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THE SKIN JOURNAL

We want to help you understand your skin, so that you know what’s going on with it, what to put on it, and how to care for it. Sciency stuff that answers so many of your skin questions, written in a clear and simple way. Penned by our founder, Ee Ting Ng.



Focus & Fixes - Oiliness

10 January, 2018

Focus & Fixes - Oiliness

Away from dehydration and dryness, today we discuss oiliness.


Why am I so shiny?

Oily is a skin type. Your skin produces a lot of sebum, translating to shine all over your face.

Although certain products can encourage or minimise shine, there's nothing you can apply to change your natural amount of oil secretion.


Daily routine focus

Cleanse


Moisturise

Moisturisation might be the last thing on your mind, but you still need one to maintain your skin's water content.

  • Humectants
  • Pick moisturisers low in oil content, but high in humectants, (e.g. glycerin, propanediol, amino acids, sodium hyaluronate) which draw water to the skin.

  • Light-textured
  • Light products do not contribute to any greasy feeling nor occlude skin, which is important as oily individuals are prone to congestion and blemishes.


Other tips

A light layer of powder containing silica or kaolin after your last skin care step helps with shine control and makeup longevity.


Oiliness might be a pain, but having abundant sebum also means aging well as fine lines and wrinkles get to you later. So embrace the shine, or some say, dewiness!