Oily skin care guide
Radiant cheeks and nose, enlarged pores, frequent breakouts, excess sebum - is this your problem? If so, you probably have oily skin. But do you know what cosmetics to use to improve skin condition?
The key to proper oily skin care is understanding its needs. Contrary to what you might think, such skin requires careful treatment. Strong drying or mechanical removal of pimples will do little.
Proper cleansing and regular moisturizing of oily skin can solve your problem. Only such care will properly regulate the production of sebum and reduce the formation of acne and inflammation. How to take care of oily skin?
Oily skin cleansing
As the owner of oily skin, you probably would like to get rid of the problem of excess sebum production. What are you doing for this? You choose products that cleanse your skin strongly, such as soaps or cleansing foams that contain strong cleansing ingredients.
These products are very drying to the skin. Therefore, it reacts with the production of sebum, since it creates a natural barrier on its surface that protects the skin from the harmful effects of external factors. After washing, oily skin seems "clean" and matte, but this effect is short-lived.
The sebaceous glands will soon begin to work with a vengeance. In addition, ordinary soap has an unfavorable pH for the skin and disrupts the skin's natural defense mechanisms against harmful microorganisms (including those responsible for acne).
What should be the care for oily skin? For cleansing, use only mild cleansing gels and foams. Is it good to wash your face with soap? It turns out not.
What cosmetics for cleansing oily skin is ideal? The best solution is to cleanse oily skin with micellar water or hydrophilic oil, and then with a cleansing gel.
How often should you wash your face?
The more often you wash your face and remove the layer of sebum that your sebaceous glands “in good faith” produce, the more you stimulate them to work.
Your skin still feels clammy. In addition, as the day progresses, you shine more and more. So you start washing your face more and more often to keep it clean and matte.
Washing too often also upsets the natural balance of the skin - you open the door to harmful bacteria, although you probably think that by washing often, you get rid of them.
How to care for oily skin and clean it well? Wash your skin twice a day (morning and evening). If you want to freshen up your face during the day, do it by applying matting paper or a regular napkin to your face. In extreme cases, you can wipe the skin with a delicate toner.
Cosmetics for oily skin
Numerous rashes on the skin. And no wonder. Bacteria love to grow in excess sebum on your skin. As a result, purulent inflammation often appears. You want to dry out these breakouts to stop them from forming or to speed up healing.
You also want to wash the bacteria that promote it from the surface of your face. So you reach for cleansing preparations containing alcohol (in the list of ingredients you see denatured alcohol = alcohol denat.), Hoping that they will help you in the fight against acne, but this is a mistake.
Alcohol will remove not only sebum from the surface of the skin, but also these harmful bacteria.
It will also remove the beneficial microflora that protects the skin from germs.
Drying the skin with alcohol will cause a reaction similar to the previously mentioned strong detergents - the skin will receive a signal that the protective layer has disappeared from it and will begin to restore it with a vengeance.
Effect? An even stronger secretion of sebum, which in the absence of this good microflora will lead to an even more intense rash of purulent lesions.
Use cleansers that do not contain alcohol.
Clay masks - yes or no?
Clay masks normalize the secretion of sebum on the face, have antibacterial properties and soothe irritations. That is why they are recommended for oily skin. You may even have used them and left them on your skin. Well, how long? Until they turned into a dry crust and cracked?
Do not do that! A clay mask left on for too long will cause excessive dryness of the skin, which in turn will lead to an increase rather than a decrease in sebum production.
Never leave a clay mask on longer than recommended by the manufacturer. Wash off the mask as soon as you notice that it has dried out and started to crack. Even if it is less than the time indicated on the package.
Serum for oily skin
It seems that with this type of facial skin, the less cosmetics, the better - it turns out that it's just a matter of choosing good products, and not their quantity. Serum is a very concentrated cosmetic product, but at the same time light, ideal for cream.
If your problem is excess sebum and glowing skin, opt for a lightweight product that absorbs quickly.
Which cream is for oily skin?
Surely you have come across an unpleasant surprise more than once when acne appeared on your skin after applying the cream. Oily skin doesn't seem to need extra hydration because sebum alone is enough to balance the moisture inside the skin.
In addition, you do not experience the feeling of "tightness" of dry skin. This is not true – oily skin needs good hydration. Why?
The better the hydration of the skin, the less the sebaceous glands are stimulated to produce sebum, the better the skin is tightened and the later the aging process starts.
Moreover, specialized creams for oily skin can reduce sebum production, mattify the skin, and shrink enlarged pores while moisturizing it.
Squeeze pimples on the face - why not do it?
You are probably sometimes tempted to squeeze out purulent pimples or blackheads on your own.
Why can't you pop pimples?
Contributes to the exacerbation of inflammation, bacterial infections, often secondary.
Instead of improving, it worsens the appearance of the skin, because scars often remain after extrusion.
Oily skin care - what mistakes should be avoided?
The first and main mistake that we have already emphasized several times - but it is worth doing it again: an excessive focus on matting the skin, absorbing sebum and washing it off without additional moisturizing care. Sebum protects our skin from drying out, pathogens and damage. If we simply "peel" this protective layer from the skin, our sebaceous glands will go into overproduction mode to protect the skin. Then you can try to use more matting cosmetics - and the skin will work even harder. It's a vicious circle! To stop this, let's not forget about moisturizing the skin - then it will not need to constantly (and excessively) replenish the layer of sebum. Glitter will be under control!
Another common misconception is that while dry skin is thin and sensitive, oily skin is strong and resistant. Although to some extent oily skin is more elastic than dry skin, this is true, but it should not be put to the test too much. It will certainly tolerate mild acid exfoliation or exfoliation better, but it will not cope with them if we use them too often.
Both of the above points can also be reduced to a common mistake for any skin type - that is, the selection of inappropriate, too aggressive, even irritating cosmetics for cleansing and care (and invasive cosmetic procedures). Although we would like to get rid of the problem of skin shine once and for all, intense "attack" of the skin with strong cleansers can harm it in many ways, including increased susceptibility to inflammation and infections. And this will not help with shine, on the contrary, it can strengthen it.
Oily skin care is not so scary!
So what is the most important thing in caring for oily skin? Patience, hydration and caution! If we find ourselves getting nowhere by trying to aggressively remove the shine, we can make things worse. But with a caring, careful and properly selected approach, we can achieve beautiful, healthy skin.
The best cosmetics for oily skin
All cosmetics for oily skin can be found in the "Cosmetics for oily skin" section. Below you can find a selection of the best cosmetics for oily skin.
Heimish Moisture Surge Gel Cream
The cream has a very light gel texture. The product is quickly absorbed, does not leave behind discomfort, does not clog pores. The main active ingredient of the cream-gel is a natural extract of watermelon, which has unique moisturizing and tonic properties, it helps to restore the hydrobalance of the epidermis.
Some By Mi AHA 10% Amino Peeling Ampoule
Acid peeling ampoule with amino acids effectively and gently exfoliates dead skin cells, starts renewal processes and accelerates post-acne healing. Lightens unwanted pigmentation, improves skin firmness and elasticity.
iUNIK Tea Tree Relief Serum
Serum with tea tree fights acne and acne, effectively soothes irritated and inflamed skin, relieves redness, and prevents the appearance of new inflammation. Regulates the production of sebum, intensively moisturizes the skin and protects against dehydration. Evens out skin tone and brightens post-acne.
COSRX Salycylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser
Foam for washing with salicylic acid for problem skin effectively cleanses the skin, pushing impurities out of the pores, removing excess sebum and dead cells. Thanks to salicylic acid in the composition, it significantly improves the condition of problem skin, helping to cure inflammation and protecting against their re-development. Despite the presence of powerful anti-inflammatory components in the composition, the foam does not dry out the skin and does not provoke its dehydration.
Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
Anti-blackhead with BHA acid that penetrates deep into the skin and cleans clogged pores, thereby removing blackheads and preventing acne.
Some by Mi BYE BYE BLACKHEAD 30 Days Miracle Green TeaTox Bubble Cleanser Blackhead Foam Mask
The mask from blackheads penetrates deep into the pores, gently dissolves blackheads and sebaceous plugs, renews the surface of the skin and removes toxins.
Some By Mi Super Matcha Pore Tightening Serum
Serum for narrowing pores with matcha tea perfectly moisturizes and soothes the skin, helps in the fight against imperfections, eliminates black spots and sebaceous plugs, actively resists the appearance of acne and blackheads.
TIAM AC Fighting Oil-Free Aqua Cream
Oil-free cream-gel from oily sheen normalizes the secretion of sebum, prevents clogging of pores, soothes, cools and moisturizes. The product prevents the formation of black spots and inflammation, improves the condition of problem skin. Contains niacinamide, panthenol, vitamin B12 and arginine.
Some By Mi Super Matcha Pore Clean Cleansing Gel
Washing gel with matcha tea deeply cleanses the skin, effectively eliminating oily sheen and excess sebum. Regulates the work of the sebaceous glands, dissolves sebaceous plugs and removes impurities from the pores.
By Wishtrend Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash
Enzyme Powder is a gentle cleansing face wash. Easily foams, gently exfoliates, cleanses, stimulates cell renewal, evens out complexion, removes blackheads and oily sheen. It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Some By Mi Super Matcha Pore Clean Clay Mask
Clay mask with matcha tea deeply cleanses the pores of impurities, eliminates excess sebum and prevents the formation of blackheads. The mask has an antioxidant effect, evens out the tone and helps moisturize the skin, effectively softens, evens out the relief.
Some By Mi Super Matcha Pore Tightening Toner
Toner for narrowing pores based on matcha tea extract not only perfectly moisturizes, exfoliates, but also nourishes the skin.
The toner has a delicate exfoliating effect due to the content of acids, which helps to even out the microrelief, renew skin cells and deep cleanse pores.
Mary&May CICA TeaTree Soothing Wash off Pack
Clay mask for sensitive skin mattifies, eliminates oily sheen and narrows enlarged pores, cleanses, prevents the appearance of blackheads. The product soothes irritated skin and relieves redness, softens and smoothes. Contains Centella Complex, Houttuynia & Tea Tree Extract, Clay & Calamine.
Heimish All Clean White Clay Foam
Cleansing foam gently cleanses pores from dust, dirt, makeup residues and skin sebum. It has a delicate creamy texture that lathers when combined with water. Suitable for normal, combination, oily and problematic skin.
Missha Super Off Cleansing Oil Blackhead Off
Hydrophilic oil for cleansing pores. Ideal for problem skin with blackheads. Effectively yet gently removes any impurities, dissolves sebum and deeply cleanses pores. The tool perfectly copes with persistent makeup, cleanses the skin of CC and BB creams.
Ideal for problematic, oily skin with blackheads.