Do you have oily skin? You must have flipped through endless magazines or scrolled through various sites to understand how to deal with oily skin. It can be quite a handful to deal with oily skin and there are many things that can make it worse.

Are you making your oily skin worse without knowing it? Scroll down to see if you are guilty of these skincare mistakes…

Oily skin can be traced back to your genetics. Unfortunately, you have large sebaceous glands which are responsible for excess oil production. It is a hereditary trait

The permanently sweaty look isn’t your forte? Here are a few things that can trigger your oily skin:
Choose your cosmetics wisely
 

Choose your cosmetics wisely

There are aisles filled with products, and it is important to choose the ones that suit you. Although in some cases, products may have ingredients that irritate your skin, so you need to choose wisely.

Solution: You should opt for ‘non-comedogenic’ products.

How are non-comedogenic products going to help you?

Since oily skin is more prone to breakouts, non-comedogenic products may be your new best friend. They are gentle and help keep your pores clear. Opt for products that are specially formulated for oily skin. They will have ingredients that clear the excessive oil build-up without harming your skin.

Dairy Products
 

Dairy Products

Love dairy? Well, we have some bad news for you!

You might want to stay away from cheese, milk and butter. These products contain high levels of testosterone, which boosts your oil production, giving your skin a greasy sheen.

Solution: Make the switch from regular milk to almond milk. To make up for the calcium, include more greens in your diet.

Sugar
 

Sugar

Got a sweet tooth? Well, it is time to ditch the sugar!

Excess sugar may cause an increase in blood sugar levels, and your body reacts by producing more insulin which encourages your glands to produce substantial levels of oil.

Solution: When you get a sugar craving, opt for fruits like mangoes, berries, oranges!

Do not wash your face too many times
 

Do not wash your face too many times

Do you wash your face excessively? While water may seem to do the trick temporarily, it will cause more harm than do good. Excessive face cleansing will irritate your skin and cause it to produce more oil! Double cleanse your face twice a day and that should be enough to keep your skin clean and clear!

Your surroundings
 

Your surroundings

Where you live can have an effect on your skin.

Do you live in a hot and humid environment?

This factor could be responsible for stimulating secretion of excess sebum, therefore making your skin oilier.