Oily skin is nothing to mess around with. I deal with it more when it’s hot outside, but some people suffer from oily skin all the time. If you’re one of them, chances are you would do just about anything to battle the shine. Turns out that, in addition to what you’ve heard about controlling shiny skin, there are some mistakes you might be making that could be making the issue worse. If you’re doing any of these things, it’s time to stop right now so that you never have to see a shiny face in the mirror ever again.
1. Washing Your Face Too Often is a Recipe for Disaster
It might sound like washing more often will get rid of the oil hanging out on your skin. The truth is that over washing your face can make the situation worse. Your face needs a certain amount of sebum to stay healthy. Washing all the time encourages your face to make more of it. If you have oily skin, wash only once or twice a day, no matter how shiny your face gets.