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Top 10 Tips for Cleansing Oily Skin


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Moisturize in Moderation

One of the perks of having oily skin is that you don't have to worry too much about daily moisturizing. If you've got combination skin, with oil concentrated in your T-zone, you'll want to apply moisturizer to keep the balance between oily and dry. Wax-, lipid- and oil-free moisturizers are recommended for oily and combination skin types.

Many people may only need to apply moisturizer on problem dry spots, rather than the entire face. Moisturizers containing dimethicone or glycerin may yield better results than heavier lotions [source: Janes]. It also pays to streamline your skin care regimen during warm weather months when humidity and heat cause oil production to ramp up. Rather than using a moisturizer and a sunscreen, choose a combination product that protects and moisturizes at the same time [source: Tzeses].


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