One of the biggest challenges in skin care is oily skin. There are countless cosmeceuticals available that promise to help with both oily skin and the issues that come along with it, including breakouts. However, the best way to deal with oily skin is to avoid it altogether. There are a few simple things anyone with oily skin can try to even out the pH balance of their skin and reduce their skin’s natural production of oil.
Choose Alcohol Free Cosmeceuticals
If you take a look at the ingredient lists on your cosmeceuticals, you may be surprised to find how many of them include alcohol. The main problem with this is that alcohol dries out the skin. This may seem like it would be helpful for someone with oily skin but, in fact, it is exactly the opposite. When skin becomes dry, it automatically begins to produce more oil in order to provide natural hydration. Avoiding drying agents in skin care products can significantly decrease the amount of oil that your skin produces.
Use an Exfoliator Several Times a Week
Although, in general, exfoliating cosmeceuticals should only be used once a week, someone who is trying to reduce the oil production in their skin may want to use them more often. This is because an exfoliator will remove dead skin cells from the surface of the face. Your skin understands dead skin cells to be excessive dryness and, therefore, begins producing more oil when they are present. Keeping the skin clear of them not only reduces production of oil but also makes way for new, healthy skin cells.
Use a Gentle Cleanser at Least Twice a Day
Using a gentle cleanser twice daily helps keep the skin free of dirt and buildup, which can contribute to an oily complexion. However, when choosing a cleanser for oily skin, it is important to choose cosmeceuticals that do not have any sodium sulfates on the ingredient lists. Similar to alcohol, sodium sulfates will dehydrate the skin, triggering excessive production of oil. Choose a lightweight, natural cleanser that will not weigh down skin that is already heavy with natural oil.
Although oily skin is a natural condition for many people, there are ways of managing it. The most important effective way to manage the oils in skin is to be conscious of the ingredients in your cosmeceuticals. Genovo Skincare is a new skin care company using just such ingredients to treat many underlying causes of common skincare problems. For more information about our products or to get an order started, click here.
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