If you’re the victim of over productive sebaceous glands, then you might have oily skin. Your pores may become clogged more easily, makeup doesn’t stay matte and you may even have to stop in the middle of the day to blot the access oil from your face. For those suffering from oily skin, changing just a few tasks in your skin care regimen can make a huge difference.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT CLEANSER
One of the keys to controlling oily build-up is to choose the right cleanser. Gel cleansers are preferable for oily skin as they don’t leave behind the residue of a creamy cleanser. You’ll also want to look for a cleanser that is gentle enough to use twice a day. If you’re unsure of which cleanser is best for your oily skin, consult with us.
RESIST THE TEMPTATION TO WASH MORE THAN TWICE A DAY
Common sense would seem to suggest that washing your face more often might help control the oily buildup, but this can result in dry and flaky skin, which is another problem all together. Resist the urge to wash more than twice a day. Instead, stick to a morning and before bed wash using the gentle gel cleansers made for oily skin.
Even though it might be tempting to skip the moisturizing step because skin already seems well coated, don’t skip this important step, because cleansing does strip away natural oils and moisturizer can replenish the skin again. The best moisturizers for oily skin include those that are free of oils. Look for a lotion specifically formulated for oily skin.
If your skin still has a tendency to grow oily during the day, especially in the T-zone area, try blotting paper for a quick fix.