Oily skin and skincare that works

No one likes feeling like an oil slick. Myth #1: If you washed your oily skin with a drying cleanser, it would produce more oil. Not true. Oil is mostly hormone controlled and genetic. The good news is because you have oil, you tend to not wrinkle. On the other hand, your pores tend to be wide and texture a problem.

Skincare tips:

Non product strategies to consider:

  • Regular microdermabrasion facials every 4-6 weeks keeps pores cleaned out and help dry the skin.
  • Most IPL treatments will make the skin dryer temporarily.
  • Fraxels or Clear & Brilliants (a baby Fraxel) is still the best for oily skin texture problems.
  • Consider talking to your doctor about hormone adjustments with spironolactone or oral contraceptives, if appropriate.
  • Interestingly, many patients with oily skin and acne report improvement after Thermage and other RF devices, even if not much data.
Hope this helps,
Dr. Brandith Irwin
Founder, SkinTour
Director, Madison Skin & Laser Center
Follow my skin tips and travels on Instagram!


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