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oily skin brisbane

As the weather is getting hotter, our skin goes through a lot of changes. And if you have naturally oily skin you’ll really dread the hot, humid weather.

As many of you know, oils produced by your body help to keep your skin healthy, but sometimes there is just a little bit too much and it can lead to pimples and acne flare-ups. Like many skin conditions, there can be many reasons. Aside from the above reasons, sometimes this increased oil production is caused by your skin regime, medications, stress, and sometimes it is hereditary.  We recommend talking to our skin specialist to get a full understanding.

 

So where do we start?

oily skinYou’ll need a gentle cleanser because harsh soaps will dry out your skin and cause an increase of oil production (they will be working overtime).  We recommend cleansing both morning and night with warm water (yep, temperature affects skin too), but avoid using washcloths or puffs as they can stimulate production. oil even more! Sounds like a fine line. The ingredient you should be looking for in a good cleansers is Alpha hydroxy acid (AHAs).

The next step in your regimen is moisturising! Please don’t avoid moisturisers! Not using a moisturiser will dry out your skin and cause those pores to produce more oil. We recommend oil-free products, particularly gels. Don’t feel you have to put the same amount of moisturiser all over your skin, put slightly less on those extra oily parts.

What about sun screen?
We definitely believe sunscreen is a must use because sun damage will cause you many problems. Stick with oil-free products like sunscreen gels so you’re getting the sun protection you need.
Oily skin doesn’t have to be a burden, just ensure your daily regimen is specific to your skin, not what the television or your friends tell you works for them. We offer consultations in the clinic, so don’t be stranger!
Beth xx