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 …

 

Oils

Oils

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.

 

Fragrances

Fragrances

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.

 

Alcohol

Alcohol

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.

 

Silicones

Silicones

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.