Skin-Care Tips for Every Skin Type
If You Have Oily Skin...
Soon after you wash your skin, it looks shiny. You may suffer from blackheads and breakouts that aren’t tied to your monthly
cycle, and your pores are medium to large.
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- Help keep your pores unclogged by sloughing away dead skin cells daily with products that contain salicylic acid or alpha hydroxy acids.
- And, logic to the contrary, it’s important to moisturize: If your skin’s surface gets dehydrated, your sebaceous glands, which produce oil, will kick in to action (brace yourself!).
- Use oil-free lotions and sunscreens, which won’t exacerbate acne, says Leslie Baumann, the author of The Skin Type Solution ($16, amazon.com).
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So maybe you can’t change your health overnight. But you can get a head start.