Caring for Oily Skin Types

Beautiful, healthy skin starts with cleansing and toning – an important step for both morning and night-time skin care. There are 5 basic skin care types: Oily, combination, sensitive, dry & sun-damaged. Oily skin has a terribly negative effect on self-esteem as well as body image. Greasiness and shine often outweigh acne concerns. Oil (sebum) is produced by sebaceous glands. Normal sebum production performs the important job of lubricating your skin. Sebum also carries with it dead skin cells shedding from your hair follicle walls. The amount of sebum an individual generates is determined by genetics (and often increases during adolescence). While excess sebum is not directly responsible for acne, it can contribute to clogged pores.

In this kind of skin, oil producing glands are overactive. They produces more oil than is needed, which oozes up, giving the skin a greasy shine. Oily skin tends to look thick, shiny and dully colored, and is often susceptible to skin maladies such as acne, blackheads, whiteheads and pimples as the excess oils in the skin manifest If you want a good skin, the most important thing is to take care of it daily. First you cleansing your face. It is necessary to clean skin and the pores to remove dirt, dust, excess oil, salt, and waste coming within and coming from outside the body. Wash your face and other skin of body with plenty of water to get it cleaned.Second skin toner should be utilized to revitalize the skin and to get it a proper complexion.

Toning improves blood circulation in the skin and helps skin tissues to remain tight and firm. Use oil-free, noncomedogenic sunscreen whenever sun exposure is expected. If you skin is extremely oily (e.g. oily even after basic cleansing), you can follow with alcohol-based toner with salicylic acid. Some people with oily skin may benefit from a clay/mud mask once a week. Nourishing is very important to maintain the natural oil of the skin to make the skin lively. Different vitamin skin cream could be used to nourish the skin. Skin gets dry and looses its gloss. To give it the real look moisture should be applied from outside in the form of cream or lotion. It is better to use moisture just after bath. You could also use a clay mask (say once a week) as an oily skin care measure.