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The Best Skincare Routine for Oily Complexions

Follow these steps to keep shine at bay all day (and night) long.

If you’ve ever looked in the mirror only to see a shiny face staring back at you, you’re not alone—so many women and men struggle with oily skin. Luckily, there are plenty of expert-approved ways to care for this specific skin type. With that in mind, we tapped a few of the industry’s leading dermatologists to determine, once and for all, the best skincare routine for oily skin.

woman applying face mask

First, understand what constitutes an oily skin type.

It’s important to first understand what oily skin is. People have active or even over active oil glands (sebaceous glands). This production may cause you feel greasy or not having makeup stay on. The highest areas of oil production are in the T-zone, which is the forehead, chin, and…nose!

Understand that you need oil.

The thing about balanced oil glands is that they’re beneficial to the health and appearance of the skin. In addition to hydrating your complexion, oil production actually helps to remove dead skin cells and other irritants by pushing them out of the pores. However, when they are overactive, the pores expand and they experience a back-up of dead cells and sludge sticking to the walls of the pore, which is too heavy to be secreted.

Asses your skin.

If you’re still reading this, there’s a good chance that you know you have oily skin—or have a feeling that you might. If you see large, dilated pores, your skin is most likely oily. Another good trick is to wash your face and pat it dry, then assess your skin five to 10 minutes later without having applied any products. If your skin feels tight all over and you see flaking, your skin is dry. If it is perfectly comfortable, it is likely oily. The silver lining? Dermatologists claim research and real-life evidence show that people with oilier skin tend to develop fewer wrinkles over time, compared to those with complexions on the drier side.

Bookmark these ingredients.

The trick to managing oily skin is to know which ingredients combat shine—and which to avoid entirely. Exfoliating ingredients—think alpha hydroxy acids, like glycolic acid and lactic acid, and beta hydroxy acids, such as salicylic acid—work wonders to break up dead skin cells and built-up sebum, effectively cleansing pores to the core. Due to salicylic acid’s oil-loving properties, it penetrates oil glands more readily than alpha hydroxy acids. For those with more sensitive skin, micronized formulations of salicylic acid are equally as effective but less irritating.

In addition to exfoliating acids, embrace hydrating hyaluronic acid (it will help balance your skin’s oil production without clogging pores), oil-reducing niacinamide, and oil-absorbing clay, as well. And don’t forget about retinol. Among many other skincare benefits, retinol is the anti-aging holy grail in part because it builds collagen. Beyond helping to restore plump, more youthful-looking skin with fewer fine lines, retinol firms the skin and inadvertently tightens pores, resulting in less oil production and emission.”

As for the ingredients to steer clear of? Stay away from heavy oils that contain saturated fats, like avocado, coconut, and olive, as they tend to clog pores and may lead to breakouts and even more oil production. Also a good idea to nix alcohol from your routine because, although it’s marketed to remove excess oil, it actually dries out skin and prompts even more oil production.

Develop a routine—beginning with a workhorse cleanser.

Getting oily skin under control starts with an oil-free, non-comedogenic cleanser. More specifically, look for one formulated with exfoliating salicylic acid or, if your skin is on the more reactive side, glycolic acid (which is gentler). The Sorella Orange You Jelly Cleanser or Environ Sebu Cleanser would be your go to. This type of cleanser will help unclog pores while working to balance oil production. If your skin is easily irritated, you may need to slowly work an exfoliating cleanser into your routine, substituting it with a gentle cleanser every other day.

Treat your skin with an antioxidant-rich serum.

Antioxidants (like THD vitamin C) are a must because they not only repair damage caused by the sun, but they also minimize the hyperpigmentation that acne (which often accompanies oily skin) leaves behind; they’re best absorbed in serum form. What’s more, they can help diminish sebum production if used regularly. Scoop up Sorella’s Pomegranate Acai Antioxidant Serum ($64) if you’re looking to work this active into your regimen. As for an antioxidant to avoid entirely? Vitamin E as it can cause breakouts for those with oily skin.

Apply moisturizer.

You don’t want to encourage the greasy nature of your skin, so opt for a light, oil-free moisturizer, like Environ’s Hydroxy Acid Sebu-Lac Lotion ($46). Avoid heavy creams and, as with cleansers, look for products that are non-comedogenic and oil-free. Also recommend looking for moisturizers that contain hyaluronic acid to mitigate any dehydration from potent actives, which can trigger excess oil production.

Finish with SPF during the day and retinol at night.

No matter the weather—and regardless of whether or not you are headed outdoors—it’s important to establish the habit of applying an SPF of 30 or higher each and every day. We recommend physical sunscreens, meaning those containing minerals like titanium and zinc, over chemical sunscreens, as they tend to be less irritating and are less likely to induce acne. Look for oil-free and non-comedogenic formulations, like Sorella’s Tropical Topical Matte SPF 30 ($46). At night, swap SPF for retinol or a retinoid and keep the rest of your routine the same.

Incorporate an exfoliant twice a week.

We recommend incorporating hydroxy acids in a more concentrated form twice weekly. Remember, over-exfoliating is not the key.

Don’t forget to mask.

Adding in a clay mask once weekly also helps to decongest pores and reduce acne.

5 Ways to Reduce Cellulite Naturally

Cellulite is known to be one of the top beauty problems among not only adult but younger women as well.

We’ve created a list of the best natural ways to reduce it and make it less visible. Combine or choose those that best suit your needs.

1. Keep Active

As we lead mostly a sedentary life, those who aren’t moving most of the day, have no chance of escaping a cellulite problem. To fix this, include long-distance walks, fitness, and physical activities into your daily routine.

2. Wear comfortable natural fabric

Restrictive and tight clothing or underwear can reduce your blood circulation. As a result, you’ve a high chance of cellulite appearing. Instead, get into the habit of choosing relaxed, fitted clothing and natural fabric materials.

3. Eat a healthy food

Staying hydrated, eating a well balanced, plant-based diet won’t get rid of the cellulite problem, but will reduce the risk of getting even more by keeping your weight at a healthy level.

4. Drink more green tea

Green tea is known to have antioxidant properties that promote fat burning in our body. To get this amazing effect, try choosing a cup of green tea over a cup of coffee.

5. Get a massage

Actually, this point is the most enjoyable because you can combine the useful with the pleasant. While promoting deep relaxation and muscle tension reduction, it increases circulation and helps to break. You can also do Lymphatic Drainage to remove the toxins in your body.

The True Meaning Behind Your Pimples

Your acne and pimples can give you a lot of precious clues about your health. Sometimes it signals serious changes your organism is undergoing right now. To discover the true meaning of your pimples, you need to know how to read them.

Forehead
If you spot pimples on your forehead, be sure that your digestive system is trying to tell you something. In most cases, this indicates that you are definitely not okay with certain products.

Reconsider your diet and foods that may cause hard times for your health. Drink more water, eat green veggies, and get a quality night’s sleep.

Chin
Your hormones are awake! In other words, your period is coming. To make them a little bit less obvious (or even to avoid a pimple attack), try to pay extra attention to skincare routine during those pre-period days. (We have a great solution for you to spot treat by Environ skincare) 

Between Eyebrows
If you consumed too much alcohol or ate a juicy burger, brace yourself for unpleasant guests between eyebrows.

You just need a little detox. Get your diet in order and avoid unhealthy fast foods like fries, nuggets, etc.

Cheeks
Pimples located on your cheeks tell you to cut down on sugars. If you can’t do without the sweets, do it step by step or try to replace them with fresh or dried fruits. Sugars are bad not only for your skin. They affect almost every system in your body. Increased amounts of sugars can lead to heart disease and diabetes too.

Here our top recommendations for Acne Related Skincare

Maskne (Mask Acne)

            Since the enforcement of masks has started, “maskne” mask acne, has been a huge problem in the skincare industry. Rubbing can cause irritation or chafing which creates a type of rug burn as found especially on the bridge of the nose and behind ears where elastic bands may be. Sometimes the material of the mask can absorb natural oils, his will leave the skin dry and sensitive. Residue from laundry detergent can get stuck in the fabric and cause irritation. If you have rosacea or psoriasis, this can cause a flare up. Occlusion from a mask can also cause acne. Your breath gets trapped beneath the mask, creating a warm and moist environment. Besides regular acne, occlusion can also lead to folliculitis which is when bacteria or yeast infect hair follicles.

            It can be tricky trying to find the right mask that allows you to breath without triggering maskne. The best choice for homemade is tightly woven 100% cotton. It is effective and gentle on the skin. Before putting on your mask, wash your face and apply a good moisturizer. Skip makeup. You don’t need it; your mask will be covering. Of course, only wear clean masks and stay away from fragranced detergents. If you are using surgical masks, do not reuse them. This is a good time to avoid harsh medicated products like retinol or benzoyl peroxide.

            The bottom line is, because of the coronavirus pandemic, we might be wearing masks for a long time. The right skin care routine can help lessen the mask related skin concerns and breakouts.

Which lash type is right for you?

We offer different types of lashes here at Joanna Young Skin; today I’ll help you determine which lash type is right for you; classic, hybrid, or volume lashes.

 

Classic lashes are applied to one natural lash and have a more uniform look about them. These lashes will enhance your look but will still appear natural.

Volume lashes are multiple extensions are made into a fan and applied to one natural lash. Volume lashes are very thin, and light so multiple lashes can be put onto one singular natural lash and create a glamorous, fluffy effect.

Hybrid lashes are a mix of classic and volume lashes. These lashes are sometimes called the Kim K lashes and give you the best of both worlds.

 

How should you determine which style is best for you?

Classic lashes are good for those who have a good number of natural lashes, have few gaps in the lash line, and are trying to achieve a more natural look.

Volume lashes are good for those who are looking for a fuller, darker, bolder look. All sets are custom to your liking and eye shape. I work attentively to ensure you get exactly what you are looking for.

Hybrid lashes are good for those who have fine natural lashes, slight gaps in the lash line, and wanting a fuller look that still appears natural.

 

Some things to know before your lash appointment:

·     Do not use waterproof mascara 3 days prior to your appointment

·     Arrive with a freshly clean face and lashes

·     Avoid using oil-based products around and on the eyes prior to arriving

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