How to Get Rid of Sticky Skin? The No-Brainers for Everyone!

Is it time to reenjoy juicy summer fruits? Yes, but a rise in heat and humidity isn’t without causing damage to your hair and skin. While feeling your hair all dull and frizzy hurts, there’s not even a single minute spent without that sticky and greasy skin bothering you.

The worst part? Spending big bucks and efforts don’t bring expected outcomes. So, YKW, we appreciate you putting in that hard work, but often, the problem occurs when this work needs to be done in the right direction.

You may need to pick the right products. If not, you may need to use them correctly, at the right time, and in the right amount.

Whatever the reason, we’re here to help you revamp your skincare routine to eliminate that nasty stickiness all around you!

First things first-

Getting Prepared Before Actually Getting Rid of Sticky Skin

You must alter your skincare routine if you haven’t done it already. Products that are useful on cold days might not be beneficial on hot, humid days. Most winter products aim to keep dry skin oily to prevent dryness. And you never want any oils on your skin in the summer.

Replacing a few products with new ones might be tedious and confusing, but we’ve done the homework for you. Also, Remember that it’s part of the year when you need a replacement; you’ll soon be back to your favorite items put into your pantry!

Next, pick the products according to your skin type. This is especially true for people with oily skin types. Sticky skin becomes much more challenging to handle when your skin already tends to produce excessive oil.

For oily skin, it’s best to choose non-comedogenic and oil-free products. However, if you are still looking for something like this on the label, contact the company and ask for these details. A trustworthy, honest to its customer, company won’t hide anything from you! However, for ease, the products we’ve suggested below are either all-skin types friendly or dedicatedly useful for oily skin types.

Why Do I Still Have a Sticky Face Even Though I Keep on Washing the Grease Out Frequently?

Though it’s true that washing your face/body with plain water (it’s good to use soap) helps eliminate greasiness, Availing each ‘washing’ opportunity while at work or home is the biggest mistake that can cost you an all-dry, flaky skin.

There’s a little bit of science-play. Our skin produces a natural oil called sebum to keep it hydrated. So when you wash your face too often, removing even a single trace of stickiness, the skin thinks, “It’s all dry outside; I must keep it hydrated and immediately shoot ‘sebum’ out there.” And this time, the oil is produced higher than when there’s already mild stickiness on your face.

So, How Can I Get Rid of Sticky Skin?

Now is the time to fulfill our promise! Below are some tools and tips that will help you get rid of sticky skin and the dos and don’ts of using the products you may need on hot, humid days.

1. Cleanse Your Face Properly

So, let’s start with the first thing you start your day with. You might already know how to cleanse your face, but maybe you’re missing or mishandling something.

  • No matter your skin type, replace your cleanser with a gentle, oil-free one.
  • As we said earlier, washing/cleansing your face too often will do more harm than good. Cleansing should be done at most twice a day, once in the morning and then in the evening.
  • Refrain from scrubbing too much and harshly, as it’ll cause your skin to become sensitized and overly dried.
  • Wash with lukewarm water but finish with cold. Warm water helps wipe out all the impurities and grease from your skin, while Cold water closes skin pores, preventing the skin from releasing sebum faster and more often.

Pro Tip: A soap-wash before using a cleanser gives more benefits. This will help remove all the grease, dirt, and grime from your face, allowing the cleanser to go deeper into the skin quickly and extract the best possible results!

2. Rethink the Use of Body Oils and Creams

Use body oils if stickiness on your body other than the face isn’t an issue. Otherwise, We advise using these oils when needed the most.

Facial creams aren’t without oils added to them. But, unfortunately, neither are they quickly absorbent to the facial skin. So the more cream you apply (no matter how much massage you do to absorb it), the more sticky residue you’ll have on your face.

If you still want glowing, healthy-looking skin while keeping stickiness at bay, opt for a lightweight cream that absorbs quickly and hydrates the skin without making your skin feel and look greasy.

3. Exfoliate and Bathe Regularly

The oils and sweat your body produces often mess up the dead skin cells and clog the pores, making the skin all greasy. Exfoliating once a day in the morning and taking a shower in the morning and evening wipes out all the stickiness you have during the day and the night.

Make sure the exfoliator you choose has the potential to close enlarged pores so that you can spend as much time without getting your skin sticky.

4. Keep Your Skin Moisturized

A skin that stays hydrated is less prone to stickiness. Conversely, if your skin becomes dry, it will step up sebum production to protect it from drying out.

Again, your heavy-duty winter moisturizers will not be helpful to be used on hot and humid days. Instead, you need a gel-based, mild formula moisturizer lighter enough to penetrate deeper into the skin quickly and tell your skin: No more oil is needed now!

Nope, thinking of ‘gel’ as something that could cause more stickiness is a misconception. Gel-based products absorb more quickly into the skin than their ‘oil-based’ counterparts.

5. Keep A Toner Handy

Having sticky skin means open skin pores and an inappropriate fluctuation in the skin’s PH levels. Toners were initially used to balance skin’s PH levels and close opened pores, especially after using a cleanser. Now that you can quickly get a pH-balancing skin cleanser, there’s no need to use a toner post-cleansing.

But when it comes to balancing the disturbed PH levels and closing opened pores caused by hot and humid climates, Dr. Barbara’s Balancing Toner can be a soothing and refreshing help whenever you want it. Suitable for all skin types, this toner wipes out makeup traces, pollution, and other impurities. Plus, as the toner touches your skin, you’ll see your skin soothed that’s initially irritated by all day’s touching and rubbing!

Use the toner with a cotton pad or spritz it on the skin. You can use the toner anytime, but it’s advisable to use it after cleansing your skin.

6. Use Clay Face Mask

Let’s start using a clay face mask for sticky skin, a no-brainer. Clay masks have the potential to soak up excess oil from your skin as well as inhibit its production. Plus, they not only wipe all the greasy grime and dirt out of your skin but also unclog pores. They also feel no slouch in improving blood circulation in the skin.

Conclusion? A refreshing escape from all the stickiness with a vibrant look left for all day!

Caution: Use it-

  • For sensitive skin- once a week
  • For combination skin- 2-3 times/week
  • For oily skin- 3-4 times/week

Also, you shouldn’t leave any clay mask on for too long, or it could have adverse effects in no time. Fifteen minutes of application is advisable, or read what’s on the label regarding application duration.

7. Use Lacto Calamine

No matter your skin type, lactocalamine somehow becomes part of your skin care regimen. The key ingredient in this lotion, kaolin clay, literally drinks excess oil, maintaining both skin’s oil production and PH levels altogether.

In addition, lactocalamine can help soothe skin irritation and sun damage. Plus, it contains natural anti-microbial that prevent acne and reduce acne bumps.

To use it:

  1. Shake the bottle well.
  2. Apply it to your skin using clean fingers, cotton balls, or Q-tips. If using your fingers, wash your hands when you’re done.
  3. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash it with plain water.

8. Powders Can Help Too

First, talcum powder comes to the rescue when dealing with sticky or clammy skin. Yes, of course, you don’t want a white coat on exposed areas of your body; talcum powder is best to use inside your dress to feel less sticky and appear less smelly!

For your face comes a translucent loose face powder that won’t leave a sheen on your face while mattifying it entirely, making it feel and look all grease-free! Finally, the antifungal powder is your best friend if you’re combating rashes, seasonal skin allergies (on your face), and stickiness.

9. Rethink Your Lotion and Sunscreen

Opt for watery or very lightweight lotions that hydrate and nourish your skin without leaving a sticky residue.

Summer makes the use of sunscreens inevitable. But like lotion, you must opt for a gel-based sunscreen with a low comedogenic rating and an SPF of 15-30.

10. Blotting Paper is Your BFF!

A blotting paper can come to your rescue anytime you want a refreshing wipeout. These papers are made up of absorbent materials and purifying ingredients that instantly remove all dirt and grease from your skin. In addition, these papers are helpful when wearing makeup, as they don’t mess up your look!

11. Keep Handy A Facial Mist

A facial mist can do wonders If you want a quick refresh on feeling your skin getting sticky.

Face mists contain silica and silk powder ingredients that absorb oil while providing lightweight moisture. Choose oil- and silicone-free for oily skin types so as not to cause clogged pores.

Final Thought

Change and difficulties are part of life – and year-round – that bring with them many learning opportunities. So when it’s sticky all around, and you want to chill all day long, the key is to follow the guidelines above and make a few tweaks in terms of the products you use- To wish you great summer days!

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