How to manage oily skin in summer.
Summer: the word alone awakens the expectation of sun-kissed skin with a delicately tanned complexion and irresistible shimmer. However, the reality is often different and the skin appears more greasy and shiny than delicately shimmering. Luckily, there are many ways to keep your skin looking and looking oil-free during the hot months.
Oily skin is a common skin problem as soon as temperatures break the 20 degree mark. High temperatures and humidity can cause the sebaceous glands to go into overdrive and produce more oil - the result is an oily complexion with excessive shine. However, you don't have to give up on your dream of delicate, shimmering summer skin straight away, because with the right skin care you can get the annoying greasy shine under control.
FIGHT THE FAT WITH MOISTURE
It may sound strange, but moisture is one of the best oil killers for skin. Since the sebaceous glands often produce increased sebum as a direct response to dryness, it is extremely important to provide the skin with constant and sufficient moisture.
However, in summer you should avoid textures that are too heavy. Instead of a conventional day cream, for example, a light gel formulation is recommended. The night cream can be replaced with a lotion or fluid. Facial serums are particularly suitable for skin care in summer. These highly concentrated formulations provide the skin with intensive moisture and other valuable ingredients, but due to their oil-free texture they are not heavy on the skin and cannot clog the pores.
CLEAN AND EXfoliate INTELLIGENTLY
Even if your skin feels overly oily in the summer, you shouldn't give in to the urge to over-cleanse or exfoliate your skin. This dries out the skin and stimulates it to produce even more sebum. Cleansing twice a day and exfoliating two to three times a week is sufficient. Cleansers containing salicylic acid or glycolic acid are ideal for removing oil from pores. Keep skin fresh and radiant with a light chemical peel, looking for ingredients containing alpha hydroxy acid and sulfur.
DON'T FORGET SUN PROTECTION
Sunscreen doesn't seem particularly attractive when your skin already feels very oily. But here too, there are now oil-free, non-comedogenic products that have been specifically formulated to meet the requirements of facial formulas. Gel and powder sunscreens, especially those with denatured alcohol or oil-absorbing zinc, are ideal for keeping skin matte. The best protection against UVA and UVB rays is provided by broad spectrum sun protection.