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How To Care For Oily Skin

How To Care For Oily Skin

Beauty therapist Sarah Chapman shows VideoJug users how to care for oily skin. Oily skin is shiny and thick with open pores and blackhead, so learn how to combat this with VideoJug's help.

Step 1: The signs of oily skin

You may have oily skin if you press a tissue onto the skin and you can see oil, you have a shiny face that needs blotting, or you have open pores and blackheads.

Step 2: Cleansing

This will help stop spots and blackheads. Avoid alcohol based cleansers which strip skin and encourage more oil production. Use a face wash or oil-based cleanser. Don't be afraid of using an oil based product – oil and water don't mix, so oil cleansers are more effective at getting into pores and lifting excess oil out. Cleanse the skin morning and evening.

Step 3: Moisturising

Don't be afraid to moisturise – oily skin still needs to be hydrated and protected from the sun, so use a lightweight, oil free moisturiser, with SPF 15. Apply twice daily after cleansing.

Step 4: Exfoliating

Tougher oily skins can be exfoliated 3 times a week. Use a granular exfoliator, and focus on oily, congested areas such as the chin, nose and T-zone areas.

Step 5: Hydrating

Drink plenty of water as oily skin may also be dehydrated - the oiliness of the skin will hide the lack of moisture. Try to drink 2 litres of water a day.