Oily skin can be caused by a number of factors: genetics, diet, stress, and climate being a few. At its core, though, oily skin is the result of increased sebum production, which leads to clogged and enlarged pores. So while a little extra shine might not be the bane of your existence, the change in your skin’s texture isn’t ideal. The good news is you can make skin appear less greasy by using the right products.
It is a facial care product that is used to remove make-up, dead skin cells, oil, dirt, and other types of pollutants from the skin of the face. This helps to unclog pores and prevent skin conditions such as acne. It also has a lower dose of salicylic acid to treat acne without irritating the skin. It also clears up blemishes without over drying, leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth.
It is a cosmetic product designed to remove dead cells from the surface of the skin. Glycolic acid is beneficial in lotions, peels, and creams to reduce excess oil production and prevent plugging of pores that lead to breakouts.
When choosing a formula, it is best to look for ingredients that include glycerin and hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin and niacinamide to help even out the skin tone. Also try a formula that is (unsurprisingly) oil-free and silicone-free so it won’t clog pores.
Retinol helps “thicken” the skin to reduce the look of fine lines and exfoliates for an overall smoother complexion, but it’s also a hero product for oily skin types. “The solution [for oily skin] is products that exfoliate, increase cellular turnover, and unplug pores,” explains Wexler. “Retinoids reduce sebum, increase cellular turnover, and improve pigmentation. They also keep acne at bay.”