Blemishes and blackheads are often associated with teenagers however, in reality though they can plague anyone; from puberty through to the older generations. Anyone who has oily skin will know the stress of having blackheads, blemishes, enlarged pores and a shiny complexion.
Those who have an oily skin type will know it can get worse with stress and in humid conditions; however there is also a lot of misinformation and myths around oily skin too, leading to further disappointment and a deeper wish to have a clearer complexion.
Myth 1: Mineral Oils are good for you
In reality, your skin cannot absorb mineral oils, as the molecules are too large – so it will sit on the surface layer of your skin, making it feel and look… oily or greasy.
Myth 2: Don’t use oil on oily skins
ALL skin types need fat and oil – INCLUDING oily skin. The secret is to use drier thin oils, so look for facial serums that contain:
- Thistle – which is great for large pores
- Rosehip – for its scar-healing properties
- Evening Primrose Oil – as this is easily absorbed by the skin.
Women with oily skin tend to believe they need a strong toner to rid their skin of oil – and leave it feeling taut and smooth. In reality though, this tight tingly feeling is a direct result of irritation and dryness!
Oily skin can still be sensitive, so look to use these natural oils:
- Jojoba – a cleansing long, soft oil that forms a protective layer over your skin. Combine it with…
- Castor oil – a soft short oil for cleansing and illuminating your skin – rather than using harsh chemical soaps.
- A Combination of hydrosols will make a good mild toner.
Finally, as with any complexion, you cannot beat the use of the right type of ingredients for your skin type – and the best ones for your skin are both natural and organic. So follow the reality of these three myths and you’ll be on your way to clearer, calmer and less oily skin.
How do you manage your oily skin? What myth most surprised you and what one step will you take to change this? Why not share your tips and advice in the comments section – just click on “comment” at the top of this post!
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