Oily skin gives its owners a lot of problems. Rashes, blackheads and shine noticeably spoil the appearance and mood. How to properly care for oily skin in order to look great and always be in a good mood?
To determine your skin type, take a simple test. Wash your face thoroughly with soap and dry with a hard towel. Wait twenty minutes, blot your face with a dry napkin. The moist shine remaining on it will indicate an increased oily skin.
The main reason for the appearance of enlarged pores, blackheads and skin rashes is the increased work of the sebaceous glands. Excessive shine and pustular acne can also trigger hormonal imbalances in the body. That is why the peak of oily skin occurs during adolescence. However, if increased sebum secretion persists after 35 years, an endocrinologist should be consulted.
You can eliminate oily sheen and rashes at home. This requires proper skin care, which must be comprehensive. Step one is thorough cleansing. A lot of dirt accumulates on the surface of the skin during the day. Due to the increased work of the sebaceous glands, bacteria begin to multiply actively and clog the pores, contributing to the formation of blackheads and acne. Proper cleansing will help remove accumulated dirt.
For an evening wash, use special products for oily skin containing zinc or salicylic acid. Remember: you should not wash your face with too hot water, it stimulates the production of sebum. You can rub the most inflamed areas of the face with lotion. Don't use a scrub! Its particles spread the inflammation over the entire surface of the skin.
Cosmetologists do not recommend using products containing alcohol when caring for oily skin. Despite the fact that such lotions give a quick visible effect, over time the situation can worsen significantly. Alcohol dries the skin, thereby provoking increased work of the sebaceous glands, and inflammation becomes much greater.
Step two is moisturizing. Although oily skin is less sensitive to environmental influences than dry skin, it also needs to be moisturized. Choose special creams with a light texture for problem skin. A good solution is a day cream with a matting and toning effect. It simultaneously removes the excess of the sebaceous glands, helps to hide skin imperfections and promotes its recovery.
Step three - treatment. Today, medicine offers a wide range of ointments and creams aimed at treating acne and eliminating skin problems. Most of these products contain antibiotics. Before using such drugs, it is imperative to consult a doctor. Only a professional can take into account all the nuances of your problem and choose the right way to solve them.