Oily skin is caused by an overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous glands, which can make the skin appear shiny and lead to clogged pores. Acne may be caused by various factors, including excessive oil secretion undergoing oxidation (Propionibacterium acnes), inflammation, and hormonal changes.

Use gentle, oil-free cleansers and non-comedogenic (non-pore-clogging) skincare products. Consider using products with ingredients like salicylic acid, witch hazel, tea tree oil or niacinamide to help regulate oil production and reduce shine.


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Yes, moisturizing is important for oily skin too, as dehydration can lead to increased oil production. Choose oil-free, lightweight moisturizers or gel-based formulas that won’t clog pores.

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Look for products containing ingredients such as salicylic acid, mandelic acid, sulfur, tea tree oil, calamine or retinoids (vitamin A derivatives) to help unclog pores, reduce inflammation, and prevent breakouts.

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Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and prevent pores from becoming clogged. However, over-exfoliating can irritate the skin and exacerbate acne. Aim to exfoliate 1-3 times per week with gentle exfoliants like salicylic acid or mandelic acid.

Certain masks containing ingredients such as kaolin, lactic acid, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid can help absorb excess oil, unclog pores, and reduce acne. Incorporate the mask into your skincare routine, using it 1-2 times a week.

While makeup can exacerbate acne if it’s heavy or pore-clogging, there are oil-free and non-comedogenic makeup options available. Look for products labeled “non-comedogenic” or “oil-free” to minimize the risk of breakouts. The most important steps are to properly remove makeup and cleanse your face, and to regularly use a cleansing mask to unclog pores.

Treatments such as chemical peels, microneedling, laser therapy, or topical products containing ingredients like vitamin C, niacinamide, or kojic acid can help fade acne scars and hyperpigmentation over time.

If over-the-counter products don’t effectively manage acne or if acne is severe and persistent, it’s advisable to consult a dermatologist. They can provide personalized treatment plans, prescribe medication, or perform procedures to address acne concerns.

Maintain a consistent skincare routine, avoid touching or picking at your skin, keep hair and hands away from the face, wash pillowcases and makeup brushes regularly, and manage stress levels to help prevent acne breakouts. A light and balanced diet along with regular sleeping patterns can help improve acne-prone skin.

Above questions and answers aim to provide guidance on managing oily and acne-prone skin effectively. Remember to tailor your skincare routine to your specific needs and consult with a dermatologist or professional beautician for personalized recommendations and treatment options.