Oily skin is characterized with shiny, enlarged pores and is slightly more prone to breakouts, the result of overactive glands. For those of us with oily skin, you may feel that there is simply no advantage of the stimulated oil glands! However, remember that balanced oil flow from the pore does good things for skin. Oil in the skin does relieve dryness, maintain a healthy skin surface, and keeps skin soft.
Solutions to Treat Oily Skin
Oily skin is difficult to work with when too much oil is produced. Pores can become enlarged as they expand to handle the amounts of oil being generated. And if the pore lining thickens, disallowing oil from getting to skin’s surface, blackheads and white may form.But fret not, over years of experience helping customers deal with oily skin, we’ve formulated an easy routine for maintaining acne-free healthy skin for oily skin type.
Facial Cleanser for Oily Skin
First things first, it’s essential to wash your face every morning to remove any impurities and oil that has built up over night. The longer impurities linger on your skin, the greater the chance of a breakout. Choose a gentle, water-soluble cleanser with no harsh drying ingredients or fragrance. Pat your face dry with a washcloth.
Also, do not go overboard with scrubbing and being harsh to your skin. Oily skin is a result of hormones and genetics and not because your skin is dirty, and all the washing in the world won’t make it go away.
Toner or Tonic for Oily Skin
Toners are often thought to be unnecessary and it’s true that old-school ones with excessive alcohol content could cause extremely dehydrated skin.
However modern tones with safer ingredients are a great way to minimize the appearance on large pores and remove the traces of makeup your cleanser could not get to. In addition, most toners can help normalize your skin’s pH level, as well as help your skin look fresh and recharged. Go for a formula that’s non-drying and designed for oily skin. Use a cotton pad with a few drops of toner and gently sweep it around your face, avoiding the eye area.
Hydration for Oily Skin
If you think moisturizing is counter-intuitive for someone with oily skin, here’s why you’re wrong. Depriving your oily skin of hydration can lead to an overproduction of oil to compensate for the loss. Thus, a good pick is an oil-free moisturizer that absorbs quickly, dries matte, and feels light and airy on the skin.
Sneaking in a serum or gel-based moisturizer to bring relief for excessively oily skin. Serums are highly recommended because they don’t merely one-time benefits but change the behavior of your skin using active ingredients.
Whatever you choose for hydration, remember that the right moisturizer for oily skin needs to have lower oil content and a lighter body than moisturizers for other skin types. Use moisturizer once in the morning and once at night.
Weekly Facial Mask for Oily Skin
Ingredients like charcoal, clay, salicylic acid, tea tree and witch hazel are lauded for their benefits for oily skin. Masking is away to amplify the effects of these on your skin by increasing the absorption on your skin. These active ingredients will go deep into your pores to remove impurities and slough off dead skin cells that can make skin look dull and encourage breakouts.
Weekly Exfoliation for Oily Skin
The primary benefit to exfoliation is to get rid of the dead skin cells and encourage growth of new skin making your skin lookhealthier on the surface, faster. As we said before, too much exfoliation will not reduce oil production, so do not go overboard as this will leave skin irritated, red and sensitive.
Treatment Serum for Oily Skin
Even if you end up getting a pimple after all your TLC, worry not as spot treatments can help fight those awful red blotches. For oily skin, we recommend that you choose spot treatments that contain either salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide as ingredients. That’s because salicylic acid is a good chemical exfoliator: which can dissolve some of the intercellular ‘glue’ that holds skin cells together. This makes it effective at clogged pores related acne, while benzoyl peroxide destroys acne-causing bacteria making it ideal for treating inflammatory acne.
With so much advise out there for acne, how would you know what actually works? Does your skin respond salicylic acid? What is the combination of ingredients that will work for your without causing side-effects? Most importantly, how can you maintain regimen you choose consistently? This is where Exposed can help you by taking out the guesswork of ingredients and combinations and it comes with enough product for a 30-day trial. And if your caused by excess oil production, this expanded regimen be for you.
The Exposed Expanded Acen Treatment Kit involves products for AM and PM with a clearly mapped out routine. Designed to kill acne-causing bacteria, unclog pores, moisturize skin and soothe inflammation, the kit includes:
- Facial Cleanser
Containing salicylic acid, sage extract and Vitamin B5, this but gentle face wash is helps clear skin and prevent blemishes while maintaining moisture.
- Clearing Tonic
The Exposed Clearing Tonic is a powerful facial toner that controls sebum production and prevent acne-causing bacteria from affecting skin after cleansing.
- Acne Treatment Serum
Formulated with Benzoyl Peroxide, the Exposed Acne Treatment Serum penetrates deep into pores to prevent new blemishes and heal the skin naturally.
- Clear Pore Serum
The Exposed Clear Pore Serum is a lightweight gel that unclogs pores and repair the skin overnight.
- Moisture Complex
An oil-free gel moisturizer, the exposed moisture complex hydrates skin without being heavy on the pores.
- Derm-X Cloth
The Derm-X Cloth is our exclusive facial microdermabrasion cloth that aims to exfoliate dead skin cells, remove cosmetics, oil and dirt.