Is aloe vera bad for oily skin

Oily skin

The complexion

Oily skin can be recognized by its large pores and the pronounced oily sheen. Blemishes and blackheads are mostly visible in the area around the nose. Since the oily skin is usually insufficiently supplied with blood, it is prone to cornification disorders, which can then lead to pimples and acne. However, oily skin also has a great advantage: Lines and wrinkles only appear at a much later point in time than with all other skin types, especially dry skin.

The cause

Using the wrong care products such as aggressive cleaning, unhealthy diet or hormone fluctuations, e.g. during puberty, can adversely affect sebum production. Little known, however, is that care and make-up products designed for oily skin can produce oily skin. Caution is therefore required especially with products that are labeled "oil-free". In truth, these products are often not oil-free at all, but contain, for example, silicone oils, which, according to the Cosmetics Ordinance, are simply not considered oils. Silicone oils have the advantage that they don't feel greasy on the skin, but rather silky-soft. However, silicones close the pores, impede skin breathing and, in the case of oily skin, lead to the fact that it greases even more quickly and produces even more impurities. Often stronger cleaning products are used, the skin is washed more often and even more oil-free products are applied - a vicious circle. Because oily skin only produces more fat as a result.

The usual recommendation

The most common method is to remove as much fat as possible from the skin. This is done with the help of strong cleaners, mattifying primers or creams and oil-free make-up products. An improvement can only be achieved in the short term - if at all. In the long term, the problems are expected to worsen.

Skin protection gel No. 1 insider tip

Beat the enemy with his own weapons - that is, with fat! With this simple trick, oily skin can be successfully treated and even normalized. Sounds absurd at first - but it usually works. Pure jojoba oil is used for this because it is very similar to skin fat. The jojoba oil is applied thinly to the oily areas of the skin once a day, ideally in the evening after cleaning. This gives the skin the impression that there is sufficient fat and reduces its own sebum production within a few days.

The perfect care routine

According to the skin protection gel method and the current state of knowledge, the following recommendations apply to the daily care routine:

Product selection for oily skin

  • Use a fine-peeling, mild cleansing agent or an electric facial cleansing brush
    (except for couperose, rosacea and acute perioral dermatitis)
  • Facial toner only makes sense if it contains exfoliating ingredients, otherwise it is better to use thermal water in order not to irritate or dry out the skin
  • maintenance must be easy, i.e. have a low fat content
  • use only silicone-free make-up, ideally powder-based (so that no components penetrate the skin)
  • Use conventional concealers with high coverage only selectively, do not apply over a large area
  • Use jojoba oil for the targeted treatment of oily areas of the skin
  • Use exfoliating products for the targeted treatment of impurities or to refine the complexion

Composition for oily skin

  • without alcohol content over 10%
  • preferably without comedogenic ingredients
  • absolutely without silicone
  • without SLS surfactants (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate)
  • We recommend exfoliating active ingredients such as BPO, as well as AHA (fruit acid), BHA (salicylic acid), PHA (lactic acid) to combat existing impurities and refine the complexion
  • Also recommended are active ingredients that increase skin moisture, including hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, glycerine, urea
  • Suitable oils are above all jojoba oil and wild rose oil

Care routine for oily skin

  • Carry out light-peeling, mild skin cleansing twice a day
  • pat dry with the towel and change the towel frequently (wash towels without fabric softener)
  • Additional facial tonic only makes sense if it contains exfoliating ingredients, otherwise thermal water would be better
  • Maintain well 1-2 x daily with cream, fluid or gel
  • Treat the fatty areas with jojoba oil once a day (in the evening) until the fat production subsides, then reduce accordingly
  • Treat with exfoliating products 3-4 times a week (ideally in the evening) if there are impurities or the complexion is to be refined
  • Use self-made masks as required, made from healing earth with yogurt and egg or lemon