Just like washing your face, exfoliating is really an important step in your skin care routine. However, many of you have skipped this step, exfoliation helps to unclog pores, prevent acne, regulate sebum activity … and these are all good uses for oily skin. In this article, Paula’s Choice Vietnam will share with you the correct method of exfoliating for oily skin to help you own a beautiful healthy skin.
I. Why is it important to exfoliate oily skin?
To answer the question “Why is it important to exfoliate oily skin?” So let’s see how exfoliating can help your oily skin:
Surely you also know that oily skin is usually shiny, secretes a lot of sebum, most evident in the T-zone (forehead, chin, nose). And when the amount of sebum secreted too much will make the skin look dull, easy to catch dust, the skin is prone to allergies, dermatitis …
At this time, exfoliation can help you deep clean, remove the stratum corneum, and regulate sebum activity. It also stimulates new cell growth for smooth and even skin tone.
Oily skin often has large pores, which causes dirt to stick deep, unintentionally creating conditions for acne-causing bacteria P.acnes to penetrate, grow and cause acne.
Exfoliating as a savior helps to remove residual dirt that makeup remover and face wash have not done well, eliminating clogged pores. And when the pores are more open, it also prevents the risk of acne. Exfoliating also helps to shrink pores, making skin soft and smooth.
Not only that, exfoliating also makes it easier for the skin to absorb the nutrients found in skin care products to help keep skin healthy, firm, and fight signs of aging.
II. Notes when exfoliating must not be ignored
1/ Choose the right exfoliating product for your skin
Depending on your skin type, we will choose the right product. For oily skin, choose an exfoliating product that contains BHA ingredients. They have the ability to penetrate deep inside the pores, cleaning sebum fibers.
2/ Don’t abuse the exfoliator
As recommended by a dermatologist, you should exfoliate your skin 2-3 times a week if using physical methods, to avoid overuse that makes the skin thinner and weaker.
3/ Exfoliate while the skin is still damp
4 / Do not exfoliate when the skin is damaged
5/ Absolutely do not exfoliate the eye area
6/ Do not use body scrubs for face skin
7/ Before and after 3 days of exfoliation should not shave/waxing hair
8/ Protect the skin after exfoliating
Moisturizing the skin after exfoliating is a must because at this time the skin easily absorbs nutrients.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended: limit sun exposure after exfoliating because after exfoliating will increase the skin’s sensitivity to light. sunshine up at least 13% and the highest can be up to 50%.
III. The correct method of exfoliating for oily skin
Choosing a suitable method of removing dead cells is always a dilemma for those who own oily skin because of the greasy nature of the skin.
In fact, many skincare believers whisper to each other that they use physical exfoliating methods to remove the dead horny layer. However, with oily skin, we absolutely do not recommend it because it is easy to damage the skin.
The optimal choice for oily skin is the chemical exfoliation method, using products containing BHA because BHA has the ability to penetrate through the oil layer, penetrate deeply to clean pores, remove dead cells. .
With many years of experience in the field of skin care, Paula’s Choice experts have researched and launched the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA liquid line. Products with a BHA concentration of 2% are safe for daily use, providing optimal results in removing dead skin, aiding in tightening pores, reducing inflammation caused by acne.
Unlike other products for oily skin on the market, Paula’s Choice products are guaranteed to be free of color and fragrance additives, free of substances that provoke inflammatory skin reactions, and at the same time replenishing nutrients. added green tea extract to help reduce irritation, enhance anti-aging effects.
In addition, the component methylpropanediol helps to increase the permeability of BHA. Water-based product, quickly absorbed, no need to rinse after use, extremely convenient for users.
Paula’s Choice claims that skin improvement will arrive at the latest after about 1 week of recommended frequency of use.
However, when using Skin Perfecting 2% BHA liquid to remove dead cells, you also need to be careful: although BHA is an anti-inflammatory by nature, if you have a history of allergy to aspirin we do not recommend using this product. Besides, use with moisturizing products and sunscreen for oily skin to keep your skin healthy and vibrant.
Instructions for performing exfoliating with BHA
To get the desired effect when exfoliating with BHA products, you need to follow the process as shown in the photo below: