by Anza Goodbar
(last updated July 15, 2020)
Growing up I had super oily skin. My parents were concerned I would end up with severe acne like my Dad had as a youth. In order to prevent potential acne and scarring my parents started me on a rigid skin care regimen. Below are some of the things I learned about caring for oily skin.
Keep in mind that facial skin is delicate. Be gentle and be aware of the direction the skin grows and use motions that go with the grain of the dermis not against it. Use your ring finger, as it is the weakest finger on your hand, to prevent pulling against the skin. Use an upward circular motion on the cheeks, forehead and throat areas. Use a downward motion on your nose. Gently go from the outer corner of the eye toward the nose, avoid scrubbing action when removing make up.
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