13 Best Face Washes for Oily Skin 2019 | The Strategist

Every product is independently selected by (obsessive) editors. Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commission. No one likes having a greasy face, but oftentimes, what we do to combat the oil leads to the production of even more oil. “Oily skin happens when the sebaceous glands in the skin make too much sebum,” explains Dr. Gretchen Frieling, a board-certified dermatopathologist in Boston. “Sebum is the waxy, oily substance that protects and hydrates the skin, and it’s essential for keeping the skin healthy. However, too much sebum can lead to oily skin, clogged pores, and acne.” According to Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital, how much oil your skin produces is determined by your genes. “While you can’t change your genetics, you can minimize the appearance of oily skin by using specific skin-care products,” he explains. And while squeaky-clean skin may be tempting, “It is important to remember that you still want to treat skin gently,” says Dr. Michelle Park of Washington Square Dermatology. “The goal is not to strip skin of all oils. In fact, if you do that, it will lead to worsening acne and...

Travel clothing: Are those pants and vests worth the extra cost?

Travel clothes are specialty attire – belts, dresses, hats, pants and vests – that can cost 30% to 50% more than comparable department store clothes. This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. Travel clothes are specialty attire – belts, dresses, hats, pants and vests – designed for the jet set. With the busy summer travel season just around the corner, travelers may be tempted to buy this attire, which typically costs anywhere from 30% to 50% more than comparable department store clothes. I say “maybe” because there are travelers and there are travelers. If you take a few trips a year, you might not need all of the features travel clothing offers, like fast-dry or wrinkle-free fabric. But if you’re on the road more often, you should consider it. “I have never paid those premiums,” says Patti Worsham, a retired travel agent from Long Beach, California. She says she’s thought about buying those pants “where the bottom zips off” but in all of her travels, she never really needed a pair. Worsham also likes the designer hats, with mesh fabric and ...