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Posts for: December, 2015

By Southeast Dermatology
December 28, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Oily Skin  

Combat oily skin once and for all so that you can have a cleaner, healthier complexion.

Oily skin can be an annoying issue. Fortunately, your Pasadena and Houston, TX dermatologists have ways to make sure that you can nix oily skin issues to improve the look and feel of your skin. Follow these helpful hints to properly care for your skin and have it lookingOily Skin amazing in no time.

Choose the Right Cleanser

One of the best ways to cut down on oil is to wash your face both in the morning and at night. Instead of reaching for rough, harsh soaps that can actually increase your skin’s oil production, opt for gentle cleansers. The same rule applies to washcloths or sponges: look for one that is soft and gentle on skin and won’t stimulate more oil production.

If your standard cleanser just isn’t cutting it then consider ones that contain an acid like salicylic acid, glycolic acid or benzoyl peroxide. If you have questions about the type of cleanser you should use your skin doctor in Pasadena and Houston, TX is here to help.

Try a Mask

Some clays and masks can help to pull oil from the skin and clean out the pores. Using these on problem areas can be a great way to attack oil. Just remember that some of these products can be drying, so you’ll want to only use them once in a while and only on the areas of the skin that are oily.

Use a Moisturizer

This piece of advice might seem a bit contradictory but even oily skin requires moisturize. Opt for oil-free moisturizers and perhaps apply a bit more generously to areas that are drier and use moisturizers a bit more sparingly on oilier areas.

Alter Your Skin Care Regime

Your skin may become oilier depending on the season or just depending on the day. That’s because hormones, your mood or even the weather can stimulate the production of oil. So if you find that the summer months cause your skin to be a bit more oily than in the winter you’ll want to change up what skincare products you use so you don’t risk drying out your skin during drier months.

Talk to Us

If you aren’t finding over-the-counter products to be successful in managing your oily skin then it might be time to talk to us. From prescription creams to chemical peels, we offer a variety of treatments to combat oil production and to clean out pores.

Your dermatologists in Pasadena and Houston, TX are here to care for all your skin issues. Whether you are battling acne or notice a suspicious growth our team at Southeast Dermatology is here to help. Schedule an appointment with us now!