Natalia Olmo, expert in natural cosmetics and founder of Maminat, explains all the important points when it comes to treating oily skin correctly, following a series of specific cares that improve the appearance of the skin and control excess sebum.
Knowing the skin type of each one is essential to be able to offer you the treatments and care you need. If not, it is possible that, even if we believe that we are doing everything right, an inadequate treatment not only does not reduce the problem to be treated, but also intensifies it. In this sense, one of the types of skin that brings the most headaches to both men and women who suffer from it is oily skin.
Excess sebum in oily skin can occur due to a wide variety of factors: an inadequate diet based on the consumption of saturated fat, genetic or hereditary causes, hormonal disorders, stress states, anxiety, obesity … All of them lead to on oily skin, easily recognizable to the naked eye due to the porous and shiny appearance of the skin.
Oily skin occurs especially in adolescents or young people under 30 years of age (at least with greater intensity), since it is during these years when the human body experiences more changes at the hormonal level, which causes the skin to suffer showing skin changes typical of oily skin. However, if we do not take proper care of the skin during this period, it is very likely that the excess oil will remain for much longer. Although it is true that, over the years, excess sebum normalizes and finally concentrates in the T zone of the face – forehead, nose and chin – so that it is easier to control.
In addition to cleansing, oily skin needs hydration. It is essential that we use creams for oily skin that will help us control shine, blur pores and avoid pimples. “Do not confuse sebum or fat with hydration of the skin. Oily skin that is well hydrated is usually precious “, says Natalia Olmo,” Oily skin must be hydrated with specific products for this type of dermis, “she points out.
What happens when the skin is not properly hydrated? Well, to compensate for the lack of water, it produces more fat. When the skin is well hydrated, a protective layer is formed against external aggressions such as sun, wind, cold or pollution, thus reducing the need to produce more sebum to fulfill the important protective function.
In Olmo’s words, the ideal skin care routine, whether it is oily or not, is the following. “Sleep well, eliminate stress, drink plenty of water and, when we have accomplished all that, use good hydration in the morning, nutrition at night and cleanse our face daily to avoid impurities, dirt that accumulates due to pollution and remove makeup in case we have used it ”.
Natalia recommends the use of moisturizers with vegetable oils. If a product is made up of oils, in the collective imagination, the idea of a greasy texture or a shiny face immediately appears, however, there are non-comedogenic or occlusive vegetable oils that are perfect for maintaining the hydrolipidic balance of the skin. “Natural vegetable oils, those used in organic cosmetics, are extracted without altering the natural composition of the fruit or its properties,” explains Natalia. “Although we are talking about oils, their texture does not leave us unctuous or oily skin, but on the contrary, they have a myriad of nutritional functions and regulate the production of sebum”.
It should be noted that all the oils that Maminat uses “have nourishing, protective, softening and regenerating properties for the skin and include numerous vitamins (A, D, E, F, K) and fatty acids, which penetrate very well into the dermis, the they nourish and protect, ”says Natalia.
Hydration is essential for any type of skin, but especially when it comes to oily skin. Maminat’s moisturizing face cream for oily skin, hydrates, soothes, helps control excess sebum and visibly reduces dryness and redness. It contains aloe vera, which is used to reduce inflammation, scars and the signs of acne and has very moisturizing effects on the skin; vitamin E, a powerful natural antioxidant; and sesame, castor, olive and sweet almond oils, with regenerative, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.