Oily Skin Care Tips For Moisturizer and Face Wash Ingredients
Looking for Oily Skin Care Tips? Learn the Best Ingredients in Moisturizer For Oily Skin and Face Wash For Oily Skin.
00:00 Oily Skin Care Tips For Moisturizer and Face Wash Ingredients?
00:48 What Causes Oily Skin?
02:28 Oily Skin Care Tips?
03:16 Moisturizer For Oily Skin?
04:55 Retinoids For Oily Skin?
06:55 Patch Testing For Allergies?
07:50 Gut Biome And Skin Health?
11:58 When To Seek Medical Attention?
12:06 Conclusion on Oily Skin?
WHAT CAUSES OILY SKIN:
So what causes oily skin? You get oily skin when too much sebum (aka oil) is produced by the sebaceous glands that are under the skin. This can be down to genetics, your hormones, the climate you live in, and even your ethnicity.
Sebum is vital because amongst other things, it actually protects the skin against infection, friction and helps it to retain moisture. However when we have too much sebum, it can make us look really shiny, which can make your pores more likely to clog, which can lead to breakouts.
It’s not all bad news though! People who have oily skin tend to get less wrinkles, which is great as it means you’ll look younger for longer.
I’m going to focus on what we can do to minimise oily skin - so I’ll start off by focusing on some key ingredients that you can think about including in your skincare routine, and then I'll cover some lifestyle tips.
Interesting research articles on oily skin,
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31717915/ - For those of you interested in gut biome and skin health.
OILY SKIN CARE ROUTINE TIPS:
With all these ingredients, make sure you start slowly and patch test on a small area to make sure the product does not irritate your skin. Try not to start using multiple products at the same time, otherwise if you do happen to react to something, you won't be able to narrow down which product is causing the issue.
A great place to do your patch test is behind your ears as it won’t be too obvious if you do react to a product - but you can do it wherever you like - inside your elbow, or even at the side of your neck. Observe how your skin reacts to a particular product for some time before you decide if it’s something you want to keep using or not.
Bear in mind that some ingredients can become problematic if you are using them in more than one product at once - so for example if you’re using a salicylic acid serum, you should avoid using a moisturizer that contains salicylic acid in the same routine or you run the risk of causing skin sensitivity issues.
LIFESTYLE TIPS FOR OILY SKIN
Moving on to some general tips - there is a misconception that when you wash your face, it is not ‘clean’ unless it feels tight….and this is simply not true. The reality is that if your skin feels tight, it’s too dry. This can then cause the sebaceous glands to produce more oil to overcompensate for the dryness, which can then lead to you having oily skin - which is not what we want.
WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE:
Getting on top of oily skin can take time, so try and be patient. If however, you are finding that the products you have tried are not making any difference, or if your oily skin is worrying you, or making you feel low or anxious, please do speak to a doctor for some advice and support and perhaps assistance with accessing further investigations and treatments.
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About this video: Looking for Oily Skin Care Tips and the Best Ingredients when choosing a Moisturizer For Oily Skin and Face Wash For Oily Skin? In this video, Advanced Medical Practitioner Abraham Khodadi, MPharm(Hons)IPresc MScACP shares top tips on getting rid of oily skin and controlling symptoms.
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