Oily skin can cause breakouts and be the reason of a ruined look. There are many internal and external factors known for affecting the skin and boosting the production of excess oil. Among this can be stress, bad-hygiene regime and even menstrual cycle. However there are also some very common beauty mistakes that we all make and end up having an oily skin. To exclude any possibility of having production of excess oil you need to stop making any of the beauty mistakes mentioned below.
1. Using Cleansers with Harsh Formulas
This is one of the worst things that you can do to your skin. Harsh formulas come with side effects among which appear to be breakouts. So to prevent your skin from breaking out you definitely need to stop using harsh cleansers. Thus to have guaranteed protection stay away from cleansers that contain alcohol, astrigents and stick with formulas that contain salicylic acid and are sulfate-fee.
2. Skipping Moisturizer
There’s a myth according to which oily skin does not need a good moisturizer. We don’t know how this myth expanded but we do know that it’s nothing but a misunderstanding. Hydration is very important for your skin’s health. So moisturizing plays an essential role when it comes to achieving and maintaining a healthy and flawless looking skin.
3. Avoiding Applying Makeup
Ok there is no need to skip this part of your beauty routine. The only thing that you have to pay attention to is the formula of the makeup products that you’re using. The best you can do is stick with oil-free makeup products that contain salicylic acid that helps to get rid of the bacteria and the dirt that’s usually clogging your pores. Also it is very important to remove makeup and rinse your face before bed in order to protect your skin from any kind of side effects caused by the chemicals.
4. Intense Exfoliation
Opt for gentle formulas instead as intense exfoliation might boost oil production and cause breakouts. Also avoid exfoliating your skin more than once a week in order to avoid irritating it and cause extra skin damages. Follow our advice and use an exfoliant with AHAs and BHAs to achieve the desired effects without ”torturing” your skin.
5. Avoiding Using Oils in General
Keep in mind that not all oils are the same. So don’t be afraid to use certain beauty products that contain oils. Moreover there are oils such as joboba and argan that are well-known for their beauty and health benefits and are recommended even for oily skin types.
Well now that you know what’s allowed and what’s not when it comes to taking care of oily skin you’re expected to adjust your own, effective beauty regimen.