Oily skin problems don’t just happen in the summer.
There are tons of factors that can lead to getting oily all year round. One good example is stress. When your body is under stress, the hormone cortisol gets released and triggers a chain of reaction. And that eventually leads to acne.
Using the wrong face products is another culprit for having oily skin.
Just because a product claims to be great for oily skin doesn’t mean it can actually work for you. You have to carefully read the fine prints.
Take, fragrance, for example. Not all brands are honest enough to claim that their products actually have fragrance in them. You have to look into the ingredient list to see if it’s there.
Fragrance, although it can make your creams and lotions a lot more appealing. It can actually trigger irritation. For someone with clogged pores, that’s the last thing you’d want to happen.
Another thing is choosing the right facial cleanser for pimples. You have to be familiar with acne-fighting ingredients. Salicylic acid is one good example. This ingredient is able to unclog pores and prevent the formation of lesions. It can also address any redness and inflammation.
Another great ingredient is benzoyl peroxide. It can kill acne-causing bacteria and aids in skin peeling. Usually, it is recommended for people dealing with mild to moderate acne.
In addition to these two, there are also natural ingredients that can control your breakouts. Green tea and witch hazel make great examples.
Apart from cleansers, you should also invest in the best noncomedogenic moisturizers. Non-comedogenic means that they won’t block or clog your pores. The right moisturizer should have a lightweight formulation and preferably water-based. Heavy moisturizers tend to be occlusive which can cause clogged pores.
To control oily skin, you need to apply your moisturizer daily. Forgetting to moisturize can be problematic for your skin type. When you wash your face, your skin’s natural oils get stripped away. And as your skin feels dry, it begins to produce more oil in an attempt to regain balance and protection. The more your skin produces oil, the more things can get out of control for your skin.
To get a better idea, you can check out the infographic below.
Hannah Do is the founder of Thank Your Skin, a beauty blog dedicated to providing honest skin care advice and information. She aspires to help her readers achieve their most beautiful skin by sharing personal tips learned through both years of experience and thorough research. Check out her latest article here. You can find her on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook
A millenial mom (of two boys) who has passion in makeup and motherhood in between.