Oily skin is characterized by excessive secretion of sebum by the sebaceous glands. To avoid the appearance of pimples and the shiny skin, here are our tips for treating it.
- What are the characteristics of oily skin?
- My oily skin every day
What are the characteristics of oily skin?
it can be related to different factors: heredity, hormonal imbalances, stress, pollution, smoking, and climate change.
It is characterized by an important production of sebum, called "seborrhea".
This type of skin is usually oily and shiny - especially at the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) - and becomes the perfect breeding ground for pimples, blackheads and all kinds of impurities that clog the pores of the skin. Note: oily skin often goes hand in hand with a greasy scalp.
In case the acne appears, it is better to consult a dermatologist, Ditto.
if the oily skin is accompanied by excessive hair growth, It is better to seek the advice of a dermatologist because it might be a hormonal imbalance (puberty, poorly dosed pill, pregnancy etc.), so in these cases, medication or hormonal treatment is required.
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HOW TO CLEAN OILY SKIN?
It is recommended to clean your skin twice a day (morning and evening) with mild hygiene products such as surges that is alcohol and soap free (which increase the production of sebum).
It is also possible to apply a special lotion for your skin or micellar water, which cleans and removes gently. Avoid too detergent products that damage the skin and contrary to what we think, tend to enhance the production of sebum.
SHOULD WE MOISTURIZE OILY SKIN?
Moisturizing it is essential, even if it was so greasy.
However, choose a moisturizer with ultra-light texture; a mattifying cream for example, which absorbs the excessive sebum due to "blotting powders" and rebalances the skin in the long term due to two essential components, copper, and zinc.
WHAT ABOUT SCRUBS?
Oily skin clogs faster than other skins, so it is necessary to exfoliate it. However, frequent cleaning and scrubbing may cause a skin irritation and leads to what is called the rebound effect, which is the overproduction of sebum (the opposite effect of what we want!).
HOW MANY TIMES A WEEK SHOULD YOU USE A SCRUB?
A scrub once a week is enough, in addition, it is necessary to make clay masks twice a month because it helps absorb excess sebum and regulates its production.
HOW TO APPLY MAKEUP TO OILY SKIN?
To apply makeup when you have oily skin is not that bad, but you have to choose appropriate products.
Using a tinted cream or a very covering foundation will only worsen the situation by causing inflammatory outbreaks and enhance the appearance of all kinds of impurities such as blackheads.
It is so much better to choose a light foundation or a mineral foundation that absorbs excess oil by its texture powder, and choose products that marked with "non-comedogenic".
WHAT ABOUT SUNSCREEN
Sun provides a temporary improvement for the skin which often follows an upsurge in the production of sebum and pimples.
To avoid this rebound effect, use an appropriate sun protection, non-comedogenic and mineral.
OILY SKIN AND DIET
We often hear that a hard diet of fatty and sugary foods (cold cuts, sweets ...) leads to a recrudescence of sebum.
Yet, there is no proven link between this type of food and type of skin; Anyway, a balanced and reasonable diet can only be beneficial for health.
Thanks to Dr. Vincent Durosier, medical director of Ducray.