Oily skin is an offshoot of hormonal imbalances and increased activity of the sebaceous glands. Teenagers are often plagued with this sort of problem and heat and humidity can exacerbate it. As a consequence of excess oil being produced, the skin actually shines and the pores enlarge. Thus the skin appears rough and coarse. So the underlying factor is to remove this excess oil. Washing with soap and hot water at least 3 times a day is an absolute must. Try not to clog the pores with soap. Massage the face lightly using an upward and circular motion. Antibacterial cleansing lotions or medicated soaps are much better than harsh soaps.
Fruit acids are known to have positive effects. These acids attack the surface layers of dead skin and remove the dead cells and stale oil. The pores unfettered by this combination appear to shrink in size and the overall effect is one that is less oily and smoother. The advantage of fruit acids is that it helps the skin to retain its moisture. In India,