The Do’s And Don’ts Of Taking Care Of Oily Skin

People who have oily skin may wind up feeling grateful for it since the oil the sebaceous glands produce acts as a natural moisturizer that helps keep wrinkles at bay. During the years before that gratitude manifests, though, many of these individuals find themselves having to deal with clogged pores, blackheads, and pimples they wish they didn’t have.

If skin of this nature is not taken care of properly, clogged pores, blackheads, and pimples can grow in number and leave the skin with enlarged pores and dark spots.

If you have oily skin and want to prevent this from happening, follow the list of do’s and don’ts below to keep your skin in check.

The Do’s

  • Wash your face in the morning and at night, but no more that that. Two washings a day is all you need to keep oily skin sufficiently clean. Wash your face more often than that and you could instigate a breakout. The reason for this is when too much oil is removed from the skin your hard working oil glands decide they have to work even harder to replace the oil you took away.
  • Have a facial every three weeks. Ask a reputable skin care specialist to give you a deep pore cleansing to clear clogged pores, remove blackheads, and clean out pimples.
  • Do everything you can to avoid stress. Stress causes breakouts, so get the sleep you need and be active since exercise helps to combat stress. You may also want to consider getting a massage as this type of bodywork is relaxing and helps rid the body of toxins.

The Don’ts

  • Do not scrub the skin on your face hard as you will wake up the oil glands below the surface of the skin and encourage them to make an extra amount of oil.
  • Skip the application of a moisturizer if your skin is very oily. If you need a moisturizer because your skin is slightly or moderately oily, make sure the one you use is oil free.
  • Avoid touching your face as doing so can transmit bacteria and oil from the skin on your hands and cause a breakout.
  • Do not wear bangs if you have oily skin since the oil from your hair will add to your problem and cause the formation of blackheads and pimples on your forehead.


If you follow the above advice the number of breakouts you experience should start to decrease.

Of course, menstruating women may see a few pimples pop up around the time of their period, but this is to be expected and there’s really nothing that can be done to avoid this from happening.

Just work on what you do have control of and you should see clearer skin in no time.

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