5 Common Causes for Oily Skin

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5 Causes for Oily SkinOily skin ruins makeup, clogs pores, and is a pain to deal with. Don't let oily skin keep you down in the dumps. Fight back by treating the root causes. Here are five common causes for oily skin:

1) Cosmetic Usage

Makeup is a great tool for covering up acne, oil, and breakouts. But what you put on your face is just as important as how you take it off. When choosing cosmetics, opt for labels with "oil-free" and "non-comedogenic." When removing makeup, choose a quality toner to remove leftover gunk from cosmetic usage. Try DERMAdoctor's Litmus Test replenishing toner with glycolic and lactic acid formulated to remove leftover dirt, promote cellular turnover, and to help minimize the appearance of fine lines.

2) Environment

Excess humidity causes your skin to sweat and become oily. In humid areas, you can feel the excess moisture and oil as soon as you walk outside. Be sure to stay on top of your cleansing rituals to combat whatever nature throws your way. For humid days, turn to the Litmus Test glycolic acid facial cleansing gel. This buffered glycolic acid deeply cleanses and purifies, removing impurities caused by pollution, makeup and excessive oils.

3) Diet

We all know that eating right has many benefits. But from time to time, we may indulge. Be warned however, for some people, consumption of high glycemic foods may lead to overactive sebum production. Fight back with the Ain't Misbehavin' sulfur acne mask - a great tool to maintain balanced, shine-free skin.

4) Stress

We live in a stressful world. Our skin tends to overproduce oil in times of stress. We've got enough on our plates without having to worry about shine. Beat that slick with Tease Zone. This lightweight gel instantly mattifies and absorbs excess oil.

5) Age

Skin is in a constant state of change as we age. You may be experiencing wrinkles and breakouts at the same time! It's important to find an acne blaster that doesn't age your skin. The Litmus Test pH correcting & renewing glycolic acid facial moisturizer reestablishes skin's chemistry to bring you back to equilibrium, a solution to your anti-aging and acne issues.

By Jen Mathews
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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