Common Mistakes to Avoid If You Have Oily Skin

COMMON MISTAKES TO AVOID IF YOU HAVE OILY SKIN from supplechic a fashion and lifestyle blog based out of Baltimore

Have oily skin? Today’s post is for you. Oily skin can be a challenge to manage, but it can be controlled with the right skincare routine. Unfortunately, many people make common mistakes that can exacerbate oily skin and lead to breakouts. In this blog post, we'll outline some of the most common mistakes people make when caring for oily skin and provide tips on how to avoid them.


While it's important to keep oily skin clean, over-cleansing can strip the skin of its natural oils and trigger even more oil production. Stick to cleansing your face twice a day.  It's importance to choose a gentle cleanser that won't irritate your skin like ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm. Also, I like this Oil-Free Acne Wash with Salicylic Acid which help leave skin not feeling dry.

Not using the right moisturizer:

Many people with oily skin believe that they don't need to moisturize, but this couldn't be further from the truth. Opt for a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that will hydrate your skin without leaving it greasy. To keep my skin hydrated and moisturized with the right product, I used Oil-Free Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer, Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30 - Moisturizer with SPF, and Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.

Not using products that are appropriate for your skin type:

Products that are designed for oily skin contain ingredients that help to control excess oil production. Including ingredients which occlusive, which refers to a mixture that creates a seal over the skin's surface to stop water loss. They can be overly thick for people with oily skin types, which is nice for dry skin types who have a harder time holding onto moisture. Also, an alcohol-based products, since alcohol strips the skin of natural moisture, which can eliminate oil temporarily but will create more production of sebum in long-term. I love this GinZing Oil-Free Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer which is not too heavy and perfect for oily skin. 

Not using sun protection:

Sun exposure can increase oil production, so using a lightweight, oil-free sunscreen every day is important. Look for products that are non-comedogenic to avoid clogging your pores. To keep my skin protected from sun exposure, I love using Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++ or Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 PA++++.

Touching your face too much:

Touching your face throughout the day can transfer oil and bacteria from your hands to your face, leading to breakouts. Avoid touching your face, and always wash your hands before applying skincare products.  


In conclusion, by avoiding these common mistakes, you can help control oily skin and maintain a clear complexion. Remember to choose skincare products that are appropriate for your skin type, and don't forget to protect your skin from the sun. With a few simple adjustments to your skincare routine, you can achieve healthy, glowing skin.

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