Oily skin is the result of overactive sebaceous glands that produce an excess of sebum. Our skin requires a certain amount of this wax-like oily substance in order to remain waterproof and supple. In the case of an oily skin type, the sebaceous glands produce more sebum than is necessary, causing excess shine and enlarged pores.
Skin Care Routine:
The oily skin also needs to be moisturized. You can lightly dab the moisturizer over your skin after toning it. Opt for water-based and oil-free moisturizers. These are light, get absorbed quickly and won’t leave your face greasy. You can apply loose face powder to give a perfect matte look to your face.
Using a toner is not always a necessary follow-up to cleansing, but it is recommended for oily skin types – this is to ensure that all traces of excess cleanser are removed from the skin, so that the pores are left clear and unblocked. Oily skins often have enlarged pores, so toner has a beneficial astringent effect that tightens the skin, leaving it feeling fresh and firm.
Even oily skins need moisturizer – choose one that is non-comedogenic and contains oil-regulating elements that help to control excess shine. Most skin care ranges offer a light facial moisturizer that is designed for oily skin, which helps to keep it soft and supple without increasing pore congestion.
As acne occurs where dead skin cells have been allowed to accumulate and block the pores, exfoliation is a vital part of the skin care routine. Sloughing away this debris will help to smooth out the skin, improving its tone and texture. Excessive exfoliation can damage the skin, so just use a gentle facial scrub once or twice a week.
The best choices are the cleansers that contain water and do not strip the skin natural acid mantle. To achieve this balance for your skin care you need the right ingredients from the cleanser for your skin type. So, all cleansers should leave the skin pH-balanced.