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Oily Skin Care Routine

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Why Skin Gets Oily and How to Stop It!

Say goodbye to excess oil with this skin care routine designed for oily skin.

 

Oily skin isn’t fun. A constantly shiny face, breakouts, and makeup that just seems to slide right off! Whether you’ve got naturally oily skin or dealing with a sudden oil increase here we walk you through the steps for shine free skin.

 

The Cause of Sudden Oiliness

 

“Why is my face so oily all of a sudden!?”

The onset of sudden and excessive oiliness can be triggered by a few things - whether you have a ‘true’ oily skin type or not.

Change in diet

If you’ve been overindulging in sweet treats and fried foods this could be the reason for your extra shiny skin!

Refined sugar spikes blood sugar levels which has been shown to fuel the overproduction of sebum. Processed, high fat foods like burgers, fries, and pizza also cause this blood sugar spike / oil production effect. Dairy products have been linked to an increase in oily skin,too.

Using different or overusing skincare products

Switched your skincare routine or overusing products - especially exfoliators!? 

Your skin could be responding with increased oiliness. Overuse of strong products can strip the skin of its natural oils triggering it to create even more oil to compensate. 

Hormonal changes due to pregnancy

Fluctuating hormones can trigger a process of increased sebum production, changes in skin cell activity, and inflammation. Many women experience oily skin during pregnancy even if their skin is usually balanced or dry. 

Dehydration

When the skin is dehydrated (lacking water) it overcompensates by producing more oil. Excessive oiliness can be a sign of dehydration.

How to correct sudden skin oiliness 

Make changes to your skin care routine and diet where you can. Cut back on the sugary, high fat treats and stop going overboard with strong skincare products - step away from the exfoliant! 

Use skincare products and ingredients that focus on regulating oil flow and hydrating skin - read on for our oily skin recommendations.

 

Skin Routines for Oily Skin Types

 

Having a “true” oily skin type is different from experiencing a sudden increase in sebum; you’re dealing with oil 27/4!  Naturally oily skin is characterised by a shiny or greasy appearance, enlarged pores, prone to congestion and breakouts. Skin can also appear thick. 

 

Ingredients and skincare habits oil skin types should avoid

Heavy occlusive ingredients: Paraffin, mineral oils, petroleum and lanolin. Usually found in thick, heavy moisturisers and can exacerbate oily skin and block pores.

Coconut oil: Coconut oil is comedogenic and oily skin types should avoid.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: This chemical is extremely drying for the skin and triggers excessive oil production.

Skincare habits to stop

Avoid washing your face too often or exfoliating too frequently. Both can strip the skin of its natural oils causing it to produce even more oil to compensate. 

Using face cleansers that are too drying for the skin (they leave skin feeling “tight”) also trigger overproduction of oil - even if you only cleanse twice a day.

Ingredients to look for in an oily skin routine  

Hyaluronic acid: A superior hydrating ingredient which encourages balanced oil flow.

Niacinamide: Helps strengthen the skin barrier to guard against moisture loss and dehydration.

Ceramides: Increase water retention properties by strengthening the skin barrier. 

Kaolin clay: Absorbs excessive oil to regulate sebum production.

Activated charcoal: Aids in oil regulation and removes dirt and bacteria from pores

AHAs - Glycolic and Lactic acid: Help unclog blocked pores and reduce oil.

 

Cleansing Your Skin Without Stripping It

 

Instead of using a harsh cleanser that dries out skin and creates more oil, opt for a gentle cleanser instead. Formulations with low doses of active ingredients like glycolic and lactic acids cleanse skin while maintaining the oil/moisture balance - skin isn’t oily or dry so the skin barrier function stays healthy. 

The Uncomplicated Cleanser Plus Charcoal

A gentle cream cleanser ideal for all skin types prone to congestion, breakouts, and large pores. The active ingredient charcoal purifies and balances oils for a refined, clearer complexion.

 

Believe It or Not - Oils for Oily Skin!

 

Using oil-based products on greasy skin might sound a little crazy but it’s one of the most effective ways to treat oily skin! Face oils can assist to hydrate, protect and repair the skin’s barrier function. They signal the presence of oil to the sebaceous glands so they don’t work overtime creating more. 

Peppermint Green Oil

This lightweight oil will help to balance oil flow whilst helping cool skin and providing antibacterial benefits. Formulated with the natural antioxidant and anti inflammatory benefits of Black Tea Seed Oil plus the antimicrobial and refreshing properties of Peppermint Oil.

 

Boost Your Skin With A Mask

 

Nourish your skin with a face mask for oily skin to keep excess shine at bay and get breakouts under control. 

Look for active oil-absorbing ingredients designed to help regulate and decrease excess oil from the skin’s surface. Hydrating ingredients also help by boosting hydration levels so the skin doesn’t overproduce oil. 

Beneficial oily skin face mask ingredients:

Oil-absorbing

Kaolin clay: Absorbs excessive oil to regulate sebum production.

Activated charcoal: Aids in oil regulation and removes dirt and bacteria from pores.

Hydration promoting

Hyaluronic acid: A superior hydrating ingredient which encourages balanced oil flow.

Niacinamide: Helps strengthen the skin barrier to guard against moisture loss and dehydration.

Soft Skin Refining Charcoal Clay Booster Mask

Formulated with activated charcoal and kaolin clay, the mask's powerful detoxifying properties aid in regulating oil production while deeply cleansing to remove impurities. The result? A brighter, more balanced complexion. 

 

Say Goodbye to Oily Skin with a Tri Essentials Bundle

 

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With your choice of a Cleanser, Skin Treat, and Booster Mask you can get your oily skin routine products in one handy bundle. Easy!

 

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