How To Treat And Prevent Oily Skin


How can I prevent oily skin?

As someone who has done a lot of research on skincare, and has talked to my fair share of dermatologist,

I can assure you that this is one of the most commonly asked questions that dermatologists get.

This is why we need to discuss this more and even prevent some of the common conditions caused by oil skin.

Now, oily skin is something that very much depends on age and lifestyle choices.

There could be food habits that are leading to more secretion of oil on your face.

It could also be the age since teenagers are prone to more oily skin.

However, sometimes oil skin is not your lifestyle fault or your age. Sometimes it could just be the environment.

Thus, in this excerpt below, we will be discussing the side effects of oily skin, and you can treat or prevent it.

Bonus, some anti aging products can help you get rid of oil if they are causing you adult acne after your thirties.

Side Effects Of Oil Skin

Here are some of the adverse side effects of oily skin.

Clogged Pores

This is one of the common problems that we might deal with because of oily skin since oil is notoriously known for clogging the pores.

This prevents products from completely getting in the pores and helps the skin.


A huge issue that clogged pores can cause.

These oils follicles, when not cleaned, can easily accumulate in one space and give birth to bumps all over the face.

Sometimes they can even lead to cystic acne with painful oil puss. 

Patchy Makeup

Since the oil is preventing moisturizers from seeping into the skin.

You do not have a smooth canvas for the purpose of flawless makeup. Thus, you are left with patchy makeup, which is likely to melt unless you put a bag of translucent powder on it.

Then it becomes cakey!

Skin Rashes

Skin rashes are another big issue when the skin is too oily!

Oilskin automatically sweats more, and the combination of both can cause a lot of itchiness in the skin.

Thus the skin rash.

Attracting More Dirt

If your skin is always oil, it has a sticky texture!

Thus, you are attracting more dirt and pollution particles to your face. These will make your pores clog more oil and cause more acne to your skin.

However, do not get scared since we will be talking about the solution now.

Treating Oil Skin Made Easy

Here are some of the common ways, as suggested by experts, which can help you treat acne better.

1. Face Wash With Salicylic Acid

When you use any product with salicylic acid in the formula, you are treating your oil skin the best way.

Salicylic acid not only helps you treat acne but also helps you get rid of blackheads which can be caused by excessive oil in the nose.

2. Exfoliate

Exfoliation is the best way to get rid of excessively oily skin.

However, before you start exfoliating, you must take expert suggestions from dermatologists because too harsh of an exfoliator can strip the essential oils from your face as well.

3. Do Not Skip Moisturizer


You might think that it is the oil from the moisturizer which makes your face all greasy.

This is wrong because at the end of the day, your face will become extremely dry, and your face will start secreting extra oil.

Therefore, making your face even more oil than before.

4. Use Blotting Papers

Always carry blotting paper with yourself.

Generally, when you have makeup on, your face tends to get more oily than before. If you have blotting paper, you can blot your face with it often.

5. Use Clay Mask

Clay masks are best for the purpose of blotting oil and making your face look all clean.

Yes, they can take away the excess oil from your face, but at the same time, they can even make your face glow and cleanse it from the daily dirt and pollution.

Get The Oil Out!

Getting the excessive oil out from your face shouldn’t be a difficult task.

If you know how to use the right products, consult a good dermatologist, and do not indulge in too many products.

Get that grease away!