Your skin looks greasy or shiny shortly after cleansing.
You are prone to enlarged pores, acne, or blackheads.
What causes oily skin? Oily skin is caused by excess sebum, which is a substance secreted by the sebaceous glands that help keep the skin and hair moisturized.
Tips on how to care for oily skin
Don’t use harsh products that are too drying or irritating for your skin. People with oily skin tend to use products that dry out their skin because they think that it would help with the oil control. This actually irritates the skin and makes it produce even more excess oil.
Remember to always protect your skin from the sun by using products with SPF. Most people don’t like how their skin feels greasy after applying sunscreen or makeup products with SPF, but there are lightweight products that won’t make the skin feel as greasy.
Always moisturize your skin, preferably in the morning and at night. Try to use lightweight liquids, gels, or serums that are oil free and don’t contain harsh chemicals that can clog your pores or irritate the skin.
Cleanse your face with a gentle, oil and fragrance free cleanser twice a day. This will keep dirt and excess oils from clogging your pores.
Use a toner to get rid of any dirt and oil that may still be on your skin after cleansing your face.
Exfoliate your skin twice a week to get rid of dead skin cells and to make your skin look healthier and refreshed.
Remember to always be gentle with your skin while cleansing or exfoliating. Scrubbing too hard will make your skin irritated and red.
And remeber, it never hurts to get a dermatology consult. We have locations in the Houston Heights as well as the Galleria Tanglewood area. And if your too busy, we have select Saturday appointments.
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