Anyone struggling with greasy, shiny, oily skin might argue that the mere existence of sebum (the medical term for skin oils) is a curse. Yet Mother Nature intended for it to serve a beneficial purpose.
CLEANSE, TONE, MATTIFY
When it comes to cleansing oily skin, using a blend of salicylic and buffered glycolic acid work synergistically to dissolve heavier fatty surface oils and deeply cleanse the epidermis. Ain't Misbehavin' AHA/BHA Cleanser leaves skin feeling clean, fresh and glowing.
Astringents & Toners
True, toners can cut through oils, but all too often they also strip away the skin's protective barrier. Ain't Misbehavin' Healthy Toner was created to be a "good for your skin" toner. It's base contains both buffered glycolic and lactic acid, which gently yet effectively cut through grease and grime through chemical exfoliation. Plus it contains anti-aging antioxidants, protective non-comedogenic hydrators and oil busting botanicals.
OIL BUSTING TIPS
Masks may effectively reduce the feeling of oiliness on the skin for several days. A clay base lifts excessive oil away from the skin. Ain't Misbehavin' Intensive 10% Sulfur Acne Mask & Emergency Spot Treatment contains therapeutic additives to deal with some of the acne causing issues as well. This mask can help exfoliate materials lodged deep within the glands as well as reduce the presence of oils.
This category includes prescription Retin A, Retin A Micro Gel, Differin, Tazorac and Avita as well as OTC DERMAdoctor Poetry In Lotion 1% Retinol. Topical Vitamin A based formulas unquestionably help oiliness. However, a sizeable minority of patients still develop redness, flaking and irritation despite appropriate use of prescription retinoids. Poetry in Lotion provides high potency retinol with fewer high potency problems.
Learn more from Dr. Kunin's article Oily Skin.