How to care for oily skin

Many teenagers suffer from oily skin. At their tender age such skin is a nuisance to say the least. In the years that are to follow however, they may be pleased that they have such skin. With age skin tends to dry out and dry skin can cause many problems. In general oily skin will show less wrinkles and remain looking younger for longer. Having said that oily skin is no barrel of laughs.

Without the proper care oily skin can be prone to a different set of problems such as blackheads, spots, pimples and large pores. For young women getting the right make-up can also be tricky. Such skin may also look unattractively greasy at times. With an appropriate skin care regime though it does not have to be like that.


Step 1

Traditional face washing

Oily skin responds well to washing with good old fashioned soap and water. Although such a regime can be too drying for some skin types it is perfect for oily skin.

Make sure that any face cloths, sponges or towels which you use are properly clean. Do not share these with others.

Step 2

The right products

There are so many products on the market that choosing the perfect skin products for you can be tricky. The best way is to use samples and testers in order to find the best product for you. Try purchasing small travel size jars and bottles of the products until you know if they suit you or do not.

It does not follow that the most expensive facial cleansers and skin creams are the best. Make sure that you purchase products designed for oily skin. Once you have found the most suitable for your skin stick with this choice.

Use a good skin cleanser that does not dry your skin out. One that does, may make your skin even oilier in the long run.

Step 3

Water temperature

A good water temperature for oily skin is one that is neither too hot nor too cold. Aim to use lukewarm water for the best results.

Step 4

Ensure that any skin creams you may use such as sun creams, after sun creams and moisturisers are oil free. If they are not they may add to your oily skin problem, block pores and encourage pimples, blackheads and spots.

Step 5

Diet changes

Consider changes to your diet. It could be that you regularly consume too much junk food and, or, fatty foods. Make sure that your diet includes plenty of leafy green vegetables and fresh fruits. Your diet should include a range of nutrients, minerals and vitamins. If necessary take a vitamin supplement.

Now think about the fluids in your diet. Try to avoid fizzy, carbonated drinks, coffee, tea and alcohol. These should only be drank in small amounts. Instead drink plenty of water and, or, fresh fruit juice.

Step 6


Stress can cause a multitude of mental and physical changes. Worrying about your skin will only make the problem worse. Let’s face it sometimes our skin simply improves with age. Teenage hormones in youngsters, for example, can play havoc with skin and hair.

Step 7


If all else fails and your skin is causing you concern consult your medical practitioner and ask to be referred to a dermatologist. It could be that you have particular health problems which is affecting your skin. Even if you do not various treatments may be used such as medication and creams to improve your skin.

Many people these days prefer to research out the possibilities of Holistic, Homeopathic Natural treatments. There are a wide range available.

Things Needed
• A thorough skin cleansing routine.
• A good diet.
• Appropriate skin creams.
• Lukewarm water for bathing.
• In some cases a medical assesment.
• In some case medical treatment.

Tips & Warnings
• Avoid using water that is too hot for bathing.
• Open the window in the bathroom to minimise steam.
• Relax.


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