Exfoliate in Moderation
Although pricey spa facials and more expensive treatments may be wholly unnecessary, people with oily skin can benefit from a weekly deep-clean to get rid of the dead skin cells that clog pores. A skin cleansing ritual that incorporates simple, inexpensive, at-home exfoliating washes are all that's necessary to clean out the excess gunk and pave the way to healthier, better-balanced skin. Exfoliating washes containing oatmeal have especially soothing effects, although even mild scrubs and microbead cleansers should only be used once a week at most. People who suffer from acne may choose to skip this step altogether because exfoliating, even when done gently, often further irritates breakouts.