12 Things People With Oily Skin Should NEVER Do!

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Touch your skin, is it greasy, sticky with a permanent shiny patch on the forehead and nose? Then, you have the dreaded oily skin. And, there are certain things you should and should not do if you have particularly greasy skin. And we are here to discuss about the things that oily skin people should NEVER do.

Hyperactive sweat gland means greasy skin, and greasy skin means clogged pores, which can only lead to only one possible outcome and that is pimples!

Oily skin

We THINK, we are doing everything right; from cleansing our face a day, flushing out the toxins and using best of cosmetics, then why is there a breakout?

Or, why is the skin so sticky all the time?

Let's start with the basics, shall we? You are cleansing your face thrice, great. But, what cleanser are you using, is it particularly designed to control excess oil?

Top-branded cosmetics line your shelf. Fantastic! But, have you taken a good closer look at the label and found out about the ingredients included in the product and how they'd react on your skin?

If no, then you are inadvertently rooting for breakouts! This and more.

So, here are 12 things that people with oily skin should never do. Take a look.


Using Harsh Toner
As tempting as it is to dab that toner to wipe that oil right off of your face. Avoid it. Harsh toners strip your skin of its natural oil, making it dry. Your skin ends up, going in an oil production overload, to compensate for the lost moisture, making your skin more oily. Instead, use natural ingredients like witch hazel or aloe vera.


Popping Pimples

Let's admit it, pimples are a part and parcel of oily skin. And popping that nasty boil is asking for more trouble. When you pop a pimple, blood and puss from the boil spread on the skin, leading the infection to spread further. Furthermore, it leaves scars and angry marks behind, which is impossible to remove.


Using A Heavy Moisturiser
One of the harmful skin care habits for oily skin is this one. As said before, take a closer look at the ingredients infused in the product and how they will react on your skin. Essentially, you need to use a cream, which works to draw the moisture out of your skin than trapping it in, which might otherwise lead to clogged pores and eventual breakouts.

Terms You Should Favour: "Oil-free moisturiser", "Light formula", "Suitable for oily skin."
Terms To Be Avoided: "Oil-based", "Intense moisturiser", "Skin butter."

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Favouring Wrong Face Wash
Avoid favouring a face wash because you have been using it for years. Your skin changes with years, what worked then will not necessarily work now.

Face wash for oily skin MUST have these two ingredients: Glycolic acid and Salicylic acid. They cleanse pores, gently exfoliate the skin and control excess oil.


Sleeping With Makeup On
We don't need to say it's a bad skin care habit for not just oily skin, but ANY skin type. Sleeping with makeup on is like signing up for a lot of trouble. Clogged pores, dull skin, pimples, etc., to name a few.

over washing face

Over-Washing The Face
Too much of a good thing can be bad. Cleansing skin removes dirt and refreshes the skin, no doubt, but when you overdo it, your skin ends up being dry. And to compensate for the loss, your skin makes more oil.

face powder

Overdoing Powder
First thing we do to keep that oil in control is dab on some powder, but it actually ends up clogging your pores. Right way to care for oily skin is using powder not more than twice in a day; and when skin becomes too greasy, use a blotting tissue.


Avoiding Sunscreen
What people with oily skin should never do is avoid sunscreen. Your skin needs protection from harsh UV rays, if your sunscreen makes your skin too greasy, use a lighter formula that is especially designed to suit oily skin.


Scrubbing The Skin
Scrubbing cleanses pores, which controls oil. This in turn keeps pimple at bay, right? No! Scrubbing just like toner is harsh on skin, and it triggers your skin to produce more oils. So, when you scrub, use gentle ingredients.


Consuming Milk
We did not know it either! Over-consumption of milk throws the delicate balance of hormones off, sending almost 60 types of hormones in your body to go in an overload mode. All this can only lead to one possible outcome and that is greasy skin!


Another thing people with oily skin should never do is smoke. Some suppress the vitamin A production in the body. And vitamin A essentially does the job of keeping the sebaceous gland from producing too much of sebum and keeping the pores clear.

loving skin

Not Loving Your Skin
Irrespective of the type of skin you have, you need to love and care for it. Gentle care, right products, adequate consumption of water and a proper diet can make your skin shine with all its glow and vitality.

Read more about: oily skin, pimple, acne, ageing
Story first published: Friday, September 30, 2016, 12:00 [IST]
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