Taking Care of Oily Skin

For many people with oily skin it is a nightmare. There are very many products in the market thrown at people with oily skin. Making a choice is hard and therefore it becomes an adventure of experiments. For someone who does not want experiments there are simple ways of ensuring oily skin is well taken care of.

Cleanse morning and night. – People with oily skin do well with a gel based or “soapy” cleanser. This will help clean out pores and strip away excess oil. Look for a cleanser that says specifically for oily skin. Looking for one with great reviews? Alpha Hydrox Facial Wash (compare prices).

Use a toner to pick up left over dirt, oil and cleanser A step that I personally believe in, but is many times forgotten is using a toner. Simply apply toner onto a cotton ball and swipe over your face paying special attention to the areas that may be forgotten such as the crevices around your nose.

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Before starting a daily oily skin regiment, it is important to be sure that you have oily skin. How big are your pores, does make up slide on your face and is your face always shining a couple of minutes after cleansing? If the answer is yes then you do have oily skin.

Recognizing and Understanding Oily Skin

Androgens stimulate healthy oil production, and while that truly has benefit for your skin, it is a problem when androgens stimulate too much oil to be produced! When too much oil is produced, the pores become larger to accommodate the excess oil production. Excess androgens can also cause the pore lining to thicken, which blocks oil from getting out of the pore, and that can result in blackheads and white bumps.


Not sure if you have oily skin? It’s recognizable by a few classic characteristics:
Your face is shiny only an hour or two after cleansing, and usually appears greasy by midday.
Your makeup seems to “slide,” or disappear right off your face.
The more oily areas of your face have blackheads, white bumps, or acne.
The pores are visibly enlarged, especially on your nose, chin, and forehead.

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What a person eats could also contribute to them having oily skin. This means you need to avoid these foods or eat them in moderation plus drink plenty of water.

Low-Glycemic Carbs

The glycemic index is a tool that measures how carbohydrate-containing foods affect blood sugar. According to a 2015 article published in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, high-glycemic carbs, such as white bread and cornflakes, may have an effect on the hormones that increase oil production. To help reduce oil production, you may want to fill your diet with more low-glycemic carbs such as 100 percent whole-grain bread and pasta, oatmeal, whole grains, sweet potatoes, beans and fruit.

Dairy Alternatives

The 2015 Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology article also reports that dairy foods, including milk and yogurt, increase the production of hormones that cause oily skin. Dairy foods supply your body with calcium, which is important for bone health. If you’re worried about oily skin, you can use fortified plant-milk alternatives as a replacement for cow’s milk to help your body get the nutrients it needs for your bones, but with less of an effect on your skin. Good options include soy milk, almond milk and rice milk.

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