It’s perfectly normal to have oily skin because oils are naturally produced by the body to maintain your skin health. But when the production of this oil is too much, it could be a problem. Excess oils may provoke blemishes and breakouts flare-ups. Can you get rid of oily skin? What you can do to cope with this kind of problem? Fortunately, there are many of options to cut down on oiliness.
Oily skin is one of many reasons that may increase your risk of having acne. Therefore, it’s important to cope with your oily skin.
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The sites of the body that usually has excessive oil are face (particularly forehead, nose, and upper chin), buttocks, chest, and back. On the other hand, below the chin and under the eyes typically have less oil.
Another issue you need to concern is about the cause behind the problem. This can determine the way on how you should treat the problem.
If you have poor diet of vitamin E, vitamin C, fiber, or other essential nutrients for healthy skin, this may worsen your oily skin – though many times the effect of diet is not significant on this.
Furthermore, check activities that you have throughout the day! The same goes for the kind of clothing and accessories that you wear. The use of backpack, tight shirt, and heavy clothes for examples, may make your skin produce more oil.
Also, the appearance of oily skin can vary from season by season. The fluctuation of your hormones, changes of weather, or even changes of your moods would have contribution.
While some people only notice their oily skin flares up during summer, others may have the problem all the year around. So again, it’s important to recognize the condition of your own skin since this is crucial to help adjust your skin regimen appropriately!
For instance, you may not need to use cleanser with beta-hydroxy acid every day during winter, but you may need to use it every day during summer.
Also use any products as well as instructed! Overuse may lead to skin irritation or make your skin dry out too much!
Most dermatologists agree that cleansing the face twice a day is important to help manage and reduce the oil. So, this option is commonly so recommended if you have oily skin!
Choose a gentle cleanser and avoid using harsh soaps! Avoid also buff puff or washcloth buff – it is bad for oily skin type.
If an ordinary facial cleanser doesn’t help enough to cope with the problem, cleanser products containing beta-hydroxy, salicylic acid, or benzoyl peroxide may help.
These products are commonly used to fight and treat acne flare-ups, but they are also recommended to help reduce the excessive oil secretion of the skin. But they also can be potential to irritate the skin.
Do a patch test first, they don’t work for everyone. Buy a small size and then see the response of your skin to the treatment.
If you love warm water to wash your face, avoid using too hot water!
Blotting paper is one of easy and practical options loved by many people. It can help remove excessive oil and doesn’t dry out the skin – the major benefit of this product.
What to remember — apply blotting paper only on the oily sites, don’t put it on the normal skin!
Apply it on the areas such as nose, chin, forehead, or other oily skins. Then leave for a while.
Another practical way to reduce excessive oil secretion is with medicated pads.
They are usually made with an acid as major ingredients such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or other acid ingredients to help improve oil-cutting. But they may irritate your skin.
If this is your first time in using medicated pads, buy smaller size and then see the response of your skin!
As well we know there are two major types of skin, oily and dry skin. But many people usually have the combination of oily and dry skin (dry in some places and oily somewhere else)!
If compared with medicated pads, cleansers that contain an acid, and blotting paper – toners may have much more potential to cause skin irritation.
But if you love toners, apply them on the most-oily skin such as chin, nose, or forehead to keep safe. Applying them on normal skin (without excessive oil) may cause dry patches.
Some people say that moisturizer product can make oily skin get worse. Is this true?
Actually, it is only a myth and wrong opinion. Even for oily skin, it still needs hydration to look youthful.
Hydrated skin is essential to make your skin look its best. The key is finding the best moisturizers that meet your skin needs.
The wrong choice can make the oily sites of your skin get worse. In general, products of moisturizers with free-oil are recommended.
It’s also thought using sunscreen would worsen oily skin. That’s true when you choose wrong products, since some sunscreen products are high in oil and likely to cause clogged skin pores.