Not everyone is born with perfect skin. But you can train your skin to look and feel good!
You Can Actually Train Your Oily Skin to Be Less Oily!
William Shakespeare famously said, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Swap in “good skin” for “greatness” and you’ve got a saying that applies directly to my life!
I wasn’t born with good skin, I worked for the skin I have now, and though it is far from perfect, it’s far less oily and acne-prone than the skin I had growing up. Thus, I wanted to share some key things I’ve done and learned that have help my skin go from supremely greasy to pleasantly dewy!
I Realized the Difference Between Dryness and Dehydration!
Donna Tol, a strategic account manager and esthetician at SkinMedica told me something that pretty much blew my mind! “There’s a difference between having oil in your skin and having moisture in your skin,”.
In other words, even if your skin looks oily, you could still be dehydrated and lacking moisture. This means that even oily skin types could benefit from a light moisturiser. Look for light, hydrating ingredients in your serums and moisturisers like hyaluronic acid, which holds up to a thousand times its weight in water.
Keeping your skin healthy and hydrated will keep it happily in balance, and I’ve found that using a hyaluronic acid serum like Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum morning and night soothes and calms my otherwise-temperamental complexion.
So, repeat after me: Moisture is your friend, not your foe!
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