Oily Skin

Does your skin often feel oily at the end of the day? Or does your makeup not hold properly? That sounds like oily skin. How can you best care for oily skin? And which products are suitable for oily skin? We tell you everything you need to know about oily skin.

What is oily skin?

Your skin produces sebum every day. Sebum keeps your skin supple and protects your skin from drying out. Oily skin produces too much sebum. This ensures oily-feeling and glowing skin. If you have oily skin, you often also suffer from impurities such as pimples and blackheads .

What are the characteristics of oily skin?

Are you unsure whether you have oily skin? This is how you recognize oily skin:

  • Your skin glows and feels greasy
  • You regularly suffer from impurities
  • You have visibly coarse pores
  • Your makeup does not adhere well to your skin

What is the cause of oily skin?

Oily skin is caused by an excessive production of sebum. How much sebum your skin produces may be related to:

  • Your age
  • Your gender
  • Your diet
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Heredity

Hormonal fluctuations mainly occur during puberty, your period and menopause . Your hormone balance can also become confused during pregnancy or through the use of contraceptives.

How Do You Clean Oily Skin?

Good cleaning is essential if you have oily skin. Clean your skin in the morning and in the evening with a mild cleansing product, for example the Micro Sito Cleansing Cream . In addition, use an exfoliant weekly to remove dead skin cells and prevent clogged pores.

Can your skin use some extra attention? Then visit the beautician for a facial .

How do you care for oily skin?

A common mistake in caring for oily skin is using harsh products that dry out your skin. Using aggressive products often only works for a short time. Ultimately, this ensures that you only produce more sebum. How to care for oily skin:

  • Use a mattifying day cream with protection factor every day. For example, try the Micro Sito Young Skin Mattifying Day Cream .
  • Use an alcohol-free toner daily before applying your make-up, for example the RoC Perfecting Toner .
  • Use a moisturizing night cream daily, for example the Olaz Total Effects 7-In-1 Hydrating Night Cream .
  • Use a clay mask weekly to remove excess sebum. For example, try the Dr. Van der Hoog Lava Clay Mask .

Tips for oily skin

In addition to proper cleaning and care, the following can help with oily skin:

  • Avoid care products based on alcohol or oil. Alcohol dries out your skin, while oil-based products only make your skin more oily.
  • Do not use washcloths when cleaning your face. The friction activates the production of sebum.
  • Make sure you get enough sleep .
  • Eat healthy and varied. An unhealthy diet can promote oily skin.
  • Try to avoid or reduce stress whenever possible. Relaxation exercises can help you with that.

Which day cream is suitable for oily skin?

Do you think your skin will only get oily with the use of day cream? The opposite is true. Using a moisturizing day cream regulates the production of sebum and helps restore your skin balance. Choose a water-based day cream, for example the Biodermal Oily & Mixed Skin Cream . This cream mattifies, conditions and moisturizes and helps prevent shine.

Which foundation is suitable for oily skin?

Are you looking for a foundation that is suitable for oily skin? Then choose a water-based mattifying foundation. For example, try the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation . This foundation is suitable for normal to oily skin, has a smoothing and mattifying effect and blurs the pores.

Facial Treatment

Maybe you think of a dentist with such a white lounger, or maybe you’ve just never been to a beautician! Are you curious about what happens during a facial treatment? From scrub to face mask, we tell you how to get a well-groomed and radiant face step by step!

What is a facial treatment at a beautician?

A facial is a relaxing beauty treatment that ensures a wonderfully clean face. The beautician cleans, cares for and improves your skin. Some beauticians also call a facial a facial. An extensive facial treatment often consists of the following phases:

  • Skin analysis
  • Facial cleansing
  • Extra beauty treatment, such as plucking eyebrows
  • Facial scrub or exfoliate
  • Steaming face
  • Remove blackheads and barley grains
  • Connective tissue massage of your face, neck and décolleté
  • Facial mask
  • Skincare
  • Skin analysis
  • Every skin has different needs. To determine which facial treatment suits you, the beautician asks you:

Your problem areas, such as your forehead, nose, or cheeks:

  • Physical complaints
  • Medication use

Skin conditions such as rosacea, couperose, eczema or acne:

  • Your work and lifestyle
  • Expectations and wishes

Based on your skin analysis, the beautician advises the right products and facial treatment.

Facial cleansing

The first thing a beautician does is of course clean your skin! During a facial wash , all make-up remnants and dust from the day are removed from your face with a cotton pad and cleanser. Extra nice: after cleaning you get a warm towel draped over your face! This wipes the last few cleansers off your face and makes you relax.

Plucking eyebrows

Now that your face is completely fresh and clean, the beautician can perform an additional treatment, such as plucking your eyebrows and dyeing your eyelashes. Do you suffer from stubborn hairs on your chin or upper lip? These can also be removed at your request!

Facial scrub or exfoliate?

Then it is time for a good depth cleaning! During this phase of your beauty treatment you will get a facial scrub or your skin will be exfoliated. Now of course you wonder: what is the difference between the two? A facial scrub contains coarse granules that scour or exfoliate dead skin cells from your skin. An exfoliant contains refined grains and a chemical, such as fruit acid or salicylic acid. These are naturally exfoliating ingredients, which are ingredients that remove the top layer of dead skin cells and cleanse deep into the pores. The result: young and new skin cells and a fresh and even glow!

Steaming face

When your skin is fresh and clean, it’s time to steam your face! The beautician puts a steam device on your face for ten to twenty minutes that blows a fine mist of steam onto your skin. The hot steam opens your pores and softens your skin, making it easier to remove blackheads and barley kernels, or milia. Often times, your practitioner will add herbs or essential oils that will relax your skin and give you that ultimate sense of wellness!

Remove blackheads and barley grains

Now comes a less pleasant part of your beauty treatment. When your skin is pre-softened and your pores are open, the beautician can remove blackheads and tackle any barley grains. Using a comedone spoon  or simply with two tissues, your practitioner will empty your clogged pores. For the removal of barley grains or other impurities that are more difficult to express, the beautician can also use a small, sterile needle. Less fine, but after that your skin is nice and pure and healthy!

Connective tissue massage face, neck

Depending on the treatment you have chosen, the beautician can also give a connective tissue massage to your face, neck and décolleté. The special, deep massage techniques of a connective tissue massage stimulate the blood circulation of your skin, improve your skin structure and ensure that care products are better absorbed. For such a facial massage, the beautician can use a nourishing skin serum , or a soothing skin oil of, for example, chamomile, avocado or lavender. A connective tissue massage is also closed with a warm cloth on your face. Hmmm, heavenly!

Facial mask

Take a good lie, because it is not done with the relaxation yet! It’s time for a wonderful face mask. A face mask contains active substances that are tailored to the needs of your skin type. For example, it can consist of a cream, but also of clay, algae or even mud! It often works deeply cleansing, moisturizing and caring. Such a face mask gives your skin a big boost!

Apply skin care

The last part of your facial treatment is of course the skin care. When the beautician has removed all leftovers of the mask from your face, you are ready for the final care. Depending on the treatment you have chosen, you will first receive a serum that suits your skin type. After that, a skincare is applied, such as a day cream or a night cream .