Myth: Exfoliate daily to relieve oily skin
There is no benefit to exfoliating your face on a daily basis, according to Dr. Gerber. Most skin experts recommend watching how your skin responds to exfoliation and adjusting frequency if you notice your skin is becoming red or irritated.
Myth: There’s really nothing you can do about oily skin
Even though certain skin types may always be prone to producing excess oil, there are still proven ways to decrease oil production and maintain clear skin. Dr. Garber suggested individuals with oily skin types begin by trying topical witch hazel as a toner. For those needing more aggressive methods, she advised making an appointment with a dermatologist to discuss the possibility of using prescription medicine to slow oil production. This is the worst skin-care advice dermatologists have heard.