Treatments For Acne and Oily Skin

Oily skin can result in acne due to the fact that the pores in the skin are producing excess amounts of sebum, literally blocking them up and trapping dirt and bacteria in the process. Bacteria = infections = spots!

This can then cause guys and girls alike to become insecure about their skin and the way they look and therefore, potentially leading to low self-esteem and poor self-confidence. No one should have to feel that way due to a few spots, so here is my guide to getting rid of them once and for all!

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  • Cleansers

Cleansing your face twice a day will help to remove dirt and oil from your pores to leave them feeling clean and refreshed. Unclogged pores are healthy pores and are far less likely to trap bacteria – however, if your skin gets very greasy by the middle of the day don’t cleanse a third time or you’ll dry your skin out too much. Instead, buy blotting sheets and dab the oil away!

You should be sure to select a cleanser which is specifically designed for oily skin as these cleansers have been created to control oil and are not too strong, so will not strip all of the natural oils from your pores – a recipe for dull and dehydrated skin. Oh and did I mention that dehydrated skin produces extra oil to compensate? It’s a vicious cycle you want to avoid at all costs.

  • Toner

By using a toner after cleansing your skin this can help to tighten the pores and prevent excess oil production, and prevent bacteria from getting in. Toner helps you to maintain healthy, blemish-free skin.

Additionally, using a toner will sooth the skin to leave it feeling soft, smooth and rejuvenated.

  • Acne Medication

There are many specific acne medications available on the market in the forms of creams, gels and lotions. These treatments are designed especially for reducing breakouts and treating spots you already have, to leave your skin feeling clean and clear.

Some of them contain benzoyl peroxide which helps to fight against acne as it cleans out pores, removing bacteria and dirt.

For more serious acne conditions, you should ask your doctor about prescription treatments such as antibiotics which help to reduce severe breakouts on the skin.

  • Face Masks

Face masks in the form of mud or clay are excellent for helping to reduce acne because they clean deep down into the pores, ensuring that every last trace of dirt and oil is removed. You should choose skin masks for oily skin and use them once a week for revitalised, refreshed skin.

Any tips of your own to add? What’s worked best for you to get rid of spots?

Michelle Star is a blogger with a passion for natural and organic skincare.

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