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If you have oily skin, you may spend a lot of time dealing with spots, blackheads, and annoying shine. Your dream is to have a balanced, clear complexion; the only thing standing in your way is oily skin.
Unfortunately, many people with oily skin go about handling it all wrong. And, instead of improving their skin, they end up worsening the issue. Their skin goes crazy and ends up producing more grease! What’s a person to do?
Oily Skin Mistakes to Avoid
When spots and blackheads appear, one’s first instinct is to reach for the cleanser and scrub, scrub, scrub. You may even choose cleansers with harsh ingredients that promise to strip your pores of dirt and oil. Unfortunately, these cleansers also strip the skin of its natural protective moisture barrier. The result? Angry, red, inflamed skin that’s even more sensitive and prone to acne. And… your skin may produce more oil in response.
Using all the products
Another mistake is to apply product after product to the skin. You have a toner to address oiliness, a serum to prevent spots, a few masks that promise to de-grease the skin, the list goes on. Oily skin can have a lot of issues so you may pile on the products, using a product to address each of the issues. After all, you’re helping your skin by addressing each of the issues, right? Not quite.
Using harsh, alcohol-based products
You may feel as if you’re waging war on oily skin. You turn to products with harsh ingredients that not only remove oil from your skin, they also remove essential moisture. And, you may use alcohol-based toners and other products that dry your skin out even more. What’s more, is you may be scrubbing too hard and rubbing these products thoroughly into your skin. Instead of smooth, clear, glowing skin, you end up with dry, flaky skin. In response, sebum production goes into overdrive and your skin becomes oilier than ever.
Using the wrong products
This includes a cleanser that is too gentle on the skin - after all, you still want to reduce oil. It also includes using the wrong moisturisers, serums, and makeup that are heavy or greasy and make the skin feel and look even worse. Many of these products clog your pores and increase breakouts.
If you have oily skin, you don’t need a moisturiser, right? That’s a popular misconception. Moisturising is important, regardless of your skin condition. The secret is to use the right product. Unfortunately, many people either skip the moisturiser or they use one that’s too heavy for their needs.
Relying on too much of a good thing
Salicylic acid is essential to treat oily skin. It exfoliates to remove the dead skin that often clogs pores. Unfortunately, applying too much too often can strip the skin of its natural moisture and make it drier and more prone to spots.
How to Treat Oily Skin Instead
Choose the right cleanser
Oily skin needs a cleanser that not only removes dirt, debris, and excess oil, it needs to do so without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser is a concentrated cleanser that exfoliates as it cleans. It contains soothing peppermint oil as well as antibacterial, antiseptic, and antiviral ingredients that boost the health of your skin. As it cleans, it restores your skin’s optimum moisture, leaving skin clear and healthy.
Prepare skin for treatment products
On days that you apply a mask treatment, it’s important to prepare the skin and cut through the remaining grease. This ensures the beneficial ingredients can penetrate the deepest layers of the skin. Purity Balance Exfoliating Prep restores balance to the skin after cleansing. It removes dead surface cells while boosting the skin’s natural moisture factor. Additionally, it contains L-Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid to even out the skin and Vitamin B complex to detoxify.
Treat with a clarifying mask
Masks remove excess oil; plan to apply one at least once a week. Detox Activated Charcoal Mask removes dirt, grime, and environmental debris from your skin. Formulated with charcoal and clay, the mask draws out impurities and decongests pores. It also reduces excess oil without stripping the skin of essential moisture. Use it up to three times a week or as tolerated by your skin.
If spots are a primary concern, Clarity Anti-Blemish Serum targets the five main factors of acne eruptions. It addresses the five main factors of acne eruptions to reduce sebum and leave the skin clear and healthy. Retinol AGP Complex encourages cell turnover and the production of collagen. Apply it in the morning or evening after cleansing.
Don’t forget sun protection
Oily skin needs a sunscreen that is not only easily absorbed by the skin but is also non-greasy. Hydrate+ SPF 17 Daily Moisturiser is a lightweight, non-irritating moisturiser that also provides UV protection. It boosts the skin’s natural moisturising factor and offers top-notch antioxidant protection.
Moisturiser is a tricky product for those with oily skin. You don’t want anything heavy that’ll clog pores; however, skipping this step is not an option. Phytoclear Clarifying Moisturiser is a lightweight moisturiser that balances the skin’s natural hydration while reducing bacteria and excess oil. Additionally, it stimulates collagen production and regulates the production of sebum.
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