How to Control Very Oily Skin|5 Best points

5 Best Points for Controlling oily skin 

We all have different types of skin. Skin is broadly classified into 5 types.

The first is normal skin, second is dry skin, third is oily skin, fourth is sensitive skin and the fifth is combination skin.

Combination skin is dry in some areas and oily in some areas.

Some of us have dry, sensitive skin which is prone to redness, inflammation, fine lines, scales and so on.

Some of us even have oily skin. So let us see what causes oily skin.

Our skin has oil glands called sebaceous glands in the dermal layer.

They keep our skin moisturized and form a thin protective layer of oil on the skin. This is important for the health of our skin.

Sometimes for a variety of reasons these sebaceous glands get overactive and secrete excess oil or sebum. This can make your skin oily, greasy and sticky.

This oiliness causes the pores to get clogged with dirt and dead skin cells which may lead to acne breakouts.

This oiliness is seen on the forehead, nose and chin. This is also called the T-zone.

This happens because our sebaceous or oil glands are concentrated in this area.

People with oily skin tend to have more acne and pimples and their skin may look dull. So, here will we study how to control this oily skin.

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How to Control Very Oily Skin

 5 Important points for control oily skin:


1) Properly hydrate and moisturize.

All of the substances that our body produces are there for a specific reason. Our sebum is produced to naturally lubricate and moisturize our skin.

If our skin is properly hydrated and properly moisturized, our sebum kind of realized that it's already moisturized, so there is no need to come out to the world.

So eventually, the sebum production can be regulated when you find the right balance of hydration and moisturization.

On the other hand, the more you try to get rid of the shine and grease and all the excess sebum on top of our skin by drying out your skin with using alcohol toner or mattifying lotions.

Sebum has a stronger purpose to come out to the world to naturally lubricate and moisturize our skin.

So eventually, your skin is going to become a little bit oilier.

2) Cleanse gently.

Now in cleansing products, there is something called surfactants, these are basically the detergents.

The cleansing ingredients that bind into the oil and dissolve them into the water, so our skin is clean.

However, the downside of using cleanser probably too many times is it can dissolve our natural lipid barrier.

The more you wash your face, the drier your skin gets and also the oilier your skin gets.

It is highly recommended to switch the cleanser to a much gentler, non-foaming, gel cleanser that is pH balanced and the normal skin's healthy pH is 4.5 to around 6.

Look for a slightly acidic cleanser that doesn't mess up with your skin's natural pH.

Another advice is that do not leave cleansing water on your skin.

Surfactants, when it's remained on your skin it keeps dissolving oil, so your skin gets drier and drier and drier.

So, highly recommend you not to wash off any type of cleansers out of your face.

3) Oil is not your enemy.

Some might be, but not every oil. Oily to combination skin types tend to be deficient in Linoleic Acid which is one of the fatty acid contents.

Once you are deficient in this Linoleic Acid, what happens is that, your sebum tends to produce a little bit more and a little bit gloopier, stickier. So, it has a higher chance to clog the pore.

If you choose the right oil that is Linoleic Acid high and then low in Oleic Acid content, it can really rebalance your skin by fueling through Linoleic Acid deficiency.

It also moisturizes your skin by locking in the hydration that you already fed on.

Some popular oils for oily skin type include Rosehip Seed oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Jojoba oil.

There are so many other wonderful oils that can really help your skin out in regulating and managing the sebum production or even producing your sebum in a very healthier and more fluid way.

 So do not be afraid of oil.

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4) Include a sebum regulating ingredient into your skincare routine.

Niacinamide, is not only a good skin-brightening or hydrating or an anti-aging ingredient but it's also a great ingredient for regulating your sebum production.

And it doesn't do it by blocking the sebum production, by putting on a cap or something. But it boosts the Ceramide production of your skin which is a natural moisturizer.

So, your skin naturally stays more hydrated and more moisturized.

Therefore, your sebum doesn't need to proactively come out to compensate for the dryness.

Again, going back to the number 1 rule which is by hydrating and by properly moisturizing your skin, your skin can naturally regulate the sebum production.

So, you don't need to necessarily use Niacinamide, in specific as long as you hydrate and moisturize your skin.

Zinc is also very special because it is known to be a sebum inhibitor. It can be a little bit drying on drier skin types, for sure.

Zinc comes in many different forms including zinc PCA that you see in a lot of serums and skincare and even on anti-dandruff shampoos.

And there is also Zinc Oxide, which is known to be a UV filter.

One study shows that by using 1% of Zinc PCA solution for 4 weeks period of time it significantly decreased the sebum production.

5) Healthy diet matters.

Vitamin A and D are fat-soluble vitamins that affect our sebaceous gland which is basically a production house that pumps out oil.

So, it has the ability to manage the sebum production, as well.

And Zinc! We talked about it in skincare but also you can take it in a supplement form or you can look into foods that are high in zinc.

It's also going to work as a sebum inhibitor when you consume it.

In the meanwhile, you might also want to stay away from the foods that affect the sebaceous gland to pump out more sebum, which is sugar and all sorts of sugary foods and high glycemic foods, dairy.

These are the foods that can also affect acne and trigger an inflammatory response in your body that affects the skin cells eventually that pumps out more gloopy sebum.

It's best to stay away, or keep it at a very low level in your diet.

Hence, these 5 points will help you in managing and regulating the sebum production from the very root cause.