5 good things to do when you have oily skin
Face that shine, visible pores, small comedones : oily skin has its share of little hassles! However, they also have many advantages, because they are less prone to skin aging, and are more resistant than dry skins...
So, what are the right actions to adopt when you have oily skin? What beauty routine should you put in place? What natural tips can help balance your oily skin ? We tell you everything!
Oily skin: what is it?
A oily skin is a skin which is characterized by a shiny appearance: it presents a excess sebum. This means that the sebaceous glands produce more sebum than the skin needs to stay balanced. Sebum plays an essential role in protecting our skin: however, when it is produced in excess, it can weaken the quality of our epidermis.
oily skin tend to to shine, especially in summer, but sometimes even in winter. The shines focus on the T zone (nose and forehead).
People who have this skin type are more likely than normal skin to have Pores, and to see appear black dots, pimples and microcysts. The skin shows irregularities and is dull.
Oily skin: the positive points
The good news is thathave oily skin also has advantages! Because yes, this type of skin is less fragile than normal skin. dried and sensitive: sebum preserves the epidermis, and protects it from external attacks (cold, wind, sun, pollution...). But oily skin also resists better skin aging, which delays the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and preserves the elasticity of the skin.
Most of the time, oily skin affects adolescents, but sometimes the skin remains oily, or combination, into adulthood.
What action plan when you have oily skin?
Now that you know that your oily skin preserves your youth and protects you from external aggressions, it is time to take a closer look at the good actions to adopt when you have this type of skin!
How to clean your oily skin?
For clean your oily skin, use a soft gel, to apply in the morning and especially in the evening, in order to deeply eliminate the impurities of the day. Opt for a product that contains active ingredients that allow delicate exfoliation, which does not damage the skin, but which allows you to eliminate dead skin.
In the Grangettes purifying facial gel, papain (papaya), offers exfoliation gentle but effective, removing dead cells to reveal a luminous and revitalized complexion. Ingredients from coconut, such as disodium cocoyl glutamate and disodium cocoamphodiacetate, act as cleansers to eliminate impurities and excess sebum: they leave your skin perfectly healthy!
Which foundation for oily skin?
When we have the oily skin, the face powder must be chosen accurately. Indeed, since most foundations are rather thick and oily, they could make the situation worse by making the skin shine.
The idea? Opt instead for a mattifying powder, and avoid foundations that are too covering and do not allow the skin to breathe. There are compact powders and loose powders: both are suitable for oily skin. The loose powder will offer a more natural look while the compact powder can mark dry areas slightly more.
There are also foundations specifically designed for oily skin prone to imperfections, which are mattifying and non-comedogenic : it is however recommended to apply a layer of powder before applying foundation, in order to better control excess sebum.
Which cream for oily skin?
THE oily skin need to be perfectly hydrated! Favor light textures such as gels, fluid lotions, or even emulsions rather than balms or ointments, which are too thick.
Look for the ingredients:
Sebo-regulators, as the cyanocobalamine (vitamin b12): it regulates the formation of lipids (sebum) in the sebaceous glands;
To exfoliating properties, drying and mattifying, to combat shiny skin;
- Moisturizers : hyaluronic acid, squalane (olive), vegetable collagen, glycerol, rice protein, aloe vera or even allantoin are ideal.
The soothing face cream Grangettes Switzerland and its fluid texture is the ally of oily skin. It contains agents that regulate the sebum (like vitamin b12), as well as active ingredients moisturizers, including hyaluronic acid, vegetable squalane, Allantoin (comfrey) or even betaine (beet).
Tighten your pores with natural masks
Once a week, you can make a masque with natural ingredients, in order to tighten facial pores. The honey mask can be a good option: mix a tablespoon of honey, the juice of half a lemon and a drop of fine lavender essential oil. Apply the mixture to clean, dry face and leave for 15 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water.
In order to absorb the excess sebum, the masks clay green are ideal. You can prepare it by mixing one tablespoon of green clay with two tablespoons of spring water. If your skin is prone to acne and you have pimples, you can add a drop of essential oil tea tree and a teaspoon of Honey, which promotes the healing of pimples.
Exfoliate your face once or twice a week
Exfoliate your face with an extra fine scrub to avoid micro-lesions, or a grain-free peel, such as our face purifying gel. For a exfoliation 100% natural, you can use a bag of green tea: open the tea bag and add a few drops of vegetable oil. Then massage your face using small circular movements before rinsing