Regardless of whether you are a skincare enthusiast, you have probably heard of the term “T-zone” — the T-shaped region of your face that covers the areas circling your mouth, chin, nose, and forehead. Many people, even those with a dry skin type, experience an oiler T-zone as compared to other areas of the face due to the higher number of oil glands in this area. For this reason, the T-zone is more susceptible to clogged pores, breakouts, and irritation. Hence, this area becomes a big problem for individuals with oily or acne-prone skin since their skin already has a tendency to overproduce sebum inherently.
If you’re struggling with acne-prone skin and an oily T-zone, this article is the one for you! Read on as we share some foolproof tips you can follow to manage your oily and acne-prone T-zone.
1. Cleanse your face daily
One of the best ways to manage an oily and acne-prone T-zone is to cleanse your face on a regular basis. Cleansing your face eliminates excess sebum, along with bacteria, dirt, and dead skin cells. According to skincare experts, individuals with an oily T-zone should wash their faces in the morning after waking up, in the evening before bed, and after exercising.
Check out The Clifford Clinic’s Clifford Balancing Facial Wash for an effective cleanser specially designed for acne-prone skin. Formulated with salicylic acid, glycolic acid and sorbitol, this facial wash gently exfoliates the skin, unclogs pores, and whisks away excess oil to prevent further breakouts.
Pro-tip: If you have active acne, it is important to cleanse your face as gently as you can. Vigorously rubbing or scrubbing your skin can result in redness and irritation that can aggravate your acne further!
2. Never skip out on moisturizer
This is considered a cardinal rule of skincare.
Contrary to popular belief, everyone – regardless of their skin type – needs to moisturize their skin. Indeed, even if you have oily skin, applying a light moisturizer is necessary to keep the skin hydrated and supple.
So, after cleansing your face, apply a generous layer of moisturizer. When selecting a moisturizer, it is recommended to go for a product that is oil-free and non-comedogenic. You may consider The Clifford Clinic’s Clifford Balancing Facial Cream – a moisturizer that contains key ingredients such as ethyl linoleate, nicotinamide and zinc-PCA, and is suitable for acne-prone skin.
3. Opt for an acne treatment
Sometimes, no matter how many skincare products you slather on, your acne just doesn’t seem to go away. Before you let out a sigh of defeat and think that all hope is lost, think again!
If you are battling stubborn acne, the best course of action you should take is to get an acne treatment in Singapore. We all know that trying to pop a pimple on your own — no matter where it is located on your face — is a huge no-no as this can lead to scarring, infection, and delayed healing. Acne treatments are designed to eliminate acne in the safest and most effective way. Professional dermatologists are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to design a tailored treatment plan specifically for your skin’s concerns.
In particular, if you are experiencing frequent breakouts in your T-zone, we would recommend the AGNES treatment offered by The Clifford Clinic. This acne treatment is a long-term solution to recurrent acne and most patients experience a 50 to 70% decrease in acne breakouts after the first treatment. The AGNES treatment works by targeting only the specific follicles on the face that are prone to acne. Our certified doctor will examine your face under a microscope to locate all the blocked and damaged pores. The oil-producing gland is then shocked with a little electrical current using a fine wire attached to the AGNES machine. This reduces the size of the gland and regulates how much oil it produces. Without oil, a blockage cannot form, which means no pimples can be formed!
Alternatively, you may also consider the Gold Photothermal Therapy Treatment (PTT). In this treatment, your face is thoroughly cleaned before the doctor applies gold nanoparticles to your skin. The gold nanoparticles will then enter the sebaceous follicles and pores. After which, the skin will be cooled before the laser is applied. The light from the laser will activate the gold nanoparticles, creating a focused photo-thermal impact that lowers the activity of the sebaceous gland and follicle. As a result, excess oil production and clogged pores are avoided, which stops acne from developing.
Achieve an acne-free complexion with The Clifford Clinic
For the most reliable treatment that can safely and effectively get rid of those pesky pimples on your T-zone for good, The Clifford Clinic is here to help you!
We have the best acne dermatologists in Singapore who can provide you with the most effective solutions for your acne problems, including an array of skincare products, oral medications, and treatments for adult acne that you can only find in our clinic. Our seasoned and expert doctors have the necessary knowledge to resolve your acne problems and even totally eliminate your acne scars with our acne scar treatment.
Aside from trusted acne treatments, we also offer one of the best hair transplants in Singapore for those who are experiencing hair loss or hair thinning.
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