Category: Skin Care

The Healthy Way To Care For Oily Skin

Oily skin is characterized by excessive secretion of sebum by the sebaceous glands. To avoid the appearance of pimples and too much oil on his skin, here are our tips on how to treat oily skin.

What are the characteristics of an oily skin?

Oily skin can be linked to several factors: heredity, hormonal imbalances, stress, pollution, tobacco and climate change. It is characterized by a significant production of sebum, called “seborrhea”. The skin is oily and shiny – especially at T-zones (forehead, nose and chin) – and it becomes the breeding ground for pimples, blackheads and all kinds of impurities that clog pores and suffocate the skin. Note: oily skin is also often associated with an oily scalp.

If it comes with acne, it is best to consult a dermatologist. Also if oily skin is accompanied by bouts of excessive hair, it is better to seek the advice of a dermatologist because it can be a hormonal disorder (such as, puberty, wrong dosage of pills, pregnancy etc.). In some cases, drugs or hormonal treatment is required.

My oily skin daily, How to clean oily skin?

It is recommended that you clean oily skin twice daily (morning and evening) with mild hygiene products such as syndets or supergrass breads that are free of alcohol and soap (which increases the production of sebum). It is also possible to apply a special lotion “oily” or mi-cellar water that cleans and removes gently. Avoid: detergents that attack the skin and that, contrary to what one might think, tend to favor the production of sebum. For skin whitening use revitol skin lightening cream.

Should you moisturize oily skin?

Moisturizing of your skin is essential, even when it is oily. However, choose a moisturizer with an ultra light texture; a mattifying cream, for example, absorbs excess oil using “blotting powder” and in the longer-term balances the skin with two essential elements, copper and zinc.

What about the scrubs?

Oily skin gets dirty faster than others, so it is essential to carry scrubs. However, too much cleansing and too frequent cleaning promotes what is called rebound effect, that is to say an overproduction of sebum (the opposite of what is desired!). A scrub once a week is enough. In addition, it is necessary to make masks clay twice per month. The clay absorbs excess sebum and regulates its production.

How to make-up with oily skin?

The use of makeup when you have oily skin is not against-indication, but be sure to pick the right products. Using a tinted cream or skin covering products will make the situation worse by causing inflammatory attacks and by fostering the emergence of all kinds of impurities such as blackheads. Better to choose a light foundation or mineral foundation that absorbs excess oil in texture powder. You should chose Products labeled “non-comedogenic”.

My oily skin and exposure to sunlight
If the sun provides improved skin condition for oilly skin, it is only temporary. The result is often an increase in sebum production and buttons. To avoid this rebound effect, use suitable sun protection, non-comedogenic and mineral products. you can read this article for a complete guide
Oily skin and diet
We often hear that a large supply of fatty and sugary foods (meats, sweets …) causes a surge of sebum. Yet there is no proven link between these foods and oily skin. Anyway, a balanced and reasonable diet can only be beneficial to the health of your skin.

Thank you to Dr. Vincent Durosier, medical director of Ducray.