Oily skin is the result of excessive production of sebum from
sebaceous glands on face, neck, chest and back; and this is mainly because of
hormones and genetic factors. The excessive production, commonly,persists
beyond adolescent and people at all ages can find themselves with oily,
clogged-pore skin that may cause acne. Fortunately, nowadays, there’re plenty
of ways to solve this problem, control sebum and clear oily skin, no matter
what the results are.
Things you will need
To clear excess oil as well as dirt and bacteria on your skin, wash your
face and other oily areas twice a day with mild cleanser that contains
salicylic or glycolic acid. Apply cleanser or mild acne cream formulated for
the body on other oily areas like back or chest in the shower. Then, after
toweling off, apply a mild moisturizer (with SPF for daytime) on your skin,
which can help control sebum and reduce oil production. For best results, look
for moisturizers that are formulated only for oily or combination skin.
Wash your face and
other oily areas twice a day with mild cleanser that contains salicylic or
Apply facial mask (which made from clay or mud) twice a week. Remember
to follow the instructions and rinse your face with a towel gently. These masks
are very effective in temporarily by absorbing sebum from pores and leave you a
clean and healthy face in hours.
If these above treatments don’t work, then try an over-the-counter
treatment. For example, using topical acne treatment containing alcohol like
astringent or toner to dry the skin surface and temporarily absorb oil on skin.
Apply to your skin twice after cleansing in the morning and before bed. You
should also try a shine-control primer before applying makeup to create an
oil-absorbent layer between skin and makeup. This will help bring you a
these above methods don’t work, then try an over-the-counter treatment
If these over-the-counter treatments still not work, you should see a
dermatologist. Based on your detail situation, he can prescribe a facial
cleanser, topical treatment or long-term oral medications like Differin, Retin
A or Accutane. For best results, follow these treatments daily or weekly and
don’t forget to see the dermatologist if there’re problems during medical
Tips and Warnings
plenty of ways to control sebum and clear oily skin.
You may need two separate cleansers to control sebum, depending
on the season. It’s better to use extra-gentle cleanser in autumn and winter, during
which time skin tends to be drier; deep-cleaning cleanser in hot condition to be
against the combination between sweat and oil.
Do not wash your face too many times, no matter how mild your
cleansers are, as this may cause skin irritations, essential oil stripping and
drying. Stick to the routine to clean your face twice a day unless instructed