Do you battle with visibly enlarged pores and shiny patches?

Especially around the T zone?

Then chances are you have an oily skin.

Fortunately the good news is by implementing a good skin care routine; you can stop an oily face in its tracks.

Did you know oil is good for an oily skin?

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CAUSES OF AN OILY FACE

Our skin contains oil known as sebum, which helps to keep it soft and supple.

  • Over productive sebaceous glands
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Using incorrect skin care products

Can all create a buildup of sebum in the skin’s pores, which become blocked.

This buildup of excess sebum starves the oxygen, which is why an oily face will often look dull and depleted.

Bacteria thrive in these conditions, feeding on the oil which creates the inflammation, creating breakouts.

The natural reaction is to try to squeeze our spots, but this is will only spread bacteria further, creating a vicious circle.

That’s why, having a good home care regime is key if you want to have healthy skin.

If you’d like to find out more about oily and combination skin, click here.

PRODUCTS FOR AN OILY FACE

Toners

Hydrosols work really well as a skin toner; they are completely natural and free from alcohols and won’t strip the skin.

Moisturisers

Some people with an oily skin, feel that they need to avoid using a moisturiser.

This is a misconception; an oil free moisturiser will offer the skin protection and mop up any excess oil off the surface of the skin.

Masks

If you have an oily face, you can get some really great results, from simple, deep cleansing clay masks.

Fullers Earth is one such mask, when mixed with Witch Hazel it helps to absorb oil, draw out impurities and tighten pores.

It is also great for drying out any excess sebum, which has built up in the follicle wall.

A mask doesn’t have to be placed all over the face; it can be used just for the T zone, or even as a spot treatment.

If you are interested in learning more about simple homemade masks and their ingredients, the article face mask recipes is a great place to start.

THE NAKED TRUTH

Realistically no two skin types are ever going to be the same; each one has a tendency to react differently to different formulas.

So it is just a matter of trial and error, before you find the best products for your particular skin type.

My advice, instead of continually over analysing your skin and switching between products, find a natural range that you are happy with and stick with it,

Most importantly, throw away that magnifying mirror…x

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