Caring for oily skinOily skin is often the bane of its owners existence. The slick look it can develop when you’re not paying attention too can look unhealthy and certainly isn’t the most becoming look even if you manage to look well. Additionally, all the extra oil often leads to a tendency to develop breakouts that try to stick around far longer than you want them too no matter what you try. Not everything is bad though as oily skin is far less prone to drying and cracking than most skin. This small benefit doesn’t always outweigh the other issues though. As a result, OROGOLD has put together a few short suggestions on how you can properly care for oily skin. It may be frustrating, but oily skin needs proper care too.

Cleanse thoroughly
One of the best things you can do for oily skin is to select the right cleanser. The extra oil generally means you’ll want to try stronger cleansers using AHAs to try and rinse away the excess oil. If that isn’t enough, we suggest using a cleanser with salicylic acid instead. This will generally be in acne-fighting cleansers. It is one of the most potent options when it comes to active ingredients in a cleanser, but it will help deal with excess oil and breakouts better than many other options. Do pay careful attention to instructions when using such a cleanser though and don’t leave it on too long. Your skin does have an idea of how moist it should be and salicylic acid will dry out your skin if you’re not careful. That will cause your skin to redouble its oil production and you’ll end up worse off than you started.

Moisturize
The drying aspect of good oily skin cleansers is why you’re also going to need to properly moisturize your skin after cleansing. Avoid using heavier cream-based moisturizers though. These are best for normal-to-dry skin due to the high amount of moisture they contain and can trap. Applying it to oily skin won’t do you any favors and may actually help clog your pores up as your skin produces oil. OROGOLD suggests lighter lotions or serums when it comes to moisturizing your skin. You want something that will absorb quickly without leaving behind any lingering residue that could work poorly with your skin type. Don’t hesitate to experiment until you find the right cleanser and moisturizer combination as this will be one of your best ways to control your oily skin.

Try a powder
A similar rule is to avoid cream and liquid makeups when you can. These will often slide on naturally oily skin thanks to your skin’s natural oil barrier. You will get a window just after cleaning your face, yes, but the oils will build back up under them. Consider using powder makeup instead whenever possible. This should still help you get the look you want, but the dryness of the powder will help keep your skin from getting too oily as well. If you don’t feel like entirely swapping makeup types you use, then just try using powder to touch up during the day or evening when you’re about to go out. You should still get a similar effect even if it is less pronounced. Using more powders though should help avoid causing breakouts from using makeup though.

Oily skin may be difficult to deal with, but it doesn’t have to be the bane of your existence. Just try to remember these tips when you’re looking for skin care and beauty products. OROGOLD does suggest speaking to your dermatologist if you have excessively oily skin though as that could require a different class of intervention instead of a few different tips. That or they’ll help you manage other difficulties of oily skin.

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