summer, you need to change your cleanser!! For oily and combination cleansers, gel and foam cleansers are the best. They deeply cleanse our pores. However, it is important to use natural cleansers that do not strip our face from all its natural oils. Our skin natural oils are here to protect it and we only want to remove the excess of oil.
Here are 3 natural cleansers that made a difference in my skin.
This cleanser has ingredients that will wash away excess of oil that might clog pores and leave me my face glowing and nourished. I use this cleanser on days when my skin is a little bit extra oily. I also love the brightening effect on my skin.
I love the lemongrass face wash from Kosmatology ($28) for super oily days. This foam cleanser removes all the excess oil from my skin in one wash. I love it. This natural foam face wash is also perfect if you are acne-prone skin. It contains lavender to help regulate the amount of sebum our skin produces, rosemary that has antimicrobial effects and prevents bacteria from infecting pores, and lemongrass which is a natural toner and helps close pores. Love it!
This is a non-greasy cleansing oil that contain pumpkin and papaya oils. both oils help fight acne and control oily skin. When I use this oil, my skin looks so much look healthy and I have less breakout.
To use it, I follow the instructions:
"warm 1-2 pumps between hands and apply to dry face. Add warm water and massage into a delicate milk. Rinse clean. May also be used with a cotton square to remove makeup -- no water or rinsing required."