If you wash your face to remove the greasy texture, is your face still somewhat greasy?
Is it difficult to find products that do not make your skin even more oily and greasy?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, it appears you might be battling oily skin. As someone who struggles with oily skin daily, Dr. Bailey has created oily skin care tips to keep your overactive oil glands in check. Dr. Bailey discusses a variety of skin care methods to treat and manage oily skin in her new Oily Skin Care Tips section on her skin care advice menu. This will be the last new section we will be introducing in Dr. Bailey’s revamped skin care advice navigation menu.
What to Consider When Developing an Oily Skin Care Regimen:
- Products that may be used twice a day that remove the oil without leaving your skin too dry.
- Products that treat your skin conditions, such as acne or seborrheic dermatitis, but that are not heavy.
- Different products for the oily portions vs the dry portions of your skin.
Basic Oily Skin Care Regimen
Below are the basic steps for an oily skin care regimen. For each, try to choose products that suit your skin type but still follow Dr. Bailey’s oily skin care tips.
Step 1: Cleansing – Use foaming products or sophisticated cleansing systems to remove oils gently.
- Glytone Mild Gel Wash Cleanser for normal/anti-aging/hyperpigmentation or Foaming Acne Treatment Cleanser for acne. For other skin types, read Dr. Bailey’s in-depth recommendations here.
- Clarisonic Skin Cleansing Brush for the perfect deep-pore cleansing tool.
- Toners for additional cleansing may also be considered.
“My face is so much less red than it used to be.”
Step 2: Treating – Apply products that treat your skin issues and remove the dirt/oil in your pores.
- Antioxidant Skin Therapy for rosacea and facial dandruff or Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Cream for acne. Read about the rest of Dr. Bailey’s oily skin care treatment products here.
“I found Dr. Bailey’s skincare when searching for something to help fight facial redness & seborrheic dermatitis. The Replenix Power of 3 cream and Elta MD Clear spf 46 have helped tremendously. They are my favorites!“ – Melanie M.
Step 3: Hydration – Apply moisturizer to dry areas of the skin or the whole face, depending on the extent of oil on your skin.
- Two great products that do not contain skin-aggravating oils and feel light on the skin: Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy and Daily Moisturizing Face Cream Normal to Oily Skin.
Step 4: Protecting (AM only) – Use sunscreen designed for oily skin at the end of your morning skin care regimen and before makeup application.
- Choose sunscreens that are light and designed for oily skin. Dr. Bailey’s favorites are Elta Clear SPF 46 or MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Sunscreen that works great as a makeup primer as well.
“I’ve tried the mineral tinted creme before, and it’s a really great sunscreen. My skin didn’t look shiny, and the feel wasn’t too heavy. I liked it a lot. Thanks for getting the word out!“ – Kris G
The Bottom Line for Dr. Bailey’s Oily Skin Care Tips
Read Dr. Bailey’s new detailed Oily Skin Care Tips section on her skin care advice menu to find out! Also, share your personal experience on developing oily skin care regimens or methods that worked or didn’t work for you in the comments below.
Thanks for Sharing and Your Comments and Questions
If you have found these oily skin care tips helpful, please show your thanks by commenting on, sharing, liking, adding to Google+, tweeting, and pinning this post with friends and family. You can do this by using the social sharing buttons above and below this blog post.
Photo attribution: Thanks and gratitude to © Jamie Grill Photography/Tetra Images/Corbis