Oily skin can be super frustrating. Whether it’s climate related, diet or hormonal, oily skin can lead to congested pores and result in acne vulgaris for both adolescents and adults. Sebaceous glands produce oil in the skin and are typically attached to hair follicles. On the surface of the skin this oil is known as sebum and is most abundant on the scalp and face.
Throughout the day, it’s easy to transfer even more oil and dirt from your hands to your face without even thinking about it. Frequently touching an oily face can make breakouts worse. Pores that are clogged with dirt and sebum provide a perfect environment for bacteria to thrive.
Cleansing is the crucial first step in a skin care routine, removing acne-causing bacteria, dirt and excess oil. But harsh products, over-exfoliation and excessive cleansing (more than twice a day) can actually create a vicious oily cycle. Over-stripping the skin of its natural oils can actually destroy the skin’s moisture barrier and cause it to overcompensate by producing even more oil. Replenishing moisture levels keeps the skin in balance.
Bottomline for Oily Skin? Hydration is just as important for oily skin as dry skin!
The Benefits of Using Face Serums
Serums are formulated to penetrate deeply into the skin, targeting specific skin care concerns. Timeless serums are fast absorbing and non-greasy with hydrating benefits for optimal results. A hydrating serum for oily skin can help regulate oil productions and strengthen the skin.
Some of the best anti-aging skin care serums for oily and sensitive skin include active ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B5, Vitamin C and Matrixyl 3000. Include them in your skin care routine for maintaining healthy, vibrant and younger-looking skin.
Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C Serum
Timeless Skin Care’s Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C Serum is a water-based serum that is appropriate for oily skin. With a gentle derivative of Vitamin C called magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, it’s one of the best hyaluronic acid serums for oily or sensitive skin. The lightweight serum helps increase collagen synthesis, and diminish fine lines and wrinkles while providing ideal hydration without the heaviness of a cream moisturizer.
Vitamin C Serum for Oily Skin contains antioxidants that fight free radicals, often the instigators for oil-producing effects such as acne. As one of the keystones for healthy skin, Vitamin C also helps build collagen and smooth skin tone,
Benefits of Vitamin C
- Protection from UVA and UVB damage
- Faster healing of blemishes, acne scars, and sunburns
- Brighter, healthier, younger looking skin
- Increased collagen production
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid occurs naturally in the human body, but production of Hyaluronic Acid decreases with age. When this production decreases, skin begins sagging and wrinkles begin appearing. Hyaluronic Acid helps plump up the skin by promoting moisture retention- it’s capable of holding up to 1000 times its weight in water. Like Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid has many other benefits.
- Increases skin elasticity
- Reduces facial redness
- Reduces appearance of eczema
- Fights UV damage from sun exposure
The Perfect Skin Care Pair
Some of the best face serums for oily skin contain both Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid- packing a serious, one-two punch. Our Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C serum is one of several Timeless Skin Care face serums to help manage oily skin problems, as part of your skincare routine.