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Oily Skin Care - Some quick tips Oily skin isn’t the easiest to manage. Actually, each skin type needs a dedicated management style. Anyone can have an oily skin irrespective of age, gender or geographic location. An oily skin typically faces concerns such as acne, blackheads, whiteheads, cyst formation etc. Pollution and dirt can even lead to comedones for those with very oily skin. The only way around is to contain if not reduce the production of oil, and prevent dust from coming in contact with the skin by following these very simple oily skin care tips. To wash your face is a must. Try washing at least twice a day. Salicylic acid containing face wash is ideal to reduce the oiliness of the face but over doing it can cause lot of dryness and cracks. Alternatively, benzoyl peroxide containing face wash also helps in reducing oiliness of the face. Word of advice would be to consult your dermatologist before starting application of any •

medicated face wash. Cleanse the skin. There are two types of cleansers. One is for normal skin type and the other is for oily skin. A proper and thorough skin analysis by your dermatologist prior to using any cleanser is advisable. •

Apply Sunscreen. Use of sunscreen daily in the morning before leaving for work is a must in oily skin care management. Application of sunscreen forms a barrier and prevents the dust from coming in contact with the skin, which can otherwise cause other problems such as cyst formation, acne, comedones (commonly known as white heads and black heads), etc to your skin. •

Regular chemical peeling for people who do not respond to the above methods. Chemical peeling with glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, mandelic acid on a monthly basis under the supervision of your dermatologist, has been proven beneficial in controlling the oiliness of the face. •

Face Masks. Bi-weekly application of face masks containing glycolic acid along with the use of a toner have been seen to be beneficial in a small subset of population. •

Personal Habits. Regular use of moisturizers and creams as prescribed by your dermatologist along with avoidance of squeezing or pressing of the pimples is an essential part of oily skin care regime. Article Source •

Published at Dr. Kisalay Saurav’s blog

Oily Skin Care - Some quick tips