WHY SKIN OIL ISN'T A BAD THING!

 

 

WHY SKIN OIL ISN'T A BAD THING!

When it comes to skincare, did you know that skin oil or sebum is not your enemy, but rather, your best friend?

If you have sensitive skin or other skin issues, that goes double for you. More than ever, companies are talking about cleansing your skin and removing skin oil, dirt and other impurities from your skin.

 

Your skin is a natural, protective barrier and skin oil helps protect the skin. They work together and, as such, you need skin oil.  Sebum hydrates your skin and helps fight bacteria and fungus and prevents moisture from escaping the body.[1]

 

 

OILY SKIN

 

Why is your body producing too much or too little skin oil? Oily skin is often caused by removing too much oil from your skin. Your body overcompensates for this loss, resulting in your skin producing more oil than it requires.  The excess amount of oil causes the oily skin condition you hate. Other factors causing excess oil, include the environment, genetics, and diet. Today, one of the leading causes of oily skin is over-washing![2]

 

DRY SKIN

 

Dry skin is caused by removing the oil from your skin through over-washing, climate or genetics. In most cases, dry skin is the result of over-washing. You may have noticed that dry skin and oily skin have similar contributing factors? If you compare your skin to that of your best friend, you may each have different responses to the causal factors.[3] If you and your friend wash your skin in the same manner, you could end up with dry skin and your friend with oily skin. Everyone’s skin is different.

 

WHAT YOUR SKIN OIL DOES?

 

People and marketers often paint skin oil as a bad thing, because they say skin oil clogs your pores. This isn’t necessarily true, because although excess oil can contribute to breakouts when you remove that oil, your skin may worsen. Your body will compensate and try to replace the skin oil you removed -- sometimes producing skin oil in excess. Some of this excess oil will remain, causing you to have oily skin. The opposite is also true as the skin is sometimes unable to compensate, thereby leaving your skin dry, itchy and red.

 

When it comes to the skin, there are natural ingredients that are effective regardless of whether you have oily or dry skin.  These ingredients are:

 

Jojoba

It is an interesting ingredient, because it is very similar to your skin oil. Your skin is naturally fooled by Jojoba,  meaning if you have dry skin, it can help hydrate your skin as it behaves like skin oil.[4] However, if you have oily skin, Jojoba will simulate skin oil and essentially signal your skin glands to stop producing or to produce less oil.[5]

 

What does this mean to you?

 

This ingredient will work with your body’s natural skin oil production rather than working against it. Jojoba will help provide the best results and is an ideal ingredient to add to your skincare routine!

 

Ginseng

 

Ginseng provides similar benefits as Jojoba. However, it goes an extra step because it is a skin balancer and an anti-inflammatory. As such, it helps reduce redness and puffiness in the skin. A study was done where they applied ginseng to skin cells with eczema and ginseng helped reduce the inflammation caused by the disorder.[6] This is another natural “Rock Star” to add to your skincare routine. It has been used for centuries in Eastern skincare.

 

Conclusion

 

When it comes to skincare, some ingredients are superior to others and if you research or take the time to find out which ones are most beneficial, you can develop the best skincare routine. However, this can take time and if you do not know where to start, your efforts may yield little to no results. That is why Thentix Skincare makes things simple and offers premium ingredients like Jojoba, ginseng and A Touch of honey in a single product – Thentix Skin Conditioner.

 

REFERENCES 

[1] Pedroja, Cammy. “What Is Sebum and Why Does It Build Up on Skin and Hair?” Healthline, 26 Nov. 2018, www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/sebum#purpose.

 

[2] Johnson, Jon. “Top Six Home Treatments for Oily Skin.” Medical News Today, Medical News Today, 1 Mar. 2018, www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321090.php#treatment.

 

[3] Cole, Gary W. “Dry Skin Causes, Treatment, Remedies & How to Get Rid of It.” MedicineNet, MedicineNet, 20 Nov. 2019, www.medicinenet.com/dry_skin/article.htm.

 

[4] Watson, Kathryn. “13 Reasons to Add Jojoba Oil to Your Skin Care Routine.” Healthline, 5 Sept. 2018, www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/jojoba-oil-for-face.

[5] Wertz, P W. “Human Synthetic Sebum Formulation and Stability under Conditions of Use and Storage.” International Journal of Cosmetic Science, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Feb. 2009, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19134

[6] Semeco, Arlene. “7 Proven Health Benefits of Ginseng.” Healthline, Healthline Media, 28 Feb. 2018, www.healthline.com/nutrition/ginseng-benefits.

 

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