Many factors affect our skin type. While some of us are battling dryness and irritation, others are dealing with excess oil production, greasy skin, oily areas, and the resulting clogged pores.
If you're desperate to combat oily skin, here's how to reduce that oily face feeling during the day.
What Causes Oily Skin?
Under each of our skin pores are glands that produce natural oils called sebum. Before the alarm bells start screaming at the sound of ‘sebum’, it’s important to remember that sebum itself is vital in keeping our skin healthy. It reduces water loss from the skin's surface to encourage healthier, smoother, younger-looking skin. Where sebum becomes a challenge, is when it goes into overdrive and results in oily skin caused by the increased oil production.
Excess sebum is most often caused by hormones, genetics, age and environmental stressors. Each one of these, or a combination of, can tell the sebaceous gland to produce more natural oils than what your skin actually needs. This causes a build-up of oil that can clog pores with dirt and dead skin cells, particularly around the forehead, cheeks, and chin.
So, while sebum is usually a very good thing for our skin, it's the cause ofexcess sebum that can trigger increased oil production.
Learning how to reduce the excess sebum production and prevent an over oily face throughout the day can be a total game-changer for those of us who struggle with very oily skin.
How To Stop Oily Face During The Day
If you're looking for effective ways to absorb excess oil, reduce shiny skin and minimise acne breakouts, here are a few skin care treatments that can help to stop an oily face during the day:
1. Wash Your Face - The Clean Routine
You’ve probably heard a million times that the key to great skin is having a consistent cleansing routine. It’s especially important if you want to reduce serum production, remove excess oil and say goodbye to that oily face feeling.
Even though you're no doubt tempted to be oil free, try a gentle foaming cleanser and be kind to your face - avoid scrubbing and harsh chemicals. Stick to a morning and evening cleansing routine. Avoid over-cleansing as it can trigger sebaceous glands to go into overdrive producingmore oil, thinking they need to make up for moisture loss - something that can make oily skin even worse.
We recommend our Electro-Lite Gel Cleanser - its gentle gel-to-foam formula with exfoliating Biotech Enzyme and Hydroclay works to deeply cleanse and refine the skin’s texture, keeping your skin in tip-top condition all day.
2. Moisturise & Keep Skin Hydrated
Don’t be afraid to moisturise. There are a plethora of great mattifying creams, gels and balms out there that can help control oil, while adding the hydration your skin needs. Hydration is key to regulating the production of sebum, and lightweight water-based products can add the luminosity you love, while keeping excess oil at bay.
3. Detox & Clay Mask Treatments
Not only are masks the perfect excuse for a little self-care, but layering on a detoxifying face mask gives your skin a boost to glow without the shine. Clay face masks are renowned for their skin balancing properties which can recalibrate oil glands and reduce excess oils.
Keep an eye out for face masks specifically for oily skin - taking care to always choose the right skin care products for your skin type will enable you to enjoy beautiful healthy skin without stimulating too much sebum.
Recommended Treatments For Oily Skin
Take oil-control to the next level with FaceGym's Clean + Lift Workout. This workout boosts FaceGym's Signature Sculpt Workout with Skin IV™️ technology to deeply cleanse and unclog blocked pores and exfoliate dead skin cells and dirt from the skin’s surface. Packed with a fusion of vitamins, peptides and acids and lymphatic drainage benefits, the Clean + Lift workout leaves skin feeling ultra clean, healthy and refreshed.
Shine in all the right ways with a regular cleansing and hydrating skincare routine and a deep cleansing facial workout that will help to keep oil overload at bay.