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Which cosmetics should you choose for oily skin?

What makes our skin type oily?

Stage one 

The basic feature that must be taken into account first is the amount of sebum produced by the skin:

  1. When you wake up, do you see a visible layer of sebum on the surface of your face?

  2. Do you run your hand over your forehead or cheeks and feel the lipid secretion of the epidermis under your fingers?

  3. When you place a paper towel on your face, can you see any oily stains on it?

  4. Is your makeup always in need of improvement during the day?

Take a closer look at your skin. If your skin resembles citrus peel, you can see black holes (wide pores) with the naked eye, especially concentrated on the cheeks and T-zone, and the epidermis seems thick, even fleshy, it is highly probable that you have oily skin.

Also consider how your face reacts to care treatments - oily skin usually does not respond to treatments, and cosmetics containing active substances are ineffective if the skin is not properly cleansed first. Another feature is the tendency to develop acne-like lesions. These problems often concern skin that is characterized by excessive sebum production.

What is very important: oily skin may only cover a given part of the face and only there will enlarged pores appear - e.g. in the T zone, on the nose, forehead or chin. In this case, the sides of the face and cheeks remain dry or normal, which is why we are dealing with combination skin.


What makes our skin type oily?

Stage two

Remember, however, that modern dermatology and cosmetology assumes a two-stage determination of skin type.

So congratulations, the first step is already behind you! The second stage refers to the needs and dermatological problems that you encounter every day and is equally important. First, determine (honestly!) whether your skin is:

– oily, but prone to dehydration,

– oily, with signs of aging,

– oily, prone to discoloration,

– oily, with acne lesions of various origins or causes,

– sensitized oily skin – most often occurs as a side effect of strong dermatological treatments, too intensive treatments at a cosmetologist or very aggressive home care; is an acquired feature,

– fatty, shallowly vascularized – this is a relatively rare and usually acquired system, and its characteristic feature is the increased visibility of blood vessels. In some cases, the occurrence of such complexion is caused by too aggressive treatments from a dermatologist or cosmetologist, and sometimes it occurs as a side effect of an ongoing disease or as a reaction to unfavorable environmental factors.

The great news is that oily skin ages much slower than dry skin types. As a result, you will notice facial breakdowns, loss of firmness, etc. much later. Also remember that this is nothing bad! Both oily, dry and combination skin occur naturally and the key is not "change", but proper care.

What substances should you look for in cosmetics for oily skin?

The biggest challenge in caring for oily skin is finding a balance between protection, valuable (but light, non-aggravating) moisturization and limiting seborrhea. However, do not overdo anything, because you can achieve the opposite effect! For example: too intense drying may additionally increase the production of sebum by the glands. It is also important to optically narrow the pores and cleanse them of excess oxidized content. In particular, we recommend the following substances to help care for oily skin:

  • sugars (e.g. trehalose and hyaluronic acid),

  • squalane,

  • sage extract,

  • cucumber extract,

  • niacinamide,

  • shikimic acid,

  • azeloglycine,

  • salicylic acid,

  • zinc,

  • sea algae,

  • hemp oil,

  • tamanu oil.


An example care regimen for oily skin

1. Morning, in the following order:

  • wash your face with cleansing foam,

  • then use a gel tonic or mist that will thoroughly cleanse the skin,

  • apply a serum or booster (depending on your needs) – use a sunscreen and eye cream.

2.Evening, in the following order:

  • use make-up removal oil or micellar fluid, depending on whether you put makeup on your face in the morning,

  • then cleanse the skin with cleansing foam,

  • then apply the gel tonic or mist to thoroughly cleanse the epidermis,

  • apply a serum and/or a booster (moisturizing) - choose a typical night cream (especially during the heating season) and eye cream.

3.Dadditional care treatments that are worth doing regularly:

  • once a week, gentle peeling (acid),

  • 1-2 times a week cleansing mask with salicylic acid (especially T zone),

  • once a week, a moisturizing but non-greasy algae mask.

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