Oily and combination skin is caused by an over-production of oil by the glands. Other signs of oily skin are visible pores and the skin usually has a sheen to it, especially around the nose. If you are having oily skin, a strict and regular routine should be implemented.
Oily skin is characterised by:
If you have oily skin, consider yourself blessed. The oil is a build in lubricant that will benefit your skin as you grow older! Yes Of course, you may have to deal with a shiny nose and greasy cheeks now. The solution: don’t fight it, control it.
If you are using harsh soap, detergent-based soaps and alcohol-laden astringents to dry up the oil, Stop! Immediately. Over time, these products can damage your skin. Try an oil binding liquid or gel cleanser specifically formulated for oily skin. The most effective oil control creams are those made from herbs such as the Rebirth Tea Tree Cleansing Cream. It can reduce facial oil, minimise facial shine and does not irritate the skin or cause acne.
Depending on how oily your skin is, you may not need a moisturiser at all. But, if you think you need one, choose one that contains glycerin and vitamin C acid. These ingredients trap water in your skin without producing a greasy shine. Also select a lotion as they’re lighter than cream and tend to contain less oil, so they won’t clog pores.
Caring for combination skin is a balancing act – you need to moisturise the drier areas, typically the cheeks, whilst treating the oiliness of the forehead, nose, and chin (the so called T zone). But that does not mean you have to have a large collection of skin care produc, just a few, well selected products will do the trick.
If you T zone is very oily, use a tea tree cleansing cream.
The last thing you want to do is make your already oily T zone even oilier so use a moisturiser only where you need to which is usually on the cheeks of combination skin. If the skin under your eyes is dry, use a cream specifically formulated for this delicate skin. Eye creams contain preservatives that keep them sterile and prevent eye infections.