Oily, shiny skin is the single most common skincare complaint in men, and with the completely matte ‘shine-free face’ trend at an all time high, products to tackle oil production have never been so in demand.
Why does skin become shiny?
In short, it’s most likely to be your skin type, but there are steps you can take to try to reduce it. Diet is a big player, as is dehydration. Here’s a few reason why your skin maybe shiny and what you can do to help to reduce this:
Your skin is dehydrated.
Sounds crazy, right? But if your skin is dehydrated it overcompensates by producing more sebum (oil) to lubricate the surface of the skin. To combat this, make sure you’re drinking enough water throughout the day and steer clear of caffeinated drinks.
Your acid mantle in being interrupted.
Acid mantle? What the…? Ok, your acid mantle is the general, balanced state of your skin, the skin natural moisturising factors, if you like. If you disrupt this by using products which are too harsh and start to strip the skin of sebum, your skin will fight back and start to produce more oil, this then makes the skin more shiny. To prevent this from happening, use a face wash which leaves the skin hydrated and your natural moisture right where it should be.
5 tools that will help you to keep your face shine-free
The Face Wash - Germaine de Cappuccini Purexpert Purifying Mattifying Foam
When to use it: Where possible, try to wash your face morning and night, however if your short for time and can only use it once daily, use it at night time to clear the day’s grime.
Why is works: Purexpert is Germaine de Capuccini’s collection for oily skin. This midday foaming cleanser uses Willow Bark Extract to magnify the skin and Glycerin to restore hydration. Glycerin is a humactent which means it draws moisture into the skin. The result? Completely clean skin which doesn’t need to produce oil to rehydrate itself.
The Mask - Biretix Mask
When to use: 2-3 times weekly.
Why is works: This clay-based face mask was originally developed to tackle acne, but with acne comes oil, so Biretix Mask also works a treat at fighting shiny skin. Kaolin Clay absorbs excess shine from the skin and also draws impurities from within the pores. This formula also features Rice Bran Oil which naturally helps to reduce sebum build-up and keep the face shine-free.
The Moisturiser - Baxter of California Oil Free Moisturiser
When to use: Daily after cleaning the face, preferably twice daily morning and night.
Why it works: If you skin is already over producing oil we don’t want to offer it any more. An oil-free moisturiser will help to increase hydration while fighting back against shine. Baxter of California’s Oil-Free Moisturiser includes green tea extract which stimulates microcirculation and improves the overall health and wellbeing of the skin.
When the shine attack strikes, here’s what you need to put up a fight
Don’t mistake this for a daily moisturiser as you use this is a completely different way. When your skin starts to appear shiny. simply ‘pat’ Instant Fix Oil Control on the shiny areas of the skin and it will install absorb the excess oil.
This is a translucent powder which comes in 2 variations; light, which is best suited to fair and medium skin tones; medium which is best suited to olive skin tones; you simply brush this onto the skin using the enclosed applicator and it will mattify the skin instantly.
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