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How Can I Care for Sensitive Oily Skin?

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  • Written By: Jenny Nelson
  • Edited By: A. Joseph
  • Last Modified Date: 13 November 2018
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You can care for sensitive oily skin by properly cleansing the oily skin with a gentle, soap-free cleanser that is made to treat both oily and sensitive skin. Generally, you can rinse your face with cold water to reduce irritating the sensitive oily skin. After cleansing the sensitive oily skin, you can apply a nourishing oil-free, water-based moisturizer to hydrate the sensitive skin. Typically, sensitive oily skin might vary in many people, but it is mostly caused by many factors such as hot or cold climate conditions, hormonal changes or fluctuations in the body and genetics.

A deep, intensive moisturizing skin lotion or moisturizer might be needed during the winter months, and a light moisturizer might be needed in the summertime to control the oils produced in the skin during the different weather changes. Usually, colder climates can dry out the skin and cause the skin to become severely dry and irritated. Often, when hotter temperatures occur, you might need to apply a sunscreen and lightweight moisturizer to help protect the skin from burning and keeping it fully moisturized for a balanced complexion.

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Further, you can care for sensitive oily skin by drinking plenty of water. Dietary or lifestyle factors play a role in how your skin looks and feels. Often, sensitive oily skin needs plenty of water to add the moisture loss back into the skin and to help flush out toxins from the skin. Eating a diet that is rich in proteins, including fruits and green, leafy vegetables, might provide vital nutrients to nourish the skin from the inside out. Typically, exercising regularly can help encourage blood flow to the sensitive oily skin and can boost the skin's circulation, providing an added benefit to help keep the skin looking healthy and well nourished.

Caring for oily, sensitive skin takes both time and patience. Usually, it requires steady care through the use of both mild and soothing moisturizers, along with gentle facial cleansers that will help calm and soothe the sensitive oily skin. Generally, when treating sensitive skin, you might need to try several mild moisturizers to see which one works well with your skin. Sensitive skin can be easily irritated, so it might be a good idea to avoid any products that contain any fragrances and alcohol in them, because those might worsen the skin.

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