Greasy, combination and error prone are often classified in the same category. But which one are you?
Oily skin literally produces more oil or sebum than normal skin. Among other things, it can be genetic if wrong products or hormone disorders are used.
Combination skin is oily in places (usually the T-zone) and normal or dry in other places (usually the cheeks). Grooming can be difficult because there are two skin types in one. The key, however, is to balance skin oil production to get a more even complexion.
Prone to errors:
Skin prone to blemishes is usually either oily or mixed. Blemishes occur when an oil or sebum gland becomes clogged with excess oil and dead skin cells.
What you should look for in a product:
Balance: The key to healthy skin is balance. However, this is especially important if the skin produces too much oil – active ingredients that balance your skin help to solve this problem. Skin prone to blemishes can often become inflamed and feel uncomfortable – ingredients like geranium are brilliant because they also help reduce redness.
Decongestion: Safflower oil has a decongesting effect on the skin and at the same time reduces the appearance of large pores. This gem of an ingredient is contained in our Geranium & Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream .
What You Should Avoid
Cleaning agents: Stay away from irritating foaming cleaning agents such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), cocamidopropyl betaine and ammonium laureth sulfate. These literally remove all of your natural oils, cause your skin to panic and let it produce more sebum than usual to make up for the deficit.
Alcohol: Alcohol has a similar effect on the skin – it removes surface oils and promotes overproduction of sebum.
Embrace Oils!: One of the most common mistakes about oily skin is that you should avoid applying oils to it. Although it doesn't seem intuitive, applying oils to the skin can actually help rebalance natural oil production.
Our BioRegenerated Rosehip Oil is very popular with mixed and oily skin types because it also has the double advantage of improving flawless scars. By adding a little oil to your skin, you're essentially telling her that it has enough and can slow down oil production.
Consider your diet: A large number of skin problems are due to the intestine. So it's always worth checking your diet if simple skin care switches don't work. I firmly believe that I eat a slightly alkaline diet to minimize inflammation and keep the skin calm and clear. Avoiding refined sugar and saturated animal fats can also stabilize sebum production.