Oily Skin? We’ve Got You Covered
Oily skin is the worst. It makes your face shiny when you don’t want it to (hello, that’s what highlighter is for!) make you break out, and can sometimes just make you feel straight up gross. Luckily for you, scientists have figured out what actually causes oily skin. And because scientists are absolute GD geniuses, that means we know what we can doto prevent and treat oily skin!
What causes oily skin?
Everyone has oil in their skin. Supermodels, IG trend setters, your best friend – you name it, they have oil. From a scientific perspective, it comes from something called a sebaceous gland. In the correct amounts, sebum from the sebaceous gland keeps your skin hydrated and healthy.
For a lot of us though, the sebaceous gland produces a little bit too much oil for our face. You can tell if your body gets a little bit excited about producing this type of oil if your skin looks supershiny, or maybe you feel greasy and gross even though you showered earlier in the day.
Some of oiliness can come from our DNA, and there’s frankly not a lot anyone can do about that. There are, however, a few things that we can control that can cause oily skin, or at least things that we can know about that will make a difference. If you live in a warmer, more humid place, it’s not going to be surprising that your skin gets oilier. Relatedly, during the summer, your skin is also going to be oilier, just because it’s warmer and you’re going to be sweatier.
It may surprise you, however, that even over-washing your face can make your skin oilier. When your skin feels shiny, you may want to wash it to get rid of that sheen. However, if you scrub your face too hard with products that aren’t good for it, you’re actually going to strip the top layer of your skin, which will make your body thinks it needs more moisture than it does. So sometimes, washing your face may make it shinier than it is already!
In addition to the face wash you use, the makeup you put on your face can also make it oilier than you want it to be. If you don’t use good makeup – and especially if you don’t take it off at night before you fall asleep – what you put on your face to make you look gorgeous can also make you break out the next day. Harsh makeup can clog your pours or dry your skin, making those sebaceous glands produce more oil than they needto.
How can I treat oily skin?
So there’s a ton of reasons why your skincan be oily. Makeup, genetics, and even washing your face – we now know thatthey can make us oilier, but more importantly, what can we do to prevent it? Luckily, there are just as many ways to prevent oiliness as there are reasons that cause it!
You may be surprised to learn that using the right moisturizer can actually prevent your skin from being oily. In many instances, when our skin gets oily, it’s because our body has been tricked into thinking that your face is too dry. As a result, those GD sebaceous glands make more oil than we need to hydrate our faces. If we use the right moisturizer for our skin type, on the other hand, our body is going to know that your skin is hydrated just enough to stay healthy and bright. Just make sure you’re looking at those oil-free products, and your pores and skin will thank you! To hit two birds with one stone, try to use a moisturizer that has SPF in it. That way you’ll lose your oiliness AND prevent wrinkles at the same time!
Another thing you can do is to wash your face with the right products. Yes, we told you that washing your face too much with harsh stuff can make your skin oilier. But there’s a happy medium that’s super easy to hit that will keep your skin looking healthy! Washing your face twice a day using warm water with gentle soap is what’s best for most of us. Make sure that you use your hands and that you don’t scrub too hard, so that you don’t take the top layer of skin off either. A good, gentle soap and some warm water may be all your skin needs to get healthy and happy!
Also, FYI, a girl’s best friend especially if they have oily skin, isn’t diamonds – it’s blotting paper. These little miracle workers can fit in your pocket, and they’re an absolute life saver if you feel like you’re looking extra shiny without having purposefully adding highlighter to your face. These bad boys are specifically made to pat your face and soak up excess oils from your skin. While it may not fix the underlying issue of those glands, blotting papers will help you in a pinch.
Lastly, and probably most obviously, if your skin is super oily and won’t stop breaking out, it may be time to see a doctor. As much advice as we can give you online, the fact of the matter is, there are people out there that literally specialize in the type of skin that you have and the problems that it gives you. A professional like adermatologist will be able to look at you, your skin, and your lifestyle and let you know exactly what will be best to make your skin less oily and the best it can be.
At the end of the day, we all have issues with our skin. Whether it’s because of our DNA, or because it’s just freaking hot outside, some of us have to deal with oily faces, which sometimes make us a little bit shinier than normal. That being said, however, know that there are a ton of solutions out there for you – over the counter and otherwise – and you’re going to look gorgeous no matter what!
The Organic Skin Co.
Have you tried this brand yet. This brand is The Organic Skin. THE ORGANIC SKIN Co. - Cheeky Lips • This product is a blush and lip product. Versatile, multi-purpose blush Designed to provide a perfect natural flush and the pout to match. • Cheeky Lips comes in eight bangin’, long-lasting, highly pigmented colors. • Whether you’re looking for a soft pink blush for your cheeks and lips. • Organic castor seed oil and supercritical extracts of rosemary, pomegranate and calendula will help to replenish your cheeks and lips, keeping them smooth and healthy. 💭 I wasn't sure how to use this product when I first received it. The color is very pretty. The texture is soft and smooth. I used this on my lips. The color is very pigmented and long lasting. I tried this on my cheeks and wasn't a fan. It was too greasy for my liking. #The Organic Skin - Natural Lipstick[products]#[TwoStars] • This lipstick comes in 12 colors. With the added benefits of calendula and rosemary supercritical extracts, as well as nourishing organic oils and carnauba wax. Shades: Coral & Ruby Red 💭 I really wanted to like these lipsticks. The packaging is so pretty. The issue is the texture. These lipsticks are a little rough. I wasn't able to wear it by itself. You Definitely have to apply a gloss before using or it will break. Unfortunately it became to stressful to use. lol They wouldn't apply the right way. #The Organic Skin - TASK FORCE NINECALENDULA AND TURMERIC CREAM [products]#[FiveStars] • Infused with 9 active natural ingredients – aloe vera, jojoba seed oil, lemon peel oil, calendula, turmeric, rosemary, honeysuckle, vanilla, and seabuckthorn – this multi-tasking treatment cream has moisturizing, antiseptic and antibacterial properties. 💭 This is a nice everyday cream. The texture is nice and light. It leaves your skin smooth and moisturized. It's non-greasy and smells amazing. This cream is good for all skin types including sensitive skin. #The Organic Skin - The Eyes Have it[products]#[FourStars] • With 8 colors to choose from you can mix, match and blend our cream eye shadows. Highly pigmented, long-lasting, multi-hued, and full of supercritical extracts. How to use: Using your finger or an eye shadow brush, apply to your eyelids. Shades: Greenstone & Silhouette 💭 These are really nice eyeshadows especially if you like cream shadows. It's easy to apply and the texture is smooth. Once these shadows dry down, they stay in place. My issue was on of the shadows was hard. It kept rolling up as I was trying to get it out of the package. The shades are very pretty especially greenstone. It's very pigmented. I'm not sure if I would purchase any of these products. Your thoughts? (Gifted) #whoisnee #cheriecreator
🧡Creator Roundup 🏷 Beauty Year-in-review
Check out these creators’ profiles to see their beauty journeys in 2020! Creator: @Ren14 “What Stayed🍾Cooluli - Classic 4 Liter Small Mini Fridge Cooluli Skincare Fridge: I adore my little fridge! It feels so good to have chilled serums, especially in the morning! I love it so much that I’m thinking I’m going to get a bigger one so I can add more products in! Truly a must have for a skincare lover! Also, the fridge can warm up products too!” Creator:@LindseyRR “2020 is the year I think we all will remember forever. Everything in our lives changed and things have been incredibly difficult. The entire world had a health crisis, so many of our loved ones are no longer here. I myself am taking a journey with a health crisis of my own but as hard as 2020 has been, it has also been INCREDIBLE.” Creator: @briordan2000 “This year has definitely been a wild ride. I’ve learned so much more about my hair and skin in this last year than I ever thought I would or needed to know!“
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My AM routine while rocking cherie merch!
@cheriethanks for the cute sweatshirt! I am obsessed. Here is my am routine! sisley - FLORAL TONING LOTION First I tone and prep my skin with this toner. I love this toner so much because it is so hydrating and doesn’t strip the skin. It also moisturizes while helping to clean and prep it to absorb other products. NATURIUM - Hyaluronic Acid Essence 2% Then I use this essence. I love this brand so much and this essence is so hydrating and light. It helps plump and prepares it for the serum. NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% Next I use this serum which I have been enjoying. It is super gentle that I can even use it during the day. So far my skin has been tolerating it very well. I also notice my dark spots decreasing much quicker. LORD JONES - Acid Mantle Repair CBD Moisturizer Then I use this moisturizer that I am obsessed with. It so far has been my favorite product of the year. It’s so hydrating and calming. It feels amazing on the skin as well. Last I finish off with a sunscreen. I previously reviewed this before! It’s from Korean brand Corthe. ^^ what do you like to do in your morning routine?
Tips from a dermatologist on sunscreen ☀️
Let’s talk about sunscreen ☀️ What’s a good sunscreen to wear? One that is: * Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays) * SPF 30 or higher * Water resistant This will help protect your skin from early skin aging, sunburn, and skin cancer. What is the difference between chemical and physical sunscreens? Chemical sunscreens work like a sponge, absorbing the sun’s rays. They contain one or more of the following ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate. These are often easier to rub into the skin without a white cast. Physical sunscreens (aka mineral sunscreens) act like a shield, sitting on the surface of your skin and deflecting the sun’s rays. These can come on white. They have the active ingredients zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide Reapply every 2 hours when outside in the sun ☀️ Some of my favorites: Tinted: Cerave tinted, la roche posay tinted, alastin CeraVe - Face Sheer Tint Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 ALASTIN SKINCARE - HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36 Not tinted: colorescience, drunk elephant colorescience - Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 Sunscreen DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 What’s your favorite sunscreen?
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