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Skin care to avoid greasy hot days


Wash your face with a benign product twice a day, moisturize the skin, protect it from the sun carefully when going out to help the skin less oily.

Doctor Nguyen Phuong Thao, Department of Dermatology – Skin Aesthetics, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, said that in the summer, the weather is hot and humid, causing the skin to sweat a lot, leading to dryness and lack of water. Dehydrated skin will stimulate the sebaceous glands to increase production and oil secretion to balance the condition of too dry skin, but the side effect is to cause oiliness and stickiness on the skin surface, and at the same time increases the risk of acne. fish.

To improve the above condition, the doctor recommends that it is best to perform a skin care process in the following three steps.

The first is to remove excess oil with gentle cleaning products twice daily, morning and evening. If during the day, the skin sheds a lot of sebum, wash your face with clean water. Washing your face with detergents too many times, too thoroughly will strip away the natural lipid layer available on the surface, make the skin drier and increase sebum secretion to compensate.

The secret to choosing a benign face wash is that the number of active ingredients in the ingredient list is as small as possible. At the same time, do not choose products containing preservatives and fragrances, because they have the potential to cause skin irritation, especially sensitive skin.

Also, do not choose products that contain the active ingredient SLS cleansers because they are soapy, with a pH of 9-10, which is too high for the skin’s pH (4.5-6). Using cleansers containing SLS will damage the natural lipid barrier on the surface of the skin, making the skin dry faster.

Cleanser ingredients should have a neutral pH, close to the pH of the skin, like synthetic syndets extracted from coconut oil. This substance is of natural origin, suitable for both oily skin, sensitive skin, difficult to please, multi-function both cleaning, not removing the lipid layer, and moisturizing the skin.

Second is moisturizing for the skin despite the high humidity in the air. The reason is that the hot summer sun dries and loses more water. Spring should use moisturizing products with a slightly thick texture, this season choose products with a light, airy texture that is easily absorbed on the skin. Specifically, people with oily skin should choose gel-based products that are easily absorbed. Those with dry skin should choose serums and lotions.

The best time to apply moisturizer is after washing your face. If you wear makeup, you should use mineral spray to quickly and quickly replenish moisture without removing makeup first.

Third, when going out, you need to protect yourself from the sun, limit exposure to intense UV rays in the sun. In addition, in the summer, the less layers of makeup, the better. If there are not too many defects on the skin surface, you should choose a product that has both moisturizing and sunscreen effects to minimize makeup.

According to Dr. Thao, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, limiting starch and sugar will also help reduce the possibility of increased sebum secretion, causing acne. Especially, it is necessary to drink enough 1.5-2 liters of water to make up for the amount of water lost during the day.

Oil blotting paper is a lifesaver for those who have excessively oily, greasy skin. However, this is not a treatment for oily skin. The doctor said that using blotting paper regularly makes the skin even drier and produces more sebum, creating a cycle of dry skin – a vicious cycle of compensating oil. Therefore, only use paper in urgent situations, when used should be gently absorbed, do not rub strongly to damage the skin surface.

Skin case have just poured oil back a lot of acne, acne, clogged pores, in addition to the three steps above, need to combine exfoliating once a week. Thereby removing the horny cells on the surface of the skin to open the pores. However, not every oily skin should exfoliate, as thin and sensitive skin should not be exfoliated.

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