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 Oily skin is prevalent in adolescents, people who are particularly exposed to oily skin, and people who
live in a humid and hot environment, and large pores, shiny skin, and acne can be observed in this type of skin, as fat is secreted by the body to maintain healthy skin but sebum secretion It over-leads to blemishes, acne, and there are many ways to reduce oil by following clear skin strategies such as over-the-counter cleansers, prescription lotions, and medicinal cosmetics, and we will mention in this article the treatments for oily skin.

Oily skin treatment:

There are many treatments for oily skin, including:

 Facial cleansers:

Cleaning and disinfection of the face is an effective way to treat oily skin, and clean the face with it once in the morning and once at night, using a gentle cleanser; Because harsh soaps stimulate the skin from sebum production, and if the cleanser does not reduce the sebum, you can try other products such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or beta-hydroxy acid, and these products fall under the marketing of acne facial care products, but they are good. For the problem of oily skin taking into account the experience of several products; To find the best and suitable product that does not cause skin irritation, in addition to washing the skin with warm water, and not washing it with hot water; Because it irritates the skin as well.


Where there can be divided opinions about the use of toner for oily skin and its potential to reduce fat, as astringent toner can irritate the skin, and thus increase the production of fat, and others argue that toner should be used on oily areas of the skin such as the forehead, nose, and chin, and avoid using it. On dry areas, you can buy a toner intended for oily skin as long as it does not contain perfume. Because it causes skin irritation, or making a home toner such as mixing equal amounts of tea tree oil and water, and applying the mixture to the face using a spray bottle or a piece of cotton, it is a toner suitable for oily skin that suffers from blemishes, and acne.

Cosmetic blotting paper:

 As the cosmetic blotting papers can remove fats without causing dryness to the skin, and they are easily used by placing them on oily areas in the skin and pressing on the paper without rubbing it for a period ranging between 15-20 seconds, so that the paper absorbs the fat, and some blotting papers contain a rosette in a way. Lightly reduces the shine of oily skin.

 Masks and mud:

As the masks and mud pull the sebum and clean the pores, but it should be applied to the oily areas of the skin only, and not to use too much and leave it for occasions; Because it causes dry skin.


Where oily skin needs to be moisturized, unlike what some think, but it needs an oil-free moisturizer, and the amount of moisturizer used depends on the tendency of the area in the skin for any dry or oily skin type.

Avoid eating fatty foods:

They contain saturated fat, dairy products, caffeine, white bread or white pasta (refined carbohydrates), sugars, soft drinks, and salty snacks such as: potato chips and salted nuts, in addition to avoiding fatty meats, alcohol, and spicy foods and replacing them. With salads and soups.

 Lasers and chemical peels:

A dermatologist can be consulted when over-the-counter products fail to treat oily skin around laser and chemical peels; To reduce oiliness and improve the appearance of the skin in general, creams containing tretinoin, adapalene or tazarotene can adjust pores and reduce oiliness, and are used on oily areas only as needed. Because it causes irritation to the skin.

 Sun cream:

Where a traditional sunscreen works as a problem for oily skin; Because it causes the pores to close, but you can use sunscreen gel, oil-free sunscreen, or face powder. To protect the skin from UV rays, these products do not give the skin the greasy appearance of the cream or sunblock lotion.

Adapting to a face care routine:

The skin type varies from season to season, from week to week, and from day to day. Because fat production is affected by hormones, mood, and weather, some people have oily skin problem in the summer only, so it is necessary to adjust the face care routine accordingly, so that the skin may require the use of a cleanser that contains glycolic acid daily during the summer, and use it every now and then During the winter season, in addition to the excessive use of oily skin products, it can dry out the skin.


 Where food affects the skin, and it can make it oily or lead to other problems such as acne, large pores, white heads, and blackheads, and some changes can be made in the diet to treat oily skin and control the secretion of sebum in the sebaceous glands by eating useful foods. For skin like: cucumber, whole grains, lentils, grains, oranges, lemon juice, coconut water, dark chocolate, avocados, spinach, nuts, and bananas.