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Skincare Tips for Oily Skin

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What causes very oily skin?

Genetics – Larger sebaceous glands produce excess oil which is a hereditary trait that can be passed on through your genes.

Hormones – Hormones and oily skin appear to be closely linked. Androgens are the hormones responsible for oil production, and they can fluctuate, causing an increase in sebum production. This is common throughout puberty, right before menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. Stress and sickness can also cause the release of more hormones, and with those hormones comes more oil.

Environment – Humid and warm weather tends to simulate the secretion of sebum, resulting in more oil on the skin.

Unhealthy Diet – Frequently consuming foods high in sugar, refined carbohydrates and dairy may lead to overactive sebum production and cause.

Over-washing face – When your face feels oily, you should not scrub your face too hard with facecloths or use any coarse exfoliators as it will strip the skin of moisture, causing glands to overproduce oil. Avoid using harsh cleaner, use a gentle cleanser instead.

Skincare tips for oily skin

#1 Wash your face regularly

It is important to wash your face at least twice a day because dirt, oil, and other pollutants can clog your pores and cause breakouts. Wash your face twice a day, once in the morning before applying makeup and once at night before going to bed.

#2 Use a gentle cleanser

It is not true that you must use a harsh facial cleanser for oily skin in order to dry it out. Using a face cleanser that is way too harsh will irritate your skin and cause it to produce more oil. Instead, gently massage your skin with a light, gentle face cleanser.

#3 Apply moisturisers

Washing your face is important, but it tends to remove many of the necessary oils from the skin. Look for products that are oil-free, water-based, or gel-based that will hydrate the skin without clogging the pores. To protect your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, you can also look for a moisturiser that also contains a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. You might want to try our CLINSKIN Oil-Free UV Defense Facial Moisturiser that provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection with an SPF of 50. It is made with a hydrating formula that acts as a moisturiser and is also suitable to be used as a makeup base to boost the skin tone.

#4 Use blotting sheets throughout the day

When your face becomes oily halfway through the day and you want to wash and scrub it, stop, and use blotting sheets instead. Press the blotting sheet lightly on your face for a few seconds to absorb the oil. Do not rub the paper across your face as the oil will spread to other areas.

#5 Do not touch your face

The last thing your skin needs is more dirt and germs from your hands and fingers. While it may be tempting to touch your face, doing so can transfer dirt, oil, and germs from your hands to your face. Only touch your face while washing your face, applying moisturiser, applying sunscreen or makeup, and make sure your hands are clean beforehand.