If you have oily skin, you know how frustrating it can be to deal with excess oil production on your face. Not only can it make your skin look shiny and greasy, but it can also lead to breakouts and other skin issues. However, there are steps you can take to control excess oil production and keep your skin looking healthy and radiant. In this blog post, we’ll share some tips on how to control excess oil production on your face, and we’ll also introduce you to a great NEW product that can help: GERnetic’s Shine Control concentrate.
But first, let’s look at what Oily skin actually is…
What Is Oily Skin?
People with oily skin tend to have larger pores throughout their face. Enlarged pores produce excess oil. These pores can become clogged or blocked with sebum and dead skin cells, leading to whiteheads, blackheads, and other blemishes. Sound familiar?
What Causes Oily Skin?
Enlarged pores and hyperactive sebaceous (oil-producing) glands may naturally be a part of who you are. Oily skin can be inherited from your parents. But, of course, even if you’re genetically predisposed to oily skin, it’s often not the sole reason why you’re experiencing it.
Women, in particular, may experience an increase in oiliness and breakouts when their hormones fluctuate. High levels of androgens (reproductive hormones) in the skin and sebaceous glands may accelerate sebum production in the week before menstruation.
Stress, diet, and skincare routine can significantly trigger or worsen oily skin. However, with a few simple lifestyle changes, you can significantly impact the health and vitality of oily skin for the better.
Let’s look at our Top 10 tips for treating oily skin!
1.Cleanse Your Skin Twice a Day
One of the most critical steps in controlling excess oil production on your face is to cleanse your skin twice daily. This will help to remove excess oil, dirt, and other impurities that can clog your pores and lead to breakouts. When choosing a cleanser, look for one specifically formulated for oily skin, as these tend to be more effective at removing oil without stripping your skin of its natural moisture. GERnetic’s Derma or Sebo Ger are perfect for oily skin.
2. Exfoliate Regularly but Gently
Exfoliating regularly can help to remove dead skin cells and other debris that can clog your pores and contribute to excess oil production. However, be careful not to over-exfoliate, as this can lead to irritation and even more oil production. Instead, aim to exfoliate once or twice a week, and choose a gentle exfoliator that won’t be too harsh on your skin. GERnetic’s Marine Cleanser or Ger Peel are great options.
3. Use a Mattifying Moisturizer
Contrary to popular belief, oily skin needs to be moisturised regularly. Otherwise, your skin will overcompensate for the lack of water by producing excess oil. The key is to choose a lightweight, mattifying moisturiser that won’t leave your skin feeling greasy or heavy.
The Shine Control Concentrate by GERnetic is a powerful mattifying concentrate that regulates sebum production and reduces unwanted shine, leaving your skin with a long-lasting matte and velvety finish. Follow on with a GERnetic treatment cream such as Mixed & Oily or Synchro 2000 for an added boost.
4. Wear Sunscreen
Sun damage can exacerbate oily skin, so wearing sunscreen daily is essential. Choose a lightweight, oil-free formula that won’t clog pores, and reapply throughout the day as needed.
5. Avoid Heavy Makeup
Heavy makeup can clog your pores and contribute to excess oil production, so if you have oily skin, it’s best to avoid it as much as possible. Instead, opt for lightweight, oil-free makeup products that won’t clog your pores or contribute to breakouts.
6. Use Oil-Absorbing Sheets
Oil-absorbing sheets are a great way to remove excess oil from your skin throughout the day. Keep a pack of these sheets in your bag, and use them as needed to help control shine and keep your skin looking matte.
7. Try GERnetic’s Shine Control Concentrate
GERnetic’s Shine Control concentrate is a powerful treatment specifically formulated for oily to combination skin. It contains Tea Tree, Marine Sugar, and White Willow, which work together to regulate sebum production, purify and smooth skin texture, and diminish shine for a long-lasting matte finish. Apply a few drops of the concentrate to your face in the morning and at night after cleansing and toning your skin. Then follow on with a moisturiser and your sunscreen.
8. Manage Stress
Stress can trigger the production of a hormone called cortisol, increasing oil production, so it’s important to manage your stress levels to control excess oil on your face. Try relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, or deep breathing, and get enough sleep and exercise to help reduce stress.
9. Eat a Healthy Diet
A healthy diet can do wonders for your skin, especially with oily skin. Focus on eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Avoid processed foods and sugary snacks, as these can contribute to inflammation and breakouts. Drinking plenty of water can also help to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Everyone has different dietary triggers, so it’s a great idea to keep track of your meals to help determine if certain foods may be triggering breakouts or excess oil.
10. Seek Professional Help
If you struggle to manage your oily skin independently, don’t hesitate to seek professional help. A dermatologist or qualified skin professional can help to identify the root cause of your oily skin and recommend a personalised treatment plan to help regulate oil production and reduce breakouts.
Managing oily skin can be challenging, but you can achieve a healthy, radiant complexion with these expert tips and the right products.
Give the Shine Control Concentrate by GERnetic a try and see how it can help regulate sebum production, purify and smooth your skin texture, and diminish shine for perfectly mattified skin. Remember, healthy skin is beautiful skin!
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