If you've got oily skin you need to take a very close look at the types of products that you're using. Learn about regimens for oily skin with help from a professional aesthetician in this free video clip.
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Hello, I'm Kristy Charlier, Professional Esthetician, and today I'm going to talk to you about regimens for oily skin. Oily skin stems from an overactive oil gland, that means you're producing more oil than other people. Some people have diffused oiliness all over their skin, other skins like combination skins will have oiliness predominantly down their T-zone. When you have an oily skin, you want to make sure that you're going to remove that oil, but still keep the skin balanced so that you have that nice healthy glow. If you have excess oil on the skin and it's left there, you can make a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and then it leads to acne and other skin problems. Many oily skin types believe that they are already oily and they don't need to use a moisturizer. Well, this is a bad thing because if you're stripping the skin after cleansing and not putting back the moisture, your oil gland is going is actually going to go, "I'm dry, I need to make more oils." So, it actually produces more oil which gets to in a really bad cycle. So, after cleansing your skin, which you would do in day and nighttime; a two cleansers at night, one to move, remove the dirt, oil and makeup and pollution from the environment and then the second to actually cleanse your skin. You don't want to do anymore than that, otherwise, you're setting yourself up for more oil production. For somebody who has skin like Chelsea's, I would use an oil-free lightweight moisturizer for day and or night. And for Chelsea's skin, I would choose something like L'Oreal Paris Youth Code Day/Night Cream. So, the first thing you want to do when using your day cream is make sure you either have clean fingers or you could actually get a cotton tip, a sterilized cotton tip and just put about a pea size amount onto the back of the hand. We want to make sure that we've got this all over the face and not in one concentrated area. So, we're going to mix it up into our fingertips. We're going to start on the cheeks 'cause they're usually the less dry for all oil, oil areas; so, we're just going to pat and pat and then, we're going to go across and spread. So, this is a lightweight moisturizer; it actually, it's got a silky feel to it, it's going on the skin very well. It has added Vitamin E which is a power, a powerful antioxidant that's going to fight free radical damage. It also has glycerin which is draw, it's a powerful humectant, it's actually going to draw moisture from the outside air and help prevent moisture loss in her skin. So, another thing you want to do after you've used or day/night cream is to apply an SPF of about at least 30. This will help prevent any stimulation of the oil gland from the UV rays. And finally, when it comes to applying a makeup everyday over face, you want to choose like a primer that is also oil-free and a light base oil-free foundation. So, there you go, there's daily regimen for oily skin types. I'm Kristy Charlier, thanks for watching.