It seems like a remarkably unfair one-two punch when you are someone with oily skin and who struggles with acne. After all, pimples and acne “flare ups” are usually due to excessive oil, and so your acne can feel entirely out of control because your skin is natural oily and leading to ongoing problems. Fortunately, we at Juvia Medspa have a lot of great solutions for patients struggling with just such issues. Let’s first look at some of the basics and then discuss the treatments and services we make available.
Cleaning Is Imperative
This is a bit of a tricky issue. Oily skin needs to be cleaned just as much as regular skin, and though it seems appropriate to try hard to eliminate the oil, it is actually not a good idea. Instead, do as medical experts suggest and use a “gentle cleanser” because harsher soaps actually cue your skin to create more oil. Also remember to skip the washcloth or facial buffer because these too cause oil production.
When choosing a cleanser, remember you want something that can help to reduce oiliness in a gentle way. Ingredients like salicylic acid, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide and beta hydroxy acid are all effective in reducing oiliness on acne prone skin.
NOTE: Never buy any skin care product and just slather it all over your face. If you have oily skin that is also acne prone, always test a small area to see how your skin reacts. If everything goes well, go ahead and use it.
Always wash with warm water (never hot) and always be sure you have rinsed cleansers away completely.
Toning Is Next
You may find that many skin care experts argue over the use of toners. Some say “yes” and others say “it doesn’t help or matter”. We think it a good idea to use toners, but only on the oily areas of the face (like the sides of the nose, the chin and the forehead). Yes, you have oily areas and not a 100% oily face. Everyone you meet has “combination” skin, meaning areas that are usually drier and areas that can be oily.
If you don’t want to tone, try using those amazing medicated pads treated with compounds that can reduce oil and help with acne flair ups.
Yes, it sounds odd that your oily skin needs to be moisturized, but that is the case. Use an oil-free moisturizer and apply it very lightly and to the areas you know your skin needs it most.
Visit a Pro
This is where Juvia Medspa can enter the picture and really help you with your acne prone, oily skin. Acne is not something that goes away on its own, and so you need a skin care expert to help you get things under control. We can discuss the options for chemical peels and even laser treatments for scarring, and we can help you discover if there are any special topical treatments that can reduce the irritation in your skin and get acne flair ups to minimal levels.
There are ideal acne treatments for oily skin, and one of the simplest is developing a good regimen and following it at all times. You will also want to meet with one of our skincare experts to discuss additional treatments that can reduce the severity of your acne. Call today to schedule a free consultation. Our phone number is 817-427-3700, and our friendly and knowledgeable team members are standing by to take your call.