Although it’s crucial to avoid losing your Oily Skin, excessive oil can cause breakouts, whiteheads, blackheads, and other issues.
Your skin may feel heavy and unclean because of an excessive amount of oil. To achieve a balanced, radiant complexion with oily skin, we’ve created a skincare regimen that you might find helpful!
What is oily skin?
Oily skin is a skin type characterized by overactive oil-producing glands and enlarged facial pores. While it’s primarily a result of genetics, skin may be exacerbated by other factors such as hormonal imbalances, humid climates, incompatible skincare products, outside stressors, and even diet. Excessive sebum and dead skin cells can combine to clog pores, leading to breakouts.
Combination skin types also have enlarged pores, but they’re concentrated in the T-zone — the forehead and nose. If your skin is oilier in your T-zone than anywhere else, you likely have combination skin.
What You Should Include In Your Routine
- Gentle facial cleanser:
One of the best ingredients for skin is salicylic acid, which is a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid) that goes beneath the skin’s surface to deep clean pores.
- Balancing toner:
A balancing toner is especially helpful for anyone with oily, acne-prone skin. Toning your skin can reduce oil and shine, remove any lingering dirt and residue, and refine the appearance of pores.
- Chemical exfoliant:
A buildup of dead skin cells increases the risk of whiteheads, blackheads, and other blemishes in oily skin. (Not to mention, these dead cells can make skin appear dull.) Seek a chemical exfoliant with glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or lactic acid.
- Lightweight moisturizer:
You might have heard that oily skin doesn’t need moisturizing. That’s a myth. Skipping moisturizer can make your skin oilier as it tries to overcompensate for the lack of moisture.
Similar to moisturizers, look for lightweight sunscreens that are oil-free, non-comedogenic, and have at least a broad spectrum of SPF 30.
About the Author: Dr. Donika Vata is a medical doctor from Ferizaj, Kosovo. She studied general medicine from University of Hasan Prishtina.
She has been writing about medical and skincare related issue in journals, social media websites, and books. She was working for some well reputed clinics such as Telehealth Pro- Online consultations, German Cancer Center, and AppLMD. Dr. Donika was also volunteering in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Currently, she is working as a medical doctor and researcher in a dermatology clinic.