Skin type: Oily skin

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How to recognize oily skin

Oily skin manifests itself through excessive production of skin fat (sebum) and enlarged pores. The skin shines again just a few hours after cleansing, especially on the forehead, nose and chin (T-zone). The pores are visibly enlarged and the make-up seems to "slip" on the skin instead of being absorbed well.

In the right amount, sebum is very important because it forms a protective film on our skin that keeps the skin hydrated and protects it from harmful environmental influences.

However, oily skin produces more sebum than it needs to protect the skin barrier. The excess sebum clogs the pores and encourages the formation of blackheads and blemishes. Oily skin is therefore often prone to blackheads, pimples or acne.

causes

In many cases, oily skin is a predisposition. However, other factors can also be responsible for the overproduction of sebum, for example hormonal changes during pregnancy, menopause or taking birth control pills. The hormones that can be responsible for oily skin are called androgens. Androgens are "male" hormones, but they are found in both men and women.

Too harsh, aggressive cleaning can also have an impact on sebum production. If too much sebum is removed from the skin, it reacts by producing even more sebum - and a vicious circle is created. Stress, alcohol or an unhealthy diet can also have a negative effect on the skin, causing more sebum to be produced and impurities to form.

what your skin needs

moisture instead of oils

Since your skin already produces enough of its own sebum, you should avoid too rich, greasy care products. Lighter consistencies such as serums, fluids or gels that provide your skin with a lot of moisture - without making it greasy are better. Ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or aloe vera are ideally suited. For example, try our Hyaluron Serum with high-dose hyaluronic acid or the Clear Skin Serum with salicylic acid.Β 

Gentle scrubs

With oily skin, regular peelings help to remove dead skin cells and excess sebum. This will prevent pores from clogging and breakouts or pimples from forming. It is better to choose a gentle enzyme peeling (e.g. our Enzyme Peeling) instead of a harsh product with sharp-edged peeling agents. This could irritate your skin too much.

Regulate sebum production

You've already learned that oily skin doesn't like to be dried out. It's not about "fighting" the sebum, it's about bringing the sebum production back into balance. Sebum-regulating products such as our Clear Skin Serum or our Niacinamide Serum are suitable for this. Its active ingredients bring your skin back into balance and regulate sebum production. The skin shines fresh and clear again, impurities disappear permanently.

In between: masks

Treat your skin to a regulating and cleansing mask 1-2 times a week, e.g. B. our Clay Mask. This cleans deep into the pores and has a balancing effect. It regulates sebum production without removing moisture from the skin.