CIGNA members: Please note that you may receive a letter in the mail stating that The Dermatology Center of Indiana is no longer in your network. This communication from CIGNA is incorrect and we would like to reassure you that we are still in network with CIGNA. We look forward to continuing to service you and your family for all your dermatology needs.

Effective Ways to Manage Your Oily Skin

If you want to keep your young-looking appearance for a lifetime, knowing your skin type is key. Different types of skin require different types of skin care, and dealing with oily skin can be particularly challenging.

If the beauty gods have blessed you with oily skin, there are some things you can do to improve your appearance and keep your face looking beautiful for a lifetime. Here are some tips to get you started.

Watch Your Diet

The food that goes into your body will be reflected in your appearance no matter what type of skin you have, but it is even more important for men and women with oily skin to watch their diets.

Avoiding fatty foods, limiting the amount of fast food you eat and choosing low-fat versions of your favorite meats and dairy products are all good ways to care for your oily skin from the inside out. You can still indulge in an occasional treat, but eating a healthy diet is one of the best things you can do to protect your skin.

Use Astringents Sparingly

Using astringents is one of the best ways to cut the oil in your skin, but it is important to use them sparingly and follow the directions on the bottle. Using the right amount of astringent can deep cleanse your pores and remove excess oil. Using too much could actually dry out your skin, leaving you with a combination of oily spots and rough dry patches.

Choose the Right Makeup

If you have oily skin, you need to be particularly careful when choosing makeup and other beauty products. Choosing a product with too much moisture or a host of artificial ingredients can make your oily skin worse, clog your pores and leave you looking older than you should.

Always read the list of ingredients carefully when choosing makeup and beauty products. Natural ingredients can make your skin look its best without adding too much moisture or clogging up your pores.

Keep Your Face Clean

Nothing is worse for your skin than allowing old makeup and new dirt to build up. This is true no matter what type of skin you have, but an accumulation of old makeup and other impurities is particularly bad for those with oily skin.
Washing your face frequently is the best way to avoid that accumulation and keep your pores from clogging up with dirt and oil. You should wash your face every morning prior to applying makeup, again when you return home from work and a third time before you go to bed. Following this kind of strict skin care regimen is one of the best ways to keep your oily skin problem at bay.

Treat Yourself to a Spa Treatment

Sometimes you just want to treat yourself and your skin, and a spa treatment is a wonderful way to indulge your desires and enhance your appearance. Whether you visit our medical spa by a professional or just enjoy a facial at home, you will make your skin – and yourself – feel better.

See a Dermatologist

Even if you think there is nothing you can do about your oily skin, it is important to see a dermatologist. Our medical professionals have the training and expertise needed to assess the condition of your skin and recommend solutions that will make a real difference from medical spa services to quality surgical procedures.

No matter what type of skin you have, you owe it to yourself to consult a dermatologist. A good dermatologist can recommend the right skin care regimen and spot potential problems early – when they are easiest to treat. So call or visit one of our locations in Zionsville or Plainfield today and see what The Dermatology Center of Indiana can do for you and your skin.

Disclaim: This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about medical, cosmetic, mohs, and surgical dermatology. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately-licensed dermatologist or other health care worker.

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