What to do if you have oily skin?

Oily skin is a common problem in women , especially during adolescence and early adulthood. Oily skin is characterized by excess sebum on the skin, which can lead to a shiny, oily appearance, as well as acne and pimple problems. Although it may be uncomfortable and unpleasant, there are several ways to treat oily skin.

Main cause of having oily skin

Cause of oily skin

One of the main causes of oily skin is excessive sebum production by the sebaceous glands . These glands are located in the skin and produce a natural oil called sebum, which helps keep the skin hydrated and protected. However, in people with oily skin, the sebaceous glands produce too much sebum , which can clog pores and lead to acne and blackhead problems.

How to treat skin if it is oily?

oily skin treatment

To treat oily skin, it is important to cleanse your skin daily. This will help remove excess sebum and dead skin cells. It is advisable to use a gentle cleanser that is oil-free, as products with oil can aggravate oily skin. It is also important not to rub the skin too hard while cleansing, as this can irritate the skin and increase sebum production.

In addition to using specific products to treat oily skin , it is also important to maintain a good skin care routine in general. This includes protecting your skin from the sun, keeping it hydrated, and avoiding excessive use of makeup . Wearing too much makeup can clog pores and worsen the appearance of oily skin.

Below we list a series of tips to deal with your skin:

  1. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser : It is important to use a gentle cleanser that does not irritate the skin, as abrasive products can increase sebum production. Choose a cleanser that is specific for oily skin and contains ingredients like salicylin, which helps reduce acne.
  2. Use a toner : A toner helps balance the skin's pH and reduce sebum production. Look for a toner that contains salicylic acid, which helps gently exfoliate and reduce acne.
  3. Use a light moisturizer : It is important to hydrate your skin, even if it is oily. However, it is best to use a light moisturizer that does not leave a greasy residue on the skin.
  4. Use sunscreen daily : The sun is one of the biggest enemies of oily skin, as it can increase sebum production and lead to spots and premature wrinkles. Make sure you use a sunscreen with a protection factor of at least 30 every day.
  5. Limit your exposure to makeup : Makeup can clog pores and worsen oily skin problems. If you decide to wear makeup, be sure to choose oil-free products and apply a small amount.
  6. Gently exfoliates : Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. However, it is important to exfoliate gently, as harsh exfoliations can irritate the skin and increase sebum production. Use a gentle exfoliant once or twice a week.
  7. Maintain a healthy diet : Diet also plays an important role in caring for oily skin. Try to avoid fried and processed foods, as they can increase sebum production. Instead, opt for foods rich in antioxidants and vitamin A, such as fruits and vegetables.

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What diet to follow to avoid oily skin?

Diet to avoid oily skin

While it is true that an adequate diet alone is not enough to eradicate oily skin (it is something inherent to our skin), it is true that it can greatly help reduce sebum production and improve the appearance of the skin.

Here are some diet suggestions for women with oily skin:

  1. Eat nutrient-dense foods : It is important to consume a variety of nutrient-dense foods, such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. These foods help maintain healthy skin and reduce the risk of acne problems.
  2. Eat anti-inflammatory foods : Anti-inflammatory foods, such as fish, nuts, seeds, and green leafy vegetables, can help reduce inflammation in the skin and improve the appearance of oily skin.
  3. Avoid processed foods : Processed foods often contain added fats and sugars that can trigger sebum production and worsen acne problems. It is advisable to avoid foods such as cakes, sweets, chips and other processed foods.
  4. Avoid excess caffeine and alcohol : Excess caffeine and alcohol can dehydrate the skin and worsen acne problems. It is advisable to limit the consumption of these products or avoid them completely.
  5. Consume enough water : Staying hydrated is important for overall skin health. Water helps flush toxins from the body and can help reduce the appearance of oily skin.

What is the ideal facial cream for oily skin?

Within our Natural Cosmetics Range we have a facial cream specially designed for oily skin:

Purifying Facial Cream - Oily and Combination Skin

Oily skin facial cream

This special facial purifying cream for oily skin with Aloe Vera, Hazelnut Hammamelis and White Lily of Florence *; Balances the oil level, reducing shine and mattifying the skin tone . While the antiseptic power of Lemon, Lemongrass and Zinc is responsible for eliminating the bacteria that cause pimples or blackheads . Calendula and Magnolia reduce inflammation and redness that is reflected in the skin.


We also want to recommend our fabulous Rose Facial Tonic:

facial toner for oily skin

Perfect both for removing traces of makeup and for toning and preparing the skin for the introduction of serums and facial creams, depending on your daily routine.

Rose facial toner is ideal for any skin type: oily, dry, mature or sensitive.

An essential without a doubt.

We hope you found this article of interest. If you have any questions, contact us and share if you know someone who may be interested.

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