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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Skincare Adventures, Pt. 2 - Good Oils for an Oily Skin

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Hey there again guys!
In today's post we'll be addressing some skin care concerns and I'll be sharing some tips. Hope you enjoy!

In this segment we'll discuss good oils that are beneficial to an Oily Skin.


Keep reading to find out more!

To begin, let me first say that I have an Oily but Dehydrated Skin and I live in a tropical climate ... not my idea of fun; but this extreme compared to a dry skin? I'll take the natural oils!

People who have Oily Skin have the instinctual idea that they must get rid of the oil at any and all costs! This is untrue. Ridding your skin of all the oils you see on the surface can lead to over production of even more sebum which is not what we want. 

According to Dermatology.about.com,
Sebaceous glands produce a substance called sebum which is responsible for keeping the skin and hair moisturized. Sebum is a light yellow, oily fluid. 
Sebum produced by the sebaceous gland combines with cells being sloughed off within the hair follicle and "fills up" the hair follicle. 
When the follicle is "full," the sebum spreads over the skin surface giving the skin an oily appearance. When this process works correctly, the skin is moisturized and remains healthy. 
If not enough sebum is produced, the skin is dry. On the other hand, if too much sebum is produced the skin is oily, a condition called seborrhea."
Also too, not because you are Oily means that your skin doesn't need moisture because it does. In fact, treating your skin with suitable oils can reduce the amount of oil that your skin produces because it's oily for either of a couple reasons. 

Thus, your sebaceous glands are either over-active due to your climate, age or a medical condition or overcompensating due to the lack of proper treatment and care.
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Some oils that can be used to moisturize an Oily Skin are:
  1. Grape seed oil
  2. Almond oil
  3. Wheat germ oil
  4. Carrot oil
  5. Hazelnut oil
  6. Jojoba oil
  7. Argan oil
  8. Cedar Wood oil (not to be used if pregnant)
  9. Fennel oil (not to be used if pregnant)
So my oily skin lasses, invest in a gentle cleanser and try moisturizing with a couple drops of one of these oils and see how it works for you. You can even combine the oil with Aloe Vera gel, mix well until they are combined and use as is or combine a couple drops with your favourite moisturizer and apply.

I hope this post was helpful in some way to someone out there and stay tuned for more. Please protect your skin and stop attacking it! 
For information on Good and Bad Alcohols, refer to my previous post!

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Loli

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