When it comes to oily skin, finding products to both eradicate and control the oil can be a problem. And it’s an even greater problem if you don’t know which options work best for oily skin. One of the most important steps to any great plan is thoroughly evaluating your skin care routine. Taking a closer look at your daily beauty ritual helps you to make sure the products you’re using aren’t adding to your oiliness. That’s because overly abrasive and or irritating products can create the signs of oily skin even though your skin isn’t truly oily.
Oily skin, unlike combination and dry skin, doesn’t have many characteristics except oiliness. Someone with oily skin usually experiences shine and oiliness over their entire face. Blackheads, acne, and/or enlarged pores are also characteristics of oily skin. Another great key SkinCell PRO to knowing you have oily skin is persistent oiliness, meaning when you wipe the oil, it returns.
If your true skin type is oily, applying topical solutions will help to minimize the oil, but not cure the problem. Why? Oily skin is created through the production of natural androgens within our body. Because androgens are an innate part of you, meaning created from birth, topical solutions applied on the outside of your skin cannot change your natural DNA.
However, there are effective solutions you can use right now to minimize and control your oily skin. To begin, you must eliminate some products and/or ingredients that you may love; but in the end, it’s worth it!
What to Skip >> It’s important to steer clear of products and ingredients known to make oily skin worse.
- Thick creams, oils, and lotions (the emollients found in heavy creams and some lotions are culprits that promote oiliness. Instead, use a light liquid moisturizer or gel moisturizer.
- Irritating ingredients such as alcohol, witch hazel, menthol, eucalyptus, mint, citrus extracts, or anything that causes a warm, tingling sensation on skin.
- Stick foundations.
- Bar soaps (anything in bar form is too harsh and drying for any skin type).
- Products packaged in jars.