Treatments for Oily Skin
Dr. William Baugh has helped countless people in the Fullerton, CA area by offering state-of-the-art cosmetic dermatology treatment. These procedures help smooth away wrinkles, tighten the facial skin, and reverse signs of aging. Full Spectrum Dermatology also offers home remedies and advice for looking your best.
Many patients who come to our practice have questions about oily skin and how it can be managed. Below are some tips on treating oily skin at home, with a word on professional treatment options at the end.
Picking the Right Kinds of Facial Products
If you have oily skin, it’s a good idea to avoid skin care products that have oil. Look for labels that denote the product is oil-free, whether it’s a moisturizer or sunblock. You should also look for the word “noncomedogenic” on labels as well. Noncomedogenic means that the product will not clog your pores.
When possible, try to use skin care products that are water-based. These kinds of skin products won’t leave a greasy residue on your skin.
Wash Your Face Twice a Day
If you want to get rid of excess oil, you should wash it away. We recommend washing your face twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Find cleansers that foam up, as these kind of washes do a great job getting rid of unwanted oil on the skin.
Only wash your face in the morning and at night. Cleansing your skin too much can lead to irritation and discomfort.
Consider an Astringent
Astringents are similar to toners, but they are made for people with oily skin. Using an astringent can help remove unwanted oil while tightening up your skin in the process. The team at our Fullerton office recommends using an astringent after cleansing your skin but before applying moisturizer or topical skin medication.
Exfoliating Is Key
Exfoliating regularly is a great way to unclog your pores and prevent excessive oiliness. Exfoliating once a week is usually enough. Make sure to use an oil-free product, and to be gentle on your skin to avoid irritation.
Blotting papers are a great way to remove excess oil on the skin. All you need to do is apply the blotting paper gently to the skin of the forehead, nose, cheeks, or chin. There’s no need to scrub or rub to remove that unwanted oil.
Reconsider Your Diet
You are what you eat, or so the old saying goes. Some foods can help reduce oiliness, shininess, and greasiness of your skin.
We recommend that patients eat a balanced diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Try to avoid processed foods, sweets, fast food, and greasy dishes.
When Should I Consider Professional Help for My Skin?
If you have tried all of the home remedies and tips above but none have been successful, it’s a good time to consider speaking with a cosmetic dermatologist. A skin care professional can help you. During the consultation process, we will be sure to note the condition and health of your skin, and then develop a treatment plan that specifically addresses any issues that you may have with oiliness.
Contact Full Spectrum Dermatology
If you would like to learn more about treating oily skin and enhancing your overall complexion and appearance, be sure to contact a skilled cosmetic dermatologist and skin care specialist. You can reach us in Fullerton by phone at (714) 879-4312.