Taking care of oily skin can be quite tricky, you often have a lot of questions regarding your skincare routine and no one to give a concrete answer. Of course friends and relatives keep pouring advice but you don’t know whom to trust. So, today we’ve set out on the mission to put all your confusion to rest by busting some of the common skincare myths surrounding oily skin.
- Myth 1: Oily skin doesn’t require moisturiser
- Myth 2: Sunscreen makes oily skin oilier
- Myth 3: Washing face twice a day is not enough
- Myth 4: Oily and fried food leads to oily skin
Myth 1: Oily skin doesn’t require moisturiser
One of the most common oily skin myths is that it doesn’t require moisturiser. Each and every skin type requires external hydration, even oily skin. Having said that, the formula used for each skin type is obviously different. Use a water-based formula such as the Ponds Light Moisturiser Non-Oily Fresh Feel which is super light, super nourishing and can be used all year long.
Myth 2: Sunscreen makes oily skin oilier
Just like moisturiser, every skin type requires a sunscreen to stay protected and prevent UV damage. Again, look for a lightweight sunscreen formula or an oil-free moisturiser with SPF value that will hydrate as well as protect your skin. Try the Ponds Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 30, specially designed for hot and humid Indian summers, this sunscreen offers broad spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays.
Myth 3: Washing face twice a day is not enough
Having naturally oily skin does not mean you wash your face more often to get rid of the oil. It may sound like a brilliant way to keep oiliness at bay, however the drier your skin gets the more sebum it will produce. Instead of making your sebaceous glands work overtime, stick to washing your face only twice a day with a gentle cleanser such as the Ponds Pimple Clear Face Wash, this removes dirt, oil and sebum from your face without stripping off its natural oils.
Myth 4: Oily and fried food leads to oily skin
Hold on before you place an order for pizza with extra cheese. There isn’t enough proof to claim that a high-fat diet and fried foods lead to oily skin. However, if you notice changes in your skin after consuming junk food, talk to your dermatologist. Also, isn’t it better to incorporate more fruits and vegetables in your diet?
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Apr 22, 2019
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.