Understanding Oily Skin
Oily skin is hard to control because it’s something we’re born with, usually kicking in sometime in our teen years or randomly as we age. Having oily skin is the same as being born with the predisposition for having thick hair or how tall you will be; you can’t stop those things any more than you can stop oily skin.
For those of us with super oily skin,
it’s hard to think any sort of oil on the face as good.
However, some oil is necessary for great skin:
- it relieves dryness
- maintains a healthy skin surface
- keeps skin pliable
The Process of Oily Skin
One myth to bust: Oily skin does not age less than dry skin. Oily skin may look less wrinkled because it is often less dry, but the cause of wrinkles is not something oily skin can stop or change.
THE mistake to avoid
Because oil is the way the skin hydrates itself, products created for oily skin that leave a refreshing feeling are counter-productive. Those products often have alcohol which strips the skin of the oil. The skin then produces MORE oil to cover the dryness caused by the alcohol. This cycle goes around and around making the skin oilier over time.
Next post will be PART 2 - caring for oily skin.