Oily Skin: Traits & Issues
In this blog, we are going to focus on a serious skin concern that most of us have- oily skin! If you have oily skin, you already know how this skin type can be extremely irritating and embarrassing at times because it also means you have blackheads and pimples. As we grow older, oily skin becomes a major issue to deal with. Almost all of us hate it because it makes us feel a bit awkward in a certain situation.
Oily skin type is different from any other type of skin. Your skin not only feels oily and greasy but can also look like that. You need to recognize your skin type and then work on some remedies to get yourself free from this problem.
There are many reasons that may cause oily skin. Apart from heredity, oily skin may indicate an imbalance of the body. This usually occurs when there is too much sebum production. When this happens, the pores become easily clogged. The best ways to deal with the problem are natural ones.
Oily skin comes with a lot of skin issues and one of them is acne. They make your skin more greasy and increase its secretion activity. If you notice an increase in the secretion, then a breakout must be around the corner, so be prepared with the remedies below.
Home Remedies for Oily Skin
If you’re looking for home remedies for oily skin, the good news is there are easy to implement options that are both effective and safe.
To treat oily skin, you can try using some things you may find around the house.
- Lemon: One of the most effective home remedies for oily skin is lemon. Lemon contains citric acid, which helps to control your skin's natural oil production. Blended lemon juice will also help you give your skin a radiant look due to its vitamin C content.
- Green tea: Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the appearance of acne breakouts. It also contains antioxidants that protect your skin from free radicals.
- Rosewater: Rosewater contains vitamin C which is an essential antioxidant that protects your skin from UV rays.
- Aloe vera gel: Aloe vera gel hydrates the skin and keeps it moisturized. This ingredient also soothes redness, irritation and inflammation.
- Coconut oil: Coconut oil contains healthy fats, which are great for your body in general. It also provides you with essential nutrients so your body can heal itself from various conditions.
DIY for oily skin
Oily skin can be embarrassing and may result in severe acne breakouts and dark spots. But with the right care and treatment, you can achieve healthy-looking skin.
Having oily skin can be a nuisance. But no worries, we have a solution for you! We’ve found some DIYs that you can do to deal with oily skin problems as well as some beauty tips that will help you keep your skin healthy and radiant.
In the morning, wake up with a good dose of lemon juice! Mix a few drops of lemon juice with water and wash your face with this mixture. The acidity of the lemon will help fight against acne without drying out your skin.
Japanese egg white masks are a huge trend in Korea right now and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. This DIY is super easy to make – just separate the egg yolk from the egg white and mix the two prior to adding a small amount of honey or sugar into it. Apply it on your face and let it dry for 15 minutes. Then, wash it off with warm water.
Another simple DIY includes besan and turmeric. Gram flour is one of the most widely used ingredients in homemade face masks and it can offer numerous benefits to the skin. Turmeric and gram flour have antiseptic and antibacterial properties that can reduce inflammation and prevent infections that cause acne. Mix besan and turmeric in a bowl. Apply the paste on your face and let it dry for 10 minutes and then rinse it off.
What is the Link Between Oily Skin & Acne?
If you have ever had acne back when you were in high school, you probably know that oily skin and acne go together like bread and butter. The problem is that we tend to think that oily skin is normal and that we should just live with it.
The truth is that acne, and especially teenage acne, did not exist 200 years ago and did not become a major issue until after the Second World War. Lucky for us, science has come a long way since then and now we know how to treat acne at the root cause.
The exact cause of acne is not known. It's a multifactorial condition and it involves the interaction of various factors.
The two main factors that cause acne are:
1) Bacteria - Acne occurs when the pores in the skin get infected with P. acnes, a bacteria.
2) Sebum - Sebum is an oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands, which lines the hair follicles. The blocked sebaceous glands will not allow the sebum to flow out and hence, this accumulates in the pores, resulting in an infection and acne breakout.
If your skin is oily, it doesn't mean you will automatically get acne. However, if you do get acne, it is possible that it could be because of your oilier skin and the ways in which the extra sebum on the surface of your skin can lead to 'bad' bacteria and breakouts.
So is there an effective treatment for these issues? Indeed there is. Mars by GHC Acne Control Kit has been formulated to tackle skin problems like acne and pimples. The kit contains anti-acne gel and biotin tablets. The anti-acne gel can prevent future outbreaks from occurring by unclogging the pores and preventing scarring and other more serious complications of major breakouts. Biotin tablets can help improve the appearance of your skin by reducing redness and inflammation. The anti-acne properties of biotin help in repairing the skin and prevent further breakouts. Biotin boosts collagen production which helps in reversing the signs of ageing.
Oily skin is a beauty concern that many people face and it’s a problem that many women do not know how to solve. Moisturizing, exfoliating and cleansing are three easy steps that can help you control oils. When washing your face, use a gentle cleanser with a lower pH to prevent further oiliness. Exfoliate twice a week with a scrub that contains salicylic acid to keep skin pores clear. Avoid greasy moisturizers that will just add to your oiliness.