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Reference Guide for Oily Skin

Need A Slick Guide For Your Oily Skin?

Read Our Quick and Helpful Reference Guide for Oily Skin Sufferers. This is SkinMiles’ and Dr Alek Nikolic’s quick guide for anyone who suffers from oily skin. Get educated or directed in how to recognise oily skin, causes of oily skin, treatment guidelines, and what oily skin care products are recommended by Dr Alek Nikolic for your skin care regime.

What Is Oily Skin?

Oily skin can be very hard to control because it is the result of genetically determined hormonal changes in your body, and you simply cannot control hormones topically. However oily skin tends to age better and is less prone to developing wrinkles, fine lines, and a sallow complexion.

How do you know if you have oily skin? 


 Oily Skin 

Here are my clear indications that you have oily skin:

  • Visible and enlarged pores
  • Your face is shiny only an hour or two after cleansing, and usually appears greasy by midday
  • Your makeup doesn’t seem to stay on your face
  • The more oily areas of your face have blackheads, white bumps, or acne

Check my Recognising Your Skin Type guideline

Causes of Oily Skin

  1. Can vary from person to person so it is a good idea to have a skin consultation or try our Face2Face Skin Assessment
  2. Genetics
  3. Diet
  4. Hormone levels:
    1. Pregnancy
    2. Birth control pills
    3. With women their Menstrual Cycle can cause hormone fluctuations and changes in the oil production of the skin
  5. Stress
  6. Changes in temperature and weather
  7. Blockage-Inducing skin care products

Recommended Treatment Guideline:

  1. Start with a gentle cleanser: Use a gentle, water-soluble cleanser twice daily
  2. Use a toner: An alcohol-free toner loaded with antioxidants and cell-communicating ingredients
  3. Protect from sun damage
  4. Exfoliate to remove built-up skin cells: this is one of the most important steps for people who suffer from oily skin
  5. Moisturise in the evenings: choose a lightweight liquid, gel, or serum
  6. Other options: use blotting paper to absorb excess oil or shine on the skin

Need More Info?

  1. Further Reading & Recommended In Depth Articles:



  1. For More Skincare Advice:

  1. See Our Full Treatment Product List For Oily Skin: please click here

  2. Dr Alek Nikolic’s Top Picks for Oily Skin:



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About Dr Alek Nikolic

Dr Alek Nikolic was born in South Africa and received his MBBCh (Wits) in 1992 and in 2000 he received his MBA (UCT). He has been in private practice for 24 years and is the owner of Aesthetic Facial Enhancement, which has offices in Cape Town. Dr Nikolic specialises in aesthetic medicine and is at the forefront of the latest developments in his field. He is very driven and has lectured extensively and has performed live demonstrations throughout South Africa and Internationally including Bangkok, Rome, Paris, Monte Carlo, Prague, and Warsaw. Dr Nikolic’s focus is on skin care, skin ingredients and cosmetic dermatology treatments such as lasers, chemical peels, Botox, and Dermal Fillers. He has performed over 20 000 procedures to date and as such is responsible for training numerous medical practitioners both in South Africa and internationally. Dr Nikolic is one of the founding members of the South African Allergan Medical Aesthetic Academy and chaired its inaugural launch in 2012. The Allergan Academy provides essential training to keep up with the latest technology in aesthetics. Dr Nikolic holds the advisory position of Allergan Local Country Mentor in Facial Aesthetics and is the Allergan Advanced Botox and Dermal Filler Trainer. He is Vice President of the Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine Society of South Africa (AAMSSA) and is an Associate Member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS).

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