Biggest Oily Skin Myths Cleared Up

Oily skin myths
There are so many myths surrounding oily skin. If your skin is on the oily side, then at some point, you’ve probably heard that you should always carry blotting papers with you, toner is your best friend, and the more you wash your face the less oily it will be – the list goes on and on. So, what’s true and what’s not? No need to worry, we’re here to set the record straight. Here are five myths about oily skin squashed just for you.
Myth: You don’t have to use moisturizer if you have oily skin.The Truth: Contrary to popular belief, oily skin needs hydration just like dry skin does. In fact, stripping your oily skin of moisture can cause it to produce even more oil as a way of trying to balance itself. If you have oily skin, try purchasing moisturizers with labels such as “oil-free,” “water-based,” and “non-cosmedogenic” to avoid clogged pores.

Myth: Oily skin doesn’t age as easily as dry skin.

The Truth: There’s no doubt that fine lines and wrinkles are definitely more visible on dry skin, but having oily skin doesn’t make you immune to aging. The best way to prevent premature aging is through regular exercise, healthy eating, lots of sleep and water and minimal amounts of stress. If you’re interested in adding anti-aging creams and products to your daily skincare regimen, then be sure to see your dermatologist to figure out a routine that works best for you.

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