Not everyone is born with beautiful and normal looking skin. Some of us have to deal with oily skin where it leaves an oily residue on our skin by the time the afternoon sets in. This is troublesome for sure since you don’t want to look as if you haven’t been taking care of your skin at all. Add to this the fact that makeup can roll off before the day even end and you know how frustrating having oily skin can be. With that being said, you’ve probably tried all sorts of skin care products that can help minimize oil production. Although this is a great idea, it might be better to know what common mistakes we are making with our oily skin and start correcting them. Here are a few mistakes that you should avoid when you have oily skin.
Constant use of drying cleansers
Cleansers that can help reduce the oil production on your skin is all well and good but they can dry your skin in the end. This can lead your skin to produce more oil to compensate thus you will end up with that extra shine on your skin once more. If you want to prevent your skin from producing a lot of oil, look for cleansers that are free from sulfate. These types of cleansers will not only reduce the amount of oil your skin is producing but it can also tighten the pores so there will be minimal oil being squeezed on the surface of your skin.
Too much exfoliation
Exfoliating is needed from time to time as dead skin cells can accumulate on the surface of our skin which can help dull its appearance. However, constant exfoliating can lead to plenty of oil being produced on the skin. It is recommended that you exfoliate at least once or twice a week only. Too much can actually damage your skin to the point that it will start producing more oil to help soothe and smoothen the skin.
Clinging to magic solutions
It is understandable that you will be looking for instant solutions that can make your oily skin disappear. Although there are skin care products that can actually reduce oil production, they can only do so much. A better idea is to use mattifying powders to blot out the shine on your T-zone or use blotting paper to lessen the oil on your skin. Not only will these do the trick but they can also keep your skin safe too.
Constant use of drying toners
It’s true that toners should be part of your beauty routine but if you haven’t checked the list of ingredients of your toner yet, do so. You might be surprised to find that they contain harsh chemicals that can actually dry your skin. When your skin is too dry, the skin will start producing more oil to help deliver more moisture. As much as possible, go for toners that are alcohol-free so that there will be balance to your skin. Skip the harsh astringents because they can do more harm than good.
Another mistake that we are making that is causing more oil to be produced on our skin is that we don’t find time to relax. Keep in mind that when we are constantly stressed, our skin will be prompted to produce more oil as a reaction to the stress hormones that are flooding our body. When you learn to relax or at least meditate, you will be able to regulate hormone production as well as oil production in your body. You will find that there is less oil being produced in no time.