Oily skin is also called greasy skin because the sebaceous glands are very active and diligently produce skin fat (sebum). The most obvious feature of oily skin is its greasy sheen. Shortly after cleansing the face, oily skin shines again. Overall, the skin is thicker and less transparent than normal skin, so that blood vessels do not shine through. As a result, it often appears paler than normal skin, for example. The pores of oily skin are larger and clearly visible.
Noticeable reddening of the skin that occurs sporadically or regularly are visible vascular dilatations that are often triggered by sunlight, cold, spicy foods or stress. Only a dermatologist can tell if this is actually the inflammatory skin disease rosacea. A soothing, balancing skin care with anti-inflammatory active ingredients is always a good treatment option for redness.
Your skin is also dehydrated, i.e. lacking moisture. This means that the skin's own moisture cannot be retained well. For this reason, moisturising from the outside is especially important. We have taken this into account in our product recommendations below.
Oily skin should never be cleaned too aggressively. You will damage your skin barrier with consequences of sensitivity, dehydration, impurities and even more lipid production. Therefore, cleanse your oily skin with a mild cleanser in the morning and in the evening. Moisturising and moisturising skin care products are also important.
Oily skin needs more moisture than lipids, but you should not completely forgo lipid care. A light balm, fluid or cream-gel with plant oils and ceramides will strengthen your skin barrier after moisturising. Ingredients that regulate the skin's own lipid production and care with UV protection are indispensable.
Did you know that not only the right skin care helps to keep redness at bay? Avoiding hot spices, alcohol or caffeine as much as possible also helps against reddened skin, because all these substances stimulate the blood flow in the fine vessels in the skin.
Too hot water when bathing or showering also dilates the blood vessels. Especially when washing your face, limit the water to lukewarm.
Unfortunately, there is no one miracle cure for dehydrated skin - it is rather a mix of several measures that moisturise your skin.
Besides skin care, these two are the most important: Drink a lot of water (yes, this also gets into the skin) and if the air in your room is dry (due to the heating in winter or the air conditioning in summer), make sure the air is well humidified, by using room humidifiers or simply a bowl of water on the radiator.
Here, less is often more. Too much or frequent cleansing unnecessarily stresses the skin barrier and can worsen your skin's appearance in the long run. If we recommend several products at this point, you do not have to use them all together. You can find out more about the special features and the right combination on the product pages.
An often underestimated skin care step: toners or sprays moisturise the skin and make it more receptive to subsequent care products.
Regardless of the number of products suggested here, regularity is more important than frequency. If you want to combine several serums or boosters that are rich in active ingredients, you can, for example, alternate between daily and evening use.
Do not underestimate the importance of daily UV protection: UVA rays, which are primarily responsible for skin ageing, also penetrate through clouds and window panes and are present even in winter.
After the addition of active ingredients from care step 3, an appropriately rich night care is the perfect conclusion to your care routine.
By the way: If several products are listed here, these are alternative recommendations, depending on preference.