If by mid-morning you’re already wiping away oil and grease from your skin, it’s a no brainer: you’re an oily skin type. It can be frustrating walking past a mirror and noticing that your skin isn’t just glowing but downright radiating shine. Oily skin is caused by overactive sebaceous glands, which produce excess oil. This problem can be heredity or hormonal and is often characterized by dehydration due to the use of harsh skincare products and lack of proper moisture.
A shine-free complexion isn’t as hard to achieve as you might think. Tone down the glow while keeping a fresh, radiant look with these expert skincare tips from MyChelle:
Exfoliate with peels
Peels work a bit differently than scrubs, which are physical exfoliates. Peels cause a chemical reaction to occur within the skin, dissolving the dead skin cells and “glue” that holds onto them. For oily skin types, exfoliation is crucial, and peels offer the best deep purification while also increasing cell turnover and minimizing breakouts. Try to exfoliate twice or three times per week to decrease overall shine.
The ultimate MyChelle peel for reducing surface shine is the Incredible Pumpkin Peel. Exfoliate and deeply nourish skin with pumpkin pulp, enzymes and fermented juice. Loaded with antioxidants, this fortifying peel rejuvenates and supports cellular integrity while clearing pores and aiding detoxification. Skin is left feeling incredibly soft, smooth and clean with a renewed healthy glow.
Say hello to serums
One way to help create balance in the skin is by incorporating serums into your daily routine. Serums penetrate the skin deeper than other products and can help flood the skin with nutrients essential for health and hydration. Think of your serums as a buffet of options and pure, skin-loving goodness. You can even layer on multiple serums to target specific needs, or use a certain set in the morning and another set in the evening. The possibilities are endless.
The best MyChelle combination for shine-free skin is to use is Clear Skin Serum during the day and the Remarkable Retinal Serum at night. Our potent Clear Skin Serum formula minimizes surface shine while improving the clarity of oily and blemish-prone skin. Montmorillonite clay detoxifies and absorbs excess oil while Totarol™, a botanically-derived antibacterial, and B Vitamins assist in the growth and repair of skin tissues.
At night use the Remarkable Retinal Serum packed with the powerhouse form of vitamin A (scientifically known as retinaldehyde, but commercially called retinal) which is created through a patented 4-step process making it less irritating, more stable and more highly effective than its counterparts. Our Remarkable Retinal Serum combines retinaldehyde, orange plant stem cells and Ceramide 3 to deliver truly remarkable results such as increased cell production, refined pores, noticeably smoother texture and even tone. Not to mention it also reduces fine lines and redness!
Try lightweight hydrators
All skin needs moisture, even oily skin types and those who glisten by the end of the day. Don’t skip moisturizing because you think it will increase the grease. In fact, when you forgo hydrating your skin, your sebaceous glands kick into overdrive and produce more oil. You need to find the right level of moisture for your skin.
Try something new. Go ahead and skip the heavy creams and lotion, but don’t forego hydration. Use the Ultra Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum in place of your moisturizer. This fast-acting serum restores moisture using the hydrating agents naturally found in healthy skin. Hyaluronic acid binds water to the skin, improving suppleness and plumping fine lines. Sodium PCA and olive-derived squalane prevent moisture loss as they smooth and soften your complexion. The best part, your skin will look shine free yet feel super hydrated.
- Call it quits on cosmetic shimmers, glitters and highlighters. A little bit here and there or on the eyes is fine, but if you’re prone to becoming shiny throughout the day, try not to use these beautifiers–they just increase the shiny, greasy, oily look on your face.
- Keep blotting tissues with you and dab your skin here and there throughout the day to remove any built-up surface impurities.
- Just remember, MyChelle has carefully chosen, natural bioactive ingredients to deeply calm skin, minimize oil and keep pores pure–just the way they were meant to be. Plus, powerful antioxidants and vitamins work hand-in-hand to restore strength and improve your complexion. Shine free skin, here you come!