Skin care routine for oily skin
The "skin type" refers to the tendency of each person to have a certain condition and aspect on our face or other skin areas presents. This condition can remain for a lifetime or it can change over the years due to a multitude of factors and circumstances. Let's go through the "types of oily skin".
Who does not remember spending a few hours since the last facial cleansing routine was performed and, it could not be otherwise, the skin shines in all its splendor. And it is not a radiant glow, coming from the innate radiance of the beauty of the skin, but it is an oily trace that permeates the face. And it bothers, because even by applying oily skin strips you can´t stop the problem. 5 more minutes and the shine appears again. If you pass a piece of toilet paper or tissues you would get the same results. Matify immediately and, shortly after, you see yourself in the same situation again.
Then there are the translucent powders, the skin "perfectors" that reduce the size of the pore (although rather they block it) and, in the end, the remedy is worse than the disease, because it ends up forming a putty on your face that Finally, it flows into more and more oil, and shine, and back again.
Shine is not the only problem. Acne, pimples, cysts, milliums (yes, those small, colorless, headless pimples under the skin that cannot be removed unless you prick them with a needle) even dandruff or redness ... Because oily skin can be sensitive. Ah! Oily skin can also be dehydrated! One thing is to overflow oil and another to the lack of water! But don´t worry, as in this article we intend to break down into little pieces all the problems that oily skin can encounter (and those that coexist with), and try to offer a face routine for oily skin that helps to show the beautiful beauty of this type of skin, that when are well cared, they age later! Always have to see the positive side of things! We start!
- CONTENT INDEX::
- What Ph is good for your skin
- Face Oil yes or no?
- Creams With or without Oil?
- I like to squeeze pimples...
- How often can I exfoliate my skin?
- I love tan...
- Oily skin moisturizer
- Anti aging cream for oily skin
- Face cream for men oily skin
- Best moisturizer for oily skin
What is oily skin?
When we talk about oily skin, we are talking about the type of skin that has greater sebum activity, either due to its own innate condition, or due to an imbalance in hormones, certain types of diseases or the use of medications.
Oily skin is characterized by having a shiny skin surface, with enlarged pores. The areas especially affected are the face (more specifically the T zone), the shoulders and the back. Therefore, well-chosen and proper care is of the utmost importance to improve your appearance and keep dreaded blemishes at bay.
"Seborrhea" is, as we talked about at the beginning, that excessive overproduction of sebum that causes the surface of the skin to present an oily texture. The accumulation of water, with grease and sebum, in addition to pollution, is what causes them to accumulate many times, producing a "seal" on the surface of our skin that hinders its renewal and the elimination of impurities correctly (dirt, pollution, excess fat ...). Lots of overproduction and slowed disposal. That causes pimples, inflammations, cysts, etc ... For this reason, it is very important to follow a skincare routine for oily skin to the letter to keep the situation under control.
What causes oily skin?
We are each predestined to show a trend. We are not the same. And this time oily skin is "our lotto". It is innate in us. But there are several factors that also determine the fact of having an oily skin type:
- 1. Hormonal factors.
- 2. An increase in the activity of the sebaceous glands (and they also defend themselves in certain situations).
- 3. Certain diseases.
- 4. The use and abuse of certain medications.
Guys, you have more ballots to suffer oily skin due to hormonal causes due to the stimulation of androgens, your sex hormones. But everything will depend on age and genetic predisposition.
Girls, with the period, also suffer hormonal imbalances that can cause breakouts.
Not for this reason an oily skin is synonymous with youth, and young people are the only ones who have acne. Oily skin in the elderly and adult acne also exist and, unfortunately, sometimes they accompany us throughout our lives.
Another cause, diseases, such as Parkinson's, can present a dopamine deficiency, affects the neurological level and leads to a very shiny and oily skin.
The drugs also have a lot to blame, especially those that alter our system, stimulating the production of sebum, such as anabolic steroids or corticosteroids.
Oily skin symptoms
People who suffer from oily skin are often associated with a strong load of insecurities, due to the large number of imperfections that accompany it. Oily skin usually has an oily, greasy and shiny surface. The pores are large and dilated, with blackheads and pimples at times.
It is thicker than normal skin. It may not be so fine or delicate, but it has its advantages, it will age later.
Often presents dyschromia in color and appearance. It may appear pale, sallow, but, in turn, it may present red patches, caused by inflammation, clogged pores or sensitivity that this type of skin can also present.
Oily skin has fewer wrinkles, and they appear later. Unless it is very sensitive, it shows greater resistance to environmental factors such as cold, humidity or the sun. Of course, they have the advantage of late wrinkles, but they suffer from a lack of firmness over time. It is a "heavier" skin and suffers mostly from the effects of gravity and sagging. Therefore, we should think of treatments more consistent with the lack of firmness before the prevention of wrinkles.
The most marked symptoms of oily skin would be a concentration on the T zone (forehead, nose, chin - and even sides of the nose below the contour of the eyes), and the hair, which will normally also appear oily. The back, chest and shoulders will also be vulnerable areas, although to a lesser extent.
Acne, caused by the accumulation of sebum masses on the face and other parts of the body, which cannot be drained through the follicles, and which are colonized by bacteria, is also a clear associated symptom.
As a consequence of everything, red spots, itching, flaking and scabs. If we add small scars to this, we have an explosive cocktail. But to avoid all this, care and more care.
An oily skin will present an alteration of the pH. Therefore, and we already give you a hint, you must use products that balance the pH.
Skincare tips for oily skin
A care routine for oily skin doesn't have to differ much from the others. There are many topics and beliefs about it. It is true that each type of skin has its peculiarities and limitations, but having oily skin does not mean that we dispense with oils or textures that have always been reserved for other cases. Not providing hydration, lipids, abusing cleaning, excessively drying, using strong products, abusing the sun ... The remedy can be worse than the disease, and we can cause outbreaks that will later cost more to correct. The first thing we must look for is a balance, either in the hydrolipidic mantle (fat production and hydration) and in the pH (neither very acidic nor very alkaline, rather neutral).
So let's dismantle some myths, banish topics and let's get a good care routine for oily skin.
What Ph is good for your skin
Many clients tell us: “I am looking for such a strong soap that creates a lot of foam, because that way I have a greater feeling of cleanliness on my skin. To remove all the oil from my face. I hate shine… ” Error
Oily skin can be washed with a very drying bar of soap, which makes a lot of lather, and removes all the oil from the skin. But what will happen next? That we will lose comfort, we could suffer itching, and, in the worst case, a strong regrowth of imperfections. Why? Well, because our skin will begin to "defend itself" by creating more and more sebum to regulate itself and return to its "normal" state. It will be taken as an assault. And we are taking the risk of collapse, with the proliferation of inflammation to our already delicate state.
A solution, therefore, would be to immediately apply a good oil and natural moisturizer for oily skin. Yes, oil, we'll talk about that later. Oily skin also uses oils. And if you use a very aggressive and drying cleaner, you may have to resort to it. And if you don't like putting an oil on ... Well, change the habit, use the right cleanser.
What we must achieve, with all this, is the perfect balance of the Ph of our skin. A bar of soap, for example, depending on the type of ingredients it has, can alter our Ph by drying out and altering our biome (destroying our natural lubrication and our "good" bacteria). They are usually too alkaline. We must opt better, either for bars of soap that have plant extracts and nourishing and moisturizing oils, or cleaners with a rather neutral or weak Ph. We all really like foam in soaps, it is a fact, it seems that it cleanses us more. But remember, you don't have to rub your face for half a lifetime when we wash, nor is foam our best ally (whether you have oily, dry, combination or sensitive skin…). A cleanser that does not foam much is perhaps equal or better effective, it does not attack our dermal layer as much and, almost certainly, it will have a better list of generous ingredients with our skin and our Ph.
Face Oil yes or no?
We already have enough oil on our face to apply more, right? Surely you are thinking about it. Normally, oily skin does not want more oil, or it is not a texture with which you will feel comfortable. But, although there are comedogenic, heavy and extra fatty oils, there are also light ones, very easily absorbed, not at all comedogenic and with super effective properties on oily skin. They are anti-aging and make us wake up with a healthy, beautiful and flawless face. Of course, better to opt for antimicrobial and antibacterial oils, in addition to non-comedogenic oils. They do not clog the pore. Later we will see the most suitable oils. What we do recommend is that you avoid, if you have oily skin, wheat germ oil, Tahitian monoï, marula, linseed, cotton, cocoa butter and, although it has antibacterial properties, coconut because it clogs pores.
Creams With or without Oil?
Or, what is the same, creams with a high lipid content, with low, or without oils. Many clients ask us: "I was looking for a cream for oily skin, if possible oil-free (without oil), since I do not want it to add oil to my skin" Error.
One thing is the pleasant sensation that we can seek. And, obviously, it may be that we like a certain texture more, in this case, a cream that absorbs quickly and does not leave a greasy film, due to the tiredness of having shiny and oily skin. But of course, the current natural creams for oily skin do not have to leave an oily trace. They are phenomenally absorbed and, in their composition, they have the best extracts and oils from selected plants. Oily skin may need more hydration and less nutrition due to its peculiarity. But this does not mean that it must be deprived of the latter. If we only used water-based creams for oily skin, we would lose countless nutrients and oil properties, among many other things, ceramides, squalane, and essential fatty acids with proven anti-inflammatory and skin rejuvenating capabilities. Not all oils are good, but not all oil-free creams either ... You have to look closely at the Inci (list of product ingredients), but a good cream must contain the perfect balance, with moisturizing elements, as well as nutrients. Don't discount a good use of lipids in the formula. Remember that the goal is to find a good balance, not to eliminate something entirely. Yes, your skin already has enough oil, but there are many fatty acids, as well as lipids. And your skin needs them to stay young and healthy.
Fortunately, you can find various textures. In the past, the water-based liquid cream that was instantly absorbed, or that was loaded with absorbent powders, such as rice and bamboo, seemed like land reserved for oily skin. Today we can choose from a wide variety, from the most unctuous, but with immediate absorption and 0 shine, to light creams with little lipid content - the essential ones -, let's say emulsion of oils in water. You simply have to choose with what texture you can find more comfortable, otherwise, do not worry if it has more or less oil. If it is indicated for oily skin, you can trust the manufacturer - references are allways welcome.
Taking advantage of the fact that we mention creams for oily skin with absorbent powders ... We think that, if you have an excess of sebum and oily shine, you better dispense with them. It is true that they mattify and absorb thanks to ingredients such as bamboo powder, rice, corn ... But they can cause a rebound effect, creating an undesirable putty on your face. For a controlled oily skin, or if you are going to spend a quiet day, outdoors ... They can go very well. On the contrary, if you have sebaceous overproduction, and it will be aggravated by putting more binders on the skin, with the consequent return to overproduction (the skin defends itself), or you have a marathon, stressful workday ... Better run away from they. As we said before, it makes more effect to run a piece of paper over your face to dry the excess oil.
I like to squeeze pimples...
Regarding pimples, pimples and blackheads. Don't even think about squeezing or touching them. Leave them. We know there is temptation, that they are unsightly and annoying, but you can trigger more breakouts and make things worse. First, because the tips of your fingers are loaded with bacteria, viruses and allergens that we transfer to the skin. Remember that acne on oily skin is caused by 3 factors: excess oil, excess cells (skin) and bacteria. Together they throw a party on your face. What touch does is spread those bacteria that are intruded with your fat and skin, worsening papules, pustules and / or cysts and inflammations, and increasing the number of unsightly redness. Listen to us, quiet hands and, as a tip, add a good steam bath to your routine a couple of times a week. You can go to a sauna and take advantage of all its benefits (but the steam sauna, not the dry one), or do the steam bath at home. This will empty your pimples without having to touch them. Once you do the session, hydrate your skin with the appropriate treatment that best suits you.
How often can I exfoliate my skin?
Some people have thick, oily skin and don't mind exfoliating almost every day. They have that more clean feeling. But please, let's not add so much the skin and its horny layer, as well as the biome (and its "good little bugs"). Let's remember, balance ... In oily skin, exfoliation is very good, since it allows dead cells not to accumulate and clog pores more, where all that excess secretion and sebaceous production comes out. But once or twice a week would be enough. And then remember that you have to hydrate with the appropriate treatment. If in addition to having oily skin, you have sensitive skin, then sensitive skin prevails. Don't damage it too much. Then exfoliate your face every 15 days, and try to do without scrubs with very hard or bulky grain. Better in powder. But, a very very fine grain and never rough. An exfoliator is not a sandpaper with which you can thoroughly scrape your entire skin. Gently, you will get good effects.
I love tan, it seems to dry my skin, it looks less shiny ...
Yes ... But be careful, you can suffer a rebound effect that later makes things worse. Oily skin is more resistant to the sun than other skin types. The oil acts as a protective layer and is less prone to burning. But be careful when applying a very oily or comedogenic sun cream, which ends up clogging the pores more. Clogged pores can lead to pimples, blackheads and breakouts if the oil gets trapped. Make sure to use a suitable sunscreen and, of course, once you finish the sun session, carefully cleanse the skin and apply your daily treatments that suit you best.
Cleaning oily skin
A good facial cleansing routine for oily skin must include 4 essential steps: Cleansing, exfoliation, toning and, once a week, the application of a suitable mask.
Cleaning should be done morning and night. It should not be aggressive. It is not necessary to scratch or rub for a long time since we can damage the pH and dry out too much, even hurt ourselves! It is true that oily skin seems to need a strong soap that gives a clean sensation. But it is not necessary. Cleaning can be gentle, fast and just as effective, with or without suds.
The exfoliation will be done once a week. No more is needed. We return to the same, it is not necessary to be constantly descaling if we carry out good care, with guidelines and good ideal treatments for this type of skin. More exfoliation can also damage our skin. And, if in addition to fat, it is sensitive, then more carefully you have to go.
After cleaning we will use a tonic or floral water suitable for our skin type. It will serve to balance our pH, provide smoothness, minerals and trace elements and, in turn, will close our pores, already well cleaned. With astringent capabilities, the tonic will bring balance and luminosity. A healthy glow that doesn't mean greasy or oily.
As for the mask, today we have a wide range of them, which, while purifying, are anti-aging. With ingredients specially indicated to combat pimples, shine and excess fat, but very moisturizing and with active ingredients that fight against the passage of time. Use it once a week and, little by little, you will take control of the situation. Your skin will thank you.
Face wash for oily skin
Do not insist. A cleanser for oily skin doesn't have to lather a lot. Another thing is that you feel more comfortable, but do not think that the foam makes your face cleanse better. Unless you are totally sure that you are using a 100% natural cosmetic, be wary of the abundant foam, which is formed from surfactants that are totally harmful to your skin and your body.
A good cleanser for oily skin can be texture lotion or cleansing milk (and does not foam), or mousse, or soft gel that does not foam much. But they all clean just as well. Its natural ingredients descale, purify and dissolve sebum, while disinfecting the pores. They use mint, algae and antiseptic ingredients but, at the same time, moisturizing, taking maximum care of the skin's protective barrier, without destroying or drying it, and being kind to the pH.
A good facial cleanser will take you no more than 1 minute. Apply it gently all over the face, in circular movements, avoiding the area around the eyes, rinse and go. No need to rub and rub, we will repeat it forever. Not to push too hard. If you use a lotion or milk format, prepare the skin with warm water and remove it with warm water. Once the product is rinsed, rinse again with cold water. In this way we remove the possible oils that the product contains and, finally, we close the pore once the face is very clean.
With a lathering, soapy lather, no need to rinse with lukewarm water. Start with warm water to open the pore and clean well, but you can rinse directly with cold water to close the pore since these types of cleansers generally do not leave a greasy film. They dry out more.
Of course, if you notice that the soap itches, stings or makes your skin excessively tight, run away from it. The hydrolipidic mantle of your skin is killing you and, what we are talking about, can alter your pH or do you more harm than good.
At Biosplendor we have a great assortment of natural cleansers for oily skin that you will love. They are suitable for sensitive skin and clean well, but without damaging.
Green Shaman face cleanser by Ami Iyök
Cleanser suitable for all skin types, including oily, sensitive and more demanding skin. In addition, it is anti-aging. With algae, hyaluronic acid and chamomile.
Foaming cleanser by A´kin
Ideal soft mousse to eliminate unwanted shine. With silica, bamboo and ginger root.
Pepermint face wash by The Organic Pharmacy
Antibacterial Against pimples and blemishes. With seaweed, mint and eucalyptus.
Tonner for oily skin
If you have extremely sensitive and oily skin, you may feel like you can skip this step. However, a good toner can help you prepare your skin before receiving subsequent treatments, balancing its pH, complementing the routine of cleaning the pores and, in turn, closing them.
A good toner for oily skin removes excess oil, inhibits the formation of pimples and blackheads and performs a light exfoliation. If we also manage to balance our pH, we will improve the shine problem.
In addition, the new natural tonics, in addition to being kind to our skin, provide a lot of vitamins, minerals and trace elements extracted directly from plants that only bring good things to our face.
Antonia Burrell Forest Dew
Anti-aging toner for oily skin that reduces pore size, redness and inflammation while deeply hydrating.
Herbal tonnerl by The Organic Pharmacy
Moisturizing, smoothing and perfecting pores. With Marshmallow, calendula, eucalyptus, among other herbal extracts that purify your skin in the most delicate way.
Face herbal tonic by Ere Perez
Refrescante. Mejora la circulación y promueve una piel radiante. Con mandarina, geranio, uva, romero y aloe vera.
Exfoliate oily skin
You can choose to use coarser-grained scrubs (if your skin is very oily and thick) or much finer-grained (if, in addition to being oily, it is sensitive or delicate). You even have powdered or clay versions that cause practically no chafing, and you can modulate them by adding more or less water droplets to the formula (more water, the more liquid and softer the exfoliating product will be, less water, the more earthy the mixture will be and , therefore, more "scratchy"). You can also choose, for this type of skin, an exfoliant with an enzymatic "peeling" effect, which is derived from acids, such as glycolic, lactic, citric ... These products offer cell renewal and detachment of dead skin cells without friction. nor mechanical. They are applied as a serum or mask and left to act on the skin. In natural cosmetics, a lot of progress has been made on this issue and, although it was previously reserved for thicker and stronger skin, today the most sensitive and reactive skin can also use it (always with caution).
The exfoliation for oily skin, we will do it once a week. It is not necessary more, although if you had an excess of sebaceous overproduction, and a very thick and resistant skin, you could get to do it 2 times a week. We do not recommend it if what we want is to keep the skin's defense barrier and pH balanced. If you do your daily cleaning and treatment routine well, you won't have to get to this point.
If your face, in addition to being oily, is sensitive, opt for a fine-grained exfoliation, or better yet, powder.
You don't need to scrub the scrub by pressing hard on your skin. It will clean and descale the same. In this way you can damage and erode the tissue, causing later, in addition to more pimples, irritations, redness and an extra sensitivity. Gently apply the scrub, making circular movements, avoiding the eye contour, and focusing a little more on those areas that may have more visible and larger pimples or blackheads, such as the nose. You don't have to be “sanding” for a long time. One minute is enough. Rinse with plenty of warm water to finish diluting all kinds of grease and oil residues and, finally, finish the routine with a good jet of cold water to finish closing the pores and refresh, given the "abrasion" to which you will have subjected the skin.
Rose Diamond face cleanser by The Organic Pharmacy
It is applied dry. 20 seconds and ready to rinse. With ultra-fine diamond powder.
Polishing face powder by Antonia Burrell
Gentle, antibacterial, with disinfectant oatmeal and tea tree oil.
Bamboo & Coconut face scrub by Ami Iyök
For a more mechanical exfoliation, with coconut and bamboo shells, as well as citrus fruits and disinfectant oils.
4 Acids peeling serum by The Organic Pharmacy
Con ácido glicólico, láctico, cítrico y tartárico, ahí es nada. La mejor exfoliación y renovación de la piel en formato serum, sin necesidad de aclarado.
Face mask for oily skin
The new natural masks for oily skin no longer have to be excessively drying and focus only on removing excess shine and oil from the skin. Today we can find antibacterial masks for oily skin, disinfectants, which eliminate shine and balance, but, at the same time, soothing and, what is better, with an anti-aging effect. They dissolve sebum but hydrate, and its botanical components make skin look fresh, healthy and younger.
What is clear is that the mask must adapt to your skin type. If not, we run the risk of irritations, redness or breakouts. Oily skin, moreover, should be careful with synthetic ingredients, such as mineral oils, since they are very occlusive, and watch how the skin tolerates coconut oil, in case they have this ingredient.
To take into account, within the ingredients of the mask, if there are alcohols and in what concentration, since they can strip us of our natural hydration and, in the long run, produce a rebound effect and excess fat, over time. Your oily skin fights back, remember!
Masks made with clays and mud, salicylic acid, natural acids and natural antiseptic oils are the most recommended. You can use them 1-2 times a week, just enough to purify without causing excessive dryness or irritation. A good mask, with its use over time, will significantly improve the appearance of enlarged pores and, little by little, it will eliminate blackheads.
Oceanic Mask by Ami Iyök
Purifying and regenerating. With clays, mud and citrus.
Firming & Detox face mask by Inlight Beauty
With spirulina algae and 100% organic plant oils. Anti-aging and nourishing power together with its detox and antioxidant qualities.
Oily skin face cream
Many years ago, a beauty advisor recommended that we only use a serum and do without the cream, since we had oily and problematic skin. At that time we were very young, we did not have the training and experience accumulated over the years ... But we still remember those words. Today we could refute it with arguments. While it is true that, using a moisturizing serum, perhaps we could alleviate the dehydration problem and we would not add fats or oils, we would still fall short. We must think and remember that oily skin needs hydration. Oil is one thing, and water is another. And, of course, dehydrated oily skin can and does exist, with a lack of juiciness, comfort, and, what is worse, aged (or with redness, itching and inflammation due to lack of water). And we only talk about water. But, yes or yes, oily skin should put on its cream, because hydration alone is not enough. There are vitamins, minerals, ceramides from plants, ingredients with tensing effects, anti-wrinkles, firmness (that which is so much needed for oily skin), and so we could go on and on ... But with the use of a single serum, or the I miss to do without a cream, we will not get. And even if we look that it was a moisturizing serum ... Because if they did not advise us well, or even worse if possible, and we chose a serum for a specific problem (firming, perfecting, illuminating ...) perhaps we would not provide hydration or anything at all. In the end we would have oily skin that would literally use a "dead" product for it. It would live on its own oil and sebaceous production, nothing more, and with problems, perhaps, like the ones we have discussed before.
Do not worry if your skin is oily, you have the right like the others to put on a good cream. You just have to look for the right one, and, fortunately, today there are colors for tastes. In different proportions, with less oils and more water, or hyaluronic acid, or aloe vera, but it does not have to be lacking for anything. Because a cream for oily skin can and, what's more, it must have all the complete ingredients as any other cream for other skin types can have. Because in the past there were no creams for oily skin that were anti-aging, anti-wrinkle ... Oily skin is like they did not age and had to be dried, yes or yes. Well no, now all that has changed. Today we have anti-aging and anti-wrinkle creams for oily skin, which contain oils and the most recognized and desired ingredients. Therefore, wash your face, tone it, put on a serum for oily skin if you want, but never forget your good natural cream for oily skin.
Oily skin moisturizer
A good moisturizer for oily skin is essential to maintain moisture and prevent water loss. Therefore, we will look for creams that, in addition to hydrating, moisturize, thus sealing the moisture, preventing its evaporation and capturing water from the environment. Remember, perhaps we have an excess of oil, but we cannot ignore the lack of water. Oily skin can be very dehydrated, and if we don't hydrate it well, we run the risk of developing signs of premature aging. Oily skins, due to their sebaceous overproduction, age later but lose the firmness and elasticity of the tissues faster, due to their thickness and thickness. Oily skin should wear its proper moisturizer morning and night. Perhaps we do not need a high proportion of oils, and we will look for more extracts and natural ingredients with hydrating, refreshing and moisturizing power. Hyaluronic acid, vegetable glycerin and aloe vera gel will be your best allies in Inci, as well as lactic, citric, alphahydroxy acids or glycolic acid if you do not suffer from sensitivity.
In terms of textures, we know that oily skin finds more comfort with gels or light blends. However, you can also find yourself comfortable with fast and completely absorbed creamy creams. A moisturizer for oily skin doesn't have to be just water.
Moisturizer for combination skin Mid Summer water cream by Inari Beauty
With antioxidants and arctic fruits, a very high concentration of hyaluronic acid in different molecular weights and lactic acid. The "number one" of moisturizers for oily skin. Do not miss it.
Moisturizer for oily skin by A´kin
Balances, mattifies and absorbs excess oil and shine. With silicon, citrus and bamboo, among other vegetable oils that help to achieve a perfect balance.
Anti aging cream for oily skin
Do you remember when not many years ago, you still went to the store and they told you that for oily skin there were only astringent aqueous lotions that dried pimples and little else? You probably wondered how to take care of oily skin ... Fortunately, creams have evolved. Today natural cosmetics offer us true gems in the form of treatments that, even oily skin, can enjoy in the form of anti-aging benefits. Because oily skin will also have wrinkles. Sooner or later, they will arrive, and that is what the promising cosmetics we have today are for.
We have to make oily skin look free of blemishes, shine and excess oil on the surface. Controlling all of this is essential. But we also have to look at the flaccidity, the formation of wrinkles, the smoothness and the luminosity and elasticity. Remember that luminosity is not equal to brightness. Luminosity is youth, the sign of radiant and healthy skin. A shine of perfection that has nothing to do with greasy shine.
The best anti-wrinkle creams for oily skin have anti-aging oils (suitable for oily skin) in their composition as well as high concentrations of hyaluronic acid, tightening plant extracts and acids that promote cell renewal, preventing pores from clogging. They are creams that replace the lack of hydration, nourish minimally and promote smoothness, elasticity and "filling" to the skin.
Antiaging night cream for oily skin Iyök Balance by Ami Iyök
With a patented “tens up” vegetable combination that provides firmness and smoothness to oily skin.
Cream Supreme by Antonia Burrell
Perfect balance of plant ingredients that act on oil, acne and blemishes in mature skin.
Face cream for men oily skin
At Biosplendor we advocate for inclusive cosmetics. Creams for men do not differ substantially from those for women. It has been more of a marketing product to focus on this audience. If we look at the composition today of a cream for oily skin aimed at men, we see that its composition does not vary practically at all from that of women. Well, maybe the smell. So some natural ingredients other than feminine creams are used to give the fragrance a “masculine” touch. The roses, jasmine ... are replaced by woods such as cedar and mint or eucalyptus. More invigorating and refreshing ingredients, and perhaps more fluid textures. The exterior appearance and packaging is more sober and neutral in colors. All that is to differentiate, but in essence, believe us, a men's cream for oily skin can be a women's cream for oily skin and vice versa. Only the theory, which generally indicates that men's skin is thicker, more porous, and more resistant and hard. In practice, the same, use a cream with good hydrating and moisturizing natural extracts and with a minimum percentage of nourishing oils indicated for this type of skin. And if you like a certain smell or a certain style, choose those ingredients that inspire you the most. The textures, you can choose from a wide range, from the most liquid and gel-like to the most unctuous.
To take into account: Check among its list of ingredients that it has healing and regenerating plant extracts. Men's skin is subjected to shaving and these types of details make the difference when it comes to finding a cosmetic that meets all expectations. Although a man applies an after-shave, let's face it, there is laziness or rush and, many times, we already use a single cosmetic to try to supply everything. That is when a cream for men with oily skin, in addition to controlling sebaceous production, eliminating shine and having anti-aging properties, should prevent encysting of hair (folliculitis), irritations, redness, inflammation and clogging of the pore. See that antibacterial and antiseptic ingredients appear in the formula, such as tea tree oil, aloe, green tea, mandarin oil, grapefruit, or cedar.
Oily skin moisturizer for men by The Organic Pharmacy
In gel texture, refreshing, hydrating and conditioning the skin. With antibacterial plant extracts such as propolis, green tea and licorice.
Anti acne gel for men by Christopher Courtney
Moisturizing, healing, anti-blemishes. With willow, juniper, vitamins and probiotics that accelerate the healing of the skin as well as its renewal.
Best moisturizer for oily skin
If that's okay with you, we summarize in a few points what makes a moisturizer the best option for treating oily skin:
- 1. It must contain natural ingredients and, if possible, of organic origin. We will achieve the best affinity with the skin and minimize the risk of allergies.
- 2. The best moisturizer for oily skin will contain more water than oils, but we should not eliminate the latter. There are also very appropriate oils for this type of skin, antibacterial and purifying.
- 3. It must have moisturizers that retain and seal the moisture of our skin (that does not escape). And attract, at the same time, the humidity of the environment so that the skin does not lose its hydration. In many cases oily skin forget hydration because they think that it is not necessary due to the excess sebum they produce. But it is a mistake. One thing is fat and another is hydration.
- 4. Opt for creams that have aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, vegetable glycerin, lactic acid, glycolic acid as moisturizers, among others.
- 5. As for textures, the one you prefer. A good moisturizer for oily skin doesn't have to be watery or gel-like. Fortunately, there are countless textures that could not be enjoyed in the past. Today, having oily skin is no reason not to be able to apply a cream with different textures, like dry, combination or sensitive skin.
- 6. If you are a man, it is okay to use a "woman" cream. Creams do not know gender. Only the packaging and the smell are focused on attracting a certain commercial niche at the marketing level. Of course, if you do not use aftershave after shaving, and prefer to apply the cream directly, opt for formulas that contain antiacterial, healing, refreshing and, above all, soothing ingredients. And that the hydration that it brings you does not clog the pore.
- 7. The best moisturizer for oily skin does not have to be drying and must contain ingredients that prevent aging. A cream for oily skin in addition to fighting shine and blemishes should have an anti-aging plus.
- 8. Try to select creams that contain a balance of ingredients, with different functions (astringent, balancing, hydrating, moisturizing, purifying and anti-aging). A plus would be that they had acids (lactic, citric, malic, glycolic ...) that perform a small exfoliation, ideal so that dead skin cells do not accumulate and pores become clogged, causing the annoying pimples and comedones. At Biosplendor we are committed to treatments that contain a high percentage of moisturizing ingredients and plant extracts with beneficial properties for the skin and a medium-low percentage of oils with nourishing and softening, anti-aging, but also purifying, disinfectant and antibacterial properties.
- 9. The best creams for oily skin contain, in addition to water, or in its replacement, hydrolates with refreshing, cleansing and disinfectant properties.
- 10. Check that your moisturizer for oily skin has the fewest potential comedogenic ingredients, depending on the degree of oil you have or the level of blemishes (acne, pimples, blackheads, milliums) that you develop. There are skins that are also more oily than others, and there are skins that only have shine problems and large pores and others that have a terrible time because they become infected, batteries proliferate freely and suffer pimples, cysts, redness and inflammation. If this is your case, avoid cocoa butter, coconut oil, wheat germ oil, cotton wool, linseed oil, among others.
- 11. The best moisturizer for oily skin is the one that hydrates, as the name suggests, but also balances. Maintains a healthy skin pH, controls shine, and keeps blemishes at bay. It is a cream that promotes a skin with a smoother relief, a healthy glow and a healthier appearance. Remember, a good balance of ingredients, well selected, in their right proportions, is the key to success.
Oily skin Serum
If your skin is oily and sensitive, you may have enough to do your cleansing, toning and hydration routine. In many cases, less is more, you know. But if your oily skin allows it, it would not hurt to use a serum before the cream to complete the treatment and keep certain aspects under control such as pimples, shine, excess oil or rough texture and relief of the skin.
Serums for oily skin can be an ideal complement for their perhaps more specific actions. To combat that little problem that you dislike more than others or the whole. A serum directly attacks a need, usually. There are serums that dry pimples, others that contain acids that exfoliate the superficial layers of the skin, preventing cells and waste materials from accumulating, clogging pores, and others that purify but have an anti-aging plus. You can also use a hydrating serum, without more. Especially if your cream is not going to provide you with that much-needed hydration that we have been repeating in this article. In this case, you could opt for a hyaluronic acid moisturizing serum, for example, and then your cream for oily skin.
Lastly, don't discount retinol. In addition to improving the appearance of your wrinkles, retinol has been recommended by dermatologists for acne and oily skin problems with blemishes. Renew the layers of the skin but yes, always use it at night. During the day it can cause spots due to its photosensitivity and, if you have very sensitive skin, be careful. If you tolerate it, in the morning you should apply a sunscreen, which in your case, due to your skin type, you will have to make sure that it does not clog your pores and is not comedogenic.
Mayan Dew by La Belle Lune
With plant extracts from different types of desert cacti and hyaluronic acid. Fully hydrating and moisturizing. Formulated without oils. An essential.
4 Acid Serum by The Organic Pharmacy
To improve the rough texture of the skin and its imperfections.
Retinol Serum by The Organic Pharmacy
Corrector, anti-wrinkle and anti pigmentation and imperfections. It stimulates the production of collagen, so your oily skin, which always tends to lose it more quickly than the others, will appear firmer and more elastic.
Acne Serum Stop Spots by Ami Iyök
It is a serum specialized in specifically ending uncomfortable pimples.
Pure Therapy by Antonia Burrell
In addition to fighting all kinds of blemishes of oily skin, it has an anti-aging effect.
Intensive sebum controller serum by A´kin
Controls sebaceous overproduction, eliminates shine, is mattifying and antibacterial.
Face oil for oily skin
Finally, the million dollar question: Oils for oily skin, yes or no?
If you have read our entire article, you will see that we are in favor of incorporating oils into the formulations of creams and treatments for oily skin. Even use specific oils for the face as they have more benefits than contraindications.
It is true that, unless it is a light antibacterial oil such as tea tree or grapefruit, you should apply it perhaps more focused on specific areas, and for specific problems, the other oils can be applied at night, before going to bed or when you are relaxed, moment in which it does not matter how much you shine in your privacy.
The use of oils on oily skin, well selected and convenient, will make you wake up in the morning with your skin looking new, nourished, soft, elastic and younger. Do not underestimate its use, we believe it is convenient.
There are oils with a comedogenicity index of 0 to 1, very light, easily absorbed and that do not clog pores. They can be used by oily skin and only provide benefits to our skin.
On the other hand, there are oils with antibacterial, antiseptic, purifying, soothing, anti-inflammatory and decongestant properties, included in cosmetic formulations and, whose use, surprisingly improves the appearance of the skin.
And essential oils… A real world to which we invite you to discover for yourself. There are many, with infinite properties, that in addition to adding smell and fragrance to cosmetics, they manage to significantly improve the formulas, especially for oily and blemished skin. You can even make your homemade lotions by mixing a carrier vegetable oil (in this case, for oily skin, such as jojoba) with a few drops of the essential oils that you like the most. Enjoy its relaxing aroma and the benefits it will bring to your skin.
Among the oils that we recommend the most for oily skin we select:
- 1. Jojoba: Balancing. It melts into the skin and resembles the same sebum that we produce. It occupies the space of this in the pores, without clogging, and improves the texture and appearance of our face.
- 2. Olive oil squalane: Anti-aging, very light and not greasy.
- 3. Argan: Anti-inflammatory, full of vitamin E, anti-aging and balancing of sebaceous production.
- 4. Aloe Vera Oil: Refreshes, reduces redness, is anti-inflammatory and restorative. In addition, it is balancing and astringent, as well as hydrating and moisturizing.
- 5. Geranium essential oil: Healing and regulating with anti-aging properties.
- 6. Tea tree essential oil: Antibacterial. It breaks the clogged pore and cleans it.
- 7. Eucalyptus essential oil: Purifying.
- 8. Lavender essential oil: Controls and calms breakouts.
- 9. Ylang Ylang essential oil: Anti-aging with anti-acne effects. Moisturizing. Indicated for people with adult acne.
- 10. Myrrh essential oil: Anti-aging with healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
- 11. Patchouli essential oil: Ideal antiseptic for all types of pimples, blackheads and blemishes typical of oily skin. Soothing and anti-inflammatory. Astringent effect.
- 12. Chamomile essential oil: Ideal for oily and sensitive skin, anti-inflammatory and anti-redness. Pain relieving.
As you can see, there are many and very good oils indicated for oily skin. The incorporation of several of them in anti-aging creams or their use alone are a guarantee of success. And remember, if you choose to use an essential oil on its own instead of buying a moisturizer, you cannot put it on its own on the surface of your skin. You should always mix a few drops of the selected oil or oils in a carrier oil such as jojoba, sweet almonds ... Otherwise you can attack your skin, burn it or irritate it.
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