If you have oily skin, we know that many times you could have followed some incorrect advice about taking care of your skin. Let's see what you should do according to your skin type.
Oily skin, like any skin type, needs special care. You will have noticed that you can have shine, enlarged pores, and imperfections; This is how oily skin looks, but those characteristics are often reinforced when classic mistakes are made like not using moisturizers, cleaning more than necessary, or avoiding the makeup. We tell you how these bad habits make your skin worse.
1. Don't use a moisturizer
One of the most common misunderstandings around oily skin is to think that oiliness and dehydration are incompatible. The truth is that these are two different issues. Dehydration occurs when the skin loses water; A situation that is accentuated by external factors (such as wind, sun, extreme cold, fatigue, stress, etc.) and the passing of the years.
While oiliness arises when the sebaceous glands produce excess sebum, therefore the two conditions can occur at the same time.
The key to rehydrating without generating more oil is choosing the right products. You have to hydrate with lotions or gels and avoid the use of creams. The cosmetic industry offers moisturizers specifically designed for oily skin, they hydrate and also mattify, in its composition they contain zinc, which absorbs oil and prevents shine. To know if the skin is dehydrated, just look at its appearance. At first glance, it looks dull and rather rough to the touch. Also, it's common for dehydration wrinkles in areas such as the eye contour.
2. Cleanse and exfoliate more than you should
It's often believed that the more cleansed, the less sebum; However, in the face of this recurrent cleansing, the skin secretes more sebum to replace the one it lost.
Oily skin does not indicate to exfoliate and cleanse more frequently. Cleaning should be done twice a day, exfoliation once a week, and moisturizing once a day. Also, in this case, it is choosing the right products, that is, the oil-free ones. For cleaning it is recommended to use cleaning gels, foams, or bars that are removed with water.
3. Avoiding makeup
It's true that on naturally shiny skin, using a liquid foundation can raise the level of shine even more, but if you choose the right product, makeup can be of great help.
You always have to look for non-comedogenic makeup, that is, one that does not clog pores and, therefore, does not cause blackheads. A good option is BB Cream, they are light creams that come in different shades. They give a very fine finish and a soft color, without great coverage. What you have to avoid is heavy makeup.
Specific primers for oily skin are also great allies, as they mattify and prevent the appearance of shine. When it comes to blush, cream versions are not recommended; It is preferable to opt for powder blushes.