Oily Skin and Breakouts

Intense lipid secretions often take place on the T-zone, nose, forehead and chin which may result in oily skin and breakouts as well as clogged pores. This can be resolved with a correct routine, remembering that over-zealous exfoliating can stimulate the glands which will intensify the secretions.


Controlling the symptoms of Oily and Breakout Prone Skin

Introduction to oily skin and breakouts

Oily skin is due to the over production of sebum or oil by the sebaceous gland which is responsible for oil production within the skin. Sebum is necessary for the skin to function normally as it plays a vital role in skin barrier protection.

Severe sebum secretions often take place on the T-zone (nose, forehead and chin) which may result in clogged and enlarged pores along with unwanted oiliness in thicker skins. This can easily be resolved with a correct cleansing and hydrating routine, remembering that overzealous exfoliation can stimulate the glands which will intensify the sebum secretions.

Breakout concerns may be exacerbated by the over production of sebum in combination with redundant skin cell build-up. This leads to the creation of clogged pores resulting in the inflammation along with blackheads, whiteheads, papules and pustules.

Enlarged pores are often associated with an oily prone skin type. These pores can have a more visible appearance when incorrect product protocols are adhered to. The key in improving enlarged pores is to keep your pores clean from surface impurities and a build-up of dead skin cells which may block your pores creating blackheads. Look for products that offer you deep cleansing benefits and ensure to exfoliate your skin regularly to prevent dead skin cell build-up.

Skin cleansing routine morning and evening

Double cleanse with DermaFix Active Cleansing Gel adding 2-3 drops of DermaFix DermaBright to the second cleanse, leave on for 5 minutes. The addition of DermaFix DermaBright is to be done at night only. Exfoliate daily with DermaFix DermaPolish, a gentle enzyme exfoliator assisting with the removal of dark redundant skin cells. Tone your skin with Brightening Toner to assist with the removal of surface impurities and the balancing of the skins pH, ensuring a healthy barrier protection.

Skin care routine morning and evening

After your cleansing routine, apply DermaFix ACC Vitamin C followed by the application of DermaFix Vitamin B Cream to assist with the control of oil gland secretions. DermaFix ACC Hyaluronic Gel can be added for the relief of dryness or dehydration without contributing to sebum secretions.

Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays with DermaFix DermaShield SPF45 High Protection UVA/UVB sunscreen, with Zinc Oxide in an oil-free, non-greasy formulation.

Optional: for the control of large congested pores DermaFix Mattifying Pore Minimizer may be added to your evening routine as a fast acting SOS treatment and deep cleansing masque. This can be applied to the area of concern and left on for 10-20 minutes. Once the skin tolerance has been achieved you may sleep with it on overnight. DermaFix Clari-Fine Clay Masque used twice a week for the skin refinement assisting to deep cleanse the skin and offer oil control.

Once an established DermaFix skin care routine has been obtained MD Prescriptives Acne Solutions can be incorporated into your routine as an evening moisturiser and DermaFix Vitamin B Cream as your moisturiser for morning use. These two products are not to be applied on the same application.


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