The Simple Solution for Oily Skin
What Causes Oily Skin?
I had such oily skin for much of my life, I was even known as the "shiny girl" to people that didn't know my name during my teens. The reason why many people live with oily skin is that people think, understandably, that oil causes oil. But, here's the truth - this is not how skin works. It may seem counterintuitive, but lack of oil causes oily skin. What?!
Yes - The most common cause for excess oil secretion is a lack of hydration in and around the skin cells underneath the skin’s surface. When this is the case, the skin’s sebaceous glands try to correct the imbalance or lack of moisture by producing more oil, which makes oily skin even oilier. Typically, this is treated with drying agents that may produce a very temporary effect of having less oil on the skin’s surface (like minutes or maybe hours at most). But, stripping the skin of its natural oils actually causes a serious skin imbalance. Skin is severely thirsty, lacking it's natural oils that it needs to function normally and be healthy, so the body responds by secreted more and more oil through the sebaceous glands to try to once again create healthy balanced skin. But, as long as skin is stripped of excess oils, it will perpetually be imbalanced and will be secrete excess oil to compensate.
In my teens and early twenties, I tried every "oily skin" product on the market - products with drying agents that were supposed to create a matte effect on the skin. Yet, my skin was even more oily and was excessively dry at the same time. Finally, I met a wonderful aesthetician in Seattle that told me to moisturize more and to forget oil-free products. I found this advice hard to believe at the time, but I was quickly amazed by the results! Life-changing advice. Ever since, my oily skin disappeared and was replaced by a lovely glow.
Why is no one else sharing the actual cause of oily skin? I've wondered if it's to be able to sell "oily skin" products that only act to cover up symptoms, rather than address the root cause. I'm so glad that I'm able to share how to care for your skin, rather than "fight" against oil. Lovingly nourishing your skin and your body is always the solution for better skin.
Natural Remedies for Oily Skin
The solution for oily skin is to hydrate and moisturize the skin to give the oil-producing glands a message that they no longer have to produce excess oil to compensate for the lack of skin moisture. Use only natural plant oils and creams and lotions made with these oils. Avoid Lanolin, Mineral Oil, Jellies, Petroleum Products, Synthetics, Chemicals, and heavy emulsifiers or fillers, which can clog pores.
Here are the plant oils that will nourish, hydrate, and restore your skin to a healthy balance and thus stop oily skin for good.:
Rosehip Seed Oil
Black Cumin Seed Oil
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Pomegranate Seed Oil
Evening Primrose Seed Oil
Borage Seed Oil
Macadamia Nut Oil
Shea Nut Oil & Shea Butter
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Hemp Seed Oil
Kukui Nut Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Here's to a dewy glow, without the oil slick!