Larry Jaeger, New York City Dermatologist provides useful tips for oily skin and how to improve your complexion. Doctor Lawrence Jaeger treats patients at Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York with oily skin.
Tips for Treating Acne and Oily Skin
According to Larry Jaeger, with oily skin and acne, you’re probably not always in love with your skin. But oily skin isn’t all bad. One bonus: Your skin will be less prone to wrinkling.
Still, oily skin and acne can be frustrating. With the right care, you can beat oily skin, treat your acne, and learn to embrace your skin type.
The best way to keep oil from building up is to cleanse your face regularly. Always wash your face twice a day, both morning and night. No exceptions!
Another hint: choose a foaming cleanser over a cream-based one. Foaming cleansers generally do a much better job cleansing away oil and leave your skin feeling fresh and clean.
Larry Jaeger notes, you should also cleanse your face (and body, if body breakouts are a problem) after you sweat, like after gym class or working out. If soap and water isn’t immediately available, keep a stash of premoistened cleansing cloths in your bag to give your skin a wipe-down.
Beware of over-cleansing, though. Too much cleansing can irritate your skin. And since acne isn’t caused by an oily or dirty face, just washing more frequently isn’t going to clear breakouts.
An astringent is another good way to control oil. Astringents are toners that are made especially for oily skin types.
Using a cotton ball or pad, apply your astringent over the entire face and neck area after cleansing. They’re also great to use between washings to clean away excess oil and get rid of oily shine that appears during the day.
Some astringents contain ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids or salicylic acid that can help clear breakouts, too. But you don’t need a fancy brand. Even simple witch hazel works to remove excess oil, and it’s super cheap (about a dollar for 16 ounces).
Larry Jaeger is a board certified dermatologist in New York City and Medical Director of Advanced Dermatology Associates, a state of the art medical practice with multiple locations in Manhattan and the Bronx. Dr. Larry Jaeger and his group of board certified dermatologists and medical providers are expert in the diagnosis and treatment of all skin disorders, and specialize in the practice of medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. They accept all Insurance Plans, HMOs, PPOs as well as Medicare and Medicaid.