MY OILY SKIN
WHAT CAN I DO?
Oily skin occurs when the sebaceous glands make to much sebum. This waxy, oily substance protects and hydrates the skin.
The ironic thing here is that you need sebum to maintain healthy skin. As with most things in life too much sebum is not good for you. This can cause clogged pores and acne. To manage oily skin it is recommended that you follow a skincare process.
Let talk about oily skin. What does it look like? How can you treat it? What are some ways to prevent it?
1. Wash regularly
* Avoid loofahs and rough washcloths, as friction may cause the skin to make more oil
If your skin is still problematic try some medicated acne products which contain acid that can tackle oily skin. You want products that have these acids:
* glycolic acid
These acids may be irritating to the skin, try one product at a time on a small area to see if your body can tolerated it.
The right cleaner is oh so important. There have been studies that recommend facial cleaners that are made with sodium laureth carboxylate and alkyl carboxylates is most effective for moderate facial acne.
Oily skin without the presence of acne, I would suggest, a fragrance free glycerin soap and hot water to diminish the oil.
2. Use a toner
Witch hazel has a high tannin content which makes it a natural astringent and anti-inflammatory. This makes it a great choice for people with oily skin. If will minimize the pores and remove make up. Toners do not work for everyone all test productin in a small area to see how you react.
I have toners available on my e-store
3. Pat face dry
4. Use blotting papers and medicated pads
5. Use a facial mask
CLAY- These masks contain smectite and bentonite, minerals that absorb oil and reduce sebum levels without irritating the skin. Use occasionally to prevent excessive dryness. Also make sure to apply a gentle moisturizer afterward.
HONEY- Studies report that natural raw honey has antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. A honey mask may reduce acne and oily skin while softening the skin.
OATMEAL- Oatmeal mask help to cleanse the skin. It brings a soothing effect, because it is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Facial masks for oily skin are available in my e-store
6. Apply moisturizers
You would think with oily skin it would be wise to stay away from moisturizers, but that is NOT the case. The correct moisturizer will keep the skin moist and protected.
Aloe is great for moisturizing oily and acne prone skin, The compounds in aloe have a naturally soothing effect on the skin. Products must have 10% or more of aloe to effective on oily skin.
Using pure aloe could pose a problem, because of the hidden ingredients, such as denatured alcohol which could cause dryness and irritation.
PreventionOily skin caused by genetics and hormones cant be prevented and is can be very difficult to control.
Prevention is found in a skincare routine that is consistently put to use. When oily skin arises it is unwise to cover it with makeup. Most make up is oil based. This will worsen things by clogging your pores. Water based make up or no make up at all are your best options.
Your diet is also an important part of prevention. It is important to stay hydrated and eat a well rounded diet of whole foods. Please avoid greasy foods and trans fats.
I can recommend a skincare routine from my e-store
The best course of action my turn out to be consulting with a dermatologist. You may need to work on looking at daily activities and other factors to better understand what is causing the oily skin and how to prevent