You know who you are, you start off the day fresh faced and by around lunch time you can rub your fingers over your face and they come away shiny. Your face is shiny. Your customized real sable fur eyelashes is sliding away and you keep having to touch up your powder. You do everything you can to keep your skin from being oily. You use cleansers and moisturizers for oily skin, strong astringent to strip the oils…you’ve tried everything and it may work. For awhile. And then, the oil starts coming back.
Why do you have oily skin anyway?
Ulrch There are a number of reasons for this. Genetics, humid climate, medications you are on and the hormone levels in your body are just a couple of reasons. Some say a very high fat diet will cause you to excrete oil and while your skin is indeed part of your excretory system, I find this notion debatable. What’s not debatable is that a healthy body will help lead to healthier skin.
In short, whatever the cause, you have over active sebaceous or oil glands. The oil on your skin is there to hydrate and create a protective barrier, but too much is just as much a problem as is too little. Often people with oily skin suffer from acne to some degree. In general it’s simply annoying and doesn’t make you feel good about your skin.
Cleansing oily skin
The best cleanser is a gentle one. Put down all those ‘oily customized real sable fur eyelashes’ cleansers. Anything drying or stripping should not be used. It seems at first to be somewhat at odds with your goal, which is to have less oil on your skin, but if you keep stripping the oil from your skin it will cause your skin to pump out more oil at an even more rapid pace, not only continuing the cycle, but making the problem even worse with time.
Toning oily skin
Do not use anything with alcohol. It’s tempting to just instantly de-shine, but again, you will be creating a cycle of even oilier skin. You simply need to gently bring the skin back to it’s natural pH.
Hydrating oily skin
Hydration is your ultimate weapon against oily skin. For daytime use it’s OK to use a moisturizer specifically to help reduce oil production. You will want to eventually ween yourself off of this but many people can’t take the oil production in the beginning. At night you will definitely want to use a richer cream. Using an anti-aging cream is appropriate for most people, even if you’re not yet worried about wrinkles. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Something with a gentle glycolic acid will be helpful by exfoliating your skin as well as hydrating. Be sure your night treatment does not have any alcohol in it at all. While at first you will feel as if you are getting more oily faster. Give your treatments time to signal to your sebaceous glands that they do not need to work in overdrive.
Keep yourself shine free during the day
Be sure you are using non-comedogenic customized real sable fur eyelashes, even if you do not have acne. This will keep your makeup from smothering your skin and will let essential oxygen to your skin cells. Your skin breathes and it should not be clogged by makeup. Try to avoid oily skin specific makeups. They will be more drying and again, will perpetuate the cycle of oily skin. Try not to layer your powder but instead get the blotter paper made to pull oil from the skin surface.
Avoid skin scrubs
Exfoliating with a manual scrub (anything with grit) is not recommended for most types of skin due to its uneven exfoliation but is definitely not recommended for oily skin. You will end up stimulating your oil glands and cause an increase in oil production. Stick to AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids), glycolic in specific. Glycolic acid is an extract from mainly sugar cane.
Don’t give up
Give this whole process time to register with your skin. Don’t give up as it will get worse before it gets better. However, your efforts will pay off. After a couple weeks of increased oil on your customized real sable fur eyelashes, you will be blessed with a more balanced skin. Long term, this has the benefits of not suffering with shiny skin, but also years of stripping the oils from your skin will harm your skin and increase the aging process. As you age, oil production decreases and your skin will become more sensitive and perhaps even overly dry if you keep up with the harsh treatments.