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This is why oily skin can be dehydrated (with some helpful tips)

THIS IS WHY OILY SKIN CAN BE DEHYDRATED (WITH SOME HELPFUL TIPS)

Have you ever had a feeling that your skin was so dry and tight, but at the same time looking so oily? Well, in that case we’re in the same boat. Recently, I noticed that my skin was starting to act up. I questioned why, so I did my research and came across a few facts that could help a lot of people.

Here is the reason behind your skin looking oily, but actually being dehydrated. You’ll get to read about how I recognized my oily dehydrated skin and some tips to help you with your journey to moisture balanced skin.

How I recognized my oily dehydrated skin.

I’ve always had a combination skin type. I have an oily T-zone and normal to dry skin on the rest of my face. A few days ago, my skin was feeling way more tight and dry than usual. This feeling got to a point where I felt very uncomfortable to talk and make expressions. When I looked in the mirror, I noticed the skin around my nose and cheeks were starting to get very dry and harsh. The weird thing is that it also looked oily at the same time.

How to know if you’re experiencing oily dehydrated skin

Here are the top 5 signs:

  1. Your face feels extra dry after cleansing.
  2. Around midday your skin looks oily, but feels tight and dry.
  3. Even after exfoliation, your makeup cakes up.
  4. You experience dull skin, darker circles and an extra greasy T-zone.
  5. Your lips are dry, even during summer.

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Oily skin can actually be dehydrated

Believe it or not, oily skin can actually be dehydrated. You may believe that when your skin looks oily, you have enough hydration and maybe even too much of it. This is not always the case. When your skin is dehydrated, it produces emergency oil to protect your skin. This means that the uppermost layer of the skin lacks moisture and overcompensates it by producing more oil.

Dehydration is a skin condition that can affect every skin type, even oily skin types. To summarize it all, your skin’s moisture is way out of balance.

What causes this dehydration
A few factors that could cause your skin to become thirsty and dehydrated are:

  • Not drinking enough water
  • Your diet (especially avoid sugar, caffeine and alcohol)
  • Air conditioning, the weather
  • Lack of sleep
  • Using the wrong skincare
  • Lifestyle choices

Ingredients you should be looking for

Glycerin: This is one of the most effective moisturizing ingredients. It increases skin hydration and relieves dryness. Glycerin helps your skin absorb moisture from the air, it stops the water in your skin from getting evaporated.

Sodium Hyaluronate: Sodium Hyaluronate is a salt form of hyaluronic acid. It penetrates deep into the skin, because of its molecular structure. This gives intense hydration beyond the skin’s surface. It improves dryness, replenishes and provides structure to the skin.

Soy lecithin & Fructooligosaccharides: Soy lecithin attracts water to the skin and Fructooligosaccharides retains the skin’s moisture. The Leave-me-on Summer Mask contains these ingredients and it also contains sodium hyaluronate and glycerin (which are mentioned above). Those are also great for oily dehydrated skin.

The following ingredients are also very helpful for oily dehydrated skin:

Pentaerythritol, Beta-Glucan and Propanediol.

Remember to not use products that contain a lot of oil and alcohol when you have oily dehydrated skin. Using oily products may temporarily help the dryness of your skin, but in the long run there is a chance of making your oily dehydrated skin worse.
Ingredients with high oil contents:

Triglyceride, Sodium Palmate, Stearic acid and Stearate.

Tips to help you get that moisture balanced skin

Don’t exfoliate harshly, but gently and don’t do it too often. This can lead your skin to become thicker, it is recommended to exfoliate 1-2 times per week.

Use a cleanser that doesn’t strip everything away, but just gets rid of the unnecessary waste of your skin.
It’s important for your skin to feel moisturized after cleansing. Using a pH-balanced product like the Melting Mud Cleansing Mask, will retain and replenish your skin’s natural moisture balance.

One of the most important tips is to not use functional serums together, for example: wrinkle care and pore care. This will work against each other, because they have different goals for the skin. If you do want to use these together, try to use the products in different places on your face where it’s needed.

As for a moisturizer, I recommend oil-free gel types of moisturizers. They will moisturize your skin, without making it greasy. The Leave-me-on Autumn Mask is a great example. It is a gel-based, oil-free and fragrance-free moisturizer. It contains ingredients such as: Glycerin, Moroccan Lava Clay and Fresh Pressed Aloe Vera Juice, which are wonderful for your dehydrated skin.

Are you conscious about what you apply on your face? We would love to hear your answer in the comment section, we hope this information will be useful for you! 🙂

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INGREDIENTS

AQUA/ WATER, KAOLIN, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, BENTONITE, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, XANTHAN GUM, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, NYMPHAEA CAERULEA (BLUE LOTUS) FLOWER WATER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, GUAIAZULENE, GLYCERIN, BAKUCHIOL, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, PERILLA FRUTESCENS (PERILLA) LEAF EXTRACT, PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) FLOWER EXTRACT, SODIUM BENZOATE, SODIUM SALICYLATE, TERMINALIA FERDINANDIANA (KAKADU PLUM) FRUIT EXTRACT.

INGREDIENTS

Aqua/ Water, Pentylene Glycol, Coco-Caprylate, Lecithin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Rosa Damascena (Damask Rose) Flower Water, Propylene Glycol, Crambe Maritima Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Perilla Frutescens (Perilla) Leaf Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Flower Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Himanthalia Elongata Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Gigartina Stellata Extract (Algae Extract), Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Palmaria Palmata Extract.

INGREDIENTS

AQUA/WATER, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, PEG-8 STEARATE, SORBITOL, CARBOMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, MOROCCAN LAVA CLAY, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM LACTATE, LACTIC ACID, SERINE, UREA, SODIUM CHLORIDE, ALLANTOIN, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT, HEDERA HELIX (IVY) EXTRACT, MALVA SYLVESTRIS (MALLOW) FLOWER EXTRACT, PARIETARIA OFFICINALIS (PELLITORY) EXTRACT, SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDERBERRY) FLOWER EXTRACT, PHENOXYETHANOL, CI 75810/ CHLOROPHYLLIN-COPPER COMPLEX.

INGREDIENTS

Aqua, Glycerin, Betaine, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Caprylic/Caprictriglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Coco-Caprylate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract, Silica, Kaolin, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Peg-35 Castor Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Aesculus Hippocastanum Seed Extract, Alcohol Denat., Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Lecithin, Guaiazulene, Polysorbate 20, Calcium Pantothenate, Inositol, Linoleic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Biotin.

INGREDIENTS

Aqua/ Water, Glycerin, Coco-Caprylate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Illite, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Seed, Camellia Sinensis (Tea) Leaf, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Vaccinium Corymbosum (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Beta-Carotene, Sodium Benzoate, Sorbic Acid, Tocopherol.

INGREDIENTS

Aqua, Acacia Senegal Gum, Coffea Arabica Seed Extract, Carrageenan, Dimethylimidazolidinone Rice Starch, Glycerin, Xylitylglucoside, Moroccan Lava Clay, Anhydroxylitol, Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate/Succinate, Phenoxyethanol, Xylitol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glucose, Parfum, Propylene Glycol, Horse Chestnut Seed Extract, Alcohol Denat., Polysorbate 20, Tocopherol, Linoleic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Tilia Cordata Flower Extract, Biotin.

INGREDIENTS

AQUA/WATER, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, PEG-8 STEARATE, SORBITOL, MOROCCAN LAVA CLAY, CARBOMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SACCHAROMYCES/COPPER FERMENT, SACCHAROMYCES/IRON FERMENT, SACCHAROMYCES/MAGNESIUM FERMENT, SACCHAROMYCES/SILICON FERMENT, SACCHAROMYCES/ZINC FERMENT, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT, HEDERA HELIX (IVY) EXTRACT, MALVA SYLVESTRIS (MALLOW) FLOWER EXTRACT, PARIETARIA OFFICINALIS (PELLITORY) EXTRACT, SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDERBERRY) FLOWER EXTRACT, PHENOXYETHANOL.

INGREDIENTS

Aqua/ Water, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, Phospholipids, Carbomer, Moroccan Lava Clay, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Glycine Max (Soybean) Sterols, Stearic Acid, Parfum/ Fragrance, Safflower Oil/palm Oil Aminopropanediol Esters, Squalane, Sodium Hydroxide, Carnosine.

INGREDIENTS

Aqua/ Water, Coco-caprylate, Glycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Lecithin, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Octocrylene, Caprylyl Glycol, Beta Vulgaris Root Extract, Fructooligosaccharides, Moroccan Lava Clay, Fragrance/ Parfum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Propylene Glycol, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John's Wort) Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Flower Water, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Extract.

INGREDIENTS

Aqua/ Water, Coco-caprylate, Glycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Lecithin, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Octocrylene, Caprylyl Glycol, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Fructooligosaccharides, Moroccan Lava Clay, Parfum/ Fragrance, Sodium Hyaluronate.

INGREDIENTS

Water/aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behenoyl Pg-Trimonium Chloride, Coco- Glucoside, Moroccan Lava Clay, Ceteareth-20, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Fragrance/parfum, Hexylene Glycol, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Glycol, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John's Wort) Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Extract.

INGREDIENTS

Aqua/ Water, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, C13-15 Alkane, Glycerin, Steareth-2, Steareth-21, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carnosine, Parfum/ Fragrance , Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Moroccan Lava Clay, Propylene Glycol, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Phenethyl Alcohol.

INGREDIENTS

Aqua/ Water, Pentylene Glycol, Coco-Caprylate, Lecithin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Propylene Glycol, Crambe Maritima Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Himanthalia Elongata Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Gigartina Stellata Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Palmaria Palmata Extract.

INGREDIENTS

Aqua, Montmorillonite, Bentonite, Moroccan Lava Clay, Camellia Sinensis, Polysorbate 20, Maris Sal, Betaine, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Allantoin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hypoallergenic Parfum, D-Alpha- Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Hedera Helix Extract, Malva Sylvestris Flower Extract, Parietaria Officinalis (Pellitory) Extract, Sambucus Nigra Extract.

INGREDIENTS

Aqua/ Water, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol,

Sodium Hydroxide, Allantoin, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Gluconate, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John's Wort) Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Extract, Chlorophyllin-copper Complex (Ci 75810).

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