Every day, the skin secretes sebum, an oily substance that aims to protect and maintain the hydration of the skin. However, sometimes the machine goes wrong and the skin becomes too oily. The reasons ? It is often genetic (it's your skin type), but it can also be due to stress, an unbalanced diet, some drugs but also the use of too abrasive products on the face.
Contrary to what you can think, oily skin needs softness. Stop the intensive cleaning up! For removing makeup, use very soft products. You can fight evil with evil by using a ... cleansing oil! So you break the vicious circle: your skin no longer feels aggressed and reduces the production of sebum accordingly. Try Avril certified organic cleansing oil, you will be amazed by its efficiency! Finally, avoid rinsing your face with tap water, which is often too hard, and prefer soothing floral lotions such as Avril certified organic tonic lotion.
Yes, yes, yes ! It is absolutely essential. If you do not hydrate your skin, it will produce more sebum to protect itself, and that's not what you want, right? Avoid textures that are too oily and prefer light textures such as Avril certified organic mattifying fluid. It will maintain optimal skin hydration while avoiding unwanted shine.
Excess sebum tends to clog pores, which can lead to inflammation: imperfections and small pimples may appear. Once a week, apply a purifying mask with clay. It will absorb the excess of sebum gently, tighten the pores and avoid the appearance of imperfections. Do not do more than once a week, otherwise you will get the opposite effect than expected!
It is quite possible to wear make-up if you have oily skin. It is even recommended to apply a mattifying powder to unify the complexion, it will enhance the effects of mattifying cream. Also prefer powder textures for the eyelids. If your eye pencil has a tendency to flow, use a black eyeshadow as a liner, the texture will adhere better to the skin. Finally, for eyelashes, choose a long-lasting mascara or waterproof, it will save you from a lot of trouble!
For make-up removal, use washable pads or washable organic cotton gloves. Disposable cottons sold in supermarkets are bleached with chlorine, an ingredient that aggresses the skin ... A small gesture for your skin but also for the planet: become a zero waste ambassador!