How to control oily skin?
April 1, 2009 11:37pm CST
My skin has recently become much oilier than normal. Could it be something that I eat or a change in weather? How can I control it?
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2 Apr 09
I like to use oil controlling toner after I wash my face. It seems to do a good job of closing up my pores and keeping them from getting greasy. My favorite kind is one I found at Bath and Body Works that's made from Witch Hazel. I think this one has worked best for me because it has the fewest additional chemicals in it (acne controlling ones with acids and peroxides make me breakout, ironically). I hope this helps! Good luck :)
2 Apr 09
I have always have very oily skin. Over the years, I have learn that the best way to control it is to have a good and strong cleanser followed by a good mattifying moisturiser. both is equally important because: 1) oil will trap dirt which is how outbreaks can occur and thus cleansing is crucial. 2) after a good and deep cleansing, a mattifying moisturiser will help to lock moisture within our skin and prevent our skin from producing more oil. Since your skin issue has only just started, you should be able to control it with a short term usage of a stronger cleanser + moisturiser and then switch back to your normal routine. if your skin becomes oilier again, then you'll have to change your routine for good. Aside from eating habits and weather changes, the next major reason for oilier skin is change in our hormone level as we aged.