Taking care of oily skin can be a thankless task and something we get asked about a lot here at Skin Perfection. Oily skin is medically referred to as seborrhoea and can happen because of excess skin oil (sebum) produced within the pores. Oily skin usually starts during puberty as hormonal changes occur within the body and increase androgen levels. For many people, oily skin can continue in to adulthood and can contribute to the appearance of spots and pimples, even leading to the skin condition known as acne. Acne happens when the sebaceous glands become inflamed and infected, causing spots, pimples, papules and nodules.
All in all, oily skin is troublesome and if left untreated, it can get worse, causing all kinds of skin issues. At Skin Perfection, we are highly-qualified experts on the skin and offer advice as well as a range of in-clinic and at-home-use products to combat oily skin and help you maintain a healthy complexion.
Here are just a few tips on how to care for oily skin:
Drink plenty of water
As simple as it sounds, water is a natural, cheap and effective way to keep your skin clear and regulate oil production. Water flushes out toxins and waste products, offering a natural cleanser to the inner workings of the skin. If you’re not drinking enough water, the toxins will keep accumulating in your body and will become trapped under your skin (the largest organ of all).
Use effective skincare products twice daily
Look for products that contain salicylic acid, tea tree oil or glycolic acid as these will dissolve excess sebum and improve the skin’s overall tone and texture. At Skin Perfection, we offer Epionce skincare, a highly-revered, trusted cosmeceutical brand that utilises natural botanicals in powerful strengths to combat oily, blemish-prone and congested skins. Our specially formulated skincare for oily skin will keep the skin evenly hydrated but will regulate sebum production.
Use non-comedogenic make up
Ensuring that your skin doesn’t get clogged with makeup during the day will help eliminate the risk of getting spots and pimples. Using makeup specifically targeted to oily skin will help minimise the blocking of pores and congesting the skin.
Ask an expert
Here at Skin Perfection, we know skin better than anyone. It’s important to get good advice when looking at the various treatments that could improve your skin as many don’t come cheap and you want to make sure you’re getting the best possible treatment for your individual concern. We offer a no-obligation skin healthcare check, so we can accurately prescribe the best course of treatment for you.
Following a consultation, we would then be able to create a bespoke programme of treatments which may include dermal peels or resurfacers, LED light therapy, medical microdermabrasion, microneedling or laser skin rejuvenation. We usually find that a combination of treatments used in a holistic way will offer the very best results.
Start treating your oily skin today
Oily skin doesn’t have to be a lifelong torment. With the right knowledge, a healthy lifestyle and some highly-effective clinically-proven treatments, your skin can regain a youthful and healthy glow with more regulated oil production and even tone and texture.
Contact my friendly team today to book a consultation with us here at Skin Perfection London.