Oily skin can be a constant source of misery for many people. Not only can it cause blocked pores, pimples, blackheads and other blemishes, but it can give the skin a constantly greasy, overly-shiny appearance. Make-up can be hard to apply, and often skin products designed for oily skin are too harsh, causing a myriad of other problems. Using good quality skincare products and following a few simple steps can work wonders in keeping oil under control and blemishes to a minimum.

1. Keep it Simple

While it’s so tempting to buy the latest product promising clear, healthy skin, or add numerous products to your skincare routine you could actually be making your oily skin worse. Sticking to a daily regime of cleanser, toner and moisturizer is key, saving some of the more intensive treatments for once or twice a week.

2. Go Pro

Seeing a doctor for skin problems may seem a little extreme but it never hurts to get a professional opinion. If you suffer from severe acne then medication may be essential, but even if your problem isn’t so bad, your doctor or dermatologist may be able to recommend an over-the-counter product that can be more effective than those you currently use while also checking for any underlying medical causes.

3. Eat Clean

You probably already suspect that your diet needs to improve but putting that into action can be easier said than done! Start by making small changes, drinking more water, cutting down on sugar and avoiding processed junk foods and you’ll soon notice improvements which can motivate you to make even more healthy lifestyle choices.

4. Keep it Clean

One of the most important things you can do for oily skin is to keep it clean, washing twice a day with a specially-formulated cleanser such as Solvaderm’s Rejuvoderm. This high-quality product will cleanse the skin effectively without stripping its natural oils and, should you need to use it more than twice a day for those times skin is particularly oily, it's safe to do so.

5. Pick your Toner Wisely

While a good toner should have astringent properties, removing excess cleanser, oil and debris, many are way too harsh, upsetting the delicate balance of natural oils in the skin. A toner that is made to treat oily skin, like Maxatone in the Solvaderm range, should leave the skin refreshed and toned – if a product makes the skin tight and irritated, you know it’s too strong.

6. Lay the Foundation

Although your skincare routine is the most important part of treating oily skin, your choice of make-up can also make a huge difference. Opting for oil-control foundations that are matte formulas will help control shine and avoid make-up sliding off the skin, particularly in warmer weather. Medicated foundations are also helpful, as long as they’re gentle and not apt to dry the skin.

7. Don’t Skip a Step

Moisturizing oily and greasy skin can seem odd to many people which is why this important step can often be skipped. According to experts, it’s just as important to moisturize oily skin as it is for dry skin, you just need to choose your product carefully. Solvaderm’s Dermaxsol is perfect for use on oily skin as not only does it protect the skin from harmful UV rays, but its non-greasy formula ensures full, long-lasting hydration without the risk of clogging pores or causing blemishes.

8. Zoom in

Sometimes, however careful you are with your skin, you’re going to get the odd flare-up. For times like this, you’ll need to use a targeted, specially-formulated treatment that is designed to provide extra help to the area that needs it most. A product like Solvaderm's Zeroblem penetrates deeply into the pores, disinfecting the area to quickly reduce redness and irritation. Its natural ingredients regulate the skin's PH balance, accelerate healing and promote a clearer, blemish-free complexion.

Written by Melissa Feldman

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