Oily skin: what to do, how to deal with it ?

Your skin is too oily ? You have dilated pores and blackheads on the T-zone ? It’s not easy to live with oily skin. So, what can you do and how can you regulate excess sebum and refine your skin texture ? Here are our tips for healthy skin.

How do you know if you have oily skin ?

Oily skin can be recognized by the presence of a lot of sebum on the surface of the skin which comes from an overproduction of sebum secreted by the sebaceous glands, called hyper seborrhea. It is characterized by a gloss on the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin).

Visually, the skin is oily, greasy to the touch and the pores are dilated. It suffocates the skin which clogs the pores. It is common to see blackheads and other imperfections in this area. The skin then takes on a granular look and the complexion becomes dull.

To better understand how to cure oily skin, it is important to analyze the causes. Several factors can influence the excess of sebum, such as :

  • hormonal imbalances
  • stress
  • smoking
  • pollution
  • climatic changes (excessive heat for example)

Oily skin, what to do ? What should I do for healthier skin ?

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To get rid of your blemishes, here are some useful tips to include in your beauty routine.

Clean your skin without damaging it

When you have oily skin, it is necessary to have good hygiene by cleaning your skin every morning with appropriate care products. The goal is to gently remove excess sebum, but also perspiration, pollution particles, dust, and makeup.

It is recommended to choose a delicate care product that will gently clean your skin and not start excess sebum. Also, you should avoid facial scrubs too often that will cause skin inflammation such as acne or micro-cysts.

Choose a moisturizing care

Oily skin has to be moisturized just like other skin types. It is important to use skincare products to protect your skin thanks to the protective role of the lipid barrier. To stop the excessive production of sebum, we advise you to take care of your skin with natural remedies such as

  • non-comedogenic vegetable oils such as almond or sea buckthorn oil
  • jojoba oil for its sebum-regulating action

Go for delicate skincare products that let your skin breathe with light textures and avoid foundations that are too occlusive. Instead, choose mineral powder foundations, especially those made with zinc oxide, known for their absorbing and regulating attributes.

What diet should I follow when I have oily skin ?

First of all, it is important to drink a lot of water to eliminate bad toxins. As for the body, having a balanced diet will also help you to reduce inflammation and have healthy skin. Here is a list of nutrients to focus on :

  • Zinc, a trace element necessary for reducing sebum production, strongly recommended for acne-prone skins
  • Green tea for its concentration in tannic acid, which drains toxins and cleanses the skin
  • Omega-3, which regulates the sebaceous glands and helps against inflammation

For an even complexion and neat and hydrated skin, our beauty gummies are made up of vitamins and hyaluronic acid. A natural beauty routine that brings comfort and elasticity to say goodbye to skin imperfections.

How to get rid of excess sebum and have beautiful skin ?

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  1. Take care of your dilated pores

Exfoliate your skin once a week at the most, so as not to damage it. In the morning and evening, carefully cleanse your skin by removing impurities, then apply an astringent lotion before your moisturizer care to tighten pores. This will prevent them from dilating and having that look that makes you feel uncomfortable.

  1. Eliminate gloss in the T-zone

The middle part of the face, called the T-zone, is much oilier than the rest of the face because it has twice as many sebaceous glands. If you have oily skin, it is strongly advised to choose mattifying products that absorb excess sebum.

  1. Say goodbye to pimples and blackheads

To help you remove blackheads and prevent blemishes, here are two tips to get neat skin. The first one is to stop touching your pimples when you're in front of the mirror. The second is to go for anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory products that deeply cleanse the skin and that will tighten your pores.

To sum up, as we have seen, having oily skin is marked by excess sebum, blackheads, and imperfections in the complexion. To recover an attractive skin texture and eliminate this gloss in the T-zone, you have to focus on :

  • a healthy diet
  • hygiene and good hydration
  • adapted, mattifying skincare products

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