While being the owner of an oily complexion may feel like a curse, there is something you can do about it. We understand your dismay at not being able to reduce the amount of oil your pores produce, but for every problem there is a solution. Though it may be true oily skin is a lifelong battle, there are precautions and steps you can take along the way to keep the oil at bay. Advanced Dermatology has a few tips to help you feel more confident about yourself.
The Problem is…
Oily skin is extremely tricky, the cause doesn’t just stem from one issue, but can be a result of various triggers: seasonal changes, dietary imbalances, stress or simply, genetics. The problem can result in larger pores which attract more dirt and create displeasing whiteheads and blackheads. Whether you know the reasoning behind your oil ridden skin, or are simply looking for a solution, changing a few habits could do the trick.
The Simple Solution
We know oily skin can affect people of all ages, creeds and walks of life. The solution may be simpler than you previously thought and you can start off by changing your skincare routine. Gently cleanse your face twice daily with a non foaming soap and warm, but not hot water. Use a gentle toner on the oily parts of your face to keep the oil at bay throughout the day. One important step people often forget, is to moisturize! Failure to provide moisture to your skin results in the body overcompensating by creating more oil. Should you have a moment where your face is a little too shiny, simply blot with oil blotting sheets as needed.
Food for Thought
In addition to changing your facial regime, altering your diet is also in order. Be sure to drink eight glasses of water daily to flush toxins and brighten your skin. Consuming high amounts of fiber is recommended to aid in your body’s cleansing process and improve the health of your body’s largest organ. Some fun foods to eat include cucumbers, grape-fruit, oranges and of course stick to your fatty acids like delicious avocados and salmon. If you suffer from oily skin, try to stay away from excessive dairy consumption, salt intake and red meat. Eating a diet rich in whole-grains, antioxidants, fatty acids and water content is most beneficial in the long run.
The Bottom Line
Individuals afflicted with oily skin can follow these guidelines and hope for moderate improvement in their daily lives. However, if you’ve tried everything and still aren’t experiencing relief from oily skin, please contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation with our board-certified dermatologists.