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Skin Types

Skin Type-Oily

Skin Type-Oily
Oily or Acne Prone Skin
Oily skin is usually shiny, thick, has big pores, and is prone to blemishes. In this type of skin, the sebaceous glands are overactive and produce more oil than is needed. There are several factors that contribute to oily skin and enlarged pores. Genetics, hormone levels, products that you use on your skin, hot or humid weather, and diet. Because of hormonal shifts in teenagers, oily skin is quite common and then begins to slow down with age. Hormonal imbalances are also quite common during pregnancy and menopause and can cause the oil sebaceous glands to be overactive. When the dead skin cells fall into the pores and mix with the excess oil the result is blemishes and or acne.
What you can do is keep your skin properly cleansed. The most effective wash should be especially for oily skin and should either contain glycolic or salicylic in it. We recommend Exfoliating Cleansing Mousse with AHA/BHA or Deep Pore Facial Cleanser. You also want to exfoliate with a scrub or exfoliator which will help remove the dead skin cells and help with enlarged pores. We have found many products to work well for this. The Resurfacing Facial Cleanser or the Exfoliating Facial Scrub work best to minimize pore size and remove dead skin cells and cellular buildup. An added benefit to these products is that they help decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Make sure after that you apply a moisturizer because exfoliator’s tend to dry out the skin. Even though you are oily it is important to hydrate the skin. Try the Oil-Free Hydrating Moisturizer which is an oil free moisturizer that hydrates the skin without feeling oily or looking shiny. It is important to apply a masque once a week not only to assist in avoiding breakouts but to also help normalize the skin. We recommend the Fast Relief Sulphur Mask.
Avoid sun exposure and apply sunscreen daily. We recommend Skin 90210 UV Tinted for the face.
In addition to caring for your skin at home it is also helpful to schedule facials every 4 to 6 weeks to assist in keeping the pores clean as well as healing the skin.