Oily skin resists the signs of ageing for longer, but excessive oil can impact skin health. Healthy microbes on your skin consume excess oil so these beneficial bacteria need to be nurtured. Genuinely oily skin tends to show slight thickening with open pores. Make-up does not hold well, and blackheads, blemishes and congestion are common. Many people think that their skin is oily, and therapists will often have a tough time in convincing a client that stripping their skin is not the best approach.
Manage oily skin by creating an environment for beneficial bacteria
Ask your therapist for a bespoke solution for your skin’s needs.
Your lifestyle can make a difference to your skin
- Always maintain the acid mantle – use pH balanced products (pH 4.5).
- Avoid stripping the skin of natural barriers; so, avoid products that contain alcohol or harsh foaming agents. Clay based masks and cleansers are recommended to draw out congestion and to gently exfoliate.
- Avoid unnecessary cleansing and over cleansing – this can stimulate your skin to produce sebum at a lower quality which tends to be pro-inflammatory
- Avoid drying cleansers and toners with alcohol – both can impact on the health of your skin’s natural microflora and skin barrier function
- Supplement with Magnesium and Zinc to support Hyaluronic Acid production.
- Use products containing Hyaluronic Acid to increase hydration in the skin – this will have a balancing effect on oil production.