Q: how to treat oily skin
Please recommend a remedy for treatment of oily skin
A. Expert Answer
To treat oily skin successfully, we need to look at in clinic treatments, topical home care products as well as oral supplements. The combination of these three methods will ensure we minimize oiliness as well as the acne related conditions, such as pimples and blackheads, that goes along with it. Chemical peels, specifically Beta hydroxy acids, has been known to decrease surface oils and clean out the pores, all while increasing the skin cellular turnover. Photo dynamic therapy uses different colour light to regulate oil production and the bacteria involved. These treatments can be done every 2 weeks for a course of 6 to 8 treatments. For topical home care products I would recommend the Lamelle Clarity range. This range consists of a soap free cleanser, a spot treatment and a day and night cream. All of them containing Salicylic acid (Beta hydroxyl acid), that will remove any excess oils and improve the texture of the skin. This range also contains an oral supplement Acnevelle. Acnevelle will assist in regulating the oil production as well as decrease any inflammation present in the skin. Ensure to avoid any alcohol or soap on the skin, this will strip the skin of any natural oils, forcing the skin to produce MORE oil, this creates a vicious cycle overproducing oil. Visit www.skinrenewal.co.za for more information.
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