The 7 Biggest Mistakes People With Oily Skin Make

Illustrated by Mary Galloway.
This post was originally published on November 15, 2014.
Concerns about oily skin are not only reserved for those in their teens and 20s. When estrogen drops, the androgen hormones stimulate sebaceous glands to produce more oil, which results in oily skin also affecting women in their 40s and 50s. Oily skin is characterized by large pores and heavy oil production, which often leaves skin looking shiny and greasy. While you definitely can’t stop oil production permanently, avoiding a few common mistakes can help reduce the amount of oil you see and feel. Read on for the top oily skin mistakes to avoid.

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