If you missed our first post about understanding oily skin click HERE. While there is no miracle overnight ‘cure’ for oily skin, there are things that you can do to discourage oil production.
>Caring for Oily Skin
Using products with drying or harsh ingredients may make your skin feel fresh, and less oily, however they often make things worse in the long run.
3 things to kick out of your skincare routine:
- Harsh, drying ingredients
They actually trigger more oil! SD alcohol and denatured alcohol are common culprits, and you can find out which other ingredients everyone should avoid here.
- Ingredients like menthol, mint, and eucalyptus (Products that make your skin tingle)
Tingling is just one way your skin is telling you it is hurting, and that cumulative damage will end up causing more problems.
- Pore-clogging or emollient ingredients
They can exacerbate oiliness. Look for products marked as non-comodogenic. As a general rule, ingredients that keep bar products in solid form (such as bar soaps or stick foundations), or in emollient lotions and creams are likely to clog pores and look greasy on the skin. Instead stick to water based products.
The ACTUAL way to treat oily skin
Moisturising is very important even with oily skin. Hydration is the key to balancing oily skin! Because oil is less dense than oil it just sits on top of water. This means water hydrates the skin at a deeper level than oil which often just sits on the skin’s surface or is only absorbed by the outer layers of skin.
By hydrating the skin at a deeper level, the skin doesn’t feel as much of a need to produce so much oil leading to more balanced skin!