Good skin care and cleansing is the most important thing you can do to treat oily skin. Clean your face twice a day, morning and evening, with warm water and soap or with facial cleanser.
If regular cleansers do not reduce oily skin, consider using cleansers that contain benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid or beta-hydroxy acid.
Start with benzoyl peroxide scrubbers. This chemical is specifically used to treat mild to moderate acne.
Chemical cleaners like this can cause side effects such as drying, rinsing, and peeling. This effect often disappears after the first month of cleaning use.
You might need to try several different products to see which works best.
Clean your face with your hands and do not use a towel or magnifying glass. Then apply your face dry – don’t rub or irritate the skin.
USE TERGETED MOISTURIZERS FOR OILY SKIN
People with oily skin often move away from moisturizers and think their skin does not need extra lubrication, but they don’t. People with oily skin still need to be hydrated. However, oily moisturizers should be avoided, along with anything that can clog your skin. Oil-free moisturizers, however, can help you achieve balance in your skin.
The different amount that you apply depends on the part of your face that is greasy or drier.
[1Choose products carefully and look for non-oily, non-comedogenic moisturizers.
 Look for products that are suitable for people with oily skin. Some cosmetic lines, such as Clinique, have different lines for different skin types, including oily skin.
Avoid moisturizers that contain lanolin, petrolatum or isopropyl myristate.
Look at online reviews for several directories and think of moisture gels that have a different texture from lotions.
- When choosing foundation and other make-up, choose the one with gel, liquid or powder. If you use liquid make-up, make sure it’s water-based and not oil-based. Makeup called “non-comedogenic” contains ingredients that won’t clog your pores.
- Oily skin still needs to be moisturized, but be careful to choose the right moisturizer. Look for water based or oil-free moisturizers and stay away from creams and heavy moisturizers.
- If oil builds up when you wash your face, remove the excess oil with a medicine mat or heat-resistant paper. These products have the added benefit of being usable so you can refresh your face no matter where you are
- If you are experimenting with various cleaning agents to find the one that suits you, make a note of the date and cleaning agent you are using and follow up on how your skin looks in a few weeks. If you see a problem, save it so you know you won’t try this cleaner again.
- Wash your face twice a day – once in the morning and once at bedtime. Washing more often can cleanse the skin of all natural moisturizers and increase oil production. The only time you need to wash your face more than twice a day is when you sweat.
- Use mild detergent. If you need something stronger, look for ingredients specifically made for oily skin and zits, such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid or beta-hydroxy acid. Although these products are often sold for acne, they are also good for oily skin.