Oily Skin


Tips for oily skin

What you should know about oily skin

Oily skin tends to produce more sebum than necessary. There are various reasons for this: Genetic predisposition, stress and hormonal fluctuations, an unhealthy lifestyle or other external influences like weather. These can stimulate the sebaceous glands to overproduce oil causing impurities in the skin.

Cause and effect: how blemishes occur

Sebaceous glands are found in the dermis and are directly connected to the hair shafts. If the sebaceous glands produce too much sebum and the skin isn’t cleansed properly this can cause the appearance of pimples and blemishes.. The skin’s natural acid mantle loses its balance due to the over-production of sebum. Bacteria can penetrate the pores and the skin becomes inflamed. You can find out more about blackheads and their causes here.

The signs of oily skin

• Shiny skin: Skin appears to have a greasy film.
Large pores: excess sebum and dead skin cells can get caught in the pores of skin The walls of the pores expand permanently.
• Sallow complexion: greasy skin does not have good circulation, so the complexion often looks sallow.
• Blemishes in the T-zone: the skin on the forehead, nose and chin is particularly affected by impurities.

Oily Skin Care

Oily skin is special in the way that it has increased sebum production and has a higher chance of impurities. Like all skin types though, it needs adequate moisturisation and gentle cleansing to restore and maintain the skin's natural balance.

Oily skin tends to also be quite shiny and is more prone to pimples and breakouts. This is because excess oil and dead skin cells clog the pores of the skin causing inflammation and these blemishes.

Like any skin type, an appropriate skin care routine is incredibly important, and daily cleansing, toning and moisturising is the best base. Find out which ingredients and skin care products are best for oily skin types.

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How to look after oily skin

Oily skin needs a lot of attention and special care. Sebum production has to be kept under control so that the skin has a less shiny appearance and bothersome pimples and blackheads do not form. Even if you have oily skin, you can get a clear complexion by following the right care regime.

Clean your skin

Thorough cleansing is particularly important for oily skin. Do not use soaps, however, as these dry out the facial skin unnecessarily and stimulate the production of the skin’s oils. NIVEA’s All-In-1 Multi Action Extra Deep Face Cleansing with extract of magnolia bark cleanses intensively, reduces shine and opens the pores. This ensures that bacteria are effectively controlled and the skin’s appearance is enhanced. Use a toner after cleansing. Toners with a little alcohol have a disinfecting effect and are particularly suitable for oily skin. Too much alcohol in a toner and this can strip your skin of natural oils.

Make your skin radiant!

If you have oily skin, you should always use a moisturising cream, as oily skin still needs to be protected against cold, heat and other environmental influences. Light fluids and gels are particularly good. Make sure that your moisturiser contains anti-bacterial and skin-soothing ingredients. NIVEA BB Cream has a moisturising matt effect on the skin.

Oily Face Treatment

Is your face shiny? Are you prone to blemishes, breakouts and blackheads? If so then like many of us you fall into the oily skin type. Anyone can have oily skin at any time and at any age. Many people think oily skin only affects teenagers; however that is not the case. With the right skincare, diet and lifestyle there’s no reason why you can’t maintain healthy, glowing skin.

Read our tips to find out how

Tips for blemish-free skin: how to stay one step ahead of spots!

  • Avoiding irritating factors: Avoid heat, abrasions and aggressive cleansing, as oily skin reacts very sensitively to these in most cases resulting in a more aggressive overproduction of oil
  • Bind excess grease: matt powders and oil-free make-up absorb excess sebum on the face. If you notice that your face is very shiny, you can also grab a paper tissue and gently dab off the sebum.
  • Skin scrubs and masks for blemishes: You can remove dead skin cells and dirt from your skin 2-3 times a week using a mild scrub and then tone and moisturise with a face mask.
  • Visiting a beauty salon: Have your skin cleansed regularly by your professional beauty therapist. This will have a lasting improvement on the appearance of your skin.
  • Changing your nutrition and habits:Having an unhealthy lifestyle, such as smoking or suffering from stress, can have a negative impact on the appearance of your skin. Ensure that you eat healthily and drink plenty of fluids.
  • Do you have really difficult issues with skin impurities and a tendency to develop acne?

Find out more about the correct treatment of these skin problems here

Natural home remedies

You can combat blemishes and impurities with medicinal plants as well. For example, marigold petals contain anti-inflammatory ingredients. Prepare an infusion from the petals. The brew can be put on a compress, which can be placed on the skin for a few moments. A quick and simple cleansing steam bath can also combat pimples and blackheads. Put a few drops of camomile essence in hot water, place a towel over your head and hold your face over the steam for approximately 5 minutes. The hot steam will open the pores.

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