How to manage this skin type.
This skin type has got to be my favourite to talk about because I had oily prone skin for years and years without the knowledge on how to handle it.
Let me start first by saying, if you just get an oily T-zone throughout the day, this doesn’t necessarily mean you have oily skin. (refer back to my dehydrated skin blog). When you have an oily complexion, you are generally oily all over.
The natural instinct when you have an oily complexion is to pile on skincare which is heavy in alcohol that dries it out. However, this may not be the way to go.
Oily skin is an over production of sebum. Sebum (oil) is produced to protect and lubricate the skin. So when “drying skincare” is used, your skin naturally wants to produce more sebum. Therefor making you more oily. Trust me, I have gone through it all!
” OIL IS NOT YOUR ENEMY. It is there to protect & moisturise your skin, (which by the way, keeps you younger looking for longer!)”
Do’s for oily skin:
Oily skin dont’s:
I know that all of these points seem crazy when you have oily skin. I mean, applying oil to an oily skin? Trust me, I have had many disagreements until I finally gave in and now my skin has never been better.
By regulating your sebum production, you will also find that makeup stays on so much longer throughout the day and you won’t find yourself having to touch up your makeup.
Remember, OIL IS NOT YOUR ENEMY. It is there to protect & moisturise your skin, (which by the way, keeps you younger looking for longer!) Who doesn’t want that? It is just knowing how to regulate it.
Hope this helped you on your oily skin journey! Until next time…