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.
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.
You might feel like slathering on the moisturizer only makes oily skin worse, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. When you skip moisturizer, your skin can start to dry out, which only stimulates sebum production. You should always use facial moisturizer, but look for a product that is formulated for oily skin. This should help conquer dry skin, while also battling the shine.
Skincare experts suggest a regular exfoliating routine to get rid of skin cells, dirt and residual product on your skin. However, exfoliating too often won’t solve the problem of oily skin. It can lead to dry skin, which heightens oil production. Instead of exfoliating every single day, try doing it only once or twice a week. You may be surprised at how much less oily your skin is.
OK, you can use pore strips from time to time, but using them too often only makes your skin produce more sebum. You definitely want to treat blackheads and clean your pores to prevent breakouts, but don’t assume that oily skin requires an increased use of pore strips. Make sure you follow the package directions regarding how often to use the strips. This will give you the best results.
Sometimes, ladies with oily skin need to rinse twice after cleansing their face. But that’s enough. You don’t want to douse your face in too much water or you’ll wind up with dry skin, which as you know from reading the previous points, increases oil production. Resist the urge to splash too much water on your face.
You might fall prey to the myth that switching products all the time increases the benefits they provide. That simply isn’t true. If you find products that work, stick with them. You don’t build a tolerance to products and they don’t stop working over time. If they work, keep right on using them.
You might be tempted to press on powder several times a day to help soak up the grease. This doesn’t really work. In fact, it only ends up caking on your face and making the problem look worse. You can definitely wear make-up if you have oily skin, but look for products that are made for oily skin so they look good when you wear them.
Do you have oily skin? How do you control the problem?
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