Consult: Dr. Loretta Lanphier, ND, CN, HHP, CH
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What Is Oily skin?
Under each hair follicle there is a oil glandular where makes a natural what protect your skin. However, in some people this sebaceous glands work more vigorously and produce more oil than natural, leaving their skin shiny, thick and sensitive. This is called oily skin. People with oily skin are more likely to get dirt than normal or dry skin.
Oily skin often has blackheads and acne. The sebaceous glands are located on the face and especially on the sides of the nose.
Who Gets Oily Skin?
Problems with oily skin often occur during puberty because of hormonal changes. However, they can also occur at any age, gender.
What Causes Oily Skin?
Oily skin may be due to many genetic factors or family history. More sebaceous glands than normal cause oily skin. Hormones change may also be the cause. There are also other causes that affect the sebaceous glands, such as pregnancy, diet, wake up, stress, and the environment.
Caring for Oily Skin
People with oily skin have special needs. If you have oily skin, here are a few pointers to keep it looking and feeling its best throughout the day.
Should choose mild cleansing. If you choose a product with a lot of soap, it will make the skin more oil. Use warm water, purified water to cleanse the skin. Use dedicated toners for oily skin to cleanse and moisturise, balance the skin pH. Hydra-Tone is a great example.
If your skin is oily, you do not really need moisturizer. However, if you just have moderate oil can use. Use a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day and prevent oilseeds. Always choose a product for oily skin. For example: Purely Ageless by Oasis Advanced Wellness.
Skin oil is less affected by the sun. However, you should still choose natural sunscreen for oily skin such as UV natural.
Oily Skin Care Diet Tips
Eating plenty of green vegetables, limiting sugar and salt can help reduce the problem of oily skin. You should also abstain from alcohol, beer, chocolate, carbonated drinks, snacks. Add enough natural vitamin B2 by eating foods such as: wheat, whole grain cereals, beans, royal jelly. Supplement iron foods such as whole grains, buckwheat, black beans. Drink plenty of pure water to moisturize and detoxify the skin.
Herbs for Oily Skin
Aloe Vera offers many outstanding benefits for your skin. It boosts the overall health of your skin, and can help keep oily skin under control. Apply it topically to your skin whenever you feel the need.
Burdock root, chamomile, horsetail, oat straw and thyme are excellent at both nurturing your skin and eliminating the amount of oils it produces.
Lavender is known for its ability to keep natural skin oils in check. Try misting often with lavender water or Hydra-Tone™.
Witch hazel is very effective at absorbing oil from the skin. Witch hazel is a natural astringent that has oil absorbing qualities. It also is beneficial for preventing acne.
Cucumber juice is a favorite skin care remedy for many people. You can both drink it and apply it to your face by misting several times a day. It tends to control skin oil production, and is great for the general health of your skin as well.
About the Author
Loretta Lanphier, ND, CN, HHP, CH is a Doctor of Naturopath, Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Health Practitioner and Clinical Herbalist in Houston, TX and Founder / CEO of Oasis Advanced Wellness. Under her leadership, Oasis Advanced Wellness is known and respected as one of the leading companies in providing safe and clean hi-tech natural health and wellness solutions. Because of the need for high-end natural and organic skin care products, Dr. Lanphier has developed Lanique Organics, an all-natural skin-care line which promotes natural health for the skin.