Tips for Anti-Aging Skincare for Oily Skin
Believe it or not, aging skin can also be oily skin. This is a combination that may be hard to care for, but it is not impossible. The key is
Washing Your Face
Your skin is aging, but since it is also oily, you want to do a full wash twice a day with your cleanser. Use warm water and your clean hands to gently remove makeup, dirt, excess oil and other impurities. Simply pat dry when you are done.
Now, since your skin is oily, a toner is something that you want to use. However, you need to be careful because aging skin can be a bit sensitive to these. Look for a true toner, meaning that the product does not contain alcohol. You do not want this product to have any drying ingredients. You simply want to use it to remove any impurities that your cleanser missed, so it should be soothing and just a backup to your cleanser.
Caring for Your Eyes
The area around your eyes may or may not be oily. Even if it is oily, you can still go creamy and rich with an eye cream. You want to target your specific issues, such as wrinkles and lines, puffy eyes or dark circles. If you have more than one eye area aging problem, then go for a combination product.
Moisturizing Your Skin
Your moisturizer is the trickiest part when your skin is aging and oily. Often, a serum instead of a cream moisturizer can offer the ideal balance. You want to look for a serum that has hydrating ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid. Now, since serums are much lighter than creams, you will get the moisture you need without making your skin feel or look oilier. You should apply your moisturizer after cleansing your face. Make sure to also bring the product down your jawline and neck too.
You also want to be sure that you are hydrating internally too. This involves drinking plain water and eating water-rich fruits and vegetables every day. The fruits and vegetables will also deliver plenty of antioxidants which may contribute to improving your overall skin health.
Now you know more about how to best care for oily skin as you get older. Your dermatologist in San Francisco can evaluate your skincare routine and ensure that you are doing everything right.
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.