We’ve all been there: a few hours into our day and our skin goes from perfectly healthy-looking and fresh to an oil slick. Oily skin can be impacted by a variety of factors and may come along with some other common skin concerns like acne and clogged pores.
What Causes Oily Skin?
Build a Skincare Routine for Oily Skin
What Ingredients Should You Use For Oily Skin ?
Look for Oil-Free Skincare Products
One of the key things to look for on your skincare products’ packaging as a person with oily skin is “oil-free.” Oil-free products can help with oil control and reduce potential blemishes, breakouts, and clogged pores often caused by excessive oil. With additional ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe, and other powerful hydrators, oil-free products can balance skin without causing excessive drying.
Another word to look out for: noncomedogenic. Noncomedogenic skincare products are products that help to avoid blocked or congested pores—a common concern of oily skin types.
What Ingredients Should You Avoid for Oily Skin?
Some Natural Oils
Oils like coconut oil have some skin benefits, but people with oily skin may find that adding an oil to their skincare routine might do more harm than good
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare products are always free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates. Parabens are synthetic ingredients that can irritate the skin, so it is best to avoid them.