The Oily skin has dilated pores which produces an excess of sebaceous secretion. It looks damp and bright, and is often populated with blackheads or pimples, due to the natural tendency to clog the pores of this type of skin.
Skin care of Oily skin.
In the morning
- In the morning you should wash your face with fresh water and a cleansing gel. If you suffer from acne, use medicated cleansers containing salicylic acid, sodium sulfacetamide or benzoyl peroxide. These ingredients fight acne while cleaning the skin. Dry your face by patting clean towel and not rubbing it.
- Moisturize lightly your skin with a light water based, non comedogenic, oil free cream. Even oily skin needs hydration. The amount you use varies depending on how oily your skin feels. Minimize the amount of moisturizer you use in the most oily areas.
- Choose a sunscreen with an aqueous gel base would be best for a oily skin. Otherwise you could use a sunscreen powder, with the advantage that it does not clog the pores and you can choose it according to the skin’s photo-type.
- If you want to apply makeup, choose oil-free products that reduce the shine of the skin. Powder makeup, as a rule, is the most recommended for oily skin. Remember that the best makeup for oily skin is one that reduces shine, absorbs excess oil and does not obstruct the pores.
During the day
- Avoid excessive cleaning, this only causes our head glands to increase the production of sebum to work try to supply fat levels. Wash your face twice a day and when you need to clean your face, use wet wipes to remove the sweat.
- Avoid taking your hands to your face, with this you only transport particles of dust, and germs to your skin, which due to their greasy condition can cause skin irritation or contact dermatitis.
- Drink enough liquids during the day, this will help maintain the levels of hydration of your body at optimal levels, preventing your sebaceous glands work in excess to lubricate and protect the surface of the skin, generating more oil.
- Although dermatology treaties say that food does not influence the production of skin fat and acne, experience shows us the opposite.
Include fruits and vegetables in your diet, limit or eliminate the consumption of saturated fats, replacing them with virgin oils such as olive oil.
- The consumption of alcohol and cigarettes is harmful to health in general, but greatly affects the health of our skin and the fundamental reason is that these substances degrade the collagen in our skin, accelerating the aging of the dermis.
- Start by removing all the possible makeup with a wet wipe for face and makeup, then take a pad of cotton and moisten it with a cleaner for eyes and lips, preferably biphasic since with the mixture of water and oil it is possible to remove even the waterproof products.
- Then wash the face with a liquid facial cleanser or foam specific for oily skin.
- Rinse your face with abundant water, splashing the face, not rubbing it.
- Then use a night cream, applying a thin layer, paying special attention to the T zones. I suggest you use a nutritious cream of natural origin, oil free for the right absorption, hydration of your skin at night.
- We recommend you to sleep all night, or at least 7- 8 hours. Have a bottle of water on hand in case you wake up with a little thirst.
Twice a week
- Remove all makeup with a makeup remover , then a cleanser so that your face is complete clean. Then rinse your skin.
- Place a small amount of exfoliating specific for oily skin, we recommend the use of chemical exfoliants containing salicylic acid (BHA), that will cleanse the skin deep and eliminate melanin clumps on the surface of the skin clearing the spots.
- After the exfoliating process, rinse your face and apply an astringent facial masks. I recommend the use of clay masks, since clay absorb the excess of oil.
Useful tips for people with Oily Skin
- Wash your face only twice a day. If you feel the need to wash it, use wet wipes instead, excess cleaning can irritate the skin and promote the production of sebum, aggravating the situation and may cause the appearance of pimples.
- Avoid by all means tighten the pimples or extract the black spots with the nails, this only increases the damage to the skin, causes reinfection and scars difficult to eliminate.
- Avoid sun over exposure and tanning chambers. Ultraviolet rays may cause severe damage, increasing the oil production of sebaceous glands.
- Drink more than two litters of liquids in the day, avoid oily meals and increase the consumption of vegetables rich in vitamin A and D.