Kristals Cosmetics Tips: 5 Things to Stop Doing When You Have Oily Skin

Sometimes, the solutions to certain problems is stopping certain things, and oily skin is one of them. That’s because we often engage in habits or practices that make the problem worse. So putting a stop to those is key to improving oily skin. So stop these 5 habits and your skin will improve, no matter how oily it is, Kristals Cosmetics experts advise.

Kristals Cosmetics Tips: 5 Things to Stop Doing When You Have Oily Skin

Overwashing

You see that oil on your face and you want it gone, we get it. But washing several times a day can eliminate the skin’s natural oils that actually help keep it moisturized and instead give us a dry face.

Worse yet, getting rid of those oils will trigger the body to produce more oil because it will sense dryness—a vicious skin cycle.

Alcohol-based Toners

They can be as bad as overwashing in terms of stripping away good oils and consequently spiking overall oil production, causing more breakouts to boot.

Cleaning creamy

Pass on creamy cleansers and instead pick one with salicylic acid, glycolic acid or one with a water base.

Slather on a bunch of stuff

Some folks try several products at once—that can make things worse.

Instead, see your dermatologist, who can help with a chemical peel or maybe a prescription medication that reduces oil production.

Meanwhile, streamline your routine: a cleanser, toner, spot treatment for blemishes, and a good moisturizer are all you need. For oily skin, try the rose quartz line from Kristals Cosmetics:

Hands off

Wiping your face with your hands can get bacteria and dirt into your pores, causing more problems like acne breakouts. If you absolutely must touch your face, be sure to wash your hands for 20 seconds and/or use hand sanitizer beforehand to minimize transferring bacteria to your face.