How To Get The Most Out Of Your Lust Skincare With Oily Prone Skin

You scrub, rub, cleanse and tone, but within an hour your face is shiny with oil again... If this sounds familiar, you are in the Oily Skin Club. 👍🏼 

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Although it can feel frustrating at times, oily skin isn’t actually a bad thing! Oil is produced to form a protective barrier on the skin. This layer prevents toxins, bacteria and irritants from entering your body, thanks oil! 

The over-production of oil is usually genetic but can be made worse by the weather, using harsh skincare products or under/over doing your skincare routine.

Before I go any further, I want to stress that just because your skin isn’t dry, doesn’t mean it can’t be dehydrated! 

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Dryness is a skin type and is generally from a lack of oil on the surface of the skin (you can read about it on our last blog). Hydration however refers to the amount water in the deeper layers of the skin. Hydrated skin is plump and healthy, allowing it to absorb products more effectively and function correctly. 

Dehydrated skin is sluggish, leaving you with a range of symptoms including congestion, clogged pores, fine lines and an overall ‘tightness’.

Hydrated Skin is the key to a healthy, smooth, glowing complexion

Achieving optimal hydration isn’t as easy as drinking more and more water (even though that is still important!!). The body needs to be nourished both inside and out:

  • Internally - make sure you are drinking 2-3 litres of water a day, and getting plenty of omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. 
  • Externally - A skin routine customised for Oily skin and high quality products.

It is important to remember to go GENTLE! The most common thing I find with people with oily skin is that they try to strip it bare by over cleansing & exfoliating and using harsh products that remove all natural oils. The downside to this is that our body responds by over-producing oil leading to congestion etc. 

Next is my FAVOURITE for skin health - using products high in humectants. Sounds fancy! A humectant is an ingredient that draws and holds moisture - the best by FAR is Hyaluronic Acid which holds 1000 times its own weight in water. 

You know all that water you’re drinking? This is the ingredient that will actually draw it to the skin cells and hold it there! It also draws moisture from the air into your skin - so clever!

(Other great humectant options are aloe) 

What about moisturiser?! “My skin is already oily enough!” I hear you say! BUT, by providing the skin with a light moisturiser you are actually helping to reduce an overproduction of oil. This is because the skin slows production when it feels it already has a good balance. 

Invest in products that are gentle, non-comedogenic (don’t block pores) and contain high quality humectants to balance oil production

Oily Skin Routine

Morning:

• Double Cleanse

Remove excess oil, dirt and bacteria from your face, neck and down onto your chest.

• Apply Hyaluronic Acid Serum to damp skin

This enables your skin to hold a higher level of water and increase hydration

• Apply Vitamin C for brighten and lighting the skin and also assist with the healing of breakouts. 

• Moisturise using Daily Moisturising Lotion to lock in water and protect skin from the suns UVA & UVB Rays.

Night:

• Double Cleanse

• 2-3 times per week, exfoliate using Vitamin C exfoliating Crystals .

This removes the top layer of skin cells, revealing the healthier layer underneath.

• Apply Hyaluronic Acid Serum to damp skin 

• Apply Vitamin C Serum 

• Apply Rejuvenation Oil

High in Vitamin A and E, this oil deeply nourishes the skin, fights free radical damage and encourages healthy cell production.

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