A common misconception among women who have oily skin is that they don’t have to worry about wrinkles and premature signs of aging. While having added oils in your skin may slow the onset of signs of aging, it still needs to be treated properly in order to prevent irreversible damage.  

Secret 1 – Sunscreen

Many women believe their skin is not susceptible to wrinkles because it is shielded by a layer of oil. The truth is, however, that factors such as sun damage have a huge effect on the appearance of your skin. The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays cause the fibers in the skin, called elastin, to break down and eventually sag and stretch. It’s important to shield your skin from the sun, and wearing a daily moisturizer that contains an SPF of at least 30, such as Dermaxsol, will help both hydrate and protect.

Secret 2 - Moisturize

Women with oily skin are often concerned about moisturizing, assuming it will only add to their greasy skin. But moisturizing your skin is an important part of an anti-aging regimen. Just be sure to use a formulation designed to balance skin and not contribute to excess oil. A night cream like Suvoderm is good for all skin types, even oily skin, as it contains oil-free ingredients meant to hydrate without exacerbating sebum production.

Secret 3 – Control Excess Oil

Keeping oil levels under control will actually help you age gracefully. Using a gentle, clarifying toner like Maxatone will unclog pores and remove layers of dirt and built-up debris. This will make your complexion look vibrant, smooth and soft, without excess shine.

Secret 4 – Nourish and Protect

Excessive sebum in oily skin is an inflammatory response that can trigger swelling and irritation. On top of that, as skin ages it tends to thin out, making the problem even worse. The best way to treat oily skin is to turn to Mother Nature. Antioxidants combat overly greasy skin because they act as an inflammation blocker. These include vitamins A, C and E, resveratrol, grapeseed oil, lavender oil, and other botanical extracts. A skincare line such as Solvaderm utilizes these very nutrients in many of their formulations, making it easy to develop a regimen just right for your oily skin.

Secret 5 – Rejuvenate and Renew

Resurfacing your complexion is a powerful way to keep oil in check while promoting a radiant, youthful glow. Using an exfoliating complex such as Glowpeel will renew your skin with a formula inspired by nature, giving your face a fresh new look.

Written by Melissa Feldman

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