Oily skin makes makeup does not last long, and is vulnerable to contract acne.
The best skin treatment comes from within, and the first thing to look at is the diet. Oily skin gets worse condition if the diet includes a high amount of dairy products, sugar, saturated fats, and salt. It means you need to substitute bread and milk for breakfast with soymilk and wholemeal bread.
Do not add too much sugar into your morning coffee, and avoid doughnut as the lunch snack. Saltiness may be hard to avoid, but if you cook by yourself, adding more garlic can make your meal more tasty without necessarily salty.
Alcohol also worsens oily skin. It dehydrates your body, and as the response, your metabolism produces more oil to accommodate the dryness. You should consider cutting up your alcohol intake.
Another overlooked trigger is distressed mind. Cortisol, the stress hormone, stimulates the production of more oil on the skin. This process leads to the acne problems.
To overcome this, you may consider taking a break or do hobbies that can reduce stress. Or if you want to avoid crowded places, do hiking. This solution may sound unrelated, but health is also affected by a person’s mind.
Topical medication is applying medication on your skin. Regularly clean your face at night before sleeping, with face cleanser that contains salicylic acid. This chemical is famous for fighting acne because it can penetrate clogged pore, dissolve fat and kill bacteria.
Applying moisturizer is also important for oily skin. But make sure the skin product does not contain waxes, oil, or fatty chemicals.
Oily skin often has large pores, and to overcome this, you need astringent skin product. However, do not use astringent after exfoliation. Astringent is high with alcohol and will lead to severe dryness if applied after exfoliation. Also do not use astringent too often, because skin layers may be damaged too.
You should bear those facts in mind when you want to use sunscreen because many sunscreen products contain oil.
Consulting the expert
When self-treatment does not seem to give any significant results, and your oily skin has caused inflamed acne and excessive dead skin-cell buildup, that is the time you need to visit a trusted dermatologist.
Strong topical medications must be applied under doctor supervision because substances like tretinoin, adapalene, or tazarotene affect pores’ sebum secretion.