Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Getting the best solution for Oily skin care
Basically, the aim of ‘oily skin care’is to remove excessive sebum or oil from the skin. However, oily skin care should be done without it leading to complete removal of oil in the skin.
'Oily Skin care' start with the use of a cleanser but not all cleanser works. The ideal cleanser to use must contain salicylic acid i.e a beta-hydroxy acid that retards the rate of sebum production. Cleansing should be performed at least twice daily and even more during hot and humid conditions.
One has to be careful in selecting suitable "oily skin care" products for their skin as some of these products oil-free. Check the ingredients of the product before you purchase it. Some products may be marked as ‘suitable for all skin types’, instead of ‘oily skin care product’. ‘Oily skin care’ is also dependent on the degree of oiliness, if you aren’t too oily, so some of these ‘suitable for all’- type of products might be work for you too.
In the case of extremely oily skin, only oily skin care products are suitable. Your oily skin care routine can include an alcohol based toner (for an extremely oily skin). This can be the second step in your oily skin care routine i.e. just after cleansing. But be careful as excessive toning can harm your skin!
In addition, your oily skin care routine can include a mild moisturiser. Again, the degree of oiliness of your skin will determine whether you need to include this in your oily skin care routine. If you do decide to include a moisturiser, be sure to use one that is oil-free, wax-free and lipid-free.
You can also use a clay mask (say once a week) as an oily skin care measure.
As far as getting the real oily skin products for your oily skin is concern, you will have to try out few ones before you arrive at the one that is best suitable for your skin.
In absence of desired result, consult a good dermatologist for advice. He could prescribe stronger oily skin care products like vitamin A creams, retinoids, sulphur creams etc , which can help counter the problems of oily skin.