Understand what causes oily skin
Before you embark on a highly restrictive diet in hopes of saying goodbye to your oily skin for good or ditch your sunscreen in hopes of drying out your skin, you should know that neither of these commonly believed myths about oily skin are true. The reality is that hormones are at fault for excessive oil production. “Androgens are male hormones that overstimulate oil glands,” explains board-certified Debra Jaliman, MD. “People with a slight imbalance of androgens tend to have oily skin.” (Believing these myths about oily skin could be ruining your complexion.)
Choose the right cleanser
If you have oily skin, the first habit you should adopt is cleansing your skin daily. It is a good idea to wash your face both in the morning and in the evening. Certain cleansers will be better suited for your skin type, according to Dr. Jaliman. She advises selecting a cleanser that contains a salicylic acid or glycolic acid, plant-based ingredients commonly found in over-the-counter skincare products.