How to care for oily skin.

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Oily skin tends to have open pores and a somewhat greasy surface. Prone to shine, pimple and acne, oily skin can be difficult to keep under control.

  • Don’t pick a cleanser that is too harsh, if all of the natural oils are stripped away from the skin on the face, the oil glands will produce even more oil to compensate. Foaming cleansers are excellent for oily skin, as they will clean dirt and excess oil from the face, without being too harsh.
  • When you wash your face, don’t scrub too harshly, you’ll damage the skin. Massage the cleanser in gently and rinse off.
  • Don’t use hot water; this will encourage the oil glands to produce even more. The water should be warm.
  • Moisturise, pick a moisturiser that has a sebum control agent in it, this will help to stop shine without blocking your pores and will give a matte effect to your skin.
  • If you wear make up, chose a foundation that will not block your pores, there are many available that will control shine and give excellent coverage. If your skin is really oily, you may want to consider using a medicated foundation. These control shine, and help to fight spots at the same time. These can cause dryness and peeling if you have dry skin, so make absolutely sure that you need it first.
  • If you use a lot of products in your hair, you may want to stop. Unless your hair is very short, it’s touching your face almost all day. The grease from the product is being rubbed off, from your hair to your face. If you cannot stop using the product, try switching it to something less greasy.
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