Do you get helpful advice such as “just wash your face more often” when people talk about your oily skin? Or are you tired of blotting oil off your nose every 30 minutes so that your glasses will stop sliding off? And are you thoroughly confused after reading everywhere that oily skin should be treated with oil?
Here are 5 doctor-approved treatments to tackle oily skin!
1. Medicated facial washes
Washing your face regularly is a must, although people with oily skin will find that doing so with facial washes that contain acids will help more. BHA (beta hydroxy acids or salicylic acid), being oil-soluble, works on the skin surface and inside the pore, refreshing grease-slicked pores instantly.
2. Find a product that works on oily skin overnight
One of the ways to stop waking up with greasy skin is to try skincare products at night featuring active ingredients such as glycolic acid. This is a type of AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) that breaks down dead skin cells at the surface of the skin, dissolving sebum at the same time. Glycolic acid is found is a myriad of skincare products including facial washes, but for it to control oil effectively, it is best applied as a serum so that there is time for the skin to undergo gentle exfoliation and pair its effects with the skin’s natural renewal process while sleeping.
3. Face Peels
You want dewy, not oily skin, I get it. Face peels expedite cellular renewal and keeps grease in check by slowing down oil production. Home peels however might not be safe, so have a proper face peel done by a doctor. Glamour Peel is a controlled face peel that gently scrubs the face clear, leaving skin supple and free of blemishes, without drying out the skin. This is investment for now and the future – the right peels will decrease the amount of sebum production gradually.
4. Apply moisturizers
It seems counterintuitive, but if you have oily skin, you will also need to moisturize your skin. Dehydrated skin makes the skin respond by producing more oil, and just because your skin is oily doesn’t mean it is adequately hydrated. The key is to use the right moisturizer. It should be oil-free and non-comedogenic.
5. Oily Skin Facials
Believe it or not, there are facials which exist for people with oily skin that are thorough and don’t put people through painful extractions. Deep Deep Clean is a 3 step exfoliative facial for those in dire need of clearing gunk out from their pores, including sonic cleansing, aquadermabrasion and a signature Sapphire Peel to keep skin squeaky clean.