Most of us, at some time or another, have been plagued by oily skin. Apart from doing our own cleansing, etc., to visit a dermatologist is the next best thing. Of course, if we can prevent the oily build up to begin with, paying someone else for treatment could be greatly reduced. However, if the problem is serious, then a dermatologist is the only way to go.
There are many reasons why we get oily skin in the first place. Stress, tiredness from too much travel, diets that are not healthy or high humidity can all contribute to bad skin conditions. However, there are some things that we can do to cut down on the incidence of oily skin.
1 The face should be washed in the morning and at night with a product that is designed specifically for oily skin. There are many on the market these days but normal soap should be avoided as it is too strong for the face.
2 It stands to reason that oily moisturizers will make the situation much worse so try a water based one. Aloe Vera is also a good moisturizer so give this one a try.
3 Water is essential to keep the skin hydrated. Drink a minimum of two litres per day.
4 Clay facial masks are great for pulling the oil out of the skin. Try one at least once per week, and the upside is pimples are unlikely to form!
5 Scrub the face a couple of times every week with a good product to slew off the dead skin. When the skin is peeled in this way, the younger skin underneath makes the person look great.
6 You are what you eat so a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables will show in the skin. Some ‘good’ oils are also necessary but be careful about supplements particularly if you are a woman.
7 Don’t pick at spots on the face. Instead, try some tea tree oil or Aloe Vera to stop the bacteria. Lavender oil is also good for this too. Antiseptic creams are always a good standby for this problem.
8 Oral contraceptives have been known to clear acne in young women but this is a personal decision of course.
Acne is probably the worst side effect of having oily skin and it drives people to distraction. Young people become extremely shy about leaving the home if they have severe acne. Of course, a trip to the dermatologist may help them to feel that they are in control of the situation, but the treatment may take some time to show any results.
Basically, a good diet, a good cleansing routine, and a product that will not add more oil to the skin is what is needed to cool the whole problem down. Sometimes the problem is just hormonal and will pass in time, but for the victim of oily skin and acne, this is not really an acceptable conclusion. Stressing about the problem only makes it worse.