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Oils for Oily Skin: Debunking the Myths About Oily Skin

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Posted on June 06 2022

If you have oily skin, chances are that adding face oil to it is that last thing you’d ever think about doing. However, adding oil can actually benefit oily skin. Wait, what? That’s what we said until we learned more about the reasons behind it. 

Popular Oily Skin Myths

There are many myths circulating about oily skin. In fact, It may have been because of some of them that you began your current skin routine.


One popular myth is that people with oily skin shouldn’t eat oily foods, but the truth is that there just isn’t enough research out there to prove this. However, there is a lot of research about the health dangers of fatty foods, so reconsidering your choices can help you stay healthier for longer.


Another myth is that having oily skin will mean you’ll get acne. This is also untrue. While acne and oily skin can and often do exist simultaneously, it’s a combination of bacteria, dead skin cells, and dirt, along with other impurities, that can result in acne. Acne can also be caused by other factors including genetics, stress, and changes in hormonal balance.

Why Your Oily Skin Routine Probably Isn’t Working

Oily skin is likely to exist in patches on your face, such as the “T” zone, which is across the forehead, around the nose, and on the chin. As a result, you’re likely not moisturizing these areas, instead trying to dry them out with things like powder and astringents.


Many people with combination skin will tend to wash or blot it frequently, assuming they’re engaging in clean skincare. Unfortunately, this also removes moisture and only offers a temporary solution. 


Removing moisture from skin also causes it to be dehydrated in these areas and can compound the problem of oily skin. How? In response to dehydration, your skin will produce more oil.


Not providing skin with the moisture it needs can also make it more vulnerable to sun damage, wrinkles, and other issues.

How Adding Face Oil Helps Oily Skin

Removing moisture from the skin throws it out of balance, leading to oil overproduction, but adding oil can restore this balance. How? Through the simple principle that like attracts like or, in this case, that oil attracts oil. 


When the right oil is placed on oily skin in the right amount, it can remove excess oil while providing skin with the amount of moisture it needs. As well, some oils are able to reduce the inflammation that causes redness and breakouts to occur in the first place.


Illuminate Brightening Face Oil from Skin and Senses is a natural skincare solution for combination, sensitive, dry, and normal skin. This innovative product supports your skin health with all-natural ingredients, including essential oils, vitamin E, and calendula.


Discover how our clean skincare products can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, brighten your skin, and much more by visiting us online.

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