Oily skin can be a real challenge for many individuals. Excess sebum production can lead to shiny skin, enlarged pores, and an increased risk of acne and breakouts.
However, with the right skincare routine and lifestyle adjustments, you can effectively help yourself deal with oily skin and achieve healthy glowing skin. In today’s blog, we'll explore some tried-and-true tips to help you manage and control excess oil.
Why do I have Oily Skin? Is that the question troubling you?
Oily skin is primarily caused by overactive sebaceous glands, which produce too much sebum, the skin's natural oil. Several factors can contribute to this condition:
- Genetics: Oily skin often runs in families, so your genetic makeup can play a significant role.
- Hormones: Hormonal fluctuations, such as those experienced during puberty, pregnancy, or menopause, can increase sebum production.
- Diet: Consuming a diet high in greasy or fried foods may exacerbate oily skin.
- Skincare Products: Using harsh or incompatible skincare products can strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to rebound oiliness.
- Climate: Hot and humid weather can stimulate oil production, while dry environments may cause your skin to produce more oil to compensate for the lack of moisture.
Here are some practical steps and products that will help you with your oily skin:
1. Gentle Cleansing: Start your skincare routine with a gentle, foaming cleanser. Avoid harsh soaps or scrubs, as these can irritate the skin and stimulate more oil production. Cleansing twice daily is usually sufficient.
SEREKO’s Clarifying Cleanser is the best option to lean on if you have oily skin. It is a gentle foaming formula infused with Acerola Cherry the most potent form of Vitamin C and Witch Hazel. It deep cleanses pores, controls oil glands, balances skin pH, reduces acne, even washes away all stress and leaves you with a brightening glow.
2. Use a Toner: Incorporate an alcohol-free toner into your routine to help balance your skin's pH levels. Look for toners containing ingredients like witch hazel, and niacinamide which helps in controlling oil.
SEREKO’s Clarifying Toner is the toner for oily skin it is infused with the goodness of Witch Hazel and Niacinamide. It balances pH, controls oil glands, reduces inflammation, reduces acne, and leaves you with a hydrating brightened glow
3. Moisturise Regularly: Many people with oily skin mistakenly skip moisturising, thinking it will make their skin even oilier. However, using a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser can actually help regulate oil production by preventing your skin from overcompensating for dryness.
SEREKO’s Clarifying Face Moisturiser is the best formula for oily skin. It contains ingredients like Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid that help with controlling oil glands, minimising pores, reducing acne, reducing wrinkles and giving you youthful-looking and glowing skin.
4. Sun Protection: Don't skip sunscreen! Look for oil-free, non-comedogenic sunscreens with at least SPF 30 to protect your skin from UV damage without causing breakouts.
5. Balanced Diet: Consume a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and limit your intake of greasy or fried foods. Staying hydrated is also crucial for maintaining healthy skin.
6. Manage Stress: High stress levels can trigger hormonal imbalances and, in turn, increase oil production. Practice stress-reduction techniques like meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises. There are also products that can help you control stress and anxiety.
SEREKO’s Calming Candy Tabs are infused with the goodness of Hydrolysed Milk Protein and Saffron Extract, which helps in reducing stress and anxiety and also increases serotonin levels, improves the sleep cycle by 73%, improves gut health, and enhances skin health.
Dealing with oily skin is a journey that requires patience and consistency. By adopting a skincare routine tailored to your skin type, and making healthy lifestyle choices, you can effectively manage excess oil and enjoy a clearer, more balanced complexion.
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Hence, we have skincare products and nutraceuticals infused with NeuroCalm™️ that reduce stress and anxiety and help you achieve healthy glowing skin.
Now we take a leave, will meet you in the next blog. Cheers to a healthier and happier you!