It is important to first understand the cause behind Oily skin. Put simply, Oily skin is the result of excessive production of sebum (an oily substance that is naturally produced by skin). As in most things, excess is bad and excessive sebum is bad. It leads to clogging of skin pores, resulting in an accumulation of dead cells and the formation of comedones (whiteheads and blackheads), pimples and acne. Moreover, Oily skin can spoil your looks too, making the face shiny especially down the central panel (T-zone) of your nose, forehead and chin.
The root causes of why some people get acne and others do not are not fully understood. While it is known to be partly hereditary, several other factors are recognised as having a significant impact.
Oily, acne prone skin needs special cleansing to keep the pores unclogged. “Oily skin care” starts with the use of a cleanser. However, not all cleansers will work. The basic aim of “Oily skin care” is the removal of the excessive sebum or oil from the skin. However, Oily skin care procedures should not lead to complete removal of oil. Over washing can strip the skin of all oil which simply stimulates the oil glands to replace it.
Most Oily skin care products are oil-free; however, it is always good to check the ingredients of the product, before you actually buy it. This is especially important if a product is marked as “suitable for all skin types”, instead of “Oily skin care”. For 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. However, excessive toning can harm your skin.
The next step in your Oily skin care routine can be a mild moisturiser. Again, the degree of oiliness of your skin will determine whether you need to include. If you decide to include a moisturiser, be sure to use one that is oil-free, wax-free and lipid-free.
For acne specifically, the first principle for a skin care treatment is to control the acne and prevent it from getting worse. Avoid over drying by using mild cleansers and treatment products. Over drying the skin leads to over clogging of the pores .... Do not touch the blemishes over and over again (in fact, don’t touch them at all), or you will probably end up aggravating the condition. Also, do not try to scrub too hard or squeeze them.
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