The one thing worse than oily skin is wrinkles. The best thing for wrinkles is botox. But what are the side effects of botox and can it help oily skin? Oily face drags a lot of question for itself, like why do you have it and how could you prevent it. Unfortunately, it is impossible to know how and why do you get oily, but we do know one thing for sure – you cannot get rid of it, no matter what you do. Also, it is not true that if you consume some products that are based on oil, your skin will not produce more oil. What we do know are things which we, in case we have the oily skin, can do and which things we cannot do or should avoid at least.

What can you do if you have the oily skin?

Salicylic acid is great for penetrating the pores and removing fats, which eventually result in blackheads, due to clogged pores. You can wash your face with cleansers that contain this acid, and you will be fine, plus your skin will be less oily.


A lot of people use retinoid because it can lower sebum production. Avoid to use it during the day, but only during the night. The reason for this is because you sleep at night, and your skin “works less” to say so that retinoid will reduce blackheads.

Blotting paper is also a great asset for your skin because it contains a small amount of powder and it can absorb the extra oil without washing your face. The blotting paper is a great alternative to women who need to wash their face when they are wearing makeup.

Things you shouldn’t do or use

The first thing you should avoid is creamy cleansers. These cleansers have extra oil, so your skin will be even more oily. Stick to salicylic acid or softer cleansers like Cetaphil. Don’t moisturize! An additional moist to your already oily skin will make things much worse. Instead, go for a gel that contains anti-aging ingredients. Replenix CF serum is also a good alternative.


Don’t wash your skin too often! If you wash your face twice a day let’s say, you will not remove the essential oils that protect your skin for external irritants and bacteria. Washing your face too often will cause your face to be reddish and raw and could even be itchy.  Wash your face twice a day, using blotting paper, and you will not remove all the essential oily ingredients that protect your face.