Do you find your skin getting coated with layers of oil easily? If yes, then you most likely have oily skin. Oily skin is characterized by sebaceous glands that hyperactively produces oil. A person with oily skin has noticeable large pores, blackheads and pimples. In some cases, they also suffer from acne.
There are many reasons why the skin is oily. First of all, skin types can be inherited so if your parents have oily skin, chances are, you will have overactive sebaceous glands, too. Eating processed food high in sugar, fats and salt will make your skin dry and dehydrated so to compensate, your sebaceous glands will make up for it by producing oils that are more than you need. Seasonal changes, heavy makeup and fluctuation of hormones during puberty or pregnancy are some of the other causes.
Oily skin needs special care so here’s our recommended daily skincare routine that will help keep your oily skin as healthy as possible.
Cleanser: Oily skin has the tendency to break out so use a cleanser with salicylic acid. Salicylic acid will break down the oil on the surface of your skin and will keep it matte.
Toner:To keeps oil production under control, use a toner like Talia Skincare Pore Control Mineral Toner. This toner eliminates the skin, while gently tightening pores, and restoring the pH balance to prevent blackheads and whiteheads from forming.
Moisturizer: A common misconception about oily skin is that since the skin already has a lot of oils, it’s unnecessary to apply moisturizers. The skin needs moisturizer regardless of its type because it needs to be hydrated to stay nourished. It should be noted that dehydrated skin leads to overproduction of oil as a way to compensate for the absence of moisture. Your best bet is a moisturizer with a water-based formula containing benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid to clear and help prevent breakouts. If you don’t have breakouts, we recommend a moisturizer with natural hydrating properties like the Talia Skincare Oil-Free Day Cream.
Exfoliate: Oily skin tends to be sensitive due to breakouts so remove the dead skin cells on its surface using a gentle exfoliator like the Talia Skincare Liquid Dead Sea Salt. Devoid of harsh chemicals that are normally found on exfoliators in the market, this rich Dead Sea salt gel loosens oil and dirt in the pores while strengthening the skin and stimulating your blood flow.
Sunblock: We recommend a mineral-based sunblock for those with oily skin because it featured micronized zinc or titanium dioxide in its formula which absorbs oil, leaving the skin matte and fresh looking.