How do you finally put an end to your never-ending oily skin?
Cleansers may be the most important step of your skincare routine, because if you don't remove the excess oil, dirt and pollution from your day, it can cause your skin to age and breakout. Make sure to start off with a good, clean palate which can be created by your cleanser.
If you are like the women at RadioMD, you have probably tried to use the hottest water possible, thinking that it would have a better chance of killing all that bacteria on your skin. The hotter the better right?
Not so much.
Something that you probably weren't aware of is that the temperature of the water you use can have a direct impact on your skin health. According to renowned dermatologist Dr. Doris Day, "You don't want the water to be too hot or too cold. If it is too hot you are really just burning your skin."
Toners have been frowned upon a bit in recent years, but they are starting to make a comeback. Toners have evolved to where many have added antioxidants and certain ingredients that can help balance your skin's pH levels. And, when you use a toner, you will get rid of some of the excess makeup that your cleanser missed.
If you are feeling really lazy or maybe had a late night out, there are also medicated pads or cleansing pads, made by companies such as Neutrogena and Olay, that can also help to erase your makeup and pollutants.
When it comes to moisturizers you don't need to focus on "oil-free;" instead direct your attention to products that are non-comedogenic or non-acnegenic. These moisturizers will help people who have oily, acne-prone skin. They break down the excess oils on your skin, but don't strip away the necessary moisture and nutrients. Also, look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid or niacinamide that have the reputation of helping with discoloration, water retention and breakouts.
The BIGGEST variable in your beauty routine is sunscreen. Rain or shine, you should be wearing sun protection 365 days a year.
Dr. Day shares the best ways to tackle your oily skin, as well as how to get a beauty regimen in order that finally works.
Things to Avoid with Oily Skin:
- Rubbing alcohol
- Hydrogen peroxide