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Skincare Ingredients To Look For And Avoid If You Have Oily Skin

Skincare Ingredients To Look For And Avoid If You Have Oily Skin

SKINCARE INGREDIENTS TO LOOK FOR:

Salicylic acid

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Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid found in all skin care formulations like wash, toners, serums, chemical peels, etc. It dissolves sebum, keeps oiliness at bay, unclogs pores, and reduces redness or inflammation.

Retinol

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Retinol should always be a part of the armamentarium against oily or acne prone skin. It facilitates skin turnover, removal of dead skin cells leading to clearer and smoother complexion.  It also has an added anti-aging benefit if used regularly.

Hyaluronic Acid

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It’s a common misconception that people with oily skin should shy away from moisturizers. When the skin becomes dry it compensates by producing more oil. Using hyaluronic acid balances sebum production and keeps the skin hydrated.

SKINCARE INGREDIENTS TO AVOID:

  • Intense Exfoliants

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    Intense exfoliants, like scrubs, tend to strip the skin of its natural oils and if overdone can actually lead to production of more oils.

    Petrolatum

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    Heavy ingredients - avoid products that contain petrolatum because this can clog pores and produce more oil. Use light weight products instead.


    If you are struggling with oily or acne-prone skin and would like to see a skincare expert, you may schedule an in-clinic or online consultation with our board-certified dermatologist daily from 11:00AM to 8:00PM. For bookings, call our hotline at 0917 576-2326.