Shine Control: How to Control Oily Skin During Summer
While most of us love summer, there are a few people out there that aren’t fans because of what the hot, humid season does to their skin. When temperatures and humidity levels rise, people with oily skin who naturally produce excessive amounts of oil (sebum), produce even more which leads to undesired facial oiliness.
Facial skin has the most concentrated number of sebaceous glands, so the shine shows most prominently there. On a good note, oily skin has some benefits. Sebum helps preserve skin, and people with oily skin have thicker skin and fewer wrinkles. The key is to strike a balance between having too much oil and maintaining your skin’s natural moisture while staying shine-free.
To keep your face from looking oily this summer, follow these effective tips to shine-proof your skin:
- WASH RIGHT
Wash your face every evening, morning and after you exercise exercise with a mild, gentle cleanser formulated to balance the production of oil.
- STOP DRYING YOUR SKIN OUT
Stay away from commercial products; cleansers, moisturizers, makeup, treatments, and tropical medications that contain harsh drying chemicals. Many people believe that they need to use strong products for oily skin in order to dry out their skin. However, these products irritate your sensitive skin and trigger increased oil production.
- “OIL FREE” ISN’T ALWAYS YOUR BEST FRIEND
Oily Free products contain other chemicals ingredients that can irritate your sensitive skin. Instead, use natural products that are formulated with lightweight oils such as jojoba, macadamia nut, hazelnut, sea buckthorn and evening primrose that mimic sebum and help to neutralize and balance oil production.
- MOISTURIZE DAILY TO KEEP SKIN HYDRATED
Products containing zinc oxide not only provide sunblock from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, they also matte the surface for shine-free skin.
- BLOT AND SPRITZ
Blot your skin throughout the day, especially in the afternoon. There’s no need to purchase expensive blotting papers, make your own using cut up tissue paper. Follow your blotting with a spritz or two of our soothing and refreshing toning mist for oily skin. It’s an incredible and effective way to calm skin while minimize the pores and reducing shine.
- GIVE YOURSELF A FACIAL
Exfoliate once a week. We recommend one of our All-Natural Cleansing Facial Scrubs that removes dead skin and cleanse out pores while improving tone and texture. It leaves skin feeling soft and smooth and looking radiant.
Get Muddy once a week with Pore Minimizing Facial Mask that removes blackheads and blemishes while minimizing pores and visibly reduces oil production.
- WATCH WHAT YOU EAT
Oily skin is sensitive skin and what you put in your mouth matters. Dial back on foods that are high in fat (meats, fish, dairy), foods that are prepared with oil, soy products, soy milk, processed foods, even peanut butter. They won’t do your skin any good.
Every person’s skin is different, and there is no “one size fits all” approach to skin care. If you are concerned about the amount of oil your skin is producing or if you’re struggling with blackheads or acne, please feel free to contact a customer service representative.