Having oily skin on some or all of your face can make you more acne-prone and prevent makeup from holding up throughout the day. Gaining control over excess oil all begins with how you care for your skin each day:
Keep Your Skin Hydrated
Nothing makes oily skin more oily than slacking on the moisturizer. People with oily skin generally find their skin in more receptive to lightweight moisturizers, such as thin, water-based creams or gel moisturizers. Avoid thick, buttery moisturizers unless you use them sparingly on normal or dry areas of your face. Part of keeping your skin hydrated includes drinking enough water throughout the day. If you stay hydrated from the inside out, your skin may be less inclined to produce excess oil.
Consider Adding Oil
Experiment with different types of skin oils to see if using them on oily areas of your face actually reduce oil production. Some people have success using beauty oils directly on their face or mixed into their foundation. The theory behind using oils on oily skin is that your skin will believe there is already sufficient oil and will calm its own production. Whatever oil you decide to use, make sure it is non-comedogenic, which means it does not clog pores. Unless your skin is acne-prone, you may want to take the same strategy when selecting face care products. Instead of avoiding all oil-free products, slowly incorporating some face care products containing oil, such as moisturizers or night creams, may actually help your skin.
Try Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid has numerous skin care benefits, one of which may be balancing oily or combination skin. Try finding skin care products with hyaluronic acid in the form of serums that can be used under makeup and at night when your face has time to soak up the product. Many of these products need the opportunity to sink deep into the skin in order to see results. To help your product absorb into the skin, it is important to make sure you are exfoliating regularly.
There are several methods to exfoliate the skin, such as "chemical" exfoliation, which may take the form of fruit enzymes or hydroxy acids, or manual exfoliation, such as facial scrubs or brushes. It is important to find the method that is most gentle for your skin type to prevent irritation and avoid making oil production worse. Exfoliating at least weekly should be sufficient to help your skin care products work better.
Having oily skin can be frustrating, but there are ways to keep oil under control. Developing a good skin care strategy is the best way to reduce excess oil. Contact a company like Heibel Dermatology for more information and assistance.Share
10 July 2017
While I wasn't fond the reason I had to visit a dermatologist when I was a teenager (I had severe acne that she helped me manage), I feel lucky to have had the experience of visiting a dermatologist and learning just what they can do to help me have great-looking skin. I wasn't happy when I got my first wrinkle at about 30; my acne had just cleared up, and I wanted to enjoy having skin I finally loved for at least a few years! With a little more help from my dermatologist, I am now in my 50s, and many people think I am much younger than I am due to the amazing anti-aging treatments my dermatologist gives me. I want to teach what I have learned about skincare to others who need the advice, so please come back often for new skincare tips!