7 Shocking Myths About Oily Skin
09 Jun 2014
If you are a beauty addict (which you probably are considering the fact that you’re reading this article), you must have heard a million old wives tales and myths on beauty. You’ll be surprised to know that most of what you’ve heard isn’t true. So let’s debunk the popular myths on oily skin (we’ll get to other skin types in the weeks to come) and get down to the facts with valuable skin care tips, shall we?
- Washing skin often makes your skin less oily.
That’s a big myth! The truth is that washing your face too often strips your skin off the natural oils plus your face wash or soap might contain harsh drying ingredients such as alcohol that may actually cause an overproduction of oil. And your facial skin ends up being dehydrated and irritated. To prevent blemishes and a shine-free T-zone, follow this skin care tip – cleanse your face with a mild facial foam twice a day and wash it with Dabur Gulabari Rose Water. This won’t leave your skin too dry and will give you a natural glow and shine.
- Sunscreens make your skin extra oily.
To prevent sun damage, it is essential to apply sunscreen. But oily sunscreens are a thing of past! The good news is that sun blocks these days come in different formats to suit different skin types. So it is important to make an informed choice. Read Demystifying SPF to know more. Oily skin types should try a lightweight, non-sticky formula that will provide the much-needed hydration and also keep your skin oil-free.
- Sun exposure dries up your skin.
Sun exposure is never a good idea! And even more so for your skin. While stepping out in the dry heat might make you think it has a temporary “drying” effect on your oil glands, your skin will only secrete more after you are out of the sun. Our skin care tip is to wear protective gear like hats, scarves and umbrellas to avoid sun damage.
- Oily skin doesn’t need moisturising.
The truth is acne-prone skin needs hydration too! In fact, contrary to popular perception, oily skin drying out is nothing but a signal to your body to produce more oil; No matter how oily your skin is, it needs cleansing, toning and moisturising to look healthy! Our skin care tip here is to pick a mild moisturising lotion that suits your skin like Dabur Gulabari Moisturising Lotion.
- Oily skin doesn’t age.
Ageing doesn’t pick a skin type. Everyone ages. However, different skin types age at different times. While dry skin might seem like it ages prematurely, oily skin gets away because the oil makes fine lines less visible. Having said that, you still need to make sure your skin care regime is anti-ageing friendly.
- Exfoliate to for clear skin.
Exfoliating is good for your skin, however, it can be harsh too by stripping the natural oils and spreading bacteria. The key skin care tip here is to strike a balance. Pick gentle face scrubs, go easy on the rubbing, and use exfoliators not more than twice a week.
- Nothing can be done to help control oily skin.
That’s so not true! If you have oily skin, fret not. Like dry skin, this condition is also very much manageable. All you have to do is pick the right products, stick to herbal products, choose home remedies that can do no harm and be beautiful naturally!