How to Care For Oily Skin
Is it impossible to keep makeup from melting after a couple hours? Do you wake up feeling like you went swimming in vat of oil? Does every photo you take have a glaring white sheen across your face? If so, then you most likely have oily skin.
You may be asking yourself, "Why me?" Oily skin can be genetic or triggered things such as by summer weather, hormones, stress, medications, or overuse of products. Those with oily skin have overactive sebaceous glands that produce too much oil. Common oily skin concerns include enlarged pores, acne breakouts, blackheads, and shininess.
To care for oily skin it's important not to completely remove all of the oil, as this will cause an increase in oil production to make up for the loss. For this reason, harsh cleansers and toners with alcohol should be avoided. Exfoliation is important to clear clogged pores, preventing blackheads, enlarged pores, and breakouts. Moisturizing is also necessary, since only water can hydrate the skin, not oil.