- Skin prone to rashes, pimples and blackheads
- Pores generally dilated
- Excessive sebum production
- Shiny and slippery skin to the touch due to excess sebum
Those with oily skin have a natural protective barrier that will make it age more slowly but will be more prone to more or less severe acne
What is the focus of skincare for oily skin? Normalize the skin, control the production of sebum (do not degrease too much, you would get the opposite effect) and shrink the pores: clean the skin with delicate oily cleansers, avoiding shea butter or lanolin, use exfoliants with salicylic acid, without too aggressive granules, moisturize and soothe with lotions or gel emulsions, which contain antibacterials such as tea tree oil and protect the skin with a light sunscreen cream to prevent scarring spots. Make-up should also be oil-free so as not to overload the skin.
Warning! You have a hormonal type of acne if:
- the acne does not respond to localized treatments
- the pimples are located mainly below the cheekbones and below the jaw, are rooted and painful and appear in the week before or simultaneously with the cycle
In this case, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist who can intervene with appropriate medicines; as for cosmetics, you can limit the problem by following the advice for oily skins, especially using delicate products that do not inflame the skin and do not clean aggressively, otherwise the skin will produce even more sebum and will get inflamed even more.
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