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Four Myths of Oily Skin Busted

Four Myths of Oily Skin BustedNatural oil produced by our body keeps skin healthy and glowing, but excess oil can lead to clogged pores, acne and spots. While you may not have acne or scars, oily skin is quite common, affecting many of us at one time or another depending on age, weather, hormones and skin products used. However, there are various misconceptions that exist when it comes to taking care of oily skin.

Myth 1: Applying sunscreen increases oiliness.

Truth: Sunscreen helps prevent skin damage from sun exposure like sunburns. Using a light weight formula that is high on hydration and protection can keep your skin safe, healthy and younger looking.

Myth 2: Excessive exfoliation can keep skin clear and oil free.

Truth: Over-exfoliating can strip essential oils from skin, resulting in dryness, inflammation and patchy skin. Harsh scrubbing can also burst pimples, forcing bacteria deep into your pores, causing more breakouts. However, exfoliating with a skin care product containing Salicylic Acid twice a week is ideal as it not only works on the surface of your skin but also gets deep into your pores to clear hardened oil and dirt.

Myth 3: Do not moisturize oily skin as it is moist enough with facial oil.

Truth: Hydration is a must for all skin types, especially oily skin. Dry skin produces more oil which can clog pores and cause whiteheads and blackheads. Make sure you don't stop at just cleaning but support your skin with a water-based moisturizing lotion.

Myth 4: Washing your face more often will make it less oily.

Truth: Washing your face too much can strip your face of its natural moisture, causing dryness. The dry skin flakes can clog pores which may lead to acne. Wash your face twice a day for clean and well-balanced skin.

Follow these simple "truths" and along with nourishing your skin with the power of Lemon and Honey. Lemon lightens your skin and helps reduce spots and blackheads, while Honey maintains moisture and has antimicrobial properties that kill bacteria. Himalaya Oil Clear Lemon Face Wash is a soap-free, herbal solution for oil free skin.