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Oily skin can be extremely frustrating. To make things worse, oiliness is often determined by genetics, an area where we have no control whatsoever. Sadly, genes cannot be tweaked. Not just yet! That being said, there is no reason why you can’t keep your oily looks under control. In fact, in many cases, genes aren’t even responsible for your oily looks. Vine Vera examines some of the most common causes of oily skin and recommends treatments for each issue.
Many women with oily skin tend to skip out on the moisturizers. Makes sense, doesn’t it? After all, if we have oily skin, adding a moisturizer in our skin care regimen would only make things worse. However, this is where most of us get it wrong. Our skin needs moisturizers on a daily basis, even more so when it is oily. One of the main reasons why the sebaceous glands go into an overdrive and start producing extra oil is to combat skin dryness. By not adding a moisturizer into the picture, we allow our skin to fall into a vicious cycle of oil production which becomes very difficult to come out of. Vine Vera recommends you to add a moisturizer that has been formulated for people with oily skin into your skin care regimen. Try out the Resveratrol Zinfandel Radiance Cream. This day cream contains ingredients such as green tea extracts and resveratrol, to give the skin a vibrant and smooth appearance.
One of the main reasons why people frequent tanning salons is that they believe that it helps to improve the complexion. This is partially true as tanning does improve the complexion for a couple of weeks, because it dries out the pores and makes the skin less oily. This is the main reason why people experience a less oily look and reduction in skin blemishes immediately after tanning. However, this effect is temporary. The skin is actually gearing up to produce even more oil than before, since it is forced to go into a defensive mode believing that the increased exposure to the sun is constant. In other words, tanning can never be the solution for beautiful and clear skin. It only ends up making things worse and increases the risk of skin cancer. If you cannot live without a tanned look, Vine Vera recommends you to use a self-tanning primer, a cosmetic product that gives you a tanned look without causing skin damage. Kate Somerville offers tanning towelettes which feature a self-tanning formula that are quick to apply and don’t leave any streaks behind.
Finally, stress is also responsible for putting your sebaceous glands into overdrive. Stress can lead to a hormonal surge which forces your oil glands to produce more oil, thereby leaving your skin looking oily. Things like yoga are highly beneficial in dealing with day-to-day stress. Enjoying some “me time” also helps. Vine Vera recommends the Resveratrol Zinfandel Illuminating Mask. All you have to do is apply the mask on your face and listen to your favorite music while it does its thing. The mask contains soothing ingredients which leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed and who doesn’t feel better after listening to some music!! In other words, an exciting way to spend some much needed “me time” and show your skin some love.