5 common skincare myths about oily skin busted!

5 common skincare myths about oily skin busted!

Here's what you need to know to take care of oily skin.

Written by Editorial Team |Updated : September 25, 2014 2:03 PM IST

Oily skin mythsThere are various misconceptions surrounding the skincare essentials of oily skin -- it does not need moisturising, there is no need to apply sunscreen and you need to exfoliate it every day. It's time to move away from such myths and get ready for flawless skin. Here are some of the myths attached to oily skin busted by experts from Proactiv.

Myth 1: Wearing sunscreen daily is too heavy for oily complexion.

Truth: To prevent sun damage or to help avoid a blemish outbreak, protecting your skin with a sunscreen should be part of your daily skincare routine. If you have oily skin, try a lightweight formula underneath your make-up, or find a foundation or tinted moisturiser with an SPF built in. You could also opt for an oil-free moisturiser with SPF which will provide the hydration needed and also keep your skin from getting sticky. Read more tips to manage oily skin.

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Myth 2: To prevent blemishes. you should completely strip away the oil from the skin.

Truth: While there is no doubt that oily skin should be controlled to keep the complexion clear and shine-free, completely stripping the skin of all its natural oils can play even more havoc with blemishes and spots. This is because, the skin will overcompensate for the lost oil by producing more which will clog pores and lead to pimples. It is essential to have a good skincare regimen but not overdo things. Here are some fruit packs suited for oily skin.

Myth 3: I should exfoliate regularly to ensure my skin stays clear.

Truth: Exfoliating excessively can strip the skin of essentials oils and spread bacteria. Instead of a daily scrub opt for a much gentler exfoliant to keep your skin in a good condition. Though scrubs help in removing the dead skin cells, they can be harmful if used every day. Here's how you should use scrubs.

Myth 4: You shouldn't use moisturiser on oily skin.

Truth: Blemish-prone skin needs hydration too. In fact, drying out oily skin sends a signal to your body to produce even more oil; a nightmare for those who already suffer with problem skin. Remember, cleansing, toning and moisturising are the three essentials needed to keep any type of skin healthy. Here's how to pick the right moisturiser for oily skin.

Myth 5: Oily skin does not age as easily as dry skin.

Truth: The fact is, every skin will age after a said time, even prematurely if not taken good care of. The only reason people feel dry skin looks aged earlier is because you can see the lines more clearly since the skin is dry. In terms of oily skin, it will have those frown lines but because of the oil, they are less visible. Therefore, you will still need to take good care of it to prevent these signs of ageing.

With inputs from IANS/femalefirst.co.uk

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