Since I chosen this field of work, the most common opinion about oily skin care is “I can not use oil based moisturizer because I have oily skin.” There are many people who self proclaimed experts in skin beautification, which recommend to people with oily skin toners, astringents lotions and creams that do nothing but worsen the appearance of the skin. Not such an expert but I made an effort to understand how our body works.
How is it that a healthy person who does not consume enough liquids can have water retention in the body? It’s very simple: the body makes its reserves for periods of drought, to supply organs and lymphatic system. The body works for us, not against us.
The same principle works for oily skin. Sebum is produced by sebaceous glands, just as for some people these glands working in excess, for various reasons that I will enumerate below. Over time, under optimal conditions for formation of sebum, the skin gets used to it and have formed a certain feeling of comfort. When acted upon with products that absorb and eliminate this sebum totally, the skin to protect itself, activate the sebaceous glands to produce even more sebum. Therefore, if your skin craves oil, listen and offer oil (average period of habituation to the new conditions of the body is 3 weeks). Although most people when they think of sebum will associate with acne and skin irritation immediately, things are not really so. Blackheads are not formed by dust that mixes with sebum, just because sebum clogs pores already. They form due to sebum that mixes with dead cells in the pores that are opened and this mix in contact with oxygen, is oxidizing. Sebum is an oil that protects the skin from external factors such as dust and radiation. Therefore, it brings a number of benefits for the skin that we should be grateful for.
Reasons for excessive oily skin may be:
- Genetic – perhaps one of the parents handed over
- Improper diet
- Use of astringent and abrasive cosmetics
- Hormonal imbalance
In my opinion, diet may be the reason for many affections, including oily skin. It is known that a diet low in sugars and animal fats can greatly improve skin appearance. For oily skin it is especially recommended consumption of exotic fruits especially papaya, mango and grapefruit. If you decide to make a change in the way you eat, I will highly recommend to start with a detox, especially the liver and I am driving again your attention to the recipe of detoxification and removal of stones from the liver by Andreas Moritz: http: //www.livestrong.com/article/127974-epsom-salt-olive-oil/
In connection with cosmetics useful for oily skin care, I hope that I exposed in an explicit manner my point of view. An organic cream that I produce for this type of skin, which proved to be very useful is this: http://naturespa-onlinestore.com/product/oily-skin-cream/
Some tips for improving skin appearance would be:
- Eating fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins A and E, minerals like Potassium and Zinc
- Masks based on green clay and marine algae have been shown to be very useful because it helps regulate sebum secretion
- Just wash your face with warm water without soap. I know it sounds inadmissible, but try. Use a clean towel to wipe your face. Then apply an oil based cream but without the comedogenic oils (oils that clogs pores)
- Let your skin breathe from time to time without applying any cosmetics.
Even if sometimes you feel your oily skin like a chore, remember that exactly this type of skin is aging the hardest, and has the highest degree of elasticity.
I invite you to leave a comment down below if you have any natural effective remedies that you use for oily skin 🙂