There are various misconceptions surrounding the skin care essentials of oily skin — it does not need moisturising, there is no need to apply sunscreen and you need to exfoliate it every day. It’s time to move away from such myths and get ready for flawless skin.
- Myth 1: Oily skin doesn't need to be moisturized!
Fact: Blemish-prone skin needs hydration
In fact, drying out oily skin sends signal to your body to produce even more oil; a nightmare for those already suffering from acne and oily skin.
Remember, cleansing, toning and moisturizing are the three essentials needed to keep any type of skin.
- Myth 2: To prevent blemishes. you should completely strip away the oil from the skin.
Fact: While there is no doubt that oily skin should be controlled to keep the complexion clear and shine-free, completely stripping the skin of all its natural oils can play even more havoc with blemishes and spots. This is because, the skin will overcompensate for the lost oil by producing more which will clog pores and lead to pimples. It is essential to have a good skincare regimen but not overdo things. Here are some fruit packs suited for oily skin.
Tip: Look for a cleanser containing Cetyl and Stearyl Alcohol in soap-free formulation.
- Myth 3: Wearing sunscreen daily is too heavy for oily complexion.
Fact: To prevent sun damage or to help avoid a blemish outbreak, protecting your skin with a sunscreen should be part of your daily skincare routine. If you have oily skin, try a lightweight formula underneath your make-up, or find a foundation or tinted moisturiser with an SPF built in. You could also opt for an oil-free moisturiser with SPF which will provide the hydration needed and also keep your skin from getting sticky. Read more tips to manage oily skin. Speak with your dermatologist about new, sophisticated formulations that won’t clog pores, and even contain oil-absorbing micro sponges for the ultimate in sun protection and skin care benefits.
- Myth 4: Oily skin does not age as easily as dry skin.
Fact: The fact is, every skin will age after a said time, even prematurely if not taken good care of. The only reason people feel dry skin looks aged earlier is because you can see the lines more clearly since the skin is dry. In terms of oily skin, it will have those frown lines but because of the oil, they are less visible. Therefore, you will still need to take good care of it to prevent these signs of ageing.