While it is important to follow an oil-friendly skincare routine, what you should also know are products that you shouldn’t use.
Keep reading because in this article we are going to dive deeper into this matter. Maybe you have to get rid of some of your products after this.
Ingredients that are a no go:
- Oleic acid:
Oleic acid is a fatty acid found in many plant oils, as well as human sebum. Since oily skin types produce sebum that is rich in oleic acid (but low in linoleic acid), using skincare products that contain oleic acids may clog pores and stimulate oil production. Ingredients with high levels of oleic acid include coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, shea butter, and sea buckthorn oil; so they should be avoided.
- Oil-stripping alcohol:
Alcohol-based products may be tempting when you’re trying to reduce sebum. But too much alcohol can have an adverse effect on oily skin. Alcohol tends to strip the skin of its natural oils, which in turn prompts your skin to produce even more sebum to make up for a perceived loss of moisture.
- Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS):
Sodium lauryl sulfate (or SLS) is a key ingredient in foaming face washes and soaps. Like alcohol, SLS can strip too much from even oily skin. Again, ingredients that strip moisture away can kick your skin’s sebaceous glands into overdrive to account for perceived dryness.
- Occlusive moisturizers:
Occlusives are moisturizing ingredients that create a barrier around the skin to prevent moisture loss. They’re tremendous for dry skin types, but if you have very oily skin, occlusives will make your skin feel like its suffocating. Common occlusives include lanolin, paraffin, beeswax, and mineral oils. They’ll usually be found in creams and lotions.
For oily skin, humectants such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin are your best options.
About the Author: Dr. Donika Vata is a medical doctor from Ferizaj, Kosovo. She studied general medicine from University of Hasan Prishtina.
She has been writing about medical and skincare related issue in journals, social media websites, and books. She was working for some well reputed clinics such as Telehealth Pro- Online consultations, German Cancer Center, and AppLMD. Dr. Donika was also volunteering in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Currently, she is working as a medical doctor and researcher in a dermatology clinic.
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