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If you are suffering from shiny, dull-colored skin prone to pimples, blackheads, blemishes, and coarse pores, you will be happy to hear that there are oily skin care products designed to help relieve all those problems. When your oil glands are overactive, which is usually the result of hormonal changes and imbalances, it means that the sebaceous glands are producing more oil than you need. While this problem occurs most often in the teen years, it can strike at any age, and can be made worse by diet, birth control pills, cosmetics, humid weather, and stress. Oily skin care products can help you manage the embarrassing conditions that result.

Oily skin care products will gently cleanse the skin, unlike unduly harsh products that cause further harm. An oil-based, mild cleanser and hot but not excessively hot water should be used to wash your face about three times a day. Keep in mind that very hot water, harsh cleansers, and washing too often can cause your skin to produce even more oil. Be gentle. Try a pure, mild, or lightly medicated soap or an antibacterial cleansing lotion. Avoid cleansers with alcohol. Use a clay or mud mask once a week as another gentle way of cleansing your skin and keeping oil production under control.

Other oily skin care products that will help are moisturizers especially designed for oily skin, which may contain either a light antiseptic or are simply oil-free. Astringents for oily skin contain acetone, which dissolves oil, and, of course, cosmetics are water-based rather than oil-based.

Eat a healthy diet, avoiding oils, fats, and sugar. Drink lots of water, add evening primrose oil to your dietary supplements, learn to relax, and choose oily skin care products designed to alleviate your skin problems.

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