May 15th, 2014 • Posted by True Beauty Wellness Spa • Permalink
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.
If you need a little extra help getting your skin under control, call for a free skin consultation. We'll be able to troubleshoot your current skin regimen, make suggestions and give you helpful tips to maintain healthy, beautiful skin.