Oily skin is like back pain after 30. Everybody and their dog complaints of it.
The fact of the matter is that our skin is lined with tiny sebaceous glands that constantly produce oil, called sebum. The oil is necessary to keep your skin moisturised, healthy, and nourished. In some people these sebaceous glands appear to be a little overactive and produce an excessive amount of sebum, which leads to a shiny sheen on the skin. Over time, this over production of sebum can trap bacteria and dead skin cells, leading to breakouts.
Getting rid of oily skin entirely can be difficult, however one can definitely treat it by identifying the root cause of the problem, which include:
Genetics: Some people have naturally oily skin, and the pores produce extra oil without any external trigger.
Age: You must have noticed your skin gets oilier as you reach teenage, that’s because puberty triggers an excess production of sebum. This usually gets better as one grows up.
Environmental Factors: Your environment plays a huge role in your skin! A harsh, polluted environment can cause micro aberrations in the skin, causing cracks and dryness. Conversely, if the skin feels like its being exposed to the harshness of the environment a lot, it may start over producing sebum to protect itself.
Hot and humid climates promote oilier skin and people in colder climates have drier skin. Adjusting your skin care routine according to the weather is also important. Use light products in the summer, while leaning towards heavier butters in the winter.
Using Wrong Products: Using skincare products that don’t suit your skin or are not required by your skin, such as heavy creams that don’t get easily absorbed by the skin can also cause oily skin.
Over washing: Using harsh face wash or cleansers that strip your face of oils and not following up with the proper moisturising routine can cause the skin to go into overdrive and produce extra oils. Ironically, washing your face properly is also the first step to managing oily skin. We recommend Detoxie’s Anti-Pollution & De-Tan Refreshing Face Wash, infused with Japanese Matcha, Peach Extract, Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, making it a must have face wash for oily skin! It gently removes the excess oil and remnants of dirt, dead skin cells and pollution from the skin, without over stripping the skin.
If you live in a city and have a stressful, urban lifestyle, having a good clarifying face wash is even more important. The sebum can trap pollutants and dust particles causing skin issues.
Managing oily skin can seem very cumbersome, but it doesn’t have to be! Life’s full of enough stress, don’t let your skin become another, simply use Detoxie’s range of skincare products, which even help with stress!