Oily skin has excess secretory activity of the sebaceous glands.
It can be seen with the naked eye:
- Oily shine.
- Thickened mid-facial area: diffuse and perifollicular hyperkeratosis. The pore is more appreciated.
- Soft and creamy touch.
- It usually does not present redness, peeling or any unsightly appearance.
Having oily skin has some benefits thanks to the additional protection of the superficial hydro-lipid film.
Its sweat secretion is usually abundant, as well as fatty secretion, which causes the external phase of said emulsion to be oily.
- Great defensive and recovery capacity.
- It usually pigments well, without risk of burning.
- It tolerates soaps well when it is young.
- It is not visibly affected by temperature changes.
- They wrinkle less.
But, did you know that oily skin can also be dehydrated?
You can observe it if it lacks hydration, if your oily skin is dull, withered. It peels in areas, especially the cheek, and tends to become red and irritated.
Seborrheic dermatitis may occur.
This type of dehydrated oily skin (lacks hydration) is characterized by:
- Have low defenses
- They do not tolerate soaps and peel easily
- They pigment well in the sun, but if they are irritable they tend to become congested.
- Temperature changes affect it.
- They do not tolerate occlusive cosmetics.
The cause is that the fats of this type of oily skin variant suffer an alteration in the amount of hydrophilic fats, so that the water from the sweat is rejected and the natural emulsion of the skin falls apart or forms imperfectly.
The evaporation of sweat and perspiration water occurs with more intensity and therefore the skin becomes dehydrated.
Of course external and internal causes can activate and accelerate the process.
Oily skin can also be asphyxiating. What does this mean?
- The hydro-lipid emulsion is not well defined, it is oily and dry.
- Comedones appear in the fatty part (side areas of the face).
- The skin has a somewhat thicker appearance due to diffuse hypertrophy of the stratum corneum.
- Greasy shine in seborrheic areas, and a matte and withered appearance in the lateral areas of the face (cheeks).
- Pale appearance with fat cysts and comedones.
- It tends to pigment in the sun.
- They do not tolerate all products, they are easily irritated by astringent products (soaps).
In the lateral areas of the face, the natural hydro-lipid emulsion does not form well, therefore it leaves the skin unprotected and tends to dehydrate. The skin is left defenseless and irritated, forming pimples whose origin is a comedone of cysted fat in the follicular neck.
What routines does oily skin need?
The most important thing is good hygiene, cleaning with the right product.
We must keep the pH and microbiota in balance, to prevent infections.
We must regulate sebum secretion.
Moisturize the stratum corneum with non-greasy emulsions that do not occlude the pore.
Routine with Gemma's Dream:
- Cleansing Micellar gel with aloe vera and hyaluronic acid, can be rinsed with water, morning and night.
Mornings: Restore look Serum global effect , face and eye contour, non-greasy touch, absorbs very quickly, hydrates the skin and protects it. It also corrects expression lines, dark circles and bags.
All in one.
Glicolpeel Dtox performs a deep peeling, detox, and regulates sebaceous secretion.
To enhance rejuvenation, then apply Revital Premium , it activates collagen from the dermis, softens spots and wrinkles and activates firmness.