Having to constantly blot your T-zone in a futile attempt to make it look less shiny can get annoying. If you've ever been in that position, you've probably tried to mattify your skin using harsh cleansing products, only to have the oiliness get worse. We've been there too. Here's the thing: Just because you have oily skin doesn't mean that you should strip it of all its oils with drying ingredients and a lack of moisturizer. It sounds counterintuitive and pretty confusing, so we reached out to Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin, NYC-based dermatologist and founder of Entière Dermatology.
She sets the record straight once and for all, laying out a clear skincare routine for anyone with oily skin as well as tips to keep things balanced and healthy. Read on to find out the exact routine you should follow and which ingredients you should be avoiding, according to a skincare professional.