Common Myths About Oily Skin
Numerous myths exist about the treatment and cause of oily skin. It is time to move away from those myths and give your skin the right treatment it deserves. Here are some myths to debunk about oily skin.
Myth 1: Oily Skin is caused by high-fat diet
Truth: There is no proof to back up the claim that a high fat diet is to be blamed for oily skin. The truth is that oily skin is caused by excessive production of sebum by large sebaceous glands, according to the Journal of Skin Pharmacology and Physiology.
Myth 2: You should not use moisturizer on Oily Skin
Truth: It seems logical to assume oily skin doesn’t need additional moisture daily, but that’s not true. All skin needs hydration, regardless of whether it’s oily, dry or normal. Also remember that cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing are three essential parts of your skin care routine for everyone
Myth 3: Spending time in the sun improves oily skin.
Truth: Even though exposure to sun does dry out skin, it doesn’t actually improve oily skin. Skin that has been dried out by exposure to the sun will eventually begin to produce more oil than necessary.
To prevent sun damage, protecting your skin with a sunscreen should be part of your daily skin care routine
Myth 4: Exfoliating daily will improve oily skin.
Truth: The main goal of exfoliation is to remove dead cells, which accumulate daily. However, Exfoliating excessively can strip the skin of its natural oil and cause breakouts. It is advisable to exfoliate once or twice a week as part of your skin care routine.