Oily skin can be a nightmare to deal with. You're always on the lookout for ways to combat the oiliness, and constantly dreading the sudden appearance of a nasty pimple...argh! Annoying, isn’t it?

And to top it all off, certain every day habits can fuel this nightmare. Here’s a list of daily habits that are making your oily skin oilier.

 

01. Washing your face more than twice a day

01. Washing your face more than twice a day

When dealing with oily skin, it’s natural to feel tempted to wash your face frequently to get rid of the greasiness. While this may be a short-term solution, it can cause your skin to become oilier in the long run. You see, over-washing sends your oil glands in overdrive, causing them to compensate for the loss of oil on your skin by producing more oil.

Hence, stick to washing your face twice a day to keep excess oiliness at bay. You can use the Pond’s Oil Control Face Wash as it helps to not just get rid of excess oil, but also eliminate dirt, sweat and other impurities.

 

02. Skipping moisturiser

02. Skipping moisturiser

When you avoid moisturising your oily skin, it feels like it needs to compensate for the lack of hydration by producing more oil.

Therefore, it's essential to apply a lightweight moisturiser (thick formulas can clog pores) such as the Pond’s Super Light Gel Moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated.

 

03. You exfoliate too often

03. You exfoliate too often

It’s essential to exfoliate your skin to unclog the pores and get rid of dead skin. However, over-exfoliating can cause your skin to produce more oil.

Hence, it's best to exfoliate your skin once a week using a scrub such as the St. Ives Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub to eliminate pore clogging impurities that worsen acne as well as promote excess oil production.

 

04. You're not using the right products

04. You're not using the right products

If you have oily skin, it’s best to stay away from products that clog your pores. Steer clear of heavy moisturisers that contain mineral oil, petroleum or petrolatum as they can suffocate your oily skin. Also, avoid alcohol-based toners as they can dry out skin and cause it to produce more oil to make up for the loss of moisture.

When buying any makeup or skincare products, look for products that are labelled non-comedogenic as they won't clog the pores and cause breakouts.