Oily Skin: Break the Shine
Key Traits of Oily Skin
How to Manage Oily Skin
The goals to manage Oily Skin is to minimize appearance of pores, control sebum production, and to prevent pores from clogging.
1. Cleanse your face twice a day (Max!).
2. Use a gentle Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) to deep cleanse your pores.
3. Choose ingredients that have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties to reduce irritation and prevent bacterial infection in the skin pores.
Dehydrated Oily Skin
What is Dehydrated Oily Skin
How do you know if you have dehydrated oily skin?
How do you treat dehydrated oily skin?
First and foremost, try not to over-cleanse. Over-cleansing can strip your skin of its natural oil, leading to more sebum production. Secondly, hydrate your skin with power ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, Squalene and Ceramides. In terms of lifestyle, reduce the consumption of caffeine, drinking alcohol in moderation and drinking enough water daily can help reduce the likelihood of dehydrated skin.
Ingredients Spotlight for Oily Skin
While it may be tempting to keep washing your face throughout the day, DON'T! Frequent washing can dry out your skin completely, causing more negative effects and good. Tips on choosing a cleanser for Oily Skin:
1. Choose a gentle cleanser that doesn't strip off your skin's natural oil. If you feel that squeaky-clean finish, you've gone too far!
2. Double cleanse in your evening routine to remove excess dirt, sebum, makeup and sunscreen.
Tips on choosing a toner for Oily Skin:
1. Choose a light-weight, oil-free toner to hydrate the skin.
2. For blemish-prone skin, choose an alcohol-free toner with Beta Hydroxy Acid to help cleanse out the pores.
Salicylic Acid, Betaine Salicylate, Salix Alba and Witch Hazel are some of the key ingredients that help penetrate deeper into the skin layers to clean out the pores and control oil production in the skin. These ingredients help remove dead skin cells and speed up regeneration of new skin cells to improve your skin texture.
Essence/Serum/Ampoule/Mask/ Eye Cream
The key goal of treatment is to control sebum production and to reduce irritation to the skin when your skin is experiencing active acne.
Some ingredients of choice include: Tea Tree, Centella Asiatica, Retinol, Sulfur, all which have abilities control oil production and antibacterial properties to prevent or treat acne.
There is a common misconception that using a moisturizer for those with Oily Skin may exacerbate the symptoms of acne, causing more blemishes to form. On the contrary, a moisturizer is important help keep the skin hydrated by creating a protective film to trap moisture within the skin.
Choose a gel-based moisturizer that absorbs easily and has soothing properties for oily skin to control excess of sebum and reduce irritation to the skin.
Choose a sunscreen that is lightweight and has a matte finish to help control sebum production without leaving a greasy mess behind. A trick to reduce the shine on your skin is to use a setting powder after applying your sunscreen.