Oily skin is skin that is characterized by an overproduction of sebum. Sebum is the skin’s natural oil. This substance helps the skin to protect itself against external aggressions by covering it with a small oily film. However, its excess can cause an imbalance in the skin barrier.
But can oily skin be dehydrated?
Of course, oily skin also needs moisturizing and this is one of the main mistakes made with this skin type. Excessive cleansing, the use of overly aggressive products or a lack of moisturizing can turn your skin into dehydrated oily skin.
How can I identify if I have dehydrated oily skin?
- Dull appearance: the lack of water can be visible on your skin showing it dull and not very luminous.
- Lack of elasticity: since the dermis does not retain enough water to keep it healthy and cared for.
- Enlarged pores and “dehydration stretch marks”: fine lines that appear when facial muscles are tightened. Some areas of the face may become scaly.
- Increased sensitivity and tendency to irritation and redness.