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What You Should Do If You Have Oily Skin

Oily skin can leave you with breakouts, clogged pores, and shiny skin that can feel slick and oily when you touch it. Oily skin can also leave your scalp oily and your hair greasy as well. If you have oily skin, there may be things in your daily routine you can change in order to give your skin a cleaner feel and to help clear out your pores. Read below for a few tips to help clear up your skin and reduce your skin's oil production.

Prevent Dryness

If your skin is too dry, it's going to cause more oils to produce. More oils will lead to extra oily skin. Keep your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water and by using a moisturizer on your skin to prevent it from drying out. You should drink a minimum of 8 to 10 glasses of water each and every day. Carrying water with you can help you stay on top of this goal. If you have dry skin, you need to use a moisturizer that doesn't contain excess oils and is made for the face. Apply the moisturizer daily to your skin.

Scrub Your Scalp

The oils on your face may be coming from your scalp and your hair, which may have resulted from the shampoo or conditioner you are using. Try using a different type of shampoo that doesn't add too much extra moisture, and when you apply conditioner, don't apply it to the scalp, instead apply the conditioner only to the ends of the hair. Be sure you scrub your scalp clean to remove oils.

Wash Your Pillowcase

When you sleep, the pillowcase you're sleeping on may contain oils from you not washing your face or from not washing your pillowcase often enough. Wash your pillowcase and your pillow if need be to prevent these oils from settling into your pores while you sleep. Be sure to also wash your face before you go to bed at night and never sleep in your makeup, which can clog your pores and cause oily skin.

If you have oily skin, there is hope for your skin. Use the information above to help you, and talk to your dermatologist if your skin is still oily. You may need to change other habits, such as your diet, which should be a healthy diet. Keep your hands off of your face as well to prevent oils from getting onto your skin from your hands. Make an appointment with a dermatologist today to talk about your skin.