moisturizing face maskOily skin is one skincare concern that is very apparent and can be frustrating, especially during the hot summer months. When struggling to get through the heat of summer, it’s all the more important to focus on keeping your skin from becoming greasy. Luckily, there are easy ways to do this, one of them being the use of nügg face masks.

What causes oily skin?

Oily skin is in the result of the overworking of the sebaceous glands which are responsible for producing sebum. Genetics is one of the factors deciding whether or not this happens, as are hormonal changes, and the type of diet you follow. The larger your sebaceous glands are, the more oil they’ll produce, especially during  the summer.

How do you handle it?

First of all, oily skin shouldn’t be cleansed too often. Doing so strips the skin of it’s healthy natural oils, leading to the overproduction of sebum which can result in breakouts. It’s much more advisable to use gentle cleansing products such as cream cleansers or nügg face masks, so the skin doesn’t lose it’s natural moisture balance. Drying out or stimulating the skin too much can also prove harmful, especially if you’re using a cleansing brush. The best thing to do is exfoliate regularly and clear out the pores and use oil-free SPF if you’re going to be spending time out in the sun. In place of a cleansing brush, use nügg Exfoliating Face Mask which gently exfoliates using L-Lactic Acid and Jojoba Beads. 

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Face masks from nügg

The nügg Deep Cleansing face mask can give your skin a super clean look and feel. Incorporating the application of this face mask into your summer skincare routine twice a week can work wonders on the way your skin looks by controlling the oil production without completely drying it out. Almost anyone can achieve a silky, matte finish through the use of this mask.

Controlling the moisture and oil balance

After makeup application, it’s important to set a foundation with a translucent powder to not only keep makeup in place but to help maintain a matte finish. This may not be an essential in winter, but it certainly helps keep the skin from producing too many oils. Another tip is to keep oil blotting papers in your handbag in case oil does start to collect on the T-Zone or cheeks throughout the day. A few dabs on the skin and your skin will be looking matte once again.

At the end of the day, we recommend triple cleansing to ensure the deepest clean after a day in the heat:

  1. First use a makeup wipe to thoroughly remove makeup. This will help your cleanser be more effective at cleansing your actual skin, rather than simply washing the makeup away.
  2. As mentioned above, using a gentle cleanser with a creamy consistency will help prevent the skin from drying out while still washing away dirt and unhealthy oils.
Apply the nügg Deep Cleansing face mask. Cucumber Extract and Witch Hazel in the mask effectively reduce sebum and reduce the appearance of pore size. The Jojoba Lite Oil and gel texture of the mask will leave the skin with a silky shine-free finish that doesn’t feel tight or dried out.