Owners of oily skin avoid oils in cosmetics like fire. The risks are justified. Many of these products clog pores and turn a face that is already shiny during the day into a greasy frying pan.
But not all oils intentionally harm oily skin, there are those that can get rid of oiliness and even acne. Which oils should be paid attention to, and which ones to avoid, like fire, she said Svetlana Eremenko, dermatologist, cosmetologist of the TsIDK clinic network.
Oils suitable for oily skin
Properly selected oils, like magicians, are able to change the composition of sebum and the pH of the skin. Usually in the fatty type, it leans towards the alkaline side, and this is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria that cause pimples and acne.
Vegetable oils contain linoleic and linolenic fatty acids, essential for the dermis, which bring the pH of the skin closer to an acidic environment that kills microbes.
Among the benefits for the skin, both essential and vegetable oils are distinguished. But certain types.
Vegetable oils for oily skin
You will be surprised, but among this group there are simply necessary for the fatty type. Vegetable oils are full of vitamins that fight both inflammation and aging. These are vitamins A, E, B1, B12, C, PP plus trace elements (potassium, sodium, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc).
If you want to get rid of oily skin and inflammation, pay attention to passion fruit oil, hazelnut. They tighten pores, regulate the work of the sebaceous glands.
Peach and grape seed oils help to get rid of wrinkles and slightly mattify the skin.
Jojoba and almond oils have a soothing, moisturizing and softening effect, which are perfect for oily skin types. By the way, they help to cope with black dots.
Essential oils for oily skin
Essential oils are volatile, multicomponent mixtures containing up to 500 active compounds. In the case of oily skin, they can work on several fronts at once: get rid of inflammation, stimulate the removal of toxins, restore damaged cells and tissues, reduce sebum production, heal, narrow enlarged pores.
These properties have oil ylang-ylang, tea tree, green oregano, rosemary, sage, lavender.
How to use oils in skincare
Oils can be used according to the classical scheme. For example, apply vegetable oils in an amount of 4-5 drops to the entire face, ethers, a maximum of 2-3 drops to problem areas. But ideally, in order not to harm, but to cure, it is better to look for cosmetics with the above oils and serum oils. Make sure products are labeled “for oily skin” and “non-comedogenic.”
1. Face oil for combination or oily skin Lotus Clarins. 2. Belle de Jour Kenzo oil. 3. Cream-oil for the face Phytocosmetics. 4. Elixir ILONA LUNDEN.
It is important to remember that products with oils cannot be used on an ongoing basis. After a few weeks, be sure to take a break for a month. And then again you can return to your favorite products with oils.
Which oils to avoid for oily skin
Popular coconut, shea, palm and mineral oils can aggravate oily skin conditions. They are comedogenic, clog pores and cause breakouts.