Tips for treating Oily Skin

Often times those who feel that they suffer with oily skin may be exacerbating the problem, without knowing it!

Over-washing, toning and treating is one of the most common problems among those who suffer from excessively oily glands. If your skin ever feels dry, tight, uncomfortable or irritated you are probably using the wrong products. Stripping too much oil from the skin is damaging to the epidermis, the outer layer of skin. Did you know that over-drying your skin actually sends a message to your body to produce more oil?

The best way to treat oily skin is to find products that will keep the skin hydrated and nourished.

Cleansers– Finding the right cleanser is important; you want one that will cleanse the skin, without stripping essential oils, will eliminate bacteria and free-radicals but leave the skin feeling soft and healthy. Use a cleanser that will dissolve, not strip, oil from the skin, that has nutrients to help heal the skin and one that also exfoliates is ideal. We recommend this.

Toners – Toning is often skipped and shouldn’t be.  For those with oily and problematic skin, Toners help to break up dirt, bacteria and pore clogging particles that lead to breakouts and inflammation.  Use this Toner that has BHA Salicylic Acid to break up excessive oil and Oak Root Extract that contains natural tannins to help balance the skin.

Moisturizers – It is very important to apply moisturizers, especially to oily skin.  Over time a good moisturizer will help to teach your skin that you are taking care of it and will keep it hydrated, allowing the body to back off of producing so much oil.  In the short term, moisturizers will nourish the skin, may protect the skin from environmental irritants, works to eliminate damaging free-radicals and fights fine lines and wrinkles.

Other ways to fight acne, problem skin and oily complexions including fighting them from within.  Staying hydrated with water, eating a balanced diet and exercise all contribute to your overall health, including the health of your skin.  “Vitamins B5 (pantothenic acid) and B2 have been known to help reduce excess oil production for some people. Some research even suggests that a deficiency of these vitamins could be why some people suffer from excess oil in the first place. Consider taking a good multi-vitamin with the complete B complex.” -SBI

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