Are you tired of dealing with your oily skin? Does it give you a hard time putting your make up on? Here we list some important facts about your oily skin to guide you in a better understanding of your skin type so you can address your skin care concern the right way.
- An Oily Skin Is Not Dirty Skin
You might feel like washing your face often can solve your oily skin problems, but in actuality, having oily skin doesn't mean that your face is dirty. Do not worry about washing your face more than three times a day. Having oily skin is caused by an overproduction of oil glands. If you wash your face more often than recommended, and worst if you’re using alcohol-based products that can dry up the skin, your skin will think it needs to produce more oil. Which is exactly the opposite effect you were wishing to have. When washing your face pick a gentle cleanser like our Acne Stop Facial Cleanser that gently removes excess oil and leaves your face feeling clean and refreshed.
- Oily Skin Needs Some Moisturizing Too
If you think that with oily skin you are getting enough moisture, you have to think again. Just because you already have too much oil on your face does not mean that you are exempt from moisturizing. As mentioned before, oily skin still needs to be hydrated. Moisturizing makes sure you give your skin enough moisture so that it won't need to produce more oil for you. Our Acne Stop Gentle Gel will help moisturize your skin and experience less oil while fighting stubborn acne.
- Using Cosmetics To Cover Up The Oil Can Have A Completely Different Effect
Yes, the only way to cover up the annoying oil is with makeup and there are a lot of brands dedicated for oily skins. Thus a lot of people still doesn't know that oily skin responds better with oil-based products rather than alcohol-based products that literally strip off the oil in your skin, making it drier causing your glands to overcompensate for the lost oil. You can read about this on our previous blog. But the source of oily skin is much deeper than the surface. Cosmetics can actually block pores that can leave your complexion to be more oily. Also, take time to audit your cosmetic products with harsh ingredients that can strip off your natural oil. I am a believer that a good skin care regimen is a foundation of healthy skin, so you don't need to cover up anymore. Check out our complete Acne Regimen to help you out in starting a healthy skin care routine.
The bottom line is experiencing an oily skin can be resolved right at its core. A better understanding of how oily skin works can help you address the problem in a more effective way. It is not an overnight treatment but with the appropriate products designed for the exact skin type you have, you can experience visible results.