Mopping Up Oil Slicks
Oily skin facials are similar in many ways to acne facials. Congested pores need to be cleaned out, and exfoliation is also a must. Fruit acids, which help eliminate dead skin cells, are common elements of an oily skin facial. The exfoliating portion is often done chemically, with a glycolic- or salicylic-acid product instead of a physical exfoliant. Citric, lactic, malic and tartaric acids are often included in the mask to control oil and even out skin texture.