by Pacgen Life Sciences
May 14, 2020
Most of us have heard about “oil control”, but what about “oil maintenance”? Oil maintenance is where you use a beauty oil or pure vegetable oil to keep your face hydrated. It first caught on in Japan and is now one of the latest skincare trends worldwide that sees a seasonal rise every fall and winter.
If at some point in your day you can’t help but complain about how your skin appears dull and flaky or feels tight, rough or irritated due to dryness, it is important to determine whether this dryness is due to a lack of water or a lack of facial oil. In regards to skincare, the concept of maintenance is to replenish water if you need water and replenish oil if you lack oil. If you already consume a healthy amount of water, fruits and vegetables, then the dry skin may be caused by the latter and adding a treatment oil to your regime may very well become your secret weapon for healthy skin. To help you pinpoint your skincare situation and needs, please refer to the chart and recommendations below:
What is the condition of your face after washing in the morning with water at room temperature (20°C)?
By noon, my face appears shiny and oily all over.
Around noon, my face begins to get oily at the T-zone.
My face doesn’t look or feel oily at all at noon.
My face feels oily all the time but I don’t have any issues with dry, fine lines.
My face can easily get oily but my cheeks sometimes feel dry and tight.
Although I have trouble with my T zone getting oily, I’m not worried about dry, fine lines.
In addition to an oily T zone, I’m also having issues with dry and tight cheeks.
I do not really experience any oil or dryness issues.
My face does not get oily and I have issues with dryness, tightness, or flaking makeup.
Excess Oil Production
Excess Oil Production in T Zone
Type 1 + Type 2: Oil control, instead of oil maintenance, is recommended for these skin types. Oily skin types are often troubled with excess oil production causing clogged pores or acne. Look for products that help control sebum production and cleanse pores. In addition to prioritizing oil control, if there are signs of dryness, make sure to apply hydrating products such as moisturizers and lotions replenish the skin’s moisture barrier.
Type 3 + Type 4: For combination skin, try partial oil maintenance. With combination skin, even though your skin may produce more than enough oil in your T zone, the rest of your face may still need some extra help with hydration. Avoid areas of your face that have enough oil, applying the treatment oil to troubled spots such as dry cheeks.
Type 5: For healthy skin with sufficient oil production and hydration, your makeup routine can still benefit from oil maintenance. Your skin is already enviously perfect, but when the colder fall and winter months roll around and the humidity drops, oil type products can help boost the comfort and duration of your makeup.
Type 6: For dry skin lacking oil, use oil maintenance for increased hydration. If your skin tends to feel tight, especially during the winter months, oil maintenance can provide the much-needed moisture your skin needs. If your skin feels rough and dry to the touch, apply Red Pearl Barley Brightening Treatment Oil then cover your face with a warm, wet towel for ten minutes. Remove the peeling skin by gently massaging in a circular motion.
by Pacgen Life Sciences
May 14, 2020
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