Hoe verzorg ik mijn vette huid?

How do I take care of my oily skin?

In my twenties I suddenly started to suffer from acne. Just when I was ready for 'adult' life, I walked around with an adolescent face. Believe me, fun was different. Convinced that some medicated cream would help me get rid of my oily skin, I went to the dermatologist. And yes, he sent me home with a power ointment.

After applying it twice, my acne was gone... just like the rest of my skin. My entire face was covered in red spots, my skin was flaking off. I looked like I was burned. Gone skin, gone self-confidence.

Today I know better. I will never, ever put such aggressive products on my skin again.

Why oily skin needs nourishment

But what about my oily skin, I hear you ask? Well, first of all, let me clear up an important misunderstanding. Instead of releasing all kinds of drying creams on oily skin, your skin needs extra nourishment. Shiny skin, acne, clogged pores... are usually signals that your skin is malnourished. A nutrient deficiency causes your skin to produce extra sebum. And when sebum builds up, your pores become clogged and impurities emerge. Chemical products deprive your skin of even more nutrients... causing your skin to become even more malnourished and you end up in a vicious circle.

My tips for oily skin?

  1. Stop applying aggressive, drying creams!

They starve your skin even more. Your skin needs nourishment!

  1. Clean your face: the basic rule for healthy skin.

*Throw foaming cleansers into the trash: they are aggressive and damage the skin barrier. With a mild cleansing milk you can eliminate dirt residues and excess sebum in a skin-friendly way. Our Boost of Freshness Facial Lotion is suitable for all skin types, especially for skin that needs extra care. The milk does a lot more than cleanse and contains, among other things:

  • Macadamia: packed with vitamin B that reduces redness
  • Coconut oil: rich in lauric and palmitic acids that help repair damaged skin

Rinse your skin with lukewarm water.

  1. Add the Boost of Softness Konjac sponge.

That sponge not only removes the last traces of dirt, it boosts the blood circulation in your skin and has an antibacterial effect. Wet the sponge and rub it over your skin with soft, circular movements. Rinse thoroughly afterwards.

4. Scrub your face twice a week.

I said it before: products that are too aggressive can damage your skin. However, a gentle scrub on time is important, even for 'more difficult' skin. Our Boost or Oxygen facial scrub contains rice grains that gently remove dead skin cells and dirt residues. But the scrub does more than that: the natural essential oils in the scrub have a nourishing and restorative effect. Exactly what your skin needs.

  1. Feed, feed, and feed again!

Skin that feels greasy often suffers from a major nutrient deficiency. Your skin clearly needs extra nourishment. Our All Day Dreamer day cream is (of course) 100% natural and only contains ingredients that have something to offer your skin, such as:

  • Aloe Vera: packed with vitamin E that improves the skin barrier and promotes collagen production.
  • Coconut oil: Contains large amounts of lauric and palmitic acids that help repair the damaged skin layer.

And a bonus, the cream prevents the formation of wrinkles!

This may seem like a lot of work, but this morning ritual really won't take you more than 5 minutes. Trust me, I also don't have time (or desire ☺ ) to spend an hour in the bathroom in the morning. I have to move forward!

Do you still have some time left? Then give your skin an extra boost with our brand new Boost of Indulgence facial maker. Wonderful to take some extra SELF-time on Sunday and perfect to provide your skin with extra nourishment. It contains, among other things, betaine (has a calming and hydrating effect) and tomato extract (rich in lycopene: a very powerful and anti-inflammatory antioxidant) and your skin can really use that!

You can read how to best use a mask here .