If you have oily skin, you’ll already know how frustrating it is to deal with shiny skin and excess sebum. The good news is Lesielle is here to help! You can choose a combination of actives that aid in controlling excess oil whilst as the same time protecting your skin. Let's find out more!
To discover if our skin is oily or not, so as not to confuse it with mixed skin, we need to look at a series of characteristics that define this type of skin.
Oily skin is characterized by an excess production of oils on the skin, which are identified by:
Normally, pores on oily skin are bigger
You can show signs of acne and blackheads, as oily skin is more prone to accumulate dirt and create pimples or blackheads.
Don’t worry not everything is negative, oily skin tend to age much slower because it is more resistant to external agents and fine lines and expression lines take longer to appear. In addition, oily skin is much more elastic and flexible. Contrary to what happens with dry skin.
Do not confuse having oily skin with an excess of hydration. You can have oily and dehydrated skin if our skin does not retain adequate water.
These are the fundamental characteristics of oily skin so that you can help identify your skin. However t if you still unsure what your skin type is, you can consult this post for find out.
The type of skin we have comes for the most part predefined by our genetics.Other factors that favor oily skin are:
A bad diet.
Side effect of some medications.
Beauty Products with ingredients high in oils and butters such as coconut or olive oil. Most are not suitable for oily skin. The comedogenic ingredients also worsen acne because they clog pores and don’t let the skin breathe properly.
High temperatures (in summer it is common to have a more oily skin)
To care for oily skin and maintain it looking hydrated and bright, try not to clean your face too often; it could cause the opposite effect.
Let's hydrate! The right thing to do is hydrate oily skin with products that have specific oils, in small quantities and have a large amount of hygroscopic ingredients, which absorb and retain moisture without contributing to oils. The Lesielle bases for oily skin provide all the necessary hydration.
We can offer you, as an example, a couple of treatments with different objectives:
As we already know, if we have read this post, anti-aging treatments are composed of:
An active Anti-aging, such as Retinol, which restores skin and softens wrinkles
An exfoliant: Salicylic acid that is especially indicated for oily skin
An antioxidant like Vitamin C, which in addition to preventing ageing, illuminates and eliminates the spots of mature skin.
In this case, the ideal would be to combine an exfoliant and two antioxidants.
Salicylic Acid (specific for oily skin): An exfoliant to keep acne at bay, clean the skin and for its antibacterial power.
Vitamin E: Within antioxidants, they have the additional property of helping with acne marks. if it's gives you a greasy feel, it can be exchanged for resveratrol.
Vitamin C: It is another antioxidant that enhances the anti-aging effect.
For these treatments we recommend that the moisturizing base has sun protection.
Also if you want more hydration in your treatment, you can add hyaluronic acid to retain and enhance the moisture in your skin without adding oil.
If you have oily and sensitive skin discover how you can take care of it in this post.
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