If you have oily or combination skin, chances are good you struggle with your t-zone. If you're unfamiliar with a t-zone, imagine drawing a "T" on your face. Your t-zone consists of your forehead, nose and chin. These are common places for excess oil, acne and blackheads for people who fall in the oily or combination skin type.
Unfortunately, the places that have the most problems are the places that people see first when they look at you. But don't let your t-zone get you down. With proper care you can whip your face into shape and diminish the acne that's so bothersome.
Here's what you need to know to help take care of your oily t-zone the right way.
Use the right cleanser. If you're dealing with excess oil, you'll need to use a cleanser meant specifically for oily skin in that area. A gel based cleanser works best to eliminate oil and clean out your pores.
Astringents can be helpful. But only if your skin is very oily. Astringents eliminate excess oil, but if your skin isn't extremely oily, you may be left feeling dry and tight.
Use a targeted facial mask. Use a facial mask once a week that is formulated for acne or oily skin. Finding one with tea tree or clay is a good start. If your cheeks tend to be dry, only apply on your t-zone to ensure you don't dry out your cheeks.
Get some pore strips. Pore strips are a great way to clean out your pores, especially if you have blackheads. Make sure to use a toner after you remove the strip so you can help close your pores.
Oil blotting sheets are a must. An easy way to instantly get rid of excess shine. These discreet tissues are perfect to stick in your handbag or backpack to refresh your face.