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Top 10 Tips for Cleansing Oily Skin


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So, now you know your skin type and have identified some factors that may be contributing to an oil-slicked complexion. It's time to find cleansing products that suit your skin and budget. Experts recommend purchasing a mild cleanser and moisturizer that are formulated for your skin. It may take a few tries to make a match, but those in the know insist that skin care doesn't have to break the bank.

Contrary to popular skin care myths, mass-produced discount skin cleansing products are actually considered to be as effective as the more expensive brands. This is usually because most of the active ingredients are similar -- if not identical -- and the difference in price is attributed to packaging, marketing and other extras [source: WebMD]. Dermatologists also recommend using wax- and oil-free cleansing products that won't exacerbate the problem of oily skin. If your skin is both oily and sensitive, you'd be wise to choose fragrance-free products. It's also a good idea to steer clear of scrubbing with any harsh bar soap, which likely contains ingredients that are not ideal for delicate facial skin.