We understand how frustrating it is to have oily skin. From your face feeling greasy a few hours after cleansing to having to deal with regular breakouts, there’s a lot to be annoyed at. Common factors that contribute to oily skin are genetics and hormones but there are habits that can make skin oilier. Here are some of them:
You’re using the wrong skin care products
To combat oily skin, you need the best skin care products If you use products that aren’t specially formulated to deal with oily skin, it could make matters worse. Pond’s Lasting Oil Control skin care range neutralises excess oil and helps preserve your skin’s natural balance. These products will ensure that you never have to worry about oily patches and enlarged pores again.
You wash your face too much
It can be tempting to wash your face frequently when the greasiness just won’t go away, but this method does more harm than good. Research suggests that doing this too often will strip away too much oil from your skin and cause your sebaceous glands to produce even more oil to make up for the loss. So, keep your face washes to two a day at most.
You don’t use your moisturiser
Just because your skin is oily, it doesn’t mean you have to ditch your moisturiser. After cleansing your skin, use Pond’s Lasting Oil Control Vanishing Cream to give your skin an instant matte look. It also contains essential vitamins to nourish your skin so it stays flawless.
You’re using the wrong makeup
The last thing you want to do is add another layer of oiliness to skin that is already oily. Use oil free primers, foundations and concealers or a matte foundation as opposed to a dewy one.
You don’t remove all traces of makeup before bed
If you don’t wash off all your makeup before bed, your pores will be larger and more noticeable and that’s the last thing you need. After a long day your pores are clogged with makeup residue, excess oil, bacteria and dirt. Rub your face with wipes before you sleep, then use a face wash to cleanse your skin. Once your skin is dry, apply micellar water to your face with a cotton pad to remove excess dirt and makeup.
For maximum oily skin control, avoid these habits and use products that are specially designed for oily skin.