Ever since I got into puberty I have been struggling with oily skin. Back then it was a lot worse than it is now, but still, it’s a problem. When I realised I had oily skin and I hated it I started using everything that claimed to me mattifying, but somehow nothing actually worked. I kept buying more and more products hoping for a miracle to take place, but sadly it never did. A couple of months ago I finally found out what the key is to keep oily skin under control and today I’m going to tell you guys all about it. So, if you want to find out why skincare for oily skin is a big lie, make sure you continue reading!
Skincare for oily skin makes your skin more oily
The thing is that skincare that is meant to help oily skin actually makes your oily skin worse. I don’t know if this is something brands do on purpose so you’ll keep purchasing their products or if it’s just something that brands do without realising it, but either way the skincare is actually worsening the problem.
Okay, I’m going to try and explain how this works as clear as I can. Products that are aimed at oily skin usually remove all of the oil on your skin, the oily layer, which makes it feel like your skin is free of oil and that’s a nice feeling if you have oily skin. However, your skin needs a bit of oil in order to keep supple and smooth. So what the skin does in reaction to you removing the oily layer is producing more oil. This will result in even more oily skin because your skin thinks your skin lacks oil and therefore it will keep producing more and more and more.
Having said that I might have you left wondering what to do now. If all of your current skincare products are only making your problem worse, what will help? That was my initial thought too when I heard about this. I ended up completely switching up my skincare routine. Instead of buying products suitable for oily skin I started using products suitable for dehydrated skin, normal skin or dry skin. I also started to avoid products that are too harsh or drying.
To give you an idea of what you could use I have some product recommendations for you guys. One of my favourite non-drying skincare products is the Biotherm Aquasource Deep Serum. It’s a very hydrating serum but since it does have a nice and lightweight texture it doesn’t feel too heavy or thick on the skin. It adds a really pretty glow to the skin which I would have wanted to avoid if I was still all about the mattifying products, but now that I use products like this I’ve realised to when you put a glow on yourself, your skin won’t.
Another product I absolutely adore is the Philosophy Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Cleanser. I mean this stuff is amazing. And it’s not just amazing at removing all of my makeup, it’s also great for my skin. Back in the day when I still used oily skin products my skin was dry as a paper when I washed my face with face wash. It was almost a little painful. Ever since I started using this product my skin hasn’t felt dry at all after coming out of the shower and I love that!
So, in short skincare products aimed at oily skin usually remove the layer of oil from your skin which results in your skin producing even more oil and therefore worsening the problem. To fix this problem and finally get control over your skin I highly recommend using products that don’t remove that layer and actually add enough moisture so your skin doesn’t feel the need to overcompensate!
With that being said it’s time for me to end today’s post. I hope this post was informative and helpful to you in any way and be sure to let me know how you keep your skin problems under control!
*The pictures in this post are from pixabay.com