While it might seem like a huge task to tackle your oily skin, especially if you’re prone to major outbreaks and blemishes, there are a few golden rules you need to follow which will, over time, help control the oil and give you clearer, healthier skin.


Do use a cleanser that will clean deep into the pores but not upset the delicate balance of the skin’s natural oils. Look for a cleanser that contains gentle, clarifying ingredients such as Salicylic Acid, contained in Solvaderm’s Rejuvoderm cleanser, to dissolve excess oil and promote a brighter complexion.

Do remember to protect your skin using a sunscreen every time you go outside. Even on days when the sun isn’t bright, your skin is at risk from damaging UV rays.

Do use a product that is designed to target areas of your skin that need the most treatment. A product like Solvaderm’s Zeroblem contains the right balance of antibacterial, healing ingredients that treat problem areas and major blemishes.

Do stick to a routine that involves cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Some companies, like Solvaderm, make it easy to find a regime that works by offering products in a bundle, such as those in the acne solution system.

Do use make-up that is oil-free and in a matte formula to cut down on added shine. An oil-free foundation won’t dry the skin but will reduce greasiness and give an even, matte finish.

Don’t keep touching the skin! As tempting as it may be, constantly touching the face can lead to infections and the spread of bacteria. Picking pimples and blemishes not only increases healing time but is more likely to leave you with scarring too.

Don’t skip the moisturizing step. Keeping skin moisturized and well-hydrated is just as important for people with oily skin as it is for dry skin. Just make sure you use a light formula that won’t clog the pores.

Don’t use harsh astringents. Many toners that are made for oily skin will contain harsh ingredients such as alcohol which will leave the skin tight and even cause irritation. A toner such as Maxatone, in the Solvaderm range, will provide all the benefits of an effective toner but keep the skin from becoming dried out.

Don’t forget to eat clean. What we eat is vitally important to the health and appearance of our skin. Drinking plenty of water to flush out toxins in the system is essential while eating a diet that is high in veggies and unprocessed foods will help keep skin clear and blemish-free.

Don’t stress over your skin. Stress and anxiety about your skin will just exacerbate the problem – if you’re taking all the necessary steps to care for your skin and using products in Solvaderm's acne skincare system you’ll soon notice a huge improvement and your acne and pimples will become a distant memory!

Written by Melissa Feldman

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