If you have oily skin, we bet you’re under the notion that your skin secretes excess oil and hence, you have to arm yourself with products that get rid of all that excess oil. While this is partly true, did you know that your skin does need some amount of oil to maintain its health and texture? Read on to know more…
What is oil balance?
No one desires ultra-shiny, greasy skin but few people realise that all types of skins produce natural oil. Contrary to the popular opinion that all of the excess oil should be removed, what we should instead do is try and balance this oil content. When you use products that over-dry your skin, your sebaceous glands (glands that produce sebum) are triggered and produce even more oil to make up for this dryness.
People with oily skin tend to look for skincare products that are extremely mattifying. While they lend your skin a dry, matte texture, they also strip your skin of its natural oils. While choosing products for oily skin, be careful and avoid products containing ingredients that contribute to clogged pores—mineral oils, silicones etc. to name a few.
Opt for water-based or soap-free products such as the Dove Beauty Moisture Face Wash. It keeps the moisture in your skin intact and only removes all the bad stuff that’s not required.
Tip:Cleanse your face at least 3 times a day for optimum results.
Oily skin needs moisturisation too!
Let us bust this popular myth that oily skin doesn’t need moisturisation. All types of skin need moisture, and so, opt for a light, water-based moisturiser—a night cream preferably. Maintaining the oil balance of your skin is something that can be done internally as well by eating foods that have minimal oil content.
Oil Balance for dry skin
If you have dry skin, you must know that smearing oil rich products all the time is also a bad idea. If you are using a moisturiser with oil as its primary ingredient, make sure you balance your skincare routine using a water-based cleanser. Your skin’s oil balance will thus be maintained.