by Beauty Editor
created 1 year ago
Have you wondered what it would be like to have normal skin instead of oily skin and that does not erupt into pimples and acne at the slightest provocation? Well, if you have oily skin, relax. Help is at hand. All you need to do is to take care of your skin in a rather special way as compared to other skin types. Simply use products that are specially formulated for your skin. Oily skin needs special care with special products. You should still use face washes to cleanse your skin, but they should be specially formulated for oily skin. You should follow your very own skincare routine and regimen. This is necessary for oily skin, as the latter often plagues sensitive skin types.
What is Oily Skin?
If you have oily skin, it means that your sebaceous glands are secreting excessive sebum. Sebum is a waxy substance that protects your skin. When there's too much of it, the skin looks oily, and that overabundance of sebum may contribute to acne.
Know More about Oily Skin:
Oily skin is thick, shiny, and dull. Chronically, this skin type has coarse pores, pimples, and other blemishes. This type of skin is also prone to blackheads. In oily skin, the oil-producing sebaceous glands are overactive and produce more oil that needed. This oil then oozes and the skin becomes greasy. The pores are also enlarged and the skin has a coarse look.
Factors Contributing to the Oily Skin Type:
There are several different causes of oily skin such as heredity, diet, hormone levels, pregnancy, birth control pills, the cosmetics you use, and humidity and hot weather. Oily skin is more common during adolescence and tends to dry out as one ages. However, your skin can become oily at any age. During pregnancy and menopause, hormonal imbalances can upset the oil balance, increase the activity of sebaceous glands, and result in oily skin. Many people, however, have skin that is oily in some parts, and dry or normal in others. This is known as combination skin.
Skin Care for Oily Skin:
Oily skin ages at a relatively slower rate than other skin types. You need to cleanse oily skin with hot water and a gentle soap or with a specially formulated face wash to prevent the pores from being clogged. You should avoid harsh products that strip your skin of oil and cause flakiness. If you use strong products, they may cause a condition called reactive seborrhoea, where the oil glands produce excessive oil to compensate for the loss of natural oils. Essential Oils and Herbs for Oily Skin Some essential oils are very good for treating oily skin. Some of them include bergamot, cedarwood, cypress, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon and sage. You can also treat oily skin with face washes made of certain herbs such as Aloe Vera, Burdock root, Chamomile, Horsetail, Oat straw, Thyme, Lavender, and Witch hazel.
How do I Cleanse Oily Skin?
Experts recommend using mild cleansers and moisturizers that are formulated for your skin. Dermatologists also recommend using wax- and oil-free cleansing products that won't complicate the problems associated with oily skin. If your skin is both oily and sensitive, choosing fragrance-free products would be wise. It's also a good idea to not scrub your face with any harsh bar soap, which mostly contains ingredients that are not ideal for delicate facial skin. Avoid skincare products that leave your skin feeling taut and dehydrated. To cleanse oily skin, you can use oil-based products as they dissolve sebum. You can also opt for oil-free moisturizers to maintain a shine-free complexion.
Oily skin if not taken good care of can lead to pimples and acne. However, with proper care and cleansing, you can make the most of your oily skin to look fresh and rejuvenated all day long!
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