Of all skin types, oily skin is the most problematic. Signs of oily skin include an oily shine, the presence of enlarged pores, comedones and various inflammations. The appearance of oily skin on the forehead, nose and chin often resembles an orange peel. More oily skin is usually caused by (over)active sebaceous glands, which means that more sebum is produced. This can be genetic as well as the result of any problems in the body. The most common causes are hormonal imbalance, unhealthy diet, gastrointestinal disturbance, stress, lack of sleep, but also incorrect skin care.
Owners of oily skin usually avoid oils in cosmetics, believing that they all clog pores and turn an already oily face into an oily mask. But not every oil has that effect on oily skin, some oils can assist to perfectly remove sebum and even acne. We will tell you which oils are best to use in the care of oily skin.
The right selection of oils can magically alter the skin’s pH and sebum composition. Oily skin tends to have a slightly alkaline environment, which is ideal for the growth of bacteria that cause acne and blemishes. Natural plant-based oils contain linoleic and linolenic fatty acids, which increase the skin’s pH. The more acidic environment can cause bacteria and germs to be eliminated.
When caring for oily skin, pay attention to those oils that are easily absorbed by the skin and do not leave an oily shine. This skin needs oils that narrow pores, normalize sebum production and restore acid-base balance. It is preferable to choose non-comedogenic oils capable of preventing various skin conditions.
Some natural and essential oils are suitable for this purpose. Natural oils contain many vitamins and minerals that fight inflammation and premature ageing of the skin.
Natural oils suitable for oily skin
The best oil for the care of oily skin. Thanks to its composition, it perfectly moisturizes the skin, tightens pores and heals inflammation. This oil can be used as a base for make-up because it has an excellent mattifying effect. It can replace both day and night cream. This oil is best applied to dab (just a few drops) on slightly damp skin, after about 15 minutes, pat off excess oil.
This is an excellent moisturizer. It is non-comedogenic, it helps to regulate the production of sebum because the composition of this oil resembles sebum. Even suitable for extremely oily skin as it prevents the production of excess sebum and helps prevent acne caused by clogged pores. It stimulates collagen synthesis and prevents premature skin ageing.
Sweet almond oil
A non-comedogenic oil, suitable for the care of oily skin. It helps dissolve sebum and gently unclog pores, where most oil-containing skin products often dry out the skin, which will produce more sebum in response. This oil can be used to remove make-up from oily and problem skin.
Grape seed oil
This oil can help treat oily skin and blemishes by cleaning sebum-clogged pores. Blemish-prone skin is deficient in linoleic acid, which causes sebum to thicken and clog pores. Grapeseed oil has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial action, which is great in the fight against this condition. In combination with tea tree oil, the effects are enhanced.
Black seed oil
Although this oil cannot be called a cosmetic oil. We will not list the full spectrum of its action on the body, but its benefits are invaluable in the fight against rashes, acne and inflammatory skin diseases. Black seed oil is great for oily skin and works perfectly for blemishes such as acne and skin inflammation. Another beneficial property is that it increases the elasticity and protective immunity of the skin, it deeply cleanses pores and removes puffiness on the face. To treat skin inflammation, it should be dabbed directly onto problem areas. External use can be combined with internal intake (1 teaspoon in the morning on an empty stomach). In this way, skin problems are tackled from the outside as well as from the inside.
Essential oils for oily skin
Tea tree oil
Rich in antioxidants, tea tree oil has anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. For topical use only. It works great when mixed with grape seed oil to reduce the amount of sebum in oily skin. These two oils complement each other perfectly in the fight against acne by reducing inflammation and minimizing enlarged pores.
Ylang ylang oil
Suitable for all skin types, but especially for oily skin. It reduces the oil content in the skin, relieves inflammation, eliminates acne and rejuvenates.
This oil normalizes the water-fat balance of the skin, removes and tightens impurities from the pores, disinfects and helps treat rashes.
This oil has natural properties that help to normalize sebum production, which has a mattifying effect on the skin and enlarged pores are reduced. Due to its calming properties, stress is relieved. At the same time, this has a beneficial effect on the health of the skin, as it helps to reduce skin infections.
How to use these oils correctly for Skin problems?
Apply 4-5 drops of the natural oil all over the face and up to 2 drops of essential oils directly on problem areas. Dilute the essential oil with a natural oil in a ratio of 1: 3.
Note – Essential oils should be tested on the skin before use. Apply a drop of oil in the curvature of the elbow. If an undesired reaction of the skin occurs, discontinue use. Be careful about using essential oils during pregnancy. Any oil should only be applied to cleansed skin.
We hope our tips will help you get rid of oily skin and get the skin of your dreams!