The best oily skin tip is to prevent oily skin in the first place by preventing the oil from being released onto the skin. There are acne medications – like Accutane (isotretinoin) that can do this but these drugs are toxic to the body and should not be taken long term.
Avoid Excessive Sun – We all know that too much sun causes wrinkles, skin aging, and increase chances of skin cancer. However, whether it’s outside UV rays or from a tanning bed – too much UV exposure also causes enlarged pores and broken capillaries.
Hot Water – You should never wash your face with hot tap water. The combination of how water and the chlorine found in tap water can damage the skin. The hotter the water, the higher rate of chemical reactions from the chlorine — which is an oxidative agent used to kill bacteria. This combination may cause more skin damage than most people realize.
Harsh Cleansers – Many cleansers are really ionic detergents that contain lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate. These are powerful detergents damage and dry the skin. Typical oily skin cleansers and remedies strip natural oils – which only aggravates the skin in the long run.
The best facial cleanser for oily skin should include a fusion of holistic botanicals, certified organic aloe vera, sage, chamomile, and vitamins A & E.
Avoid Harsh Astringents – Using harsh alcohol based astringents. They only make the situation worse in the long run. Consider using an all natural astringent like apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Dip a cotton ball in this mixture and apply on oily skin areas. gently remove excess sebum – which causes bacteria and eventually acne.
Moisturize – Oily skin needs to be moisturized too, but your moisturizer should be oily free.