Skincare Tips: How to take care of oily skin?
Sebum causes oily skin
If the skin on your face tends to look shiny, particularly in the T-zone, your skin is producing too much sebum. This may be genetic, or it may be down to external factors such as stress, unhealthy lifestyle, hormonal imbalance or an overly harsh beauty routine.
What is sebum?
It is important to know what is sebum and why is it important for our skin. Sebum is an oily substance that is produced to keep our skin and hair naturally moisturised. When sebum is secreted through the sebaceous glands, it brings out the layer of dead skin inside our hair follicles. As the hair follicle begins to fill up, sebum is spread on the surface of the skin. Sometimes, acne is caused by excessive excretion of sebum, combined with dirt and dead skin cells which clogs up our pores. Thus, a daily routine to cleanse our face is necessary to care for our skin.
The ultimate beauty routine for oily skin
Now we know what is sebum and how it leads to oilier skin, the next step is to find out the most suitable way to care for oily skin. Here are some of our skin care tips for oily skin. To achieve a beautiful complexion, use gentle products that work to eliminate excess sebum to control oil. First, cleanse your face with a targeted cleanser every morning and night. Next, apply the Pore Control Serum, an oil control skin care product with Grapevine Flower Cell extract that prevents pores from dilating as a result of excess sebum production.
Last but not least, moisturise your skin with a light, non-greasy moisturiser to purify and mattify skin. Once or twice a week before bed, treat yourself to an SOS Pure Mask with purifying green and white clay and organic alpine willow herb extract. This mask's clay-based formula purifies and re-balances skin for a healthier, fresher and clearer complexion in just 10 minutes.
Touch-up and reduce shine!
If you have oily skin and you’re constantly on the go, this is the perfect go-to product for you! As your skin gets oilier throughout the day, a handy touchup kit by your side will bring you a long way. For young adults, the My Clarins PORE-LESS Blur and Matte Stick is perfect for touch-ups throughout the day. This pore-blurring stick instantly blurs away pores and mattifies your skin, a perfect add-on to a skin care routine for oily skin.