What is oily skin?
It is extremely important to know one’s skin type in order to have a right skincare routine. The trickiest one is oily skin. This skin type is the result of the overproduction of sebum into the skin. Beneath our pores, is a sebaceous gland by which our skin produces natural oil which keeps the skin healthy and hydrated. But in some cases, the skin produces more oil, leading to oily skin. Oily skin presents some unique challenges like shiny skin, greasy patches, clogged pores and acne breakouts because people skip caring for their skin. They run away for moisturizers and sunscreen which can make their skin more oily and damaged.
So, here are some skincare advices that one should follow if you have an oily skin type.
- Switch to a foaming cleanser:
The skin on our face is constantly exposed to sunlight, pollutants, chemicals, and dust. One way of taking care of the skin on your face is by regularly washing your face with an effective foaming face cleanser, especially for those with oily skin. Cleansing your skin is the first and most important step to keeping your skin healthy. Oily skin releases more oil and sebum as compared to other skin types and excess sebum production leads to acne. Not only acne but it also suffers from comedones- blackheads and whiteheads. Fixderma brings the best foaming face cleanser for oily skin which is infused with the goodness of vitamin C that unclogs your pores and controls the excess sebum and can pull out the oil, dirt, and grime from deep inside the pores while being gentle on the skin.
- Opt in a good vitamin C serum:
Vitamin C serum is currently a trend in the whole skincare industry. But the question arises what does vitamin C serum do for the face? Well, Vitamin C is a great ingredient that helps to brighten the complexion and protect the skin from environmental damage. Applying Vitamin C topically is a dermatologist-recommended antioxidant skincare active that reduces dark spots, and sun damage boosts collagen production, and provides a glow to the skin. Oily people think that serums are not meant for their skin but they should also follow a proper skincare routine for healthy skin. For oily skin, a 17% vitamin C serum is the best option if you are looking for the perfect serum that is beginner friendly and non-greasy, non-oily, and non-comedogenic.
- Choose a lightweight moisturizer:
Our skin is very sensitive to environmental changes. It is very important for us to moisturize it daily as it helps lock in the skin's moisture by creating a barrier that prevents the loss of moisture. It also supplies the skin with essential micronutrients that help maintain healthy skin. Skipping moisturizer can trigger the skin to produce oil which can make your skin oilier. Moisturizing every day can reduce the chance of developing extreme oiliness. This condition is harmful to the face and body and can cause common skin conditions like acne. So if you are looking for the best moisturizer for oily skin you can choose Fixderma Moisturizing Lotion for face & body, which is super hydrating and is non-oily and non-greasy on the skin. Applying it religiously can leave your skin plump, soft, smooth, and supple.
- Never forget to protect your skin:
Oily skin people always skip using sunscreen as they believe that SPF has a thick formula that can make their skin even greasier, especially during the summer. It’s a hassle for oily skin people to find a sunscreen that gives broad-spectrum protection and is lightweight on the skin. Skipping on sunscreen will damage their skin to the harmful rays of the sun and direct contact with sun rays could lead to more active acne. If you want to protect your skin with the gel based formulation, Fixderma brings the best sunscreen for oily skin with broad spectrum protection of SPF 50+. This dermatologically recommended formulation protects the skin from the harsh rays of the sun and the consistency is so lightweight and can be easily worn by people with extremely oily skin even during peak summer months. The SPF 50 sunscreen gel spreads out evenly on the face without leaving any white cast. It offers protection against UVA and UVB rays. The formulation is non-comedogenic so there is no need to worry for people with acne-prone skin about clogged pores or acne.
- Exfoliate 2x a week:
It is very essential to exfoliate oily skin to avoid acne, clogged pores, and comedones because when dead skin cells mix with excess sebum and oil, they get accumulated in the pores, making them enlarged. So it is important to exfoliate oily skin at least two times a day with a non-abrasive gentle chemical exfoliator, which is infused with Salicylic acid because this oily skin-loving active is the hero ingredient for oily and acne skin. And if you are about to choose a gentle chemical exfoliator for oily skin, try Peelonate BHA, which an enriched with salicylic acid which is a powerful acne-fighting ingredient and effective at flushing out dirt and debris. Also, it acts as a keratolytic agent that improves skin texture by exfoliating both the inner and outer layers of the skin.
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