Are you fed up of having a shiny face in photographs and sick of your make-up being smear by the end of the day? Whilst we need oil in our skin to keep it healthy and moistures, too much of it is a very common complaint and one that can be really tricky to deal with.
Oily skin is largely hereditary but can also be the result of hormone levels, which is why teenagers often have acne. This is also the reason that women tend to have oilier skin during some parts of their menstrual cycle, while they’re pregnant and when they’re experiencing menopause to start.
Don’t despair however, you can work around oily skin and by making lifestyle and product changes with Dermalogica, you can keep your complexion clean and clear and your confidence high.
Dermalogica Precleanse is the professional’s deep cleansing weapon. Although it is suitable for all skin types, it helps achieve ultra clean, healthy skin which is exactly what oily skin often needs to be. This plant-based cleansing oil, which contains olive and kukui oils, melts away excess sebum, sunscreen, waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual skin products. Rice bran and vitamin E oils offer a deep cleansing ideal for even the most oily skin conditions.
The Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser provides gentle but deep-cleansing for oily, congested skin. This skin-perfecting formula combines water-soluble kaolin and green clays with purifying extracts of sambucus, ivy and lemon to help remove excess oils and refine the skin’s texture. Calming cucumber and healing sage soothe irritation, and refreshing menthol revitalises even the most aggravated skin.
Dermalogica Active Moist is a lightweight, oil-free lotion for daily moisture protection to actively combat surface dehydration. This sheer, easy-to-apply formula contains silk amino acids and a unique combination of plant extracts to help smooth and improve the skin’s texture. Natural botanical astringents of lemon, watercress, burdock and ivy help refine the skin while soothing extracts of lavender, mallow and cucumber provide deep hydration.
Apply the Active Moist lotion over the face and throat area when damp, using light, upward strokes and then follow with the Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner. This is a very light toner with moisture-binding ingredients that help condition and prepare the skin for proper moisture absorption. Lavender extract, which is a natural antiseptic, soothes and purifies the skin, whilst balm mint and aloe vera cools and softens it. Extracts of arnica and cucumber, natural skin fresheners, help condition skin and leave it feeling fresh.
Even if you have oily skin, you need to look after that delicate eye area. Dermalogica Total Eye Care is a tinted eye cream that is designed to re-texturise, protect and refresh the eye area during the day with the added benefit of SPF15. Suitable for all skin conditions this technically-advanced cream contains alpha hydroxy acids that smooth the skin and plant extracts that re-texturise the it and help reduce puffiness and fine lines.
Once or two a week, use the Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub as it is the perfect skincare routine addition for oily skin. This skin-polishing scrub exfoliant is packed full of natural grains that leave the skin feeling smooth and healthy. Fine corn cob meal gently removes dull surface debris, allowing so that moisturisers and other products can be absorbed but without clogging. Comforting botanical extracts of mallow, ivy and cucumber plus soothing aloe vera help to prevent over-stimulation of the skin.
Good luck, we think that you will love these products and your skin will too.