Washing Regularly

To care for oily skin, you need to clear it of excess oil. You should wash your face in the morning, at night, and after you exercise.

Be careful to avoid overly harsh cleansers, which can irritate skin and trigger oil production. Use a gentle, foaming wash instead. For the same reason, you shouldn’t scrub your face too roughly.

Your cleanser should be non-comedogenic, non-irritating, and non-allergenic. It should also rinse off easily. Gels or bars are more likely to work for oily skin than cream or oil washes.

Exfoliating Every Few Days

Don’t neglect exfoliation. Use a gentle, exfoliating wash several times a week. Doing so will help rid your skin of dead skin cells, which can trap sebum. When sebum gets caught in dead skin cells, acne could form.


Oily skin needs moisturizer, too, particularly if using products designed to remove oil from the skin. Choose something lightweight and non-comedogenic that won’t clog your pores. In the morning, you might skip the moisturizer and apply a sunscreen instead.

Blotting as Needed


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    Supported by a BSc. in Chemistry, MS in Polymer Science and doctorate in Polymer Chemistry, Dr. Marta began a fifteen-year journey into the health and beauty industry ultimately leading to the founding of “dr. mp”, a company dedicated to among other things, formulating skincare products for private labels. She is the author of many informative blog articles.