Exfoliation every 3 days and daily cleansing will help prevent acne from arising in the first place. A healthy, beautiful complexion could be just days away, even for acne-prone skin.
- Clean your skin gently with a mild, nondrying soap.
- Exfoliate dead skin once per week using a non-acidic or non-abrasive method.
- Remove all dirt or make-up. Wash once or twice a day, including after exercising. However, avoid scrubbing or repeated skin washing.
- Shampoo your hair daily, especially if it is oily. Comb or pull your hair back to keep the hair out of your face.
Your genes and hormones play a key role in whether or not you have oily skin. Diet probably has little, if anything, to do with whether or not you have oily skin.
The most important thing you can do for oily skin is to keep your skin clean using warm water and soap, or a soapless cleanser. Clean your face with astringent pads if frequent face washing causes irritation. Use only water-based or oil-free cosmetics if you have oily skin.
Your health care provider may also recommend or prescribe creams to absorb or limit the production of oil on the skin.