Causes of oily skin, prevention and how to treat it.

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Causes of Oily skin, prevention and how to treat it.

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When it comes to oily skin, the struggle is real. Everyone is after the “dewy glow”, and if you have oily skin, you certainly have an advantage. Oily skin tends to appear dewier (due to excess sebum and active sebaceous glands) and can be more resistant to wrinkling. However, oily skin can become extreme, leaving you with an embarrassing shine, due to overactive oil production. Oily skin types are more prone to breakouts, inviting inflammation and acne.


Top 3 causes of oily skin

 
 1. Hormones

The number one cause of oily skin? Hormones. Hormone levels fluctuate throughout life for all kinds of reasons: puberty, pregnancy, stress, menstruation, dietary changes and age can influence your hormonal levels. There aren’t specific ‘oily skin hormones’ however hormonal changes will influence sebum production, leading to increased (or decreased) oil in your skin. Oral contraceptives can affect hormones and cause skin breakouts.

 2. Genetics

If one (or both) of your parents have oily skin, it’s likely you will, too. Oily skin, as well as other skin conditions, can be passed down through generations, as we can inherit large or dense sebaceous glands from our ancestors. Consult a dermatologist to discuss skin problems and treatment options as well as a skincare routine best suited to your skin and issues. Educating yourself will help achieve optimal skin health and avoid side effects from over-the-counter products.

 3. Environment

Relative humidity has an impact on oil production in your skin. During the winter, when relative humidity is low and we often experience dryness from indoor heating, you’ll probably notice a drop in excess oil on the skin surface. Conversely, when the weather is hot and humid, your skin may feel especially hot and oily, and uncomfortable. This can lead to clogged pores that can then cause blackheads and breakouts.

Cleanse and moisturize diligently during the winter. Try a skincare products collection with an oil-free moisturizing lotion option over a cream, if you prefer a lighter formula. A daily moisturizer with SPF is the best option for added protection against the environment. Sunscreen is crucial for every skin type.

 

3 ways to prevent oily skin

 
1. Diet

While the link between chocolate and acne has been disproven, it’s true that a poor diet can cause oily skin. Diets rich in refined carbohydrates, sugar and dairy can spike your blood sugar and alter your hormone levels. This causes an increase of oil in your skin, and can even lead to breakouts and blemishes. If you want to control your oily skin, eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Try to avoid dairy, but if you must consume it, choose full fat dairy. Low fat dairy tends to be worse for your skin, especially when it comes to oil levels and acne-prone skin.

2. Cleanse gently

It might seem like an extra-foamy cleanser makes sense to control oily skin, but the opposite is true. Over-washing your skin can dry it out, triggering your body to produce even more oil. It’s actually better to use a gentle cleanser and warm water. Look for products without SLS, and without sulfates in general if you can.

Those with oily t-zone areas (oily nose and chin, dry cheeks and forehead) may want to exfoliate with an over-the-counter treatment to remove dead skin cells in these areas. Use sparingly as excess exfoliating and scrubbing will irritate skin and eventually stimulate more oil production.

3. Use a toner

Toners are a great way to help reduce oil, as long as you select one that is gentle. Try to avoid toners that have a lot of alcohol, because these can dry out your skin too much and cause irritation. Look for gentle toners with Salicylic Acid or Tea Tree Oil.

 

How to get rid of service oil on facial skin 

It takes time to see changes in your skin, even if you implement all of the tips we’ve recommended. If you want to get rid of oil quickly, one of the best solutions is to use blotting papers. These absorb oil naturally without drying out your skin or irritating it and are portable for quick touchups. You can also use mattifying powders or oil-control primers to achieve a matte finish on your skin.

 

Oily Skin Treatments
 

Looking for products to control your oily skin long term? Salicylic Acid is an excellent ingredient for oily skin because it is “lipid” friendly. It easily penetrates oil and helps to clean out your pores. It’s also a natural anti-inflammatory, so it tends to be gentle and non-drying.

You can also introduce Retinoids at night, which can reduce sebum production over time and also push healthy, bright skin to the surface. Just be sure to use it sparingly until your skin adjusts, because Retinoids can cause irritation if they’re overused.

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Everything you need to know about skin care! Part 1.

A glampop Guest blog By Reny Schijven

Everything you need to know about skin care! Part 1.

Everything about skincare: 

4 different ways to clean your skin.


Goodday loves, this week’s blog is all about skincare. Skincare is the basis, because of skincare your make-up will stay on longer and more beautiful during the day. When you apply make-up, you often start with skincare. But what is the perfect step-by-step plan? And how can you ensure that you choose the most effective products that will suit your skin type? I will talk about it in this blog!

Skincare can really be an investment from time to time.
Having more expensive products does not always mean that they’re better. Every skin has different needs, so if something works well for you, it does not have to work the same for someone else. Up next I’m going to show you the perfect step-by-step plan. Which products you can use best for which skin type? And more on the 5 skin types.

Cleansing – First of all we start with cleansing. Daily cleansing of your skin is essential when it comes to impurities, moisture retention and skin improvement. Cleansing your skin is so important, because a well-cleansed skin absorbs the active ingredients in a serum or day/night cream much better. Without proper cleaning, you will get blemished skin with clogged pores instead of skin improvement.
We sleep on the same pillow every night and we all sweat, thats why we want to have our skin fresh and awake in the morning to start our day again! Also, many people wear makeup, exercise a lot, and are often outside. In the open air there are also many harmful substances and dirt, that’s why cleansing, especially in the evenings, is so important to prevent clogged pores and accumulation of dirt!

If you cleanse, it automatically prevents your skin from ageing. The products that you will apply after cleansing have so much more effect on your skin because they can be directly absorbed by the clean purified skin. There are 4 different ways you can clean your skin.

First, we have the facial cleansing wipes, which are mainly developed for convenience and for travelling. A tip for a longer use of your cleansing wipes: Store them with package opening downwardsso they don’t dry out!

                          Everything about skincare cleansers


The second option
 is micellar water. This is very easy to use. You can simply put it on a cotton pad and use this to clean your skin and your make-up. Garnier has different types of micellar water. These also soften the skin without leaving it dry or itchy. A two in one micellar water contains oil which very easily removes waterproof make-up. 

The third option is using a cleansing foam. This is the gentlest way of cleaning. Super suitable for sensitive skin, because it is very delicate. It is certainly suitable for oily skin because it doesn’t leave the skin feeling itchy, but rather moisturises. Examples include Caudalie – foaming cleanser or Estée Lauder – Perfectly clean. The latter is a cleansing foam, but can also be used as a mask! So nice!

The fourth and final option to cleanse your skin is through using a cleansing balm. This has a balsamic texture and with this product you immediately achieve a deep pore cleaning. This product also completely removes your waterproof makeup! It is very calming to remove the product with a lukewarm cloth. And really try to remove it well because otherwise it can leave greasy spots during the day. Favourites include Clinique – Take the day off cleansing balm and The Ordinary – Squalane cleanser.

In the next part, I will tell you about the the 5 skin types and the essential step between cleansing and taking care of your skin. 
Want to speak to a professional beauty artist? Book them here.  

Much love,

Reny

Everything about skincare

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