6 Ways to Combat Overly Oily Skin

Let's explore 6 ways to combat overly oily skin. If you've felt overwhelmed by oily skin, this guide will gently lead you to a more balanced and glowing complexion.


What Causes Oily Skin?

Oily skin stems from overactive sebaceous glands–when skin produces excessive sebum, which can quickly lead to blemishes, clogged pores and acne. This can be due to genetics, hormonal changes, incompatible skincare, stress, or diet. 

By understanding these triggers and gently adjusting your skincare and lifestyle, you can help calm things down and find that perfect balance for a happier, clearer complexion.


6 Effective Ways to Combat Overly Oily Skin

Let's explore effective, natural ways to help manage oily skin, including skin care, diet, and lifestyle shifts.

Cleansing Regularly

Wash your face twice a day and after exercising

Cleansing twice a day and after exercising is essential for removing excess oil and impurities, vital for keeping your skin clear. Yet, it’s equally important to honor your skin's natural balance–the goal of cleansing is not for the skin to be completely oil free. Over-cleansing can strip it of essential moisture and disrupt the moisture barrier, so choose a gentle cleanser to wash your face, which will leave skin refreshed, not depleted.

That’s where Purifying Cleansing Gel comes in—this formula perfectly supports oily or active skin types. Infused with energizing Spearmint and nutrient-rich Alfalfa Leaf, it cleanses deeply yet gently, leaving skin feeling refreshed and balanced, not tight or dry. 

Cleansing with Purifying Cleansing Gel and warm water helps maintain the perfect harmony and balanced sebum production your skin needs to stay healthy and clear.

Avoid Harsh Products

When you're dealing with an excessive amount of oil, it might feel right to reach for strong products that promise immediate results. However, it's important to step back from harsh treatments in the spirit of nurturing and allowing our skin to find its natural balance.

Strong skincare products, particularly those with salicylic acid, can strip away not just the unwanted oil but also the essential oils that protect and hydrate your skin. 

This often leads skin to overcompensate by producing even more oil, which isn't what we want. Think of it as helping your skin to help itself by using gentler, more natural products that cleanse and care without aggression that irritates your skin.

Moisturizing Regularly and Choose Mineral Sunscreen 

Oily skin can often cry out for hydration—it's actually trying to compensate for dehydration by producing more oil. Regular moisturizing is key because it helps balance your skin’s natural oils and hydrate it properly.

Luminous Morning Crème is a perfect match for oily skin. It’s lightweight yet hydrating and brimming with the benefits of Neroli and Sweet Orange to brighten your skin and lift your spirits. It’s ideal for delivering oily or combination skin the moisture it needs without feeling heavy. 

Mineral options are a good choice when you wear sunscreen as they won’t clog pores. Ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide sit on the skin's surface to reflect UV rays, maintaining the skin’s natural balance and minimizing the risk of breakouts and irritation.

Making Dietary Changes

Diet can significantly affect how our skin behaves, including excess oil production. Incorporating foods that help balance the body’s natural oils can benefit the holistic approach to managing oily skin. A balanced diet supports your overall health and helps your skin find its natural balance.

Focusing on a diet rich in whole foods and reducing sugar and processed foods can help regulate your body's oil production. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon, flaxseeds, and walnuts, are great for managing inflammation and maintaining healthy skin. Additionally, staying hydrated with plenty of water and including hydrating foods like cucumbers and watermelon in your diet can also support skin health.

Zinc is another nutrient known to help control oil production and can be found in foods like pumpkin seeds, and cashews Vitamin A and dietary fiber from colorful fruits and vegetables can also aid in normalizing skin functions and are essential for overall skin health.

Reducing Stress

Stress and oily skin are absolutely linked. When stressed, our bodies produce more cortisol, which in turn can lead the skin to produce more oil, increasing the chance of breakouts and blemishes. So, managing stress is one of the keys to controlling shine.

Meditation, yoga, or simply taking a few deep breaths can make a big difference. They lower cortisol levels, helping calm your skin. Pair these practices with a good night’s sleep and some joyful exercise to nurture your mind and body.

Let’s not forget about the soothing power of plants. Using skincare with calming ingredients like Lavender, Chamomile, and Neroli can also help. Lavender encourages relaxation, Chamomile is soothing, and Neroli lifts the spirits. It’s all about creating that inner calm, which can definitely reflect in clearer, less oily skin.

Regular Face Masks 

Gentle face masks can help manage and bring balance to oily skin while helping to remove dead skin cells clear clogged pores.

Micro-exfoliating Epi Peel contains mineral-rich clay, a fantastic ingredient for oily skin because it absorbs excess oil and impurities that can clog pores. It provides a deep cleanse that helps prevent the build-up that leads to breakouts. It also incorporates Far West Native Spearmint and Moroccan Rosemary, which are refreshing and have natural astringent properties. These help tone the skin and refine pores, which is important for managing oil levels and improving skin texture.

With this formula, plant remedies come together beautifully to gently resurface your skin, sweeping away dead skin cells and lifting away dullness, revealing a brighter, smoother complexion that's less prone to oiliness. By incorporating this exfoliating mask into your regular skincare routine, you’ll help maintain a balanced, rejuvenated, and beautifully clear complexion.

Embrace these holistic tips to harmonize your skin’s natural oils and enjoy a beautifully balanced and radiant complexion.

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