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General oily skin care

Contrary to common opinion, oily skin needs gentle care rather than aggressive treatment. Harsh scrubbing will stimulate even more oil production while washing too often can excessively dry the skin, trapping impurities beneath the skin's surface. The following are some tips on how to best care for oily skin.

- Wash skin just twice a day. More often may excessively dry the skin.

Mineral makeup- Don't use skin care products with alcohol - they tend to strip too much oil from the skin's surface resulting in very dry skin and a subsequent production of even greater quantities of oil.


- Avoid oils as much as possible in cosmetic products such as sunscreen and makeup. The oils tend to clog the pores adding to the problem.

Mineral makeup- When cleansing the skin use a mild cleanser and don't scrub or over wash.

- Avoid over-exposure to the sun and always use a sunscreen (not oil-based).

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OILY SKIN MASK

Egg white and Plazan mask
Beat an egg white until foamy and add the juice from half a lemon, a pinch of salt and a teaspoonful of High-molecular Plazan.


Apply mask and leave on for 10-15 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water.


Apply the mask 2-3 times a week.

Egg white, oat flour and Plazan mask
Beat an egg white until foamy and add a spoonful of honey, one tablespoonful of oat flour and a teaspoonful of High-Molecular Plazan. Mix well.

Apply for 10-15 minutes, then wash off with lukewarm water.

After applying any of the above masks it is essential to use a hydrating cream such as those in the Plazan Cream of Gold or Diamond series.

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It is also known that during our life we only use 1/3 of our full organism's biological potential - it means that we could be still look and feel young in our 70s. Read full article: Skin Aging
Mechanisms

Skin Structure

Our skin consists of three main layers - epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous - each of which has various sub-layers. The epidermis is the outer layer of constantly regenerating cells that gradually keratinize and flake off as they move from the innermost layer to the outermost. Under this, we have the dermis - a complex layer of elastic (elastin) and inelastic (collagen) connective tissue, oil, scent and sweat glands, hair follicles, blood vessels, and nerve fibers all 'cemented' together with a hyaluronic acid gel. Then finally the subcutaneous is a fatty tissue with connective fibers, larger blood vessels and nerve fibers.

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What causes oily skin?

Usually oily skin is the result of overactive sebaceous (oil) glands that cause an accumulation of dead skin cells in hair follicles. Overactive sebaceous glands are usually the result of a hormone imbalance, whether permanent or temporary. For example, prolonged stress and anger causes an increase in adrenaline in the body, which in turn leads to an increase in androgen - the group of hormones that are responsible for an increase in the secretion of sebum (the liquid that the sebaceous gland excretes). External factors can also cause or aggravate oily skin such as a humid climate or overexposure to the sun.

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Finally, it must be also considered the quality of the components Plazan use in skin treatment and care. The best and most effective skin care cosmeceuticals are those based on placental cell extracts, not plant or animal sources. Placental cells are 100% compatible with those components found naturally in skin cells so are readily accepted into the biosynthesis processes. Plant extracts are not as readily accepted by our bodies and may create a dependency, requiring an increasing amount of active ingredients to maintain the skin's health as time goes by.

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