Ever felt like you just washed your face, but the next thing you know is that your face is just a greasy mess? If your answer is YES - You must be someone with oily skin or maybe even suffering a condition of sebum overproduction. Having oily skin is actually normal and is harmless most of the time, but we get the frustration of feeling embarrassed of having a shiny, oily face all the time. So here are some ways that you can start implementing to help regulate the sebum production on your face:
- Wash your face when needed only!
Having very oily skin makes it super tempting to wash your skin at every instance it starts getting greasy. However washing your face constantly can dry up your skin and make your sebaceous glands produce more oil as it perceives that your skin is lacking moisture. Instead wash your face only when necessary.
Moisturise and hydrate your skin.
The common misconception is that when you have oily skin, moisturising and hydrating your skin isn’t important. But the reason your skin could be producing more oil in the first place is due to the lack of hydration in your skin. If you’re really afraid, using non-comedogenic products like the Blue Tansy Clarifying Face Oil helps regulate sebum production but at the same time hydrates your skin from deep within.
Fix your sleep pattern!
This might seem redundant but it plays a huge part when it comes to sebum production. Having a good sleeping pattern would keep your stress levels at bay and in hand not overproduce cortisol levels. Research has shown that high cortisol levels lead to an increase in sebum production. So go get your needed beauty sleep and say farewell to oiliness.
Use gentle skincare products.
You might think that it would be more effective to use very astringent cleansers as compared to gentle cleansers. But in actuality, astringent like cleansers can be very harsh on the skin, and can even strip away your skin’s natural oils that are very important in regulating your skin’s moisture levels. Gentle cleansers like Joi’s Patchouli Jelly Cleanser on the other hand cleanses the skin without drying out the skin.
If you have oily skin, what are your tips and tricks to regulating the sebum production on your face? We would to hear from you in the comments ❤️