How To Bring Balance to Oily Skin

Pampered SkinMoisturizing oily skin types may sound like a bit of an oxymoron. If your glands produce plenty of natural oils than what is the benefit of using a moisturizer? Won’t this cause even more shine and possible breakouts?

Our panel of experts have stressed to us the importance of being gentle with our oily skin. Harsh, thick products may even be the culprit to our oily issues. Learn how to bring balance to your skin by including the following skin treatments into your daily routine:

Is Your Skin Truly Oily?

Women who have oily skin at the age of 35+ may be using a facial cleanser that is too harsh. It is your bodies natural defense, to produce more oil, when too much is being removed with a cleanser. Moisturizer should always be used as it is an additional barrier between skin and the elements. There are moisturizers that help to control oil production, but making certain that skin is not being over-cleansed should be the first step in trying to get oil production back to normal. Especially true for mature skin.

Becky Sturm, CEO/Founder/Beauty Professional, StormSister Spatique & 3waybeauty

Moisturize to Maintain Balance

Maintaining the balance of our skin’s natural sebum is the key to keeping it beautiful, regardless of “skin type.” Our skin’s own natural sebum, a waxy oil much like Jojoba, is the perfect moisturizer for the skin. However, in a toxic environment, the sebaceous glands can begin to over- or under- produce sebum, leaving skin too dry or too oily.

This results in the need for the perfect moisturizer to help bring the skin back into balance. For Oily Skin, one needs to look for pure, plant-based moisturizers that are light and gentle. Moisturizers for Oily Skin should include light Seed Oils along with Organic Pure Aloe Vera Gel and Organic Herb Extracts and Waters for calming the skin and providing the perfect blend of nourishment to bring it back into balance.

Some Oils to look for in a Moisturizer for Oily Skin are:

  • Marula Oil
  • Organic Jojoba
  • Abyssinian Oil
  • Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • Safflower Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil

Herb extracts that help to calm the skin and inhibit excess oil production are:

  • Red Clover
  • Witch Hazel
  • Licorice Root
  • Burdock
  • Calendula

Finally, remember to completely massage your light moisturizer into the skin so the ingredients can work with the living cells to achieve balance, leaving your skin glowing with health.

KayDel Shelton, Owner/Founder, The Myrtle Leaf 

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