Having oily skin is a nightmare. It leads to having many skin problems such as acne and enlarged blocked pores. It also makes the skin look greasy and shiny, which makes the skin appear dirty and unhealthy. Oily skin attracts dirt even more, which clogs the pores and leads to skin irritation. The solution to this problem is to control the oil production in the skin. Before heading to a dermatologist in San Francisco, here are basic skin care tips to manage oily skin.
1. Wash the face regularly
One of the most effective ways to prevent skin problems caused by oily skin is to keep the skin clean. Wash the face twice or thrice a day to remove dirt and oil buildup that can cause acne, skin irritation, and clogged pores. The best facial wash for oily skin is gel-based facial cleansers that are absolutely oil-free. In some cases, medicated soaps are also seen as effective. Avoid too much abrasion on the skin because it will remove its natural moisture, making the skin too dry. If this happens, the sebaceous glands in the skin will begin producing more oil, which exacerbates the original problem.
Lightly exfoliate the skin at least twice or thrice a week to remove dead skin cells. Do not overdo it and be gentle when exfoliating because it might irritate the skin and it will end up producing more oil. Exfoliating helps in avoid have pimples caused by
3. Use a face mask
After a session of exfoliating, it is recommended to wear a face mask. The mask can help retain natural skin moisture while removing excess oil from the skin.
4. Always moisturize
It should be part of a daily routine to moisturize, especially for those with oily skin. It may seem that moisturizing feels like its amplifying the problem with oily skin but in reality, it alleviates the problem. With the use of a good moisturizer, the skin manages the proper production of oil by the sebaceous glands. If the skin is too dry, the sebaceous glands will jumpstart in producing more oil.
5. Protect the skin with sunscreen
Oftentimes, people with oily skin skip wearing sunscreen because it feels greasy. However, if wearing sunscreen is omitted, it can lead to more skin problems caused by the harmful rays of the sun. Therefore, what needs to be done is to get a gel-based sunscreen designed for people with oily skin. This sunscreen offers the protection needed by the screen against UV rays without being overly greasy.
Disclaimer: We are unable to guarantee any result, even though most of our patients do see success. The results of our services will vary greatly to each patient’s level of commitment and compliance with the program.