My skin becomes greasy and shiny very quickly. What can I do about it? ”You are not alone in this question. Many women suffer from the fact that their skin greases quickly and are looking for a solution to this problem. But what is the reason for this? What can you do if you have oily skin? What is the right care and what should you look for in your diet? You can find out all this and more in this article.
The causes of oily skin
The reasons for oily skin are excessive sebum production. This can occur in almost any part of the body, but the face and scalp are most often affected. Because of the clogged pores, pimples and blackheads are often associated with oily skin.
Now our body is a tightly interwoven system. This sometimes makes it difficult to identify the causes of a problem and to put them in the right place. Even with oily skin, detective work may be necessary to find out the reasons for the excessive sebum production.
These can be, for example:
The hormone corticotropin is not only responsible for the physical and behavioral reactions to stress, but also controls the sebaceous glands in the skin. This means that ongoing stress has an unfavorable effect on your complexion.
- Hormonal Problems
Many teenagers suffer from oily skin or acne during puberty. This is due to the hormonal change you are going through. But hormones naturally also play a role in adult women. Oily skin can appear during or after pregnancy, but can also be caused by hormonal contraceptives and monthly fluctuations in hormone levels.
- Improper nutrition
You are what you eat. This saying is true again and again and yet it is often faded out. Food that is particularly high in sugar and fat can lead to oily skin. I’ll tell you which foods you should eat instead in the article below.
In addition to these three main causes, there are a few more, for example an inherited disposition or the excessive consumption of alcohol. If you can’t figure out why you have oily skin, you can consult a doctor. This can often be seen from the appearance, what the reasons are or conduct a more in-depth investigation.
You can do that against oily skin
Knowing the reasons is an important factor in doing something about oily skin. But the causes cannot always be eliminated from the world. Hormonal disorders in particular often take a long time to get under control.
So let’s see step by step what you can do yourself.
1:- Ensure clean skin pores
Strong friction is bad for oily skin. That’s why you should avoid doing just that when cleaning your face and do it gently instead. Use a pH-neutral cleaning product and lukewarm water – not hot – in the morning and evening. Then carefully dry your face with a towel.
2:- Keeping the skin clear
A cider vinegar facial tonic that you use once a day can help you. To do this, mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with 6 tablespoons of distilled water and apply the mixture to the affected area with cotton wool. Let them soak in for about 10 minutes and then wash them carefully with cold water.
3:- Choose the right skin care
What your skin already has enough is fat. You should therefore do without this when choosing skin care and instead choose one that moisturizes. There are some cosmetic products that are specifically geared towards the needs of oily skin. Make sure that the product is “non-comedogenic”. This means that there are no ingredients that clog the pores. If you are unsure, it is best to ask the seller or the pharmacy.
4:- Treat yourself to care
A face mask helps to soothe and clear your skin. Masks made of healing or alumina are suitable for this. As it moves in, you can just relax and do nothing. An even easier variant is to rub two cucumber slices on your skin and let the juice take effect at night. The substances contained in the cucumber ensure that the sebum glands shrink and thus counteract the excess sebum.
Home remedies for oily skin
In addition to the points just mentioned, there are a few more ways to properly care for oily skin. These include steam rooms, with which you clean the pores deeply. Chamomile or marigold are good additives. Tea tree oil also does a great job in the fight against oily skin. However, you should only add a few drops of it to the steam bath and keep your eyes closed during this time.
A sauerkraut mask sounds much more unusual , but it is also very effective. To do this, place 2-3 tablespoons of raw sauerkraut on the affected area of skin and let it soak in for 20 minutes. Then you take it down, wash the skin with clear water and gently pat it dry.
Make-up tips for oily skin
When applying make-up, you should also make sure to choose products that are especially suitable for oily skin. These are oil-free and matt, moisturize and have an antibacterial effect.
- Cleanse your face thoroughly.
- Then apply a day cream suitable for oily skin.
- This is followed by a matting powder that you can refresh again and again throughout the day. You should not use powder that contains gloss particles.
Of course, a thorough cleaning is part of the evening so that your skin can breathe and relax.
Proper nutrition for oily skin
The choice of your food and drinks influences your complexion. For example, animal products contain many saturated fatty acids and these are an additional burden on your skin. It is therefore sensible to reduce such foods and instead eat more fruits and vegetables. You should also keep your hands off sweets, greasy snacks such as chips and fries, and alcohol. Unsweetened teas (for example nettle or peppermint) or simply water are better drinks.
Zinc plays a major role in healthy skin. This occurs in:
- Sunflower seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Brazil nuts
You should also pay attention to the intake of vitamin A. It is included in:
- Sea fish
- Carrots, broccoli, spinach, peppers, lamb’s lettuce, kale, honeydew melon, they all contain the precursor beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body.
Personal experiences and tips against oily skin
I myself always notice direct effects of my eating behavior on my skin. If I eat chips in one evening, I’m guaranteed to have oily skin and pimples two days later. Stress is also noticeable in my skin. Healthy nutrition and sufficient relaxation form a good basis for clean skin – and of course for much more!