Sensitive Skin Care Tips for Oily Skin

By: Sara Kitch

Skin types are defined in very precise terms: dry skin does not have enough moisture, oily skin has too much oil, and combination skin is a combination of oily and dry skin. However, not everyone's skin is so easy to categorize. For example, some people can have normal dry skin while others can have very dry skin.

Sensitive, oily skin is one of those "mixed" types of skin that are difficult to treat. Especially because they are neither one nor the other. Let's take a look at some ways you can deal with this problem.

Treat Sensitive Oily Skin

As with normal oily skin, sensitive oily skin is also very prone to acne breakouts. However, traditional acne products that contain retinols (such as vitamin A) or salicylic acid can irritate sensitive oily skin. Instead of using products that contain these ingredients, look for products that contain Vitamin B.

In fact, acne has been linked to Vitamin B deficiency for decades. Vitamin B5 deficiency produces coenzyme A deficiency which leads to an increase in sebum production while Vitamin B2 deficiency leads to oilier skin.

You can increase your Vitamin B intake by incorporating meat products like eggs and dairy into your diet. Flaxseed or flax oil are also rich in Vitamin B and a great incorporation to your daily intake.

Also try to drinking plenty of water to help control sensitive oily skin. Maintaining skin hydrated helps balance the levels of oil in your body and skin. Be especially aware of your water intake because even slight dehydration can boost the production of sebum.

Sensitive Oily Skin & Skin Care Products

Sensitive facial skin makes the range of possible products narrow. So, when you find one that works, stick with it. Vitamin B and its derivatives -such as niacinamide - are not the only ingredients you should look for.

If you're looking for gentle cleansers you should look for those that include tea tree oil. This ingredient is used to help deal with acne and is more gentle than benzoyl peroxide. If you decide to use products with this ingredient, make sure to start slowly because it can cause a bit of irritation.

Sensitive skin lotions and natural moisturizers that contain oatmeal or aloe vera are a good solution for sensitive oily skin. Both of these ingredients are soothing. Just make sure that the product is water based so that it absorbs quickly.

Another thing you should keep an eye on is the alcohol and filler content of your sensitive skin products. Keep away from products that list alcohol within the first five ingredients, because it is likely that these products will dry out and irritate your skin.

Essentially, any type of sensitive skin treatments can work on sensitive oily skin. Just make sure to find a product that can treat sebum production and acne as well.

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