How to Best Care for Oily Sensitive Skin

Oily Sensitive Skin Best Products and Treatments

oily sensitive skin type photoOily Sensitive Skin Type

So if you have oily, sensitive, and pigmented skin:

  • skin product intolerance
  • when you breakout, your skin gets inflamed because it is sensitive, and then it leaves a brown stain/mark because of the pigmentation or high melanin issue.
  • You have a lot of sun damage, brown and red patches and spots, flushing, rashes, redness, stinging, wrinkles at a young age
  • sunscreens and make-up make you feel oily and shiny
  • you have to juggle pigment, sensitivity, and oil. You try to dry out the oiliness so you will not break out, then you get too irritated from the products, and then you pigment or get red.

If you have oily, sensitive, and non-pigmented skin:

  • skincare product intolerance
  • you burn and do not tan--so sunscreen is essential to minimize skin cancer and skin aging
  • you may have rosacea: facial flushing, facial veins, acne type breakouts, enlarged oil glands
  • you have a lot of redness and sun damage--red is more of an issue than brown

Recommended Products for Oily Sensitive Skin

Cleanser: balance between gentle and calming, not too harsh or abrasive, yet helps reduce oils and pimples

Moisturizer: Oil-free, light, calming

Anti-aging treatment: as tolerated, advance slowly, stay away from any ingredients that inflames the skin (alpha hydroxy acids, too strong retinols...)

Anti-acne treatment:

Anti-pigmentation treatment: as tolerated

Eye cream:


Recommended Skin Treatments for Oily Sensitive Skin

Skin treatments for Oily Sensitive skin would focus on decreasing the oils, the acne, and the sometimes rough texture. The procedures need to be light, not too intense, so as not to irritate the skin. Pigmentation, redness, sun damage, acne scarring, blemishes, uneven texture, and wrinkles also need to be addresses.

Reduce brown spots, patches, scarring, and marks:

Reduce facial redness:

Smooth skin texture and uneven skin tone:

Anti-aging Injectables:

Information on this page summarizes and is excerpted from: "The Skin Type Solution" by Leslie Baumann, MD, 2010.

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