As the seasons change and spring turns to summer, you may find yourself asking, “Why is my face so oily?” With warmer weather comes increased humidity, which can wreak havoc on your fresh and radiant springtime complexion. When your dewy skin starts to slide into a midday oil slick, it may be time to switch up your skin care routine.
However, if afternoon shine has you reaching for oil-free skin care, think twice. As the saying goes, “like attracts like” and using a gentle, oil-based cleanser is the trick to transforming an oily complexion.
Here’s how you can use Eminence Organics Stone Crop Cleansing Oil to fight oily summer skin:
SKIN TYPES: OILY SKIN
Not sure if you’re suffering from an oily complexion? Try the Eminence Organics 3-step test to reveal your skin type:
Step 1: Clean & Wait
Clean your face with your favourite Eminence Organics cleanser and do not apply product for at least an hour.
Step 2: Blot
Take a clean piece of tissue (or an Eminence Organics Green Tea & Hemp Blotting Tissue) and gently dab your T-Zone.
Step 3: How To Tell Your Skin Type
If your skin feels comfortable (not tight), but there is residue on the tissue, your skin is probably on the oilier side.
WHY IS MY FACE SO OILY?
Oily skin is caused by an overproduction of sebum, triggered by a number of factors including genetics, hormones, the environment and climate changes. During hot summer months, heat and humidity can lead to an increase in oil production, leaving you with a glistening complexion. Due to its concentration of sebaceous glands, the T-Zone is often the greasiest, giving your chin, cheeks and forehead a shiny, oily sheen.
HOW TO CLEAR OILY SKIN
One of the best ways to get rid of oily skin is to incorporate a cleansing oil into your skin care routine. While common misconception dictates that oil-based ingredients will aggravate problem skin and promote oil production, skin care infused with healthy, good-for-your-skin oils can actually help improve the look of an oily complexion.
Eminence Organics light and luxurious Stone Crop Cleansing Oil is infused with moisturising oils like organic sunflower and jojoba, which gently soften and dissolve dirt, sebum and surface impurities. Upon rinsing, these oils - now bound to the gunk and grime that has collected on your skin’s surface - wash away, revealing a perfectly cleansed complexion and leaving your moisture barrier intact. The result: soft, smooth and never-greasy skin.