Dealing with oily skin can be challenging. If you’re dealing with excess oil production, breakouts or makeup that just doesn’t stay put then this guide is here for you. Are you ready to transform your complexion? Let’s get going.
What causes oily skin?
Oily skin is caused by excessive oil production from sebaceous glands, leading to an oily or shiny complexion and increased risk for acne. A number of factors contribute to this excessive production, so understanding their causes will allow people to manage their condition more effectively.
Genes play a significant role in sebaceous gland size and production; hormonal fluctuations during menstruation, puberty, ovulation or menopause may cause these glands to produce excessive oil; in males higher testosterone levels typically lead to an increase in sebum production.
Environmental factors, like climate, can also play a significant role. High temperatures and humidity may promote oil production while dry winter weather may worsen dry skin conditions and cause oil glands to overcompensate by producing more oil than necessary.
Diet can play an influential role in skin oiliness as well, with high-carbohydrate foods potentially increasing sebum production and stress hormones stimulating oil production.
Your skincare habits also influence the oiliness of your skin. Excessive washing or using harsh soaps can irritate and stimulate more oil production; under-cleansing leads to oil and dirt buildup while mismatches in products can exacerbate oiliness further.
Effective oily skin management includes regularly cleansing with gentle soap, using appropriate moisturizers, avoiding harsh chemicals, using facial masks containing clay, honey or oatmeal and applying sunscreen daily.
Can Toner Be Used After Hair Removal?
Yes, using a toner after hair removal is generally safe; however, it’s essential to consider both the method used and the ingredients present in the toner before proceeding with its use.
After having undergone laser hair removal, it is advisable to avoid fragranced lotions, deodorants or similar products (including toners containing perfumes or strong ingredients). Such items could potentially irritate sensitive, red or swollen skin which has already undergone the procedure.
If you plan to use a toner after laser hair removal, choose one with soothing and hydrating ingredients such as witch hazel, aloe vera or hyaluronic acid for maximum effectiveness.
How can toners aid oily skin?
Toners can be immensely beneficial for oily skin. Their primary purpose is to cleanse away excess oil, impurities, and residue that clogs pores and causes breakouts; by providing deep cleansing services they help balance out complexions while simultaneously treating issues such as blackheads and acne – and potentially reduce their appearance too!
Toners come in various formulations that can assist with controlling oil production, eliminating bacteria, and hydrating skin. Your toner selection should depend on your individual skin needs and budget; for oily skin conditions, toners containing salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), glycolic acid, vitamin B5 (niacinamide), witch hazel extracts, tea tree oil or clay can all prove effective solutions.
Let’s illustrate the way these ingredients help:
Salicylic Acid and AHAs act as exfoliators, helping to clear away dead skin cells while decreasing oiliness in the complexion.
Niacinamide: Also referred to as Vitamin B5, this ingredient has been shown to significantly reduce oiliness and tighten pores.
Witch Hazel: Renowned for its astringent properties, witch hazel can help eliminate excess oil while providing soothing and refreshing benefits to skin.
Tea Tree Oil: Tea Tree Oil can purify and matteify skin while decreasing oiliness.
Clay: Clay has long been used to help unclog pores and absorb excess oil.
Glycolic Acid: Glycolic acid can help improve skin brightening, reduce pores and balance oil production in your skin.