Contrary to what it may seem, oily skin is not necessarily a bad sign; after all, all skin needs oils to maintain its natural moisture and glow. But when our skin starts producing an excessive amount of oil, it can sometimes be quite annoying. If questions like: "Why does my face get so oily?" and "What are the causes of oily skin?" are trending topics in your Google browser, this article is for you.
Of course, we should always remember that natural skin is nothing like what we see on social media or in any beauty magazine, nor should we try to follow those misguided models. The idea is to strive for our skin to have a healthy glow, and understanding our skin type and how to take care of it is key to achieving a radiant and healthy complexion.
What causes oily skin?
Oily skin is often caused by excess natural oil produced within the pores. People with oily skin usually have overactive sebaceous glands that produce too much of a natural oil called sebum, which can leave the complexion feeling greasy and lead to acne breakouts, blackheads, and other imperfections.
Several factors can contribute to this, such as diet, hormones, and stress, but some circumstances are entirely out of our control, for example, genetic factors. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce oily skin and the risk of outbreaks.
How to stop your face from getting shiny
By modifying some small lifestyle habits, such as drinking more water, maintaining a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables without a lot of added oils, and reducing stress levels by relaxing your mind with meditation or yoga, you can help improve the health of your skin. In addition, your skincare routine is essential to promote overall skin well-being.
The Best Skin-Care Routine For Oily Skin
1. Perfect your daily cleansing routine
Let's start from the beginning; every good skin-care routine begins with a cleanser. It's essential to wash your face in the morning and before bedtime, choosing a gentle gel cleanser that uses hydrating and revitalizing ingredients to avoid stripping away essential moisture and natural skin oils.
Our Face Reset Cleanser deeply cleanses the pores and balances oil production without damaging the skin's natural barrier function, soothing redness, and irritation. The key to reducing oiliness is proper cleansing ( without overdoing it!) and good moisturizing.
2. Restore that healthy glow to your skin with a Serum
Apply a localized treatment or serum with ingredients like retinol, salicylic acid or niacinamide to help control oil production and skin breakouts. Jess Beauty's Shine Bright Serum is key to restoring your skin's vitality, featuring ingredients like Niacinamide, which simultaneously brightens and hydrates, protecting the skin from bacteria and germs and positively impacting the appearance of your complexion.
3. Don't forget to moisturize!
It's a myth that people with oily skin don't need to moisturize: hydrated skin is essential for maintaining a healthy skin barrier, and moisturizers are necessary to prevent dehydration. The key is to find the right product, and oily complexions probably won't react well to thick, heavy creams. Instead, try using lightweight gel-based formulas like our Post Workout Gel Mask, which uses key ingredients to provide long-lasting hydration and nourishment for a firmer, brighter, and clearer complexion than ever before.