There is a marketing trend within the beauty industry which encourages us to desire what we don’t have. If we have straight hair, we are encouraged to desire curly or wavy hair. If we have curly or wavy hair, of course, we are encouraged to desire straightness. If the beauty industry can convince us that what we have is not what we want, then there is a demand for beauty products to meet our desires.
At TRUST Beauty, we aim to change the course of marketing. Instead of promoting dissatisfaction, we hope to encourage comfort and ease with your natural state. Our goal is to help our clients treat and care for their bodies, so they feel comfortable with the skin they are in.
That being said, we recognize how easy it is to feel frustrated with different skin conditions. Those of us with dry skin long to feel greater hydration, while those with oily skin often feel fed up with shiny or seemingly greasy skin. No matter what skin condition you have, TRUST Beauty can help you feel more comfortable and confident.
Let’s take a look at how to treat and care for the shininess and large pores associated with oily skin.
Is My Skin Considered Oily?
There are many symptoms associated with oily skin. The best way to determine if your skin would be classified as truly oily is to wash your face with a cleanser, blot it dry, and leave it alone. Do not apply any serum, lotion, or make-up to it. After an hour or two, look in the mirror to make an assessment. Is your face shiny and covered in oil? If so, you legitimately have oily skin.
Some people misdiagnose their skin as oily when they more accurately have combination skin. Combination skin is oily in only a few areas. Most commonly, people with combination skin have an oily forehead and nose, commonly called the ‘T-zone.’ If your cheeks are dry or your skin is only oily in certain areas, it is best described as combination skin.
Oily skin, on the other hand, is oily all over. It looks shiny, with the appearance of grease everywhere. Often times, it appears to be thick or course with raised bumps. Pores are enlarged, and breakouts of acne occur.
What Causes Oily Skin?
Covering our entire body, with the only exceptions being the palms of our hands and the soles of our feet, are glands that produce oil, called sebaceous glands. Sebum is the name of the beneficial oil that our body regularly produces.
When we experience oily skin, it is due to overactive sebaceous glands. Our bodies can produce an excessive about of sebum. This can be caused by genetics, in which case we inherit our family’s skin type, or it can be due to the environment. Anytime we upset the natural balance of our sebum with harsh chemicals or skincare products, we can trigger a response that leads to an over-production of oil.
Oily Skin May Cause The Following Conditions:
Oily skin can create a thick barrier which traps dirt and dead skin cells in our pores. Oil is resistant to water therefore oily skin is harder to clean. Clogged pores can result in blackheads or a breakout of acne.
Does your skin ever look shiny in photographs? Does your make-up seem to wear off quickly? If your skin produces too much sebum, it can feel greasy and look too oily or shiny.
When your skin produces an excess of sebum, it is hard to keep make-up on. Your make-up mixes with the oil on your skin and becomes runny. Therefore, make-up wears off quickly which encourages reapplication.
The Positives Of Oily Skin
As previously mentioned, TRUST Beauty is not in the business of convincing you to dislike and want to change your skin! Though there are challenges associated with oily skin, there are advantages as well.
Our body produces oil in order to prevent skin cells from rapidly losing water. When skin cells are full of water, fully hydrated, they function better, resist environment stress, and appear plump and healthy. Therefore, body oil is vital for preventing premature aging. Oily skin ages much slower than dry and dehydrated skin. So, next time you feel upset that you have oily skin, remember that one advantage is that you will have fewer wrinkles than dehydrated skin.
How To Care For Your Oily Skin
Even though we encourage our clients to accept their natural state, we recognize it is challenging to live with large pores and greasy skin. There are healthy steps you can take to reduce these uncomfortable conditions and minimize your body oil. We recommend developing a daily skincare regimen with some basic steps to feel more comfortable.
Don’t Obsessively Wash
When assessing the problem, many people feel they can fight oily skin by washing multiple times a day. We encourage you to wash your face only twice. When you strip away the oil, your body responds defensively and produces even more oil! Therefore, you may be causing your body to create a greater amount of oil by obsessively washing. If you want a fresh feeling more than once a day, wash your face with cool water and no soap. Then, blot your skin dry.
Use a Foam Cleanser
When choosing a cleanser, the goal is for oil to gently dissolve while the skin feels nourished and refreshed. Our Daily Cleanser is a foam cleanser made with Ginseng and vitamin C. This unique formula, rich with antioxygen and adaptogens, brightens, smooths, and energizes your skin while gently dissolving excess oil.
Use Adaptogen Rich Products
Adaptogens and natural compounds have a unique ability to work with the body, not against it. Our goal at TRUST Beauty is to find a balance and enhance the way your skin naturally looks and feels. Our Night Cream delivers vitamin A and Panax Ginseng deep into your skin for long-lasting effects. It is good for all skin types, including skin prone to excessive acne. Apply it every night before bed. You will be amazed at the results.
Once you have created a daily routine that feels comfortable for you, there are additional steps you can take to improve the feel and appears of your skin.
Use A Facial Mask 2 Or 3 Times A Week
Masks gentle pull oil from the skin, which reduces the appearance of greasiness for several days. Additionally, a mask can reduce the signs of enlarged pores. The TRUST Beauty honor Enzyme Mask engages fruit enzymes to reduce oil while digesting dead skin cells. It also contains plant-derived adaptogens from pumpkin and pineapple, which helps with cologne production.
Exfoliate 2-3 Time A Week
Many people who have oily skin don’t see the purpose of exfoliating. Exfoliating is only for dry skin, right? Wrong. All skin can benefit from an occasional gentle exfoliation. It helps remove old, dull skin cells and leaves your skin smooth and clean. Our Exfoliating Scrub contains lemon, bilberry, and jojoba beads which remove old skin cells. If used a few times a week, it reveals fresh, revitalized skin and delivers adaptogens.
As with previously mentioned skincare steps, it is important not to over-exfoliate. If you overdo it, you can damage your skin and encourage your skin to produce more oil.
Consider Your Diet
It is always best to consider how to care for your body from the inside out. Skincare products are far less effective if diet, exercise, and sleep routines are not healthy. Fatty foods, sugars, and saturated fats can cause a negative reaction which might lead to an increase in oil production. Leafy green vegetables, lean proteins, and a low sugar diet will supply your skin what it needs to maintain a healthy balance.
Remember Sun Protection
All skin needs protection from the sun, but oily skin is highly susceptible to sun damage. Too much skin exposure can cause a disruption and may lead to the production of more oil.
TRUST Beauty Wants To Hear From You
Our face is the first presentation we make to the world. That’s why it is so important to feel confident and comfortable with our skin. There is nothing worse than the feeling that you are alone. We know that uncomfortable skin conditions can take their toll on our self-image. Share your stories with us so we can continue to develop beauty products to meet your needs.