Oily skin is characterized by excessive sebum secretion from the sebaceous glands. To avoid the appearance of pimples and that the skin does not shine too much, here are our tips to treat oily skin.
What are the characteristics of oily skin?
Oily skin can be linked to various factors: heredity, hormonal imbalances, stress, pollution, tobacco and climate change. It is characterized by an important sebum production, called “seborrhea”. The skin is oily and shiny – especially at the level of the T zone (forehead, nose, and chin) – and it becomes the breeding ground for the appearance of pimples, black spots and all sorts of impurities that obstruct pores and suffocate the skin. Note: oily skin often goes hand in hand with an oily scalp.
In case of associated acne, it is preferable to consult a dermatologist. Similarly, if the oily skin is accompanied by excessive hair thrusts, it is better to ask the opinion of a dermatologist because it can be a hormonal disorder (puberty, poorly dosed pill, pregnancy, etc.). In some cases, medication or hormonal treatment is required.
HOW TO CLEAN A GREAT SKIN?
It is recommended to clean your oily skin twice a day (morning and evening), with mild hygiene products, such as Surgras bread that are alcohol-free and soap-free (which increase sebum production). It is also possible to apply a special lotion “oily skin” or micellar water, which gently cleanses and removes makeup. Avoid products that are too detergent-like and that, contrary to what we think, tend to promote the production of sebum.
SHOULD OILY SKIN BE HYDRATED?
Hydrating your skin is essential, even when it is oily. However, it is necessary to choose a moisturizer with an ultra-light texture; a mattifying cream, for example, that absorbs excess sebum thanks to “blotting powders” and rebalances the skin in the long term thanks to two essential components, copper and zinc.
WHO’S GOT THE SCRUBS?
Oily skin gets dirty faster than the others, so it is essential to make scrubs. However, too much and too frequent cleaning favors what is called the rebound effect, that is to say, an overproduction of sebum (the opposite effect of what we want!). One scrub once a week is enough. In addition, it is necessary to make clay masks twice a month. Clay absorbs excess sebum and regulates its production.
HOW TO MAKE UP OILY SKIN?
The use of makeup when you have oily skin is not contraindicated but you must choose suitable products. Using a tinted cream or a very covering foundation will only worsen the situation by causing inflammatory outbreaks and promoting the appearance of all kinds of impurities such as black spots. It is better to choose a lightweight foundation or a mineral foundation that absorbs excess sebum by its powder texture. Preference: products marked “noncomedogenic”.
MY GRASS SKIN IN SOLEIL
If the sun improves the condition of the skin, it is only temporary. This often leads to a resurgence in the production of sebum and buttons. To avoid this rebound effect, it is necessary to use suitable sun protection, non-comedogenic, and mineral.
GRASS SKIN AND FOOD
We often hear that an important diet of fatty and sugary foods (deli meats, sweets, etc.) leads to a resurgence of sebum. Yet there is no proven link between this type of food and oily skin. Nevertheless, a balanced and reasonable diet can only be beneficial for health.