These are the 5 best face washes for oily skin, according to dermatologists
There’s something that people with oily skin probably all need to hear: Your skin isn’t dirty, it’s just working overtime in the sebum production department. Sebum, the oily substance produced in the skin’s sebaceous glands, provides a protective barrier and locks in moisture. Oily skin is the result of overactive sebaceous glands, and it can lead to undesired shininess and more visible and enlarged pores—but washing your face excessively isn’t the answer.
It’s also important to note that, as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Rachel Nazarian, M.D., says, you can’t wash your way to less oily skin. You can, however, choose the right ingredients and products that will reduce the excess oil in the skin’s surface and minimize the appearance of pores. So go ahead and ditch the harsh, aggressive scrubs (they’re likely to cause more harm and irritation than good), and keep reading to learn what ingredients and products are best (and worst) for oily skin.
Source: Hello Giggles – These are the 5 best face washes for oily skin, according to dermatologists By, Morgan Noll