How To Take Care Of Oily Skin
Oily skin isn’t just for teens, many adults are also plagued with excessive sebum production. Oily skin is often caused by a lack of adequate moisture. Skin feels like it’s not getting enough moisture and in returns rebels by cranking up sebum production resulting in greasy skin. Fortunately, it’s easy to keep oil production under control by using a mild cleanser, a non-comedogenic moisturizer, oil blotting papers and oil (yes, we mean adding more oil into the mix!).
Use A Mild Cleanser
The first step to less oil production is to switch to a mild cleanser. Refrain from using any products with harsh ingredients such as alcohol. A mild cleanser like Philosophy Purity will clean your skin without stripping it. Overly harsh cleansers may encourage skin to produce even more oil.
Moisturization Is Key
Some people are afraid to moisturize their oily skin in fear of producing more oil. Not moisturizing properly can also lead to irritation and redness. Individuals with oily skin will want to stay away from heavy creams since these may clog pores. Instead pick a simple, light weight lotion that is non-comedogenic like Cerave AM. A lightweight lotion will give your skin the moisture it needs without feeling heavy.
Exfoliating is key since those with oily skin may have a thickened pore lining in addition to clogged pores. A BHA product such as Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 3% Salicylic Acid will clean out pores, reduce redness and reveal smoother skin with smaller pores.
Try Jojoba Oil
It may sound counterproductive but trust us, often oily skin is the result of overly dry skin. The moisture boost provided by jojoba oil can actually calm your skin down and reduce oil production. Another highly moisturizing oil you may want to try is Josie Maran Argan oil. It may be a process of trial-and-error before you find the perfect oil for your skin.
Use Blotting Papers
Need help keeping your oily skin under control during the day? Carry around a set of blotting papers such as these Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets; these work by blotting up excess oil without adding anything to your face, unlike powder which can get cakey.
Use A Mattifying Primer
Is your makeup sliding off with every hour? Keep your makeup in place by using a mattifying primer designed specifically for oily skin such as Cover FX Mattifying Primer. This product can be used both under foundation or tinted moisturizer. It also contains 1% salicylic acid in order to treat acne.
Oily skin can be difficult to deal with but all you need to take care of oily skin is a little TLC and hydration.