Dehydrated and oily skin is a common combination in people with chronic dehydration. But it can also be due to genetics. In addition, combination skin is also prone to breakouts, wrinkles, tightness and clogged pores. So how to tell if your oily skin is experiencing dryness and flakiness due to the dehydration? Please follow this article below.
How to know if oily skin is experiencing dry and dehydrated?
By following these 3 steps, you will know if your skin is dehydrated and flaky:
- How to check your skin? If you find that your skin is tight, not shiny or greasy, it could be dry skin. While oily skin will get oily and shiny all over the face or body. Combination skin includes the two above on different areas of skin.
- Check if your pores are big or small
- Check if your facial cleansing is improper? Does your skin care routine provide enough moisture?
How to fix the condition of dryness and flakiness?
The skin sebum is not totally bad. In fact, it has the function of helping the skin to be plumper and slower to show signs of aging than other skin types. On the pH scale, sebums are usually between 4.5 - 6.2. It means sebum is acidic.
This is good for you because blood is alkaline and bacteria love the alkaline environment. When bacteria attack the skin, it turns the environment on the skin into "home". But acidic sebum will protect your skin by making it difficult for bacteria to penetrate. For this process, it is very difficult for bacteria to survive from the acidic environment of the skin to the alkaline environment of the blood.
Our skin is dehydrated, tight and flaky when you try to get rid of sebum with a strong, highly alkaline cleansing agent. At that time, your skin's pH level increases but the protective barrier gradually weakens and is difficult to resist the attack of bacteria.
Research shows that P.Acnes bacteria really like the alkaline environment of the skin
Researchers did the experimentation as follows:
They split participants into 2 groups:
- Group 1 uses alkaline cleansers
- Group 2 used acidic cleansers
After a period of data analysis and observation of skin changes in both groups. The researchers found that P.Acnes bacteria quickly grew in group 1. But with skin using acidic cleansers, the bacteria gradually died in group 2.
So here is a solidly tested result for readers when choosing skin cleansing ingredients.
The opposite of flaky, oily skin is the condition oily skin after waking up. If you want to know more about the cause and how to take care of it, please refer to this article.
3 steps to restore dehydrated, flaky oily skin at home
Step 1: Clean properly and enough
For skin experiencing dehydration and flakiness, you only need to use water to clean your skin in the morning. Why is that?
When your skin is damaged, you need to carefully clean it at night. After waking up from a long night, your skin only has sebum, dead cells and residues from your skin care products and hair care products (if any) on the pillow.
That's why we recommend preferentially deep cleaning at night. When removing makeup, you should use water-based solution and wipe your skin inch by inch. Always remember to treat your skin gently. Then using an appropriate cleanser for deep cleansing. After 1 month your skin will soften and the flakes will disappear.
Step 2: Gently Exfoliate
The change in skin is amazing. Your skin when properly taken care of will become healthier and smoother.
If your skin is acne-prone or sensitive, you should still exfoliate but avoid physical form. This way will make the skin condition more uncomfortable than it was initially. However, do not over-exfoliating or rub your skin just to get rid of the flakiness. Your skin will be red, rough and even more dehydrated and oilier.
Step 3: Moisturize your dehydrated and flaky skin
Any professional skin specialist will do a consultation to learn about your skin and your current skin care routine first. This exercise will allow them to find out where the problem is.
In this specific skin problem of flakiness and oiliness, the common cause is also in this moisturizing step. Many people prefer ingredients like jojoba, argan oil or using facial oil for dehydrated and flaky skin. But especially for oily skin, these ingredients are rather thick and heavy and that facilitates the development of acne in oily skin. Vậy nên bạn có thể tham khảo dòng Moisturizing high-grade skin-restoring essence from Dermalogica is that good? If suitable, please "buy" right away to take care of your skin.
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