How to care for oily skin: tips, food and natural cosmetics

How to care for oily skin: tips, food and natural cosmetics - Annie Blume

Oily skin is characterized by enlarged pores, excess sebum production and increased thickness. If you want to achieve a fresh and clean look, I recommend a self-care ritual based on natural cosmetics and beneficial foods.

How to care for oily skin: tips, foods and natural cosmetics

One of the biggest concerns of people with oily skin is the appearance of pimples and acne.

The cause lies in the fact that the sebaceous glands produce excess sebum, which creates an oily layer that causes the face to shine. Dust and dirt particles accumulate on top of the sebum layer, clogging the pores and preventing the sebum produced by the dermis from escaping. As a result, germs multiply rapidly, causing skin irritations and pimples.

How to care for oily skin: tips, food and natural cosmetics - Annie Blume

The importance of a sebum regulating cleanser

Sebum is the substance generated by the sebaceous glands, essential for maintaining skin hydration. However, when it is deregulated, different skin conditions appear. In the case of oily skin, there is an excess of sebaceous production that can cause shine, acne or seborrhea, for example.

It is therefore essential to use a cleanser that restores the skin's balance. RAINFOREST, in addition to acting as a sebum regulator, provides a refreshing effect, frees the pores and does not strip the skin of its natural oils. This point is very important because most cleansers are formulated with harsh detergents that remove the skin's natural oils, causing the skin to go into a state of alert and produce more sebum to protect itself.

Rainforest gentle face cleanser & light mask - Annie Blume

Nourishment for silky skin

After washing your face I recommend nourishing your skin with a very light textured moisturizer with hyaluronic acid to help retain moisture in the skin without causing your face to look oily and shiny.

SUNSHINE is a wonderful option, which is also formulated with geranium essential oil and witch hazel hydrolate. Geranium essential oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits, which help to decongest the skin and improve various conditions such as eczema or acne. Witch hazel hydrolate stands out for its purifying benefits, ideal for preventing excess sebum, germs and dirt particles in the pore.

Sunshine - lightweight day face moisturizer - Annie Blume

Foods and natural remedies for oily skin

  • Avoid foods with a high glycemic index: sugar and sweeteners, soft drinks, refined cereals, pastries and alcohol.
  • Drink a liter of nettle infusion daily for a week, according to Maria Treben.
  • Lengthen the hours from dinner to breakfast to regulate glucose levels.

How to care for oily skin: tips, food and natural cosmetics - Annie Blume

Physical exercise and stress

A stress peak or a stressful situation sustained over time increases blood glucose and insulin levels, which are harmful to oily skin because they increase sebum production. For this, I would love to recommend the practice of qiqong, which combines breathing exercises with slow movements to balance energy.

This daily qigong routine is very interesting.

 With love,


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