Skin care for oily skin can be frustrating for several reasons. Determining how to take care of your skin, what routines work best, and what to avoid is a difficult task. These tips from Dr. Riehs and his team at Le Beau Visage will help you understand your oily skin and provide you with professional tips on how to keep your skin healthy and beautiful.
Why Is My Skin Oily?
While oily skin can be annoying at times, it is important to note the beneficial effects your natural oils provide for your skin. A balanced oil flow keeps skin pliable, relieves dry skin, and maintains a healthy skin surface overall. However, when our body produces too much oil, we face problems like enlarged pores, thickened pore lining, and even blackheads or white bumps on the surface of our skin.
Perhaps the biggest myth surrounding oily skin is that oily skin ages less than dry skin. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Excess oil may cause the skin to appear less wrinkled because it is often less dry, but oily skin cannot delay or halt the formation of wrinkles.
What Can I Do For My Skin?
Despite what you may think, products with drying ingredients, such as denatured alcohol, do not reduce the amount of oil on your skin and in your pores. Skin may feel less oily just after application, but harsh ingredients trigger your skin to produce more oil!
Menthol, mint and eucalyptus products should also be avoided. These ingredients cause tingling skin, which is actually a sign of pain or discomfort and should be bypassed to keep your skin healthy.
Stay away from products that contain pore-clogging ingredients (like bar soaps, cream foundations, and overly hydrating lotions), as they will make your skin appear even more greasy. Just because your skin is oily, however, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t moisturize. Instead, reach for lighter formulas such as fluid lotions, weightless serums, and light gels.
Cleanse your skin with a water-soluble cleanser twice per day. Be sure to use a light cleanser that leaves no residue and contains no drying ingredients.
Tone using an alcohol-free formula full of skin-replenishing ingredients. Toners help skin clear pores and minimize their appearance while also removing any last traces of makeup or other products that may increase oiliness.
Exfoliate to remove excess dead skin and pore lining. This is perhaps the most important step for those with oily skin, as it removes buildup on the face and reduces the appearance of the white bumps primarily associated with excess oil.
Apply sunscreen in the morning to protect your skin. No matter your skin type, sun protection is critical to prevent skin cancer, signs of aging, and keep your skin healthy overall.
Hydrate your skin at night. Use a gel or serum that is “feather-light” to replenish your skin and keep it healthy without clogging pores.
The Bottom Line:
When it comes to skin care, it’s all about choosing the best products for your unique skin type. At Le Beau Visage, we are committed to working with you to discover what products you find the most beneficial. Our online store provides customers with a broad range of skin care products that are sure to make your skin radiant and healthy. For more information about skin care and to shop our range of professional-grade products, visit us online at http://lebeauvisagemedicalspa.com/ or give us a call at 214-705-7676 to schedule an appointment to discuss your skin care needs.
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