Oily skin? Here's what you can do about it!

Oily skin? Here's what you can do about it!

Not only during puberty, but in all age groups, oily skin is widespread and requires special care. In this blog post, you can learn how to properly care for your oily skin, which mistakes you should avoid at all costs, and why oily skin also has a major advantage!

Oily skin is characterized by enlarged pores, greasiness all over the face or large parts of it, and a dull complexion. Oily skin is also prone to pimples and blackheads and often has an uneven texture. If oily skin occurs only in the T-zone (i.e. the chin, nose and forehead) and the cheeks, on the other hand, tend to be rather dry, the skin type is referred to as combination skin.

Causes of oily skin

The causes of oily skin are manifold. However, what the different causes have in common is that the skin produces too much sebum, making the skin oily. Basically, sebum production has an important function, because our sebaceous glands ensure that the skin is covered with a lipid film that protects the skin from harmful environmental influences. With normal skin, just as much sebum is produced that the protective lipid coating is maintained without the skin becoming excessively shiny.

The most common cause of oily skin is genetic predisposition. Furthermore, hormonal changes, stress, an unhealthy diet, and certain medications or unsuitable skin care products can cause oily skin. 

How to properly care for oily skin

The most important thing when caring for oily skin is that the care products are always oil-free and non-comedogenic.

As with any skin type, it is important to cleanse the skin properly in the morning and in the evening. The choice of the appropriate product plays an important role with oily skin. Here it is important to avoid aggressive cleansing products in order not to dry out the skin and instead opt for a mild cleanser that has a soothing effect. Sensitive Face Wash by Tomorrowlabs is suitable for all skin types, especially for oily and combination skin, as it gently removes dirt, impurities and make-up as well as dead skin particles without harming the skin barrier.

Afterward, a moisturizing toner without damaging alcohols can be used to soothe the skin and regenerate the skin's natural pH. Finally, a sebum-regulating serum and a light moisturizer or moisturizing gel, again oil-free, should be used. Products containing zinc and salicylic acid are particularly effective for oily skin.

Many people with oily skin shy away from using a moisturizer because the skin's oiliness gives the impression that the skin is adequately hydrated, and therefore applying a moisturizer seems counterproductive. However, this is a common misconception, because oil does not equal moisture! Oily skin in particular often tends to be dehydrated, which is why it is extra important to moisturize it.

Tomorrowlabs Impurity Control with zinc and salicylic acid and the special active ingredient Syringa vulgaris extract offers ideal care for oily skin. To provide the skin with sufficient moisture, the Hydragel Moisturizer with HSF, allantoin, aloe vera, dexpanthenol and zinc can then be applied in the morning and evening.

What else you can do against oily skin

In addition to proper skin care, it is also worth paying attention to a healthy and balanced diet, as it has a significant impact on the appearance of any skin type. In particular, too much fat and sugar can increase sebum production and thus lead to oily skin. A diet rich in vitamins as well as the consumption of healthy fats and plenty of water can have a positive influence on sebum production.

Stress and psychological strain can also lead to skin problems and should be avoided as much as possible - not only for your skin's health, but also for your mental health.

Why oily skin isn't so bad after all...

For all the people who are unhappy with their oily skin, however, there is also good news. Excessive sebum production means that the skin is much better protected against harmful environmental influences. It can thus retain moisture much better, which makes it more elastic than dry skin. As a result, oily skin is usually not only more resilient, but also stays firmer for longer and is less likely to develop wrinkles than normal or dry skin!

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