Dilated pores, prone to eczema, shiny nose, forehead and cheeks – these are problems that affect not only teenagers but also people in adulthood. However, oily skin is not a sentence – with proper care you can tame it and enjoy beautiful appearance.
Oily skin is not as bad as it looks
Owners of oily skin should not focus only on its disadvantages. The good news: Oily skin ages more slowly. Slight wrinkles are visible on it a little later, and the secretion of oil in a way preserves and nurtures it. People with oily skin usually reach for anti-aging treatments a little later
Problems with oily skin
1. A thickened epidermis
Oily skin is usually associated with a thickened epidermis. Linoleic acid deficiency causes the exfoliation of the epidermis to not work properly, resulting in the formation of thickened skin
2. Excessive sebum production
Excessive sebum secretion itself is related to overactive sebaceous glands. It is related to the action of the hormonal system, which especially in adolescence can play tricks. Hence the frequent problems with oily skin in teenagers
3. Formation of pimples
Sebum that accumulates on the skin can be a great breeding ground for microorganisms and growing bacteria. Hence, the higher number of pimples and inflammation on oily skin
4. Poor circulation of the skin
When caring for oily skin, it is worth focusing on improving microcirculation. Oily skin is usually insufficiently circulated and thus hypoxic
Using drying cosmetics
Oily skin owners have certainly sometimes been tempted to reach for a drying cosmetic with alcohol, which will instantly deal with a glowing complexion. But this is the beginning of a vicious cycle – applying cosmetics that contain alcohol to the skin dries it out. Skin feels in such a situation extremely uncomfortable, so it wants to help itself by producing even more sebum. Paradoxically, oily skin is better moisturized than dried out.
Applying foundation that is too heavy
Heavy foundations clog our pores unnecessarily. Excess cosmetic on the skin can lead to the formation of purulent lesions. It is much better to use light foundations or bb creams, and cover larger lesions with a concealer
Excessive use of scrubs
Oily skin can also be dried out by using scrubs too often. Coarse-grained products can lead to an overproduction of sebum, as can drying cosmetics.
What should you keep in mind when caring for oily skin?
1. Cleansing with gels and oils
First, cleanse your skin of everyday impurities with a gel adapted to its needs. In the next step, you can reach for an oil. Although oil cleansing is not very popular, it is worth taking a closer look at this method. It helps get rid of pimples and blackheads and inhibit sebum production. Jojoba, argan, macadamia and hemp oils work well in this role.
2. Toning the skin
The next step after cleansing the face should be toning. Tonic should not contain alcohol in its composition. Its task is to restore the correct pH of the skin, so it is important to use it after each wash.
Probably no one doubts why oily skin should be moisturized, not dried out. It is important to apply a light moisturizer every day to keep the skin in good condition.
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