Got Oily, Acne-Prone Skin? Steer Clear Of These Makeup Ingredients At All Costs

Written by Urvi DalalSep 16, 2023
Got oily, acne-prone skin? Steer clear of these makeup ingredients at all costs

Living with oily, sensitive and acne-prone skin requires you to be extremely careful with how you treat your skin. A tiny little misstep could unleash a reaction of breakouts all over your face. Sometimes, even following a strict skincare routine with the right kind of products makes no difference.

Want to know why? Chances are that certain sneaky ingredients in your beauty products could be adding to your skincare woes. Read on to find out what are those ingredients are …




We know natural oils such as coconut, almond and avocados have become beauty heroes in their own rights. But even natural things come with their own side effects. If you have an oily skin type you should definitely avoid using makeup with oils in them. They are highly comedogenic and will worsen the problem of acne that you’re trying so hard to avoid.




If you have sensitive and acne-prone skin, then you should stay as far away as possible from products containing artificial fragrances. These are known to clog pores, add to your acne woes and cause allergic reactions.




If your makeup products contain alcohol, then chances are that they will strip your skin of its natural moisture. This will make your skin overcompensate for the lack of moisture and produce more oil leading to an onslaught of acne.




Silicone is another ingredient people with oily skin should stay far, far away from. Primers are one product that usually tends to contain silicone. This can seriously dehydrate your skin as well as clog those pores. However, if you are looking for a good primer for your skin type, look for products that are infused with moisturising properties such as hyaluronic acid to help nourish the skin.

Urvi Dalal

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Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!


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