Blackheads, spots and acne occur more often if you have oily skin. When this happens, a person’s skin looks thick and shiny. Special care and taking certain precautions can help lessen skin problems.

Here are 10 tips for taking care of oily skin:

Be sure to wash your face once in the morning and then again at night before going to bed. By washing your face only two times a day, you will maintain the natural moisturizers on your skin and decrease oil production. If, however, you perspire during the day, it is important to also wash your face.

Another tip is to use a gentle cleanser. Benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, salicylic acid or beta-hydroxyl acid; are also helpful, especially if you need something a bit stronger. These products also work well for those who have oily skin, too.

By keeping a notebook and writing down when and what cleanser you are using and keeping track of how your skin looks after several weeks, you will find the right cleanser for you. In addition, if see that your skin looks irritated after using one, write that down, too.

Most importantly, be careful not to scrub your face because this may stimulate the production of oil.

When using a toner, use it only on oily areas such as around your nose or on your forehead. Keep in mind; toners can create dry patches. Want to hear a crazy idea? Try apple cider vinegar as a skin toner!

Use a medicated pad or blotting paper if you notice an oil buildup between facial washings. This will remove excel oil. These facial products are portable and can freshen your face anytime, anywhere.

Choosing the right moisturizer is important but use caution when choosing a moisturizer. Stay away from heavy moisturizers and creams but instead, look for oil-free moisturizers or water-based moisturizers.

Choose a gel, liquid or powder base, when choosing makeup or a foundation. Water based, not oil based, should be considered, if you use a liquid make-up. Makeup that contains ingredients that won’t clog your pores should be considered when choosing makeup. In addition, exfoliate once a week and never pop, pick or squeeze pimples. This can leave red spots on your face and can cause scarring.

To conclude, oily skin can be cared for by following several or more of the above skincare tips for oily skin. Find out more about oily skin and how cleansers and certain makeup products can help prevent oily skin.