Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Getting the best solution for Oily skin care

It is not complete to discuss the topic  oily skin care without first understanding  the cause behind oily skin.Oily skin is caused by excessive secretion of sebum (an oily substance that is naturally produced by skin).As the saying goes, excess of everything is bad, it is also true that excess of this excess Sebun secretion is also bad to the body.  This  leads to clogging of skin pores, which results to accumulation of dead cells that causes formation of pimples/acne.. So, ‘oily skin care’ is as important as the ‘skin care’ for other types of skin.

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.

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