Oily skin isn’t necessarily the enemy, although sometimes, it can definitely feel like it. Especially when that Insta post shows a fabulous night out, with a not-so-fabulous shiny forehead.
If you’re struggling to control oily skin and keep your forehead on the right side of shiny, you’re not alone. And one very important thing to remember- it’s totally possible to do it. Understanding your oily skin is the key to managing it, because once balance is restored, a healthy (not greasy) glow isn’t far behind.
What Causes an Oily Forehead?
First things, first. What is sebum and why does it cause an oily forehead, or oily skin on other areas of the face?
Sebum, the natural oil produced by our body's sebaceous glands. It’s essential to protect our skin and hair from drying out. That’s why we have over 900 glands per square centimetre of skin, with a concentration around the forehead, nose, and chin. It’s only when the sebum glands go into overdrive, does something like an oily forehead become a pain. Excess sebum, or too much oil, can be both a genetic hand-me-down and caused by lifestyle factors such as a change in our hormones, diet, or even the weather. Environmental factors trigger an increase in the production of sebum, resulting in a shinier-than-you’d-like look.
How To Get Rid Of An Oily Forehead?
1. Take Control Of Your Daily Skincare Routine
Not only is a consistent skincare routine key to treating oily skin and helping to prevent an oily forehead, it will also work wonders on the rest of your face. Commit to a simple daily skincare routine involving a gentle oily skin cleanser, toner and moisturiser designed for oily skin types or acne-prone skin.
2. Don’t Shy Away From Moisturiser
Hydration is important in controlling sebum production. Hydrating products are necessary to maintain moisture levels and not trigger excess oil production if your skin feels like it’s becoming dehydrated. Try using water-based makeup and oil-free moisturisers to make your skin feel supple and smooth, while preventing shine overload.
3. Love Your Acids
Fear not, acids are your friend when it comes to preventing an oily forehead. Salicylic acid can be a great skincare solution applied as a cleanser, toner or serum to mattify shine. Niacinamide for oily skin and Glycolic acid cleansers can work wonders on clogged pores to brighten your complexion without adding extra shine.
Our Hydro-Bound Daily Serum contains both Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid, encouraging the skin to rebuild and improve its own structure for a firmer and smoother complexion - and so many other benefits!
Mastering a simple skincare routine that balances oil production and mattifies your t-zone can help you recapture your glow without the shine, but add in the FaceGym's Clean + Lift Workout, and you’re on a whole new playing field. This boosts FaceGym's Signature Sculpt Workout with Skin IV™️ technology, the Clean + Lift workout deeply cleanses and unclogs blocked pores, exfoliates away dead skin cells and dirt, and infuses your skin with vitamins, peptides and acids for an ultra clean, healthy and refreshed complexion.