4 Habits That Make Your Skin More Oily

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Oily skin can be a pain in the ass to deal with. We need oil to keep our skin soft and to maintain the barrier that keeps moisture in and environmental irritants out but too much oil feels greasy, looks shiny, and leads to acne breakouts.

You might have resorted to doing certain things to reduce the appearance of the oils but that might be aggravating things. Check out 4 of the habits that can make your skin oilier.

1. You don’t moisturize

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Because you think your skin has oil already, you don’t moisturize. When you skip moisturizing, your skin produces more oils because it assumes that the skin is dry and it needs to be moisturized. When you moisturize, the skin doesn’t perceive that it is too dry so there isn’t any oil production anymore.

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