Tag: oily skin

Doctor-Approved Therapies To Control Greasy Skin

Tired of going through your facial blotting tissue or having zits that won’t quit? If that’s what’s happening to you, you are probably wondering what’s gone amiss in your skincare regimen. It is common knowledge that oily skin is mainly caused by excess sebum secretions by the sebaceous glands due to hormones and genetics (hence the detestable shine of oil on our faces) but there are other causes that exacerbate the issue. According to Dr Low Chai Ling, Medical Director of the SW1 Clinic, there are 3 main causes that keep one’s skin shine-free.   1. Makeup Dr Low emphasized how our choice of cosmetics reflect the importance of watching how our daily habits affect the overall health of our skin. Heavy makeup increases oil production and clogs up pores. Where possible, those with oily skin should opt for oil-free products. Normal home cleansing should be thorough, and those who wear heavy makeup often should consider a deep cleansing routine, such as the Deep Deep Clean facial, or the Clear Continue Reading

4 Ways To Reduce Facial Oiliness

Water-shine glassy skin is in, not oily skin. If your skin is starting to beam the wrong way, here are 4 effective methods to improve that. 1. Use a mild salicylic acid facial wash You already wash your face because of your tendency to break out, so why not try one that also mattes the face? Salicylic acid is the only peel that will dissolve oil, so incorporating a low percentage of it in facial washes helps to keep the shine off the face. Start with a mild one which won’t dry your face excessively.   2. Chemically exfoliate Some sonic cleansing systems for home use are controversial, so you are forgiven if you don’t use one. But if you don’t exfoliate at all and you have oily skin, you really should! For those with very oily skin, try ultrasonic cleansing once every 2 weeks, which uses sonic frequency to dislodge dirt and impurities stuck deep in the pores. And try something old but gold – chemical peel/exfoliation, except these Continue Reading

A Rookie’s Guide To Facial Oils

First we had the toner, then came along the essence. Now, facial oils are emerging as the after-moisturizer oil – something like an emollient for superficial hydration and protection. So how exactly do we make include the facial oil in our skincare regime? Is it worth adding it in (and the money)? And which skin types are suitable for facial oils?   Sensitive and Dehydrated Skin Facial oils provide an additional barrier for skin prone to irritation and inflammation. While moisturizers deliver moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic deeper into the skin, adding a facial oil to one’s sensitive and dry skincare regime will give skin a moisture sealant, making your moisturizers much more effective. So if you are not quite there with the dewy complexion with your moisturizers, then maybe adding a facial oil will make that happen.   Read More: How to Get Rid of Cystic Acne Greasy Skin If you have oily skin, “oil-free” skincare is probably what you want because the last thing you probably want is Continue Reading