Feeling a bit slick? Forehead or face giving off a distinct shine? Got large visible pores and a few choice blackheads? Breakouts pretty common? If you just said yes a bunch of times – congratulations – you’re the proud owner of some oily skin. Now that your condition has been confirmed, here’s what to do about it.
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If you have oily skin, don’t exacerbate the problem by over-cleansing/scrubbing, aggressively zit-popping or chowing down on real greasy foods. Instead, refer to the helpful tips below and stick to a proven skincare regimen. Your skin’s appearance and your confidence will be the better for it.
Follow A Plan:
Follow a consistent skincare regimen that includes Cleansing, Toning, Moisturizing & Exfoliating as outlined in our Skinformation Central section.
Say No To Bar Soap:
Cheaply sourced bar soaps from the $1.99 rack will dry out faces, leading skin to overreact and actually produce more oil. Instead of that Irish Spring, pick up and use a targeted facial cleanser.
Wash & Moisturize On The Regular:
Grime needs to be removed both before bed and in the morning. Same goes for applying a moisturizer, as doing so will normalize the skin to a set routine, thus tricking that dermis into not under or over-producing additional oil.
Avoid Greasy Foods:
No need to swear off the potato chips completely—but do restrict the amount of greasy calories deposited into your belly. Look for foods or supplements with Vitamin A or Zinc and incorporate them into a balanced diet. These help to regulate skin turnover and reduce oily breakouts.
Don't Become The King Of Pop:
While quite invigorating, randomly popping your own pimples can lead to bad outcomes, such as infections and potential scaring. If you can't wait it out or wear a mask, pop away after a warm shower, which will ensure the face is clean and soft for "extraction".
CLEAN IT UP FABIO:
Men with longer hair really need to clean their hair pre-bed, as dirt and oil buildup easily transitions from hair to pillowcase to face.