Get Your (NATURAL) Shine On: Four Steps To Oily-Free Skin!
The Secret To Oily-Free Skin ...
Let’s be honest -- oily skin is a headache. Wash too much? You dry out. Wash too little? Breakout city. And now with summer coming up, it may seem like there’s no hope in sight.
But have no fear. Garner’s Garden has cracked the oily-free code, and we've broken it down into four easy steps that will deliver you naturally radiant skin without the greasy glow!
WHAT CAUSES OILY SKIN?
Although you might find yourself covering up when oil takes over, it’s important to remember that OILY SKIN IS SOMETHING YOU CAN’T CONTROL.
Caused by sebaceous glands under your skin that create sebum, an oily substance that’s true purpose is to hydrate you, oily skin is attributed to genetics and harsh products that do more harm than good. (1)
Unfortunately, oily skin worsens during the summer months, merging with sweat and sunblock to leave you with clogged pores, puffy skin, and breakouts that cluster and worsen as the temperature rises. (2)
If you have oily skin, you’re probably thinking, “I know all that! Now get to the good stuff.”
Well, without further adieu, here they are, the four steps to oily-free, naturally radiant skin....
STEP ONE: WASH YOUR FACE
It sounds obvious, but washing your face regularly is still the best way to scrub away oil and clean inflated pores that lead to breakouts and skin irritation.
Doctors recommend washing your face twice a day, morning and night, for the best care for oily skin. Any more than that can actually strip you of the natural oil you need to maintain the health of your skin. Washing any less allows oil to build up, making oily skin even worse. (3)
Now to the important question.…
What Do I Wash With?
Dermatologists agree that using non-harsh, all-natural cleansers that are gentle and soft on your skin is the best way to fight sebum buildup and strip away the oil that acne feeds on. (4)
Garner’s Garden 100% All-Natural Antibacterial Facial Cleanser is a gentle cleanser with a strong effect on oily skin. Using all-natural ingredients and the antioxidant power of natural Neem oil and healthy essential oils Neem, Lavender, and Peppermint, this cleanser prevents the overproduction of sebum, and relieves the symptoms of acne, aging, and eczema.
In addition to our 100% All-Natural Antibacterial Facial Cleanser, there’s another special ingredient that’s slowly been taking the skincare world by storm because of its oil-fighting properties and cleansing power.…
Picture charcoal like a sponge. It naturally draws oil out of your skin, detoxifying your pores and leaving you with fresh skin that’s ready for the rest of your skincare routine.
Charcoal also softens the skin and aids in the look and feel of smooth and elastic skin that’s free from impurities and dead skin cells that further clog pores and cause acne. (5)
So where can you get your charcoal fix?
Garner’s Garden has got you covered, with our 100% All-Natural Activated Charcoal Cleanser, which gently removes dirt and impurities away from your skin. Then apply our 100% All-Natural Activated Charcoal Scrub, which combines the oil-fighting power of charcoal and the detoxifying magic of bentonite clay and remineralizing kaolin clay to exfoliate your skin and prevent future breakouts.
STEP TWO: USE TONER
A good toner is a must for any skincare regiment, and toner becomes even more invaluable when dealing with the harsh effects of oily skin.
Much like cleansers, though, the type of toner you use matters.
Studies have shown that all-natural toners reduce the amount of oil on your skin and act as an exfoliant, removing impurities and dirt from your skin's surface.
All-natural toners also tighten your pores, preventing future breakouts and fighting the effects of sebum and aging. (6)
QUICK TIP: When looking for what toner to use, it’s important that your toner contains witch hazel.
Witch hazel is a proven anti-inflammatory astringent that uses the all-natural power of plant compounds to dry oily skin, reduce breakouts, and prevent future inflammation and puffiness associated with acne and dry rashes. (7)
Garner’s Garden 100% All-Natural Pure Facial Toner reduces oil buildup on your skin with its nourishing blend of witch hazel and aloe vera juice, and replenishes healthy moisture back to your skin.
STEP THREE: MOISTURIZE
Believe it or not, adding moisture to your skin is an essential part of any skincare regiment, especially for those suffering from oily skin.
This is because MOISTURIZERS HYDRATE YOUR SKIN, tricking your body into stopping its production of sebum.
Having adequate moisture in your skin also helps to fend off nasty breakouts, regardless of pore size and history of oily skin. (8)
Garner’s Garden 100% All-Natural 4D Hyaluronic Moisturizing Layer uses the anti-inflammatory power of witch hazel, the healing properties of vitamin B5, and the antioxidant-boosting strength of rose hydrosol to attract moisture into your skin and lock it in place, keeping nasty oil away and giving you back your natural glow.
STEP FOUR: USE HEALTHY OILS
There's a common misconception that all oils are bad and lead to oily skin, but that's not true. In fact, healthy oils combat the overproduction of sebum, which causes the greasy gloss you don’t want.
Healthy oils work by locking in your body’s natural moisture, which relays to your body that you’re well hydrated. Your body then stops the oil factory under your skin from manufacturing any more unwanted oil. (9)
Sounds awesome, right?
Well not only do healthy oils prevent your skin from producing excess oil, but they also combat the effects of oily skin by cleaning out clogged pores, reducing the redness and puffiness associated with acne, and lessening post-breakout pain and irritation. (10)
QUICK TIP: The most important thing to remember is to use the right oils, and Garner’s Garden has the proven ones that will target oily skin at its source:
Garner’s Garden 100% All-Natural Argan Oil will regulate your body’s overproduction of sebum and replenish your skin’s natural glow with its special blend of vitamins and omega fatty acids. Argan oil is also an effective neutralizer and hydrator of oily scalps and greasy hair.
Garner’s Garden 100% All-Natural Normalizing Face Oil WILL NOT CLOG YOUR PORES. Made from special non-comedogenic (non-clogging) oils and essential oils, our All-Natural Normalizing Face Oil is specifically designed to help regulate oil overproduction and reduce the appearance of oily skin!
And for the ultimate protection against oily skin, try our 100%All-Natural Facial Care System, a 5-step facial routine that includes our All-Natural Antibacterial Facial Cleanser, All-Natural Exfoliating Mineral Scrub, All-Natural Pure Facial Toner, All-Natural Vitamin C Facial Serum, and All-Natural Normalizing Face Oil.