There’s an epidemic of Oily skin currently happening from coast to coast. Think it can’t happen to you? It can! Excess oil doesn’t just happen to those with genetically Oily skin – virtually anyone can experience breakthrough shine and excess oil throughout the day. In fact, in a recent poll, a whopping 76% of people said they experience occasional to frequent breakthrough shine. Are you one of them?
So what are the causes for this oily skin epidemic? Start by asking yourself the following questions:
- Is Oily skin your true genetic skin type?
- Are you stressed?
- Are you absolutely positive the skin care products you use are designed for your exact skin type?
- Are you taking medication?
- Do you use your products correctly? Do you ever “over-cleanse/over-exfoliate/over-treat” your skin?
- Are there significant seasonal changes where you live?
- Do you tan?
- Are you a woman?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, (and I’m betting you did), your skin can experience breakthrough oil and excess shine. Stress, medications, hormones, incorrect products and changes in seasons can rob skin of needed moisture, causing it to produce a surge of oil to compensate for what’s lacking; overuse of products and tanning can strip and injure skin, causing it to go into “protect” mode – and produce excess oil, too. Check out our infographic below for even more details!
So how do you get rid of oily skin? Don’t reach for an oil blotting paper – it will just push and drag the dirt, oil, pollution and grime back down deep into your pores, causing inflammation and breakouts. And don’t rely on pore “fillers” to minimize pores and oil production – they only make pores larger! Stop oil at its source with our NEW Oil Control Mattifier. It’s a feather-light formula that works on the inside and out – soaking up excess shine on the surface, while targeting oily sebum deep in your skin’s follicles. Apply it right before your moisturizer for a perfect matte finish, keep an oily t zone at bay, and help makeup stay put. Apply it all over or just to oily areas – you can even apply it mid-day right over your makeup!