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Have oily skin? Avoid these five make-up and skincare ingredients

The key to making peace with oily skin is to work with your skin type, not against it.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: December 4, 2019 1:49:26 pm
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Choosing products for oily skin can get tricky as you need to stay away from products that add to the oiliness. But it does not mean completely ditching oil when it comes to your skincare regimen, you just need to know what products to use and what to stay away from. Dewy skin is the kind of glow we all wish to have, and stay away from greasy texture.

The key to making peace with oily skin is to work with your skin type, not against it.  To help you, we have listed a few products and ingredients you need to stay away from if you have oily skin.

Coconut oil

products to not use for oily skin, things to leave for oily skin, oily skin care routine. skincare, skincare tips, lifestyle, indian express Steer clear of popular oils such as coconut, argan, and mineral oil. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

Oil-based products are a blessing in disguise for those with dry skin but not so much for oily skin. Instead, go for products which have ‘oil-free’ or ‘non-comedogenic’ written on the packaging. Steer clear of popular oils such as coconut, argan, and mineral oil. It is not advisable to use them in small quantities too, like for removing make-up.

Petroleum jelly

products to not use for oily skin, things to leave for oily skin, oily skin care routine. skincare, skincare tips, lifestyle, indian express It is time to forgo thick creams and choose gel or water-based moisturisers. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

Petroleum jelly is a big no for oily skin. It is time to kiss goodbye to your favourite thick moisturisers and creams, and make way for gel or water-based moisturizers which will hydrate your skin without leaving an oily streak. Moisturisers specifically meant for dry skin contain ingredients like paraffin, mineral oils or petroleum, which can clog the pores of the skin. These moisturisers make a thick barrier protecting the skin from getting dry but the same doesn’t go down well with the oily skin family because it might feel too heavy or sticky on the skin.

Alcohol-based products

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Alcohol-based products to cleanse or hydrate is a big no for any skin type. When it comes to skincare products, most toners have alcohol which will strip the natural oils and moisture from the skin. This, in turn, will lead your skin to produce more oil in order to compensate for the loss.

Artificial dyes

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That colourful pink blush or your favourite deep red lipshade is probably made from petroleum and coal tar. While some skin types can handle these, using them on acne-prone skin or dry skin can worsen the issue causing the skin to get irritated and inflamed.

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