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Skin Care Tips For Oily Skin and Acne Prone Skin

Oily Skin - What Skin Care Steps Should You Be Doing?


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If you have oily skin, you may be overwhelmed with the amount of products on the market specifically targeted for oily skin. In no time flat you can spend a lot of money and still not know if you're taking care of your oily skin the way you should be.

Here is a list of what you should be doing daily and weekly to make sure your oily skin is getting all of the TLC it needs.

Daily Skin Care Needs for Oily Skin

  • Cleanse morning and night. - People with oily skin do well with a gel based or "soapy" cleanser. This will help clean out pores and strip away excess oil. Look for a cleanser that says specifically for oily skin. Looking for one with great reviews? Alpha Hydrox Facial Wash (compare prices).
  • Use a toner to pick up left over dirt, oil and cleanser A step that I personally believe in, but is many times forgotten is using a toner. Simply apply toner onto a cotton ball and swipe over your face paying special attention to the areas that may be forgotten such as the crevices around your nose.
  • Use a light moisturizer. Many people with oily skin are afraid of moisture, but guess what? Your skin needs it. Use something light, like a serum to give your face the moisture it needs.
  • Weekly Skin Care Needs for Oily Skin

  • Exfoliate once or twice a week. Exfoliating your skin helps to get rid of the dead skin cells and encourage cell turnover, which brings healthy skin to the surface faster. If you're acne prone, be gentle. Over exfoliating can cause more breakouts.
  • Use a weekly mask. There are some fantastic masks on the market that help clean out your pores and tighten them. Large pore size is a common complaint for those with oily skin, so pick a day each week for your weekly mask. It will quickly become a routine when you see the difference it makes. Masks made with clay are great for oily skin.
  • Occasional Skin Care Needs for Oily Skin

  • Acne treatments as needed. Using a spot treatment or an all over face acne treatment will help combat acne and help keep it at bay. Use as needed, but remember, acne starts before you can see it. If you're prone to acne popping up on a regular basis, use an acne treatment once a day on a continual basis.
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