Adopting the right actions to take care of your oily skin is not always easy! Prone to imperfections, oily skin must be gently cleansed and hydrated with specific creams that will regulate the excessive production of sebum. Too rich a treatment, an overly stripping scrub, and the problem get worse: the skin reacts by becoming even shinier, and even more oily! Rest assured, it is possible to regain beautiful, clear, matt skin thanks to a targeted beauty routine. Follow the guide, we explain how to choose your moisturizer for the face, to overcome oily skin and its inconveniences!
Where does oily skin come from?
As you know, there are several types of skin: some are inherently dry, others are oily or combination (i.e. dry on the cheeks and temples, and oily on the T zone: forehead, nose, chin) and each, type of skin needs targeted care to meet its problems. But the state of your skin can also vary according to the season, the climate, or the living conditions: stress, tobacco, pollution, UV rays, the use of unsuitable cosmetics or even hormonal changes are all factors that can influence the appearance and quality of your skin.
Oily skin is often attributed to the period of puberty and the acne that often goes with it, but adult women are not spared. Pregnancy, pre-menopause, or a hormonal imbalance can also cause the skin type to evolve towards oily skin with imperfections, a change that we would gladly do without!
You can therefore experience episodes of oily skin of varying lengths throughout your life, and it is normal to want to remedy this!
Concretely, oily skin is due to an overproduction of sebum. Sebum is this oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands. It is part, with water and sweat in particular, of the hydrolipidic film, which acts as a real barrier for the skin. This thin film covers the entire epidermis to protect it from external aggressions and preserve its integrity.
The presence of sebum on the surface of the skin is therefore natural and essential for maintaining a good level of hydration and keeping the skin supple and young. The situation becomes more complicated when the sebaceous glands begin to produce excess sebum. This is called in the jargon, hyper seborrhea. The consequence, you know it: the skin becomes shiny, oily to the touch, the pores become blocked more easily, leading to small skin imperfections: acne, white pimples, dilated pores, comedones, even microcysts can constellate your face. Make-up doesn’t hold up well, and skin quickly becomes shiny again, despite your efforts to mattify it. Choosing treatments specifically formulated for this type of skin and adopting the right reflexes daily is essential to curb sebum production.
Oily skin: the right actions to adopt
We do not hide it from you: adopting a healthy lifestyle, with a balanced diet that limits fried foods, sodas, cold meats, sugar, and alcohol among others, can only be beneficial for your skin. Also, remember to drink enough (1.5L of water minimum) for a radiant complexion!
In the bathroom, it may be necessary to set up a new beauty routine, and to adopt new habits to say no to hyper seborrhea! Carefully removing make-up from your skin and gently cleaning it morning and evening, without attacking it, is the first reflex to adopt to regain healthy skin.
We often have the impression that the more a cleanser for the face “strikes”, the more effective it is: and yet! This overly aggressive cleansing does not purify the epidermis, because it produces exactly the opposite effect and creates a rebound effect: the sebaceous glands, in a protective mechanism, begin to produce even more sebum to defend themselves. We then enter a vicious circle that does not stop oily skin problems!
However, oily skin clogs faster than others and it is advisable to perform a scrub once a week to cleanse the skin in depth. But always with a gentle exfoliant, which respects the epidermis and delicately unclogs it!
It is, therefore, necessary to bet on delicate care: gel textures or light and airy creams, scrubs without stripping beads, non-comedogenic makeup, and soothing formulas are to be preferred. You should also avoid too aggressive ingredients such as soap, alcohol, and bet on mattifying ingredients.
At Polaar, we have developed several products to take care of oily skin and overcome the shine and small imperfections that result!
Moisturize your oily skin
All skin types need to be hydrated: combination, dry, sensitive, or oily, the epidermis naturally loses water every day – particularly through perspiration. A loss of water should be compensated for from the inside, by drinking regularly, but also externally, by applying a very moisturizing cream, which will intensely nourish the skin, plump your face and restore radiance to the complexion. The needs of oily skin, however, are different from other skin types. The whole challenge is to nourish the skin and recharge it with water while helping the production of sebum to regulate!
It contains a magic ingredient, a salicylic acid of plant origin, which will refine the skin texture and exfoliate gently, Thanks to its anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and astringent properties, this 100% natural salicylic acid purifies the skin by eliminating excess sebum and erases imperfections day after day.
We have associated it with an anti-pollution active which forms a real shield against impurities, as well as with another super ingredient: the Siberian olive tree. Rich in vitamins, carotenoids, flavonoids, omega 3, 6, and 9, and essential minerals, it hydrates, nourishes, and protects the skin from skin aging while reviving the radiance of the complexion. You will understand, it is a real complexion perfector for combination to oily skin. Its ultra-light texture which penetrates quickly without a greasy or sticky effect also makes it an excellent makeup base!
Another product particularly appreciated by oily skin for its intense hydration and freshness effect: This Melting Jelly contains Iceberg Water, the purest water in the world, free from pollution, that we have encapsulated in liposomes to give you all its benefits. It acts like hydration micro-patches that intensely nourish your face, and restore radiance and suppleness.
The skin also has specific needs during the night: it requires special care that will help it regenerate while you sleep, to achieve a radiant complexion from the early morning. To give a little boost to cell regeneration, we recommend the, which works miracles on oily skin, but also on stressed and devitalized skin. Her best-kept secret? The presence of Boreal Algae, which have the ability to eliminate toxins and repair damage linked to the aggressions of the day (pollution, stress, etc.).
The Rhodimenia Borrelia, the algae present in this treatment, is able, thanks to the light of the moon, to synthesize phytomelatonin – the plant version of melatonin: it is therefore very effective in activating cell regeneration while you sleep.
We have associated it with Immortal Water, which soothes and relaxes irritated skin. We can bet that its matte finish, its delicate fragrance, and its effectiveness will seduce you and restore your skin to its original beauty!