Oily skin is a bugger. If you finding yourself going through a lot of blotting sheets or your make-up’s starting to clump on your face, you are clearly suffering from an oily skin type. Please keep in mind that oily skin is not always your fault. There are a few factors to consider when trying to figure out why this is happening to your skin.
- Genetics. Genetics play a huge role in your body as a whole. If your parents suffer from large pores and oily skin, it is most likely that you are going to suffer from oily skin at one point in your life.
- Hot environment. Very hot places can irritate your skin cells and make your body produce more oils to try and keep the skin moisturized and nourished.
- Hormones. Hormones are something that you cannot control. When you go through puberty, a trauma or huge change in your life your skin type can change.
- Products you applying to your skin. Please be careful about the products you are placing on your skin. Sometimes the cheaper products will cost you more in the long run because you are going to need to correct the damage that they have done to your skin. Sometimes it is better for you to buy the more expensive product to ensure that you are getting the right ingredients and the right effects you want on your skin.
You need to remember that medication can also play a role in how your skin cells develop and change. If you are on new medication and your skin has become oily, you need to tell your doctor what is happening and try move onto a different medication.
There are a few ways in which you can control oily skin and maintain the skin that you have always wanted. Please keep in mind that these treatments will help reduce the appearance of your oily skin and help to control the oil production.
If after a few months you have not noticed a change in your skin, you need to go to a Dermatologist as there is an underlying source that needs to get fixed before you see results.
How to find a great cleanser
When you clean a cast-iron skillet, you clean the oil with oil. This is a great demonstration that the best way to help with your oil production is it use an oil based cleanser to help control the oil in your skin. Have a look at cleansers that are for an oily skin type or acne prone skin.
You need to stay away from products that have an alcohol base and use a more gentle formula on your skin. When you place a harsh product on your skin, you can remove more oil than you needed to.
You do not want excess oil on your skin because it can feed the bacteria and cause skin conditions, however, you do not want to strip your skin of all the fatty acids as it needs the fatty acids to stay hydrated and nourished.
Clean your face, back and chest properly
I often find when clients come for a facial, that their skin has not been properly cleaned from the night before. You should be using a gentle cleanser twice a day. This will help to normalize the oil levels in your skin.
Overusing toners can lead to an overly sensitive skin
When your skin is sensitive, it may not be able to tolerate the products that are designed for your oily skin type. I recommend that you use a leave in cream daily. This will help control the oil production in your skin.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate the skin
When you dehydrate your skin, you stress your glands to produce more oil. A nice way to hydrate your skin is to use a hydrating clay mask. This will ensure that your skin soaks up the minerals and nutrients that it needs to give you a healthy glow.
I also recommend using a moisturizer that contains Hyaluronic Acid instead of ceramides. Ceramides lock bacteria into your skin and can lead to an acne breakout.
– Doctor Bowes.
Choose your makeup wisely
Doctor Bowes recommends that you avoid pore-clogging products such as liquid foundations or other makeup products that feel heavy on the skin. She says that you must rather use mouse based foundations or powder foundations.
This will help prevent your pores from being clogged up with makeup. Make sure that you remove your makeup before you go to sleep. This will allow your skin to breathe and not cause it to excrete extra oils.
It is important to keep in mind that oily skin can be a phase that your skin is going through and it just needs an extra push in the right direction to produce the right amount of oil once again.
If you have a severe case of oily skin that you cannot seem to control, instead of playing the guessing game, go to a doctor and find out what is actually happening in your skin. It is easier to treat your skin from an early stage than to wait around and let the condition get worse.
If you keep your skin clean, hydrated and treat oil with oil, your oily skin should start to become more controlled. Cutting back on processed foods and sugars will help you get even better results.
Your body, cells, and glands need a balanced diet and regular exercise to function correctly. A change in your lifestyle will help get rid of your oily skin and will make you feel like a new, confident person.
Let me know how you keep your oily skin under control and what triggers your skin to get oilier.