Removing oil from the face, in the form of a cleanser made for oily skin specifically, does not make oil go away permanently. In fact, the body is smarter than that and in turn may start producing MORE oil to compensate for the loss. Oily skin can be caused by a variety of reasons (genetic predisposition, hormones, humidity, sweating, makeup), but getting rid of it is not the simple solution to having clear skin. The pH of the skin must be balanced as well as surface bacteria killed. And oily skin is the perfect magnet for dirt and bacteria due to its stickiness.
So here is the ZENMED solution for oily skin:
- A twice-weekly esthetician-strength glycolic peel. A low pH peel like the ZENMED Renewing Serum causes a dramatic difference in oil levels, minimizing of pore size and imperfections. Causing a pH change on the surface of the skin allows for dead skin cells to stop accumulating and fresh skin to come to the surface quicker than normal. This turnover helps the skin nourish itself with the oils instead of building up. Very simple process.
- ZENMED AHA/BHA Complex after cleansing and before moisturizing. This is NOT a toner, toners DO NOT WORK. They are chock full of chemicals created to, once again, strip all oil from the face. Use this all over your face to remove all remnants of cleanser and the actives in this product will continue to work all day long.
- ZENMED Sebum Regulating Moisturizer is created specifically for oily skin. Absolutely oil-free and contains naturals designed to visibly reduce the appearance of oil. Excellent for under-makeup, helps skin maintain a more “matte” look as opposed to shiny. Excellent for combination skin.
- ZENMED Botanical Acne Mask and Spot Treatment is for people who suffer from Acne with their oily skin, but it can also be used preventatively. Mineral-heavy clay absorbs oil from the skin naturally and gently cleanses it away.
Choosing makeup for oily skin is difficult. Usually the best kinds are the long-lasting types, like Revlon’s Colorstay line. Mineral makeup is also excellent for skin that can become irritated or off-days (ie. the days when you don’t need a lot of coverage). But be careful, everything that claims “non-comedogenic” or “anti-acnegenic” may not have the same effect. Try some samples before you buy.